Torment to Triumph

Course Outline

Torment To Triumph is an online program designed to help teens who are having some challenges in their life work through them and give them the knowledge, skills and resources to work through their difficult times.  It is an online course that the child can work through at their own pace, or with a parent.  This program is based on Trudi’s extensive life experience.  There’s not much she hasn’t seen and experienced before.  She’s taken all of the best tools she has used to overcome significant emotional events and trauma.  Tools to relieve the pain, learn the lessons of the past and to move forward.

It also includes a highly specialised coaching program where our highly trained coaches are individually selected and matched to your child and their challenges.  If your child has worked with counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists and has not seen the results you were after, this program is for you.  The coach works intensely with the child for a period of 12 months and parent sessions are also provided.  This program is also ideal to use in conjunction with an existing counselor or psychologist.

Overview

TTT - Process

Module 1: Brain Works

The first step is to acknowledge the way we are feeling.  One of the worst things you can do when in a difficult situation is to tell them (or ourselves) to “get over it” or “stop being such a drama queen”.  We feel the way we do (both good feeling and bad) for a reason – and it is important to acknowledge those feelings, not just ignore them.

The Brain Works module is designed to teach your child a little about how the mind works with respect to the challenges many teenagers face these days.  When in tumultuous situations things may seem out of their control and random.  By beginning to learn how our mind works and processes thoughts and feelings we can begin to understand our actions.  We can then learn to change our thoughts and thus change our feelings & actions.

 

Module 2: Language and Programming

Every day we are bombarded with language, beliefs and opinions.  Much of this comes from our own inner self-talk.  Module 2 is about learning how language can easily affect and change our beliefs and opinions.  Many people are unaware of this and are constantly putting themselves down and programming themselves for sadness, depression and failure.  Music is also a key driver of emotion and this is also covered in this module.

 

Module 3: Gratitude and Meditation

When things are going wrong in life it is very easy to get stuck in focusing on the negative.  With all the things going on it is very easy to get sucked into all that.  Module 3 is about learning how to ground ourselves when things get crazy and to always remember how good we actually have it.  Remember if you live in a house and you have food to eat you are better of than so many people in the world right now.

 

Module 4: Triggers and Strategies

In life things can seem exceptionally random and we can be not quite sure why things are happening to us.  In reality though, when we dig down into all the things that cause us grief there is often a common element or process.  Module 4 is about identifying what things in our life trigger us to feel certain ways and what strategies we unconsciously do in order for those triggers to happen to us.  By identifying these triggers, we can be on the lookout for them.

 

Module 5: 5 Power Questions

When things are happening around you and you notice things are going wrong, it is easy to get on the emotional roller coaster and before you know it you are a mess.  Module 5 is about learning the 5 power questions that lets you press pause on your emotional autopilot so that you can make a choice about how you want to react.

 

Module 6: Friendship Circles

So the first 5 modules are very focused on our internal thought process and how we think when certain situations come up.  Module 6 looks at our circle of friends and our environment.  This process teaches you to look at your environment and identify friends who are being supportive and also friends who are being not supportive of the changes you want to make.

Quite often it can be the closest in our circle of friends who are dragging us down without us even knowing it.  This process helps you identify your true friends vs your superficial friends who don’t really care about you at all.

 

Module 7: Exploring the Shadow

Motivation is defined by how important things are for us.  Important things, or things we value, are called (funnily enough) – values.  However when most people talk about values and things that are important to them they will often speak of “golden” or “fluffy” values.  These are values that they think are important to them, but actually they just want to be seen to have that value by others.  What really drives us is “shadow” values.  These are the values that nobody is willing to admit they have.

When we can identify shadow values we can begin to understand what it really is that drives us to do the things that we do.  By being able to see the shadow values in others we can see how bad behaviors in others are actually just that person fulfilling their shadow.  This module lets us actually be honest about what is important to us, and we can learn to use that to motivate ourselves.

 

Module 8: Hitting the Target

Once we’ve worked through all the hard stuff and the challenges, it’s time to look towards the future and starting to set down a plan.  Module 8 is about identifying our future goals and laying down a plan of attack to achieve those goals.  This is an ongoing part of the coaching and is supported by techniques learned in the other 7 modules.

 

Testimonials

 Before I started working with Trudi I was suffering from suicidal thoughts, self harm, self hate, an eating disorder and depression.
Once we started talking I learnt tactics to stop myself from self harming and am currently getting over my self hate. My depression hasn’t been as bad as it was before and it feels like it’s slowly slipping away. I believe this has something to do with Trudi’s advice and strategies that she has provided me with.

Now, after only working with Trudi for a few months, I feel like there is a future for me and I will be able to conquer these illnesses. I can now be put through difficult situations without resorting to self harm. She has given me hope and support through tough times and has been an excellent role model.
JA 15 years old

FAQ

Q: What age students do you work with?

A:  This package is designed for teens aged 14-21.  If your child is outside the 14-21 range, please contact us (info@dreaminitiative.com.a0 and we will be able to advise if this program is right for your child.

Q: Where is the event held?

A: On the Internet :).  The modules are available for viewing on a secured area of our website.  Coaching calls can be done over the phone or on skype.

Q: Are you trained counselors, psychologists or psychiatrists?

A: No.  Our programs are not designed to replace professional help.  Having said that we can help with many issues that professionals deal with.  If you are unsure if we can help with your specific issue, please register for a strategy session and we can discuss your needs.

Q: Is this for troubled teenagers only?

A: This program is designed for teenagers with significant issues that need addressing.  Having said that though, all teenagers can benefit from the information and knowledge in this program – and the coaching can be tailored to the needs of each child.

Q: Do you advise parents about what you talk about during the coaching calls

A: As a general rule, no.  There has to be a level of confidentiality between the teen and the coach so that the teen can be open and honest about issues and the things that are challenging them.  However, the coach will ALWAYS notify the parent if they thing the teenager is at risk in any way.  This is discussed and agreed with both the parent and the teen to before any coaching commences.

Q: How long does the program go for?

A: The program goes for 12 months.

Q: How many coaching calls do the teens get?

A:  The number of calls is on a individual needs basis.  On average over the 12 months, we plan on fortnightly calls.  What tends to happen though is the teen will have weekly calls for the first month or two while they get started, then fortnightly, then monthly towards the end of the 12 months.

Q: How many coaching calls do the parents get?

A: The parents get a quarterly update call to update them on progress and answer any questions they may have.  In emergency situations the coach may contact the parent more frequently.  In addition to this, the parent may email the coach at any time.

Q: Should we contact you in an emergency?

A: Clients and their teens should not consider us a first point of contact in an emergency (there are professional services better equipped to handle emergencies).  If a situation does arises that we can help with, we are more than happy to help.

Q: Can you teach me to coach my own children?

A: We do not train parents at this point in time, however parents are welcome to view the modules and guide their teens.

Q: Do your trainers and crew have working with children checks etc?

A: Absolutely.  All of our trainers have working with children checks as well as have completed mandatory reporting training.  Our crew have also had working with children checks, and in addition to this, our crew are people that we have known personally for many years.  We screen our crew thoroughly to ensure the safety of our students.

Q: How can I contact  you?

A: You can either call us: 08 8266 7965 or email us: info@dreaminitiative.com.au.  We’ll be happy to answer your questions.

 

How Do I Get It?

Teenagers and their families are accepted based on an strategy session and interview process.  We’ll walk through your issues and help work out if we can help you and what the right course of action is for your specific circumstances.

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