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Exeter, Raising Resilient Kids Workshop with Dr Rani Bora & Ian Watson

  • Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre, West Grange Clyst Heath Exeter, England, EX2 7TA United Kingdom (map)

Raising Resilient Kids

A One-Day Workshop in Exeter, Devon

with Dr Rani Bora & Ian Watson

Saturday June 10th 2017, 09.30 - 16.30

For the attention of parents, teachers or anyone with an interest in children's well-being.

What Kids are Up Against

There is growing concern regarding the mental and emotional health of youngsters in today's society. It is now being increasingly recognized that children are 'growing up too quickly' in some respects.

Many kids are struggling to keep up with the demands of schoolwork, after-school activities and peer groups to name a few. While some children may thrive amidst a busy schedule, others may feel overwhelmed or disheartened. They can struggle with feelings of low confidence, anxiety, loneliness or even depression.

Increasing numbers of youngsters are struggling with stressful thoughts and feelings. Many end up developing unhealthy coping strategies and eventually with more serious habits such as developing eating disorder, self-harming or using recreational substances.

All of these are simply attempts to find relief from feelings of distress and to regain a sense of inner balance and well-being.

Can We Help Children Feel Better About Themselves and Access Their Innate Resilience?

Despite the challenges inherent in modern life, the good news is that children today are naturally just as resilient as they have always been.

When you understand the fundamental principles that underlie our psychological functioning, you will be able to reinforce and draw out the wisdom and well-being available to all children.

As children begin to feel more empowered, capable and resilient on the inside, their thoughts and feelings about themselves and others naturally become more positive.

As a result, self-destructive and reactive behaviour patterns become less compelling. They discover they have resources available to them that they may have overlooked previously.

When the adults around children gain a deeper understanding of the connection between thought, feeling and behaviour, youngsters seem to catch on to it quickly and easily. 

You will see them begin to:

  • Listen to their own wisdom and act accordingly
  • Take responsibility for their own actions
  • Bounce back from adversity
  • Be less worried about what others think of them
  • Be kinder to themselves and others
  • Have better understanding about what is and isn't healthy for them
  • Get over upsets and low moods quickly

As parents ourselves, we are eager to share this simple understanding with you. We have seen it be so helpful with our own children as well as many others that we have been privileged to work with.

We hope you will join us at this special one-day event dedicated to the well-being of all our children.

Location & Venue

Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Centre,
West Grange, Clyst Heath,
Exeter, Devon, EX2 7EY


The workshop fee is £85 including refreshments. Book online with a credit or debit card using the button below. If you prefer to pay via bank transfer, please email to request our bank details.

About the Facilitators

Dr Rani Bora has recently moved from her full time NHS position as a Consultant Psychiatrist to pursue her passion in sharing The Principles of Innate Health to a wider audience.  She is also a well-being coach and speaker. She has conducted several training and coaching workshops for both staff and patients on the concept of coaching and recovery, stress and anxiety management and psycho-education.  She was the local Clinical Lead for Schwartz Center Rounds for two years, encouraging reflective clinical practice and supporting staff to provide compassionate care. Rani believes that teaching children and the youth of today about their innate health and resilience is paramount.  She is the proud mother of two young girls aged 7 and 11.


Ian Watson is a highly experienced trainer and facilitator who has worked in the field of well-being and personal transformation since 1988. He is one of the leading teachers of the Principles of Innate Health in the U.K., and has taught resiliency and well-being programmes to business leaders and their staff, teachers, healthcare workers and other professionals in the U.K. and overseas. Ian is a faculty member of the Innate Health Centre in London, delivering well-being and resiliency programmes to schoolchildren of various ages. Ian's best teachers are his own two children aged 14 and 6.