For Mental Health Professionals

Building Better Brains Australia offer consultancy, training and education to schools, organisations, workplaces, teachers, parents and mental health professionals.  By working to make our systems more creative, child centred, brainwise and trauma smart we can build a more emotionally intelligent generation for the future.  Working together we can build better brains!

Training and consultancy can be conducted in the following ways:

  1. By enrolling in Building Better Brains Australia’s self paced, capacity building online training and support programs and workshops.

  2. By enrolling in one of our LIVE training programs or workshops delivered online via the zoom platform.  These can be booked as group or individual workshops, counselling support or mentor sessions with a Building Better Brains Australia Consultant.

  3. By booking our Building Better Brains Australia consultants to deliver training, consultancy or support in person for your organisation.

  4. By designing your own custom made package with Building Better Brains Australia to help support the educational and capacity building needs of your specific organization.

Learn all about brain and behaviour, explore what behaviour reveals about nervous system responses to stress, explore attachment models and how they help to grow healthy well integrated brain systems, investigate Polyvagal theory and the window of tolerance to stress, and how our own neurobiology and mirror-neuron systems influence our clients.  

We will cover how trauma affects the building of a healthy brain and nervous system, what trauma symptoms can look like and strategies to provide safety, connection and regulation within the therapeutic relationship.

Becoming a Brain-wise therapist is an essential part of our therapeutic educational work with our clients. Whether working with children, parents or adult clients it is important to be able to communicate what is happening in the brain when we see certain behavioural patterns and help our client explore how we can help ourselves and each other when we are triggered by coping patterns from the past.  Explore why it is vital to support our client’s with a ‘bottom up’ processing approach (as per the work of Bruce Perry), self care, and brainstem regulation activities to aid trauma recovery and regulation so that our clients can begin to thrive not just survive!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Learn all about brain and behaviour, explore what behaviour reveals about nervous system responses to stress, explore attachment models, investigate Polyvagal theory, and how our own neurobiology and mirror-neuron system influences our clients.  

We will cover how trauma affects the building of a healthy brain and nervous system, what trauma symptoms can look like and strategies to provide safety, connection and regulation within the therapeutic relationship.

Explore how play and creativity work magically with our neurobiology, how they help build mindful, well integrated brains and why we all need to become child advocates to help build more brain wise, trauma smart, creative, emotionally intelligent systems around the future generation of children!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Developing our own mindfulness and self care practice is essential for preventing professional burnout and vicarious trauma.  As therapists we are the physiological anchors for our clients and in order to effectively do this work, we need to grow ourselves first!  

That means examine our own histories, reparent ourselves, meet our unmet needs and learn how to model self care to our clients through practicing daily mindful moments for growing healthy well integrated brains, enhanced empathy and stronger regulation skills.

This training is packed full of ways to help us ground ourselves during sessions and throughout the day, personal reflection opportunities to grow our own capacity to ‘be with’ and practical mindfulness and self care techniques to help make our practice more sustainable, present and enjoyable.

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Explore how to incorporate essential creative arts reflection activities into your therapy toolbox to help aid regulation and reflection, establish connection and rapport, build well integrated brains, assist with trauma processing and enhance emotional intelligence skills.

Opportunities for creative self expression are key to the development of a healthy functioning, well integrated brain and nervous system, a resilient mindset, problem solving and creative thinking.  

Self expression activities help to build a positive internal working model of self, boost self confidence, allow the practice of pro social skills, help build emotional intelligence and empathy, allow exploration of alternative life narratives and scripts and ways of being and feeling in response to inputs.

This training covers the neuroscience about why we need to work with our clients in this playful and creative way, to help grow healthier brains for the next generation and comes loaded with lots of practical tools and techniques to get you started right way!

These workshops are available as self directed online training or as in person live workshops (or via zoom).

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

Are you thinking of starting off in private practice? Want to work your own hours and have more work/life balance and flexibility?  Want to explore multiple revenue streams and create passive income from your knowledge and expertise? Feeling a bit overwhelmed on where to start this journey? Then I am here to support you!

I have spent the last 30 years running my own successful businesses, have received numerous awards and accolades for sales results (including number 7 in Australia for PRD Nationwide and Rookie of the year).  I am a creative, passionate, solution focused business owner and offer an individualised mentoring system to help you establish a niche, create a brand, build strategic relationships, partnerships and referral systems and become the go to expert in your field.  We will work side by side to help your business take flight!

This business mentor program includes modules on self reflection, mapping out your ideal career, exploring your key strengths and passions, goal setting for success, business building structures and logistics, money mindset, time management strategies, exploring your core values and mission for your business, writing a strategic business plan, outsourcing and systematizing your work to free up valuable time, marketing and consistency of message, and the importance of self care for sustainable business growth.  

 I look forward to working together to help you build the business you dream of – we can make this a reality together!

Presented by Sian Chambers-Vallance, Clinical play therapist, parent educator, play advocate and consultant.

Get in touch for more information or to register your interest!

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