Our children will become more healthy/confident by maintaining a hobby such as football, dancing, swimming, but how do they translate this more specific kind of confidence into real life? For example, in the case of cyber bullying?
To become proficient at football won’t help you if you are a victim of racial/sexual or other abuse.
We would like you to think of our programme as a form of psychological self-defence, designed in the same way as any other form of martial arts to equip you with the ability to protect yourself against harm, in this case emotional and psychological harm, effectively. Conquering Life Academy is an extracurricular class that: prepares your child for the everyday challenges of school; encourages them to be more amiable at home; inspires them to be more engaged in their communities. Through engaging in our Club your children we begin to grow in resilience, self-esteem and confidence, three areas essential to thriving in later years.
The academy is an extracurricular class designed for 10-16 year old’s, a crucial period of change. Our weekly sessions are dynamic, engaging owing to the unique method of delivery our coaches are trained to provide. While each week focuses on a specific topic, part of each session is set aside for dealing with and discussing group issues and needs.
Our weekly sessions are designed to cater for six individuals per club, forming a tight knit group for the duration of the programme. Each session lasts around an hour.
At the heart of our workshops lies a collaborative and creative relationship, designed to support personal development. As a club we look to aid individuals in reaching their true potential by using tried and tested methods of success and achievement.
Drugs and alcohol awareness
And much more…
Research Based Support
The work done by Conquering Life Academy is supported by findings by the Positive Psychology Researchers Group (PPRG) who recently conducted a report around ‘the most valued positive human traits’. The PPRG presented their findings in the form of six categories of human characteristics: wisdom, courage, humanity, justice, transcendence, moderation. These recognised classifications of ‘Character Strengths and Virtues’ are encoded into our programmes objectives, both our taught techniques and weekly teachings are designed to amplify these categorized qualities over the length of the course.
Strengths of Wisdom and Knowledge
Cognitive strengths that entail the acquisition and use of knowledge
Strengths of Courage
Emotional strengths that involve the exercise of will to accomplish goals in the face of opposition, both external and internal
Strengths of Humanity
Interpersonal strengths that involve tending to and befriending others
Strengths of Justice
Civic strengths that underlie healthy community life
Strengths of Temperance
Strengths that protect against excess
Strengths of Transcendence
Strengths that forge connections to the larger universe and provide meaning and awareness of our environment and the world we inhabit
“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
Our focus is on achieving positive results for children in the school environment, at home and in public, by creating engaged and supported links and connections between schools, parents and children.
Our workshops aim to fill any gap in education and help transform our young children into confident and resilient innovative people who can make a difference to their world.
Our programme will provide children with vital tools to make the very best of their lives through a never-ending journey of learning and growth.
Our coaches have extensive expertise and the deep passion to deliver the necessary psychological and emotional insight and nurturing environment to help children flourish and thrive in life.
We use a mindful relaxation technique to allow trainees to transit easily from an active, everyday state of mind, into a relaxed, calm and receptive frame of mind. The repetitive nature of this weekly exercise will develop calming and grounding skills in trainees, enabling them to withstand external pressures, and persist and move forward in the face of any ensuing difficulty. Mindfulness is a practice that is more and more used in schools across the country. This technique can be used in any environment and under any circumstances in order for the trainee to regain composure and be as effective as they can be.
We focus on the use of our ‘Windows of Perception’ technique. A technique formulated to effect change in a positive way that ensures the trainee is able to filter any negative belief they hold and question its substance, ascertaining whether real or imagined. This process strengthens connections and creates new neural pathways, as defined by the latest neuroplasticity research and findings. It is an engaging weekly exercise designed to meet the criteria and ten core principles demanded by our brain to rewire our neural pathways and create a shift in any/every negative thought, emotion, perspective, belief and behaviour.
We deliver our weekly nugget of knowledge and insight.
Here, we teach trainees all about themselves, their bodies, minds, thoughts, emotions, drives, motives and behavioural tendencies.
Self-mastery and self-insight is then followed by a firm understanding of our differences, similarities, rights, character, personality and virtues and much more…(There are currently 110 SESSIONS based on various indispensable topics)
For a complete list of sessions and detailed content, please refer to our syllabus.
Pay as you go – £12 per session (1 x session in advance).
Pay per term – £120 (12 x sessions in advance, £10 per session).
So, join us in creating a better future. Let us help build tomorrow’s world leaders and saviours today.
OUR GRADING SYSTEM…
There are 9 levels of excellence to go through, within the Conquering Life Academy Programme, and trainees receive a certificate of achievement for each level.
Examination for grading will include substantiated reports from school and parents for each level, to demonstrate dedication to training, proven progress and proficiency in all strengths relevant to grade/level.
We promote and pursue the following 24 personal character strengths, throughout our programme:
Creativity (originality, ingenuity):
thinking of novel and productive ways to conceptualize and do things
Curiosity (interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience):
taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake, exploring and discovering
Open-mindedness (judgment, critical thinking):
thinking things through and examining them from all sides, weighing all evidence fairly
Love of learning:
mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally
being able to provide wise counsel to others, having ways of looking at the world that make sense to oneself and to other people
not shrinking from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain, acting on convictions even if unpopular
Persistence (perseverance, industriousness):
finishing what one starts, persisting in a course of action in spite of obstacles
Integrity (authenticity, honesty):
presenting oneself in a genuine way, taking responsibility for one’s feeling and actions
Vitality (zest, enthusiasm, vigour, energy):
approaching life with excitement and energy, feeling alive and activated
valuing close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated
Kindness (generosity, nurturance, care, compassion, altruistic love, “niceness”):
doing favours and good deeds for others
Social intelligence (emotional intelligence, personal intelligence):
being aware of the motives and feelings of other people and oneself
Citizenship (social responsibility, loyalty, teamwork):
working well as a member of a group or team, being loyal to the group
treating all people the same according to notions of fairness and justice, not letting personal feelings bias decisions about others
encouraging a group of which one is a member to get things done and at the same time maintain good relations within the group
Forgiveness and mercy:
forgiving those who have done wrong, accepting the shortcomings of others, giving people a second chance, not being vengeful
Humility / Modesty:
letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves, not regarding oneself as more special than one is
being careful about one’s choices, not taking undue risks, not saying or doing things that might later be regretted
regulating what one feels and does, being disciplined, controlling one’s appetites and emotions
Appreciation of beauty and excellence (awe, wonder, elevation):
appreciating beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in various domains of life
being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen, taking time to express thanks
Hope (optimism, future-mindedness, future orientation):
expecting the best in the future and working to achieve it
liking to laugh and tease, bringing smiles to other people, seeing the light side
Spirituality (religiousness, faith, purpose):
having coherent beliefs about the higher purpose, the meaning of life, and the meaning of the universe