Buddy Care Mental Fitness

Buddy Care coaching and training builds individual and community mental fitness.

We cover five broad topics which complement each other.

 

Character building 

“Character, not personality is the architecture of resilience”

Core Life Skills

“If you have something to give, then you must build opportunity to contribute, or you may be misunderstood or overlooked.”

Classic Resilience Building  

“I am prepared to be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be diminished by it and, if at all possible, I will grow from it.”  

Managing Stress Effectively

“You don’t drown by falling into a river, you drown by staying submerged in it.”

Emotional intelligence and discernment

“Dealing with your emotions is like brushing your teeth. The more you practice emotional hygiene the less time you have to spend in the ‘chair’.”

What do you want to achieve? We want healthier more resilient citizens who can embrace life, identify opportunities, build positive personal identities and impact the community around them.

All our material is adaptable to a wide variety of client’s needs. We can package programmes for schools, corporates, emergency services and first responders, and the public at large. We are happy to customise material in terms of available time, quantity of people and location. 

 

Character building 

“Character, not personality is the architecture of resilience” 

Virtues define character
   Justice;
   Temperance;
   Courage;
   Transcendence;
   Wisdom and Knowledge; 
   Humanity.
Character – Virtues in Action.
   24 Character traits that define you as a human being;
   Mapping – Integrating the VIA Virtues & Character material and Resilience on a life map;
   Team selection on character, not personality. 

Core Life Skills

“If you have something to give, then you must build opportunity to contribute, or you may be misunderstood or overlooked.”

Reframing;
Calibration;
Building Rapport;
Avoiding Assumptions;
Listening skills;
Avoiding Tunnel Vision;
Empathy, Sympathy and Kindness;
The Power of Affirmations.

Classic Resilience Building  

“I am prepared to be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be diminished by it and, if at all possible, I will grow from it.”  

Facing Fear;
Social Support;
Realistic Optimism;
Flexibility;
Meaning & Purpose in Life;
Roles Models;
Moral Compass;
Spirituality;
Physical, Mental and Brain fitness.
Wabi Sabi: Embracing Imperfection

Managing Stress Effectively

“You don’t drown by falling into a river, you drown by staying submerged in it.”

What is stress?
The four Stressors
    Daily hassles;
    Significant life changes;
    Ambient stressor;
    Catastrophes;
Self-Appraisal
     Irrelevant, benign or stressful;
     Harm, threat or challenge;
Coping with and Managing Stress
     Happiness Scale
     Using SUDS (Subjective Units of Distress) effectively
Personal Growth Analysis
     Appreciation of Life
     Spirituality
     Personal Strength
     Relating to others
     New Possibilities and Horizons
     SSE testing – Subjective Self Evaluation

Emotional intelligence and discernment

“Dealing with your emotions is like brushing your teeth. The more you practice emotional hygiene the less time you have to spend in the ‘chair’.”

Getting to grips with emotions
  
What are emotions? Evolutionary imperfection
   Why are emotions so crucial?
   What does feeling an emotion entail?
   The ten true emotions that are both positive and negative;
   The core emotions: we are motivated away from pain (fear) and toward pleasure (love);
   Anger the reactive emotion;
   The other seven and what they really mean.
   Eliminating memories and thoughts from emotions
Emotions and their effect on our lives part 1- Emotional Hygiene De-Stress Toolkit
  
Why emotions matter
   Quick stress relief strategies
   Using your senses to relieve stress
   Beating stress with emotional connection
   Become comfortable with your emotions
   Emotional surfing
   Stop. Evaluate. Experience. Release. Strengthen
Principles of Emotional Intelligence
   What is Emotional Intelligence?
   The four competencies – Self Awareness; Self-management; Social Awareness and Relationship Building.