Facilitated Program

Holistic Learning Program

Expect something different!
Prepare your mind, body and spirit to learn for life.

Learning and Wellbeing

The Holistic Learning Program provides you with the tools and resources you can apply to make learning easier, more enjoyable and more effective. 

The program focuses on the connection between your brain and your body to help you determine how to manipulate your environment and actions to make the best use of your time and energy.

Learn for life

The program is designed to support you to develop your ability to learn in whatever it is you choose. 

This skill will assist you to navigate your future and be adaptable to the inevitable changes that will occur in your lifetime.

Start with small but sustainable change
You will have the opportunity to consider how your current behaviours help or hinder your learning and what you can do to make small but sustainable changes that make a significant difference over time.

Program Content

  • Learn how your brain creates memories
  • Explain the link between wellbeing and learning
  • Explore the cost of distraction
  • Find the beauty in balance
  • List the chemicals in your brain that influence your happiness and what you can do to alter them
  • Apply techniques that enhance learning and performance.
  • Explain how health and wellbeing influence learning and performance
  • Cultivate a fertile brain that is primed for learning
  • Experiment with techniques to enhance focus
  • Explore natural brain boosters you can implement immediately
  • Develop your experimentation plan
  • Work with a learning partner to keep each other on track.
  • Explain how performance contributes to health, happiness and success
  • Consider the reasons you behave the way you do
  • Investigate your patterns of behaviour and how they can be used to your advantage
  • Design your life to avoid overload and optimise your brain
  • Plan actions that promote your learning
  • Blend learning into your life.
  • Discuss your experience
  • Determine your priorities
  • Plan what, when, where and how you will learn
  • Identify resources you will use
  • Reflect on the effectiveness of your actions
  • Maintain a record of what you achieve
  • Make adjustments to continue improving
  • Reward your actions and achievements.

You will learn:

On completion of the program you will be able to:

  • Explain how the brain and the body influence each other
  • Energise yourself when feeling bored and unmotivated
  • Calm yourself when experiencing stress and anxiety
  • Enhance your focus
  • Complete tasks to create memories
  • Develop a plan to make the best use of the time and energy you invest in learning
  • Design your environment to make positive behaviour change easier and sustainable
  • Stimulate ‘happy chemicals’ in your brain to feel better for longer
  • Reflect on your progress and improve continuously.

Know your brain

This video explains why stress and anxiety make learning more difficult and what we can do to make the most of our limited time and energy for learning.

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What is Holistic Learning?

There are many factors that combine to influence the effectiveness of our learning activities. When we take a holistic approach, we consider all of these factors and manipulate them to create the ideal conditions for learning to occur.

Many of us rely on others to teach us, but when we understand how learning occurs we have the ability to take greater control of our learning ourselves. This provides us with the power to direct our future by finding what we love and developing the skills and knowledge to do it well so we can lead healthy and fulfilling lives where we make a difference to things that matter to us.

Learning and Wellbeing
The human ability to learn is a critical skill that creates opportunities to enhance our quality of life. When we develop this skill ourselves we are able to improve our learning outcomes.
We now know the human brain continues to change throughout our entire lives. This is fortunate because as the pace of change accelerates, we will continually be required to adapt to new situations and perform new tasks. By combining wellbeing and learning techniques we can create the ideal conditions to learn so we can thrive, now and in the future.

Toolkit


You will receive:

  • Face-to-face or online workshops
  • Digital workbook
  • Selection of cards to be displayed as gentle reminders
  • Additional resources
  • Action planning tool
  • Progress tracking tool
  • Audio download – meditation

Let me help you or someone you support to:

Dream

Allow yourself to dream of all the wonderful opportunities learning can bring.

Discover

Learn and experiment with tools and techniques to find what works for you.

Plan

Determine what, when, where and how you will bring your dream to reality.

Share

Make learning social to so you can support others while learning yourself.

Act

Implement tools and techniques that support you to learn continually.

Reflect

Keep track of the impact your actions are having on your learning and wellbeing.

Adjust

Make small changes to your plan so the time spent learning is fun and effective.

Repeat

Repeat the process continuously and enjoy the incremental improvements.

Why this program?

In a world of constant change, the ability to learn is a major determinant of what you are capable of achieving.

While many programs teach you how to study, this one focuses on what is occurring in your brain when you complete different activities. With this understanding, you will be well placed to plan tasks and design your environment to make learning easier, more effective and even more enjoyable.

The program integrates theories from cognitive science, behavioural science and kinesiology to determine techniques that support the whole person. We appreciate that every human is unique and there are a range of factors impacting on our ability to learn. This is why we will share a range of evidence-based techniques for you to experiment with.

You will be supported as you apply these techniques and reflect on their impact so you can determine what works best for you.

Products

These resources can be used to make small but sustainable changes that can make a big difference over time. They are designed to be displayed as gentle reminders of actions we can take to help us feel better, learn better and perform better. Share them with friends and colleagues and have a conversation about their effectiveness for you.