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Would you like to be more resilient and more self-confident with a healthy self-esteem? Most people’s answer would be ‘yes’.

Bounce, The Thrive Programme in Education shows you how, as an educator or a learner, you can take control of the limiting beliefs you hold about yourself and begin to make positive changes in every area of your life.

As an educator, whether in schools, colleges, universities or in business, you will also be able to teach the principles of the Bounce Programme. The results will be reflected in the increased wellbeing, resilience, confidence and emotional intelligence of the learner.

Andrew Farquharson delivering a Bounce, the Thrive Programme in Education at YouthLink Scotland

The Curriculum for Excellence, Scotland’s national curriculum guidelines, states that its aim is to allow learners to develop the skills, the knowledge and the attributes that they will need to flourish in life. The goal of education is to produce successful and confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. What is not so clear is the how.

This is where the Bounce can help. In the academic subject areas of Curriculum for Excellence it is more straightforward. However, there’s no obvious easy way to develop the wellbeing, the self-confidence, the resilience and the emotional intelligence of the learner. Bounce! The Thrive Programme in Education is a proven way to achieve these attributes.

Bounce is fun and interactive, enabling children to develop self-understanding and build resilience through specially designed discussions and exercises.

By undertaking the programme, children are helped to build an internal locus of control, the belief that they have the power to affect what happens to them in their lives. There is also a focus on developing self-esteem and confidence.

“Now I’m more confident and have a higher self-esteem and I’m starting to find it easier to share my problems and get help with them.”

Research has demonstrated that both locus of control and self-esteem are important to a range of educational, psychological and health related outcomes

The main difference between the Bounce and other type of self-help programmes and cognitive interventions is the emphasis which ‘Thrive’ places on insight into oneself.

The teenagers are shown that it is actually possible to manage your thinking. An understanding of the interaction between your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviour is the key to being in control of your own life.

“It’s helped me by reseting my mind before I kick off, it’s made me reset and make me think before I do something”

Feeling good about yourself, being motivated, having the confidence in your ability to learn and making positive changes in your life together amount to a great sense of independence.

Example of a page from Thrive Programme for Teenagers

Example of a page from Thrive Programme for Teenagers

Below are some comments about the Thrive for Teengers from some student who took part in the programme:

“Now I’m more confident and have a higher self-esteem and I’m starting to find it easier to share my problems and get help with them.”

“I think Thrive has been one of the best experiences I’m going to have as I will carry on using the techniques even when I’m an adult”

“I think I have improved a lot with my behaviour and my achievement points.”

“Now I have a thrive attitude that makes me want to come into school, learn, and try my hardest to achieve my goals.”

The Thrive Programme in Education exhibited at the Scottish Learning Festival 2013. Hear Rob Kelly’s SLF 13 seminar address at: Edutalk online educational radio.

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Bounce, Thrive Programme in Education website