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THE need to support and help children deal
with anxiety and stress issues has seen local
counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist Danielle
Aitken launch new children and adolescent anxi-
ety and stress reduction groups.
The seven to eight week courses will be once a
week during the school terms, with primary aged
kids and secondary aged kids in two groups, in-
corporating mindful techniques, simple Tai Chi
movements, breath techniques and short mind-
ful meditation in age appropriate exercises.
Danielle said she has been seeing a lot of chil-
dren in her private practice for anxiety related
issues leading to difficulties in coping with the
stresses of modern day life.
“I was seeing many different issues – anxiety
about school, friendship group issues, low self-
esteem and quite high general anxiety levels,”
“Mindful techniques and cognitive awareness
techniques work very well with children and
adolescents in these situations so I decided to
create a program of group sessions to make help
more readily available.
“The benefits of these group sessions are that
they are more affordable for parents and kids
can also feel less isolated when they realise they
are not alone and others are experiencing simi-
“The real bonus is they become empowered
knowing that there really is something they can
do about it.
“The aim is to give them tools to better man-
age anxiety and stress, enabling them to be more
resilient and deal with life’s situations more con-
The sessions will give children tools and tech-
niques to use at home, and will enable them to
build resilience and coping skills, helping them
to become aware of how they’re thinking and
how that affects the way they experience life.
The groups are small and non-threatening, al-
lowing children to feel comfortable.
“Due to its effectiveness, mindfulness is a hot
topic at the moment and there’s a lot being done
in the mental health and education system to
include it in school curriculums by 2020,” Dani-
“Research has shown it has a powerful impact
on the way kids can become more resilient and
less affected by stressors, such as bullying.
“It has also been seen to help with low self-
esteem, whereby children can develop skills to
feel better about themselves.”
The groups are starting now in Kilcunda and
kids can join the groups at any stage.
For more information about the courses, par-
ents are encouraged to call Danielle on 0409
Experienced local counsellor and clini-
cal hypnotherapist Danielle Aitken has
launched new children and adolescent anx-
iety and stress reduction groups, with the
aim to help youngsters deal with the stresses
of modern day life.
Help your child overcome anxiety
THE fastest growing water sport has hit
Stand-up paddle boarding, known as
Supping, is a huge hit all over the world,
with surfers using the sport as a way to
keep fit during the off-season.
But the sport isn’t just for professionals.
Jonathon Boillir, owner and operator at
Sup Wind Surf Phillip Island, is himself a
passionate surfer and windsurfer, but has
found himself drawn to the new sport of
stand-up paddle boarding.
“I ’ve done national competitive wind
surfing and I surf,” Jonathon said.
“Supping has been a branch-off of that
genre. It’s a water sport, it is high octane,
it can go from being tranquil on flat water,
to being powerful wave surfing.”
Stand-up paddle boarding is the fastest
growing water sport across the world.
Because you don’t need to rely on the
waves to propel yourself, paddlers can
take part on any open water.
“I t’s popular because it’s very easy to
start, to be a beginner, ” Jonathon said.
“You can cruise around on a nice still
day, and then work up to heading out on
the big waves.”
Jonathon has in the past competed at an
elite level in windsurfing, but has turned
his hand to teaching surfing and stand-up
He has always been passionate about
sharing his experiences on the ocean with
From beginners through to advanced
students, Sup Wind Surf Phillip Island is
able to cater for all students of all abilities.
The lessons have a strong emphasis on
theory and safety, to make sure that you
stay safe and sound whilst out on the water.
“We teach lessons right here on the is-
land. We’re fully registered, with lots of
Not only is paddling boarding easy and
fun, it offers a myriad of health benefits.
Supping is a great core workout, as well
as providing cardiovascular activity to get
the heart and blood pumping.
“I t’s actually been around for thousands
of years. If you look at the aboriginal his-
tory, they stand up in their dug outs and
canoes and go hunting standing up, cross-
ing lakes and lagoons in a stand-up posi-
tion,” Jonathon said.
“The history of the sport has been in a
lot of different cultures.
“For me I like the idea that you’re stand-
ing up, you can see the waves which is dif-
ferent to when you’re lying down surfing,
and I really like that.
“I still like getting out and windsurfing
in the big storms. I like that because it’s
like pure freedom. I really enjoy the winter
storms. I still do all three disciplines. Any-
thing with a board under my feet makes
me pretty happy. ”
For more information or to book a les-
son, contact Jonathon via the website at
Sup Wind Surf Phillip Island are teaching the art of stand-up paddle boarding to locals
and tourists alike. Photo credit: Mark Sedgeman.
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