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2 The Ultimate Mind & Body Workout Developing Physical and Mental Health Through Outdoor Adventure Training The Ultimate Mind & Body Workout

3 Glengarry: Kangaroo Valley. NSW Kangaroo Valley

4 Presentation Overview Overview of outdoor adventure training & it connection with physical and mental health. Overview of outdoor adventure training & it connection with physical and mental health. Current state of play with Generation Y. Current state of play with Generation Y. Influential theories that are guiding current practice: Positive Psychology Movement. Influential theories that are guiding current practice: Positive Psychology Movement. Sport psychology and adventure training. Sport psychology and adventure training. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers in the outdoors. Building physical & mental skills for life. 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers in the outdoors. Building physical & mental skills for life. Is this presentation for you?

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6 Resilience In Todays Youth There is an ever increasing body of evidence from many disciplines that suggests that todays young people are less resilient. (Noble, 2007) There is an ever increasing body of evidence from many disciplines that suggests that todays young people are less resilient. (Noble, 2007) As a result many of our youth are struggling: As a result many of our youth are struggling: –Episodes of depression, suicide, self-harm, violence and problematic substance abuse are increasing.

7 The Outcome Of Less Resilience 9% of students have had a depressive episode by the end of primary school. 9% of students have had a depressive episode by the end of primary school % of students have had depression while at high school. (Relivich & Seligman 2003) % of students have had depression while at high school. (Relivich & Seligman 2003). 250,000 depression prescriptions were written for students in When included with adult rates, this costs our economy 3.3 billion dollars annually 250,000 depression prescriptions were written for students in When included with adult rates, this costs our economy 3.3 billion dollars annually (Beyond Blue, 2005). Alarmingly mental illnesses are becoming more prevalent in people at younger ages. (Pryor, Carpenter & Townsend, 2005) Alarmingly mental illnesses are becoming more prevalent in people at younger ages. (Pryor, Carpenter & Townsend, 2005) Accompanying this our suicide rates are some of the highest in the world. Accompanying this our suicide rates are some of the highest in the world. Stephanie Gestier and Jodie Gater, both 16, entered into a suicide pact in 2007 in Melbourne.

8 What Has Happened To The Resilience Of Our Young People? 1. Lack of connectedness to positive institutions. 2. An Increase in blame culture. 3. Back Firing Of Self- esteem. 4. Not taking time to enjoy each day. (Noble, 2003) Research has identified 4 key reasons for this loss of youth resilience. I believe the fitness and outdoor industry can have a role to play!

9 What The Latest Research Is Saying! Foundation For My Teaching I would like to highlight several pieces of literature that have helped shape my current thinking on outdoor adventure and future directions for programming. I would like to highlight several pieces of literature that have helped shape my current thinking on outdoor adventure and future directions for programming.

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11 Recent developments in the field of psychology, however, have begun to suggest the adoption of a new paradigm referred to as positive psychology. Positive psychology has as its goal the fostering of excellence through the understanding and enhancement of factors leading to growth. Some of these factors include positive emotions, positive individual traits, and pro-social attitudes. Rather than focus on deficits, positive psychology examines these positive traits and attributes, with an eye toward strengthening them or facilitating their development in clients. These traits are critically important, as they can lead to the development of stable personality and physical states like resiliency, optimism, and even better, physical health over time. Instead of focusing on decreasing negative symptoms in therapy, a positive psychology approach would focus more on enhancing client strengths. Positive Psychology Outdoor Education Outdoor Education Outdoor Education

12 Positive Psychology A Potential Model To Incorporate Into Outdoor Education / Fitness Industry Dr Martin Seligman Raising children I realized, is vastly more than fixing what is wrong with them. It is about identifying and nurturing their strongest qualities, what they own and are best at, and helping them find niches in which they can best live out these strengths. (Seligman, 2000)

13 Promoting Buffers Against Mental Illness We have discovered that there is a set of human strengths that are the most likely buffers against mental illness: courage, optimism, interpersonal skill, work ethic, hope, honesty and perseverance. We have discovered that there is a set of human strengths that are the most likely buffers against mental illness: courage, optimism, interpersonal skill, work ethic, hope, honesty and perseverance. Much of the task of prevention will be to create a science of human strength whose mission will be to foster these virtues in young people. Much of the task of prevention will be to create a science of human strength whose mission will be to foster these virtues in young people. (Seligman, 1998).

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15 suggest that school and community outdoor education programs can work towards the enhancement of the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities; thereby working to prevent the onset or establishment of ill health or ineffective life practices. HEALTH PROMOTION IN OUTDOOR EDUCATION

16 Positive Prevention Strategies Requires A New Direction In Programming & Facilitation TO CHANGE ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES PROGRAM TYPE FeelingsNew skills, energy, enjoyment, funRecreational ThinkingNew knowledge, attitude, awarenessEducational BehaviourNew ways to act & increase functionDevelopmental Misbehaviour New ways to cope & decrease dysfunction Therapeutic Outdoor Education Matching program type with change requirements. (Priest, 1996, p.23)

17 Helping Athletes Achieve Their Best Outdoor Education & Sport Psychology NSW Netball Team Undergoing Outdoor Training In Preparation For Their National Championships

18 No cabins, no tents No cabins, no tents Only a big tarp to sleep under. We thought we would be sleeping in cabins! Only a big tarp to sleep under. We thought we would be sleeping in cabins! Showers from a billy. We stank so bad! Showers from a billy. We stank so bad! Then we had to cook & clean. Then we had to cook & clean. By the time we got to bed it was midnight. By the time we got to bed it was midnight. This was all about learning to deal with the unexpected situations that may occur in sport and being ready to deal with them! This was all about learning to deal with the unexpected situations that may occur in sport and being ready to deal with them! Upon Return To Camp The Pressure Continued

19 Why did we have to come all the way up here to sort this out?

20 5.30am The bagpipe alarm clock sounded

21 We are behind and were in a hole. Remember how we worked together to get out of that cave. We can do the same here. 1, 2, 3, out of this hole.

22 Profoundly Life Changing Read!

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24 The 7 Habits Overview

25 Habit 1 Be Proactive Overview A proactive person: A proactive person: –Can choose their attitude to life –Is responsible for their own happiness. –Controls the things in their life that they can control, and forgets about the uncontrollable. –Overcomes setbacks through proactive thinking & action. –Strives to be a change agent through proactive actions. –Makes life happen to them rather than being a passenger. –Makes smarter decisions. Pushes pause before acting! Is all about taking control of your life! It means that you choose to act deliberately and take responsibility for your actions and your lifes direction.

26 Self-Awareness: Am I a Positive or Negative Thinker? Monitoring self-talk on a tough expedition. Every hour or during stops, or at places dictated by the terrain that could provide a teachable moment have students complete a self-check for a few minutes evaluating the following: Monitoring self-talk on a tough expedition. Every hour or during stops, or at places dictated by the terrain that could provide a teachable moment have students complete a self-check for a few minutes evaluating the following: –Self-talk –Talk with others –Body language –Enthusiasm levels at different spots during the trip. At a scheduled stop have students document their thoughts in a rite-in-the-rain journal. At a scheduled stop have students document their thoughts in a rite-in-the-rain journal. Evaluate this around the fire at night. This leads to a tutorial on positive – negative self-talk. Evaluate this around the fire at night. This leads to a tutorial on positive – negative self-talk. What do I see when I look inside myself? Do I like what I see? All Change has to begin from within!

27 Positive or Negative Tracker What Kind Of Tracker are you? What Kind Of Tracker are you? This activity links to the monitoring of self-talk during an expedition. This activity links to the monitoring of self-talk during an expedition. Around the fire students complete the tracker questionnaire and calculate the kind of Tracker they are. Around the fire students complete the tracker questionnaire and calculate the kind of Tracker they are. Facilitation can involve partner sharing of results. Then a discussion on how we can be more positive in our daily lives. Facilitation can involve partner sharing of results. Then a discussion on how we can be more positive in our daily lives. Tracker Video

28 Make Your Own Weather! We have the ability to see sunshine even when we are surrounded by storms! Its all about attitude! I Tunes

29 Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind Overview Deals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life. Deals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life. What are your values? What are your values? What is your mission? What is your mission? What are your goals? What are your goals? –How to set them –Systems to support your goals Identifying your talents and developing them through out your life. Identifying your talents and developing them through out your life. Making your life extraordinary! Making your life extraordinary! Where do we want to go in life? We better draw a map to get there.

30 How Can A Mission Help Your Life Be Extraordinary? Since your destiny is yet to be determined, why not make it extraordinary and leave a lasting legacy. Since your destiny is yet to be determined, why not make it extraordinary and leave a lasting legacy. A great way to think about life is to fast track ahead 70+ years and imagine what people would say about you at the end of your life. A great way to think about life is to fast track ahead 70+ years and imagine what people would say about you at the end of your life. What would they say? What would they say? Now during your mini solo lets write down what they would say about you! Write your own obituary! Now during your mini solo lets write down what they would say about you! Write your own obituary! Dead Poets 1:45 Peter Weir a Scots Old Boy

31 Paint Your Own Masterpiece

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33 Mission Statements: Single Sentence

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35 Setting Goals 1. Count The Cost 2. Put It To Pen 3. Just Do It 4. Use Momentous Moments 5. Rope Up Steps That I Need To Take To Help Me Live My Lifes Mission

36 Climbing Wall Traverse: A Metaphor For Attitude & Persistence In Life Goal Setting: I use a climbing wall to introduce goal setting and the concept of persistence to reach your goals. Goal Setting: I use a climbing wall to introduce goal setting and the concept of persistence to reach your goals. Attempt a traverse across the wall. Attempt a traverse across the wall. Identify your weakness and strengths. Improve your weaknesses and call on your strengths to better your-self. Identify your weakness and strengths. Improve your weaknesses and call on your strengths to better your-self. Now they can transfer this new skill to setting goals for others areas of their lives. Now they can transfer this new skill to setting goals for others areas of their lives. Link this activity to a concluding session where they can set some tangible goals that they can pursue after the program. Link this activity to a concluding session where they can set some tangible goals that they can pursue after the program.

37 Goal example

38 Step 5: Roping Up Climbers rely on each other for safety, motivation & support. The rope bonds them and keeps them together in their common quest! Climbers rely on each other for safety, motivation & support. The rope bonds them and keeps them together in their common quest! They are also there to support you if & when you fall! They are also there to support you if & when you fall! When you set goals, rope up with someone else with a similar vision or motivation for life. When you set goals, rope up with someone else with a similar vision or motivation for life. In real life if you rope up with someone or a group; your energies and enthusiasm will drive each other to success. In real life if you rope up with someone or a group; your energies and enthusiasm will drive each other to success. You will also have people to support you through the hard times along your journey to success, which are naturally part of life! You will also have people to support you through the hard times along your journey to success, which are naturally part of life!

39 Habit 3: Put First Things First Overview Identifying the important things in your life. The BIG ROCKS. Identifying the important things in your life. The BIG ROCKS. Prioritising your life and managing your time. Prioritising your life and managing your time. Recognising your time /organisational style. Recognising your time /organisational style. Dont let fear control your life and make your decisions. Dont let fear control your life and make your decisions. Comfort zones – Courage Zones. Comfort zones – Courage Zones.

40 Teaching Teens To Prioritise Their Time Many of you will know that teens are classic procrastinators, time wasters, and poor planners. Many of you will know that teens are classic procrastinators, time wasters, and poor planners. Often they have never been shown how to organise themselves effectively! Often they have never been shown how to organise themselves effectively!

41 Pack My Pack Empty Out The Tent Dress in my hike gear Teaching Teens To Prioritise Their Time: A Campsite Example! Leave On Time & Learn Life Planning Skills at the same time!

42 Identify the key roles in your life. What Big Rock issue do you need to achieve this week under this role heading. EG: Role: Student Big Rock: History Test Wed Big Rock: Maths: 13.2 –14.9 Fri Big Rock: Science assn due Wed Role: Athlete Big Rock: Training Tues, Thur Big Rock: Weights Mon Wed Fri Big Rock: Game Saturday Role: Son Big Rock: Family Dinner Sun PM Big Rock: Do chores help mum. Big Rock: Role: Friend Big Rock: Movie Sat PM mates Big Rock: DofE planning for silver Big Rock: Role: Boy Friend of Jess Big Rock: Phone her after h/work Big Rock: Beach day Sun PM Big Rock: Movie Sat night.

43 Courage Zone As well as prioritising the Big Rocks in our lives, Habit 3 also teaches us about putting us first ahead of our fears! As well as prioritising the Big Rocks in our lives, Habit 3 also teaches us about putting us first ahead of our fears! Putting first things first will often cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone. Putting first things first will often cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone.

44 The Fear Factor: Are your fears controlling your destiny? It could be argued that fear is one of the worst emotions that people can possess because of its ability to hold us back in life. It could be argued that fear is one of the worst emotions that people can possess because of its ability to hold us back in life. Fear can paralyse us, limiting our achievements and reducing enjoyment in our lives. Fear can paralyse us, limiting our achievements and reducing enjoyment in our lives. Outdoor Education has the ability to help students recognise that fear is normal and part of life. Outdoor Education has the ability to help students recognise that fear is normal and part of life. We can then give participants opportunities to face these fears, learning skills to push on into their courage zone! We can then give participants opportunities to face these fears, learning skills to push on into their courage zone!

45 Okay: Now Lets All Experience The Fear Factor I need a volunteer I need a volunteer Now we are going to take a look at the DVD clip. Now we are going to take a look at the DVD clip. Can you move like an emu? Can you move like an emu? Now I want you to monitor your self talk, your thoughts, your muscle tightness, your belief in yourself. Now I want you to monitor your self talk, your thoughts, your muscle tightness, your belief in yourself. How are you feeling right now? How are you feeling right now? Remember The key to overcoming our fears is to worry less about failing, and more about the chances we miss when we dont even try.

46 Imagery Imagery: See your fear & how you might react and see yourself rehearsing a more positive outcome. Positive Self Talk Positive Self Talk: Monitor the dialogue in your mind. Monitor the volume of your negative voice. If you hear yourself saying you CANT DO IT. Turn down the volume on this negative tone, and turn up the positive voice. Centering Centering: Deep breaths with an accompanying release of tension. Can be accompanied by positive self-talk or cue words. Performance Plan Performance Plan: Come up with a performance plan (game plan) where your performance has been written down and rehearsed many times before you have to do it right! What could you do to feel the fear and enter my courage zone anyway? Cue Words Cue Words: Have a phrase that cues you into the things you need to attentive to; Relax, lift, you can do it! Believe in yourself!

47 Habit 6: Synergise Overview Habit 6 is about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone. Habit 6 is about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone. Flow activities to promote synergy. Flow activities to promote synergy.

48 Entrance to B 31 Argyle Cave

49 The Squeeze

50 Synergy In The Cave Lights Out & Work To Get Out Of The Cave Synergising With My Peers: Focussing on things within our control.

51 Rogaining To Synergy Students Navigate along 4 WD trails where they have hiked before. Students Navigate along 4 WD trails where they have hiked before. Each group has a radio. Each group has a radio. The physical & psychological stresses are super challenging. The physical & psychological stresses are super challenging. The only way to succeed is to work together in SYNERGY! The only way to succeed is to work together in SYNERGY! 24hr Debrief

52 I am sure all of us at one time or another have the feeling that our life is out of control. We feel: I am sure all of us at one time or another have the feeling that our life is out of control. We feel: –Out of balance –Stressed out –Empty on the inside Habit 7 is designed to reacquaint us with the concept of renewing our lives. Habit 7 is designed to reacquaint us with the concept of renewing our lives. Why is it called Sharpen The Saw? Why is it called Sharpen The Saw? Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Renewing Ourselves. It is Me Time

53 Heart Four Dimensions of Sharpening The Saw Body Brain Soul

54 Why is Balance so Important? To perform at your peak you need to strive for a balance in all four dimensions. To perform at your peak you need to strive for a balance in all four dimensions. Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions. Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions. When we look at the statistics from the beginning of this session many of our teens lives are out of balance. When we look at the statistics from the beginning of this session many of our teens lives are out of balance. The outdoors can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective to our clients. The outdoors can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective to our clients. This however can be enhanced through planning and facilitation of activities that target Balance specifically. This however can be enhanced through planning and facilitation of activities that target Balance specifically.

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56 Developing The Physical

57 Opportunities To Grow Through Sport

58 Social Endurance Events Form teams to goal set, train together, compete together!

59 Inspirational Places For Inspirational Reflection Taking Time To Stop Inspirational Places For Inspirational Reflection

60 Meditation Visualisatio n Mental Preparation For Sport or Life

61 What Possibilities Does This Open Up For The Fitness Industry? Holistic mind body training. Holistic mind body training. –Whether utilising the outdoors or not, practitioners have the ability to train their clients minds as well as their bodies through facilitated learning modules or when teachable moments arise! Organise your clients to try something different. Organise your clients to try something different. –Mountain biking relay 4- 24hours. –24 hour walking or jogging relay. –Multi-sport relay –Team orienteering or rogaining. A day at the cliffs climbing A day at the cliffs climbing Then mountaineering in NZ Then mountaineering in NZ

62 Health Promotion Marketing How do we stand out in the crowd? Value added programming. Marketing your business as a health and wellbeing ally of individuals, families, communities. This could open up a whole new world of clientele. Another possibility: Creating partnerships with school counselors to develop programs and activities that promote resilience and positive psychology using the outdoors or fitness facility as the delivery mode.

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