With the recent ‘stark warnings’ from the British Medical Journal (BMJ) that we’re failing our children by not prioritising their mental health, a Hertfordshire-based psychotherapist has created a course to build resilience in kids.
Lisa’s new course – Generation Z: Helping to Build Resilience – is designed for professionals such as psychotherapists and psychologists, to give them the tools to help our younger generation cope with the stresses of modern life.
The course was developed using brain working recursive therapy (BWRT), which is one of the fastest and most effective therapies available. It’s different from traditional therapies as it works directly at the very core of the problem and uses natural psychological processes to recondition neural pathways in the brain that lead to unwanted behaviour, resolving issues often within days rather than weeks or months.
By stopping and rerouting the brain’s natural response to anything traumatic or not understood in its tracks, BWRT can prevent the negative outward symptoms of conditions like depression and anxiety.
Who are Generation Z?
Generation Z are the youngest, and now the largest, cohort on this planet. They were born in 1995 to the present.
They are the first generation to know no other world than one that is connected by the internet and various devices that are used daily. This is a world that is more abundant, prosperous, and safe statistically than at any other time.
Yet, recently in the BMJ, experts point out that the mental health of our children and young people was already deteriorating before the pandemic. Between 2004 and 2017 anxiety, depression, and self-harm increased, particularly among teenage girls.
Mental health conditions increased from 11% in 2017 to 16% in July 2020 across all age, sex, and ethnic groups, according to England’s Mental Health of Children and Young People Survey (MHCYP).
What can we do to help?
Lisa says: ‘We can’t change the world or prevent stress, but we can help to instil resilience in order to help this young generation cope with the varying factors that have had an impact on their mental health. We can also promote strength rather than protect weakness.
‘This new course is based on a pioneering therapy called BWRT, combined with my experience of working with young people struggling with their mental health, and provides colleagues with the tools to help the young generations cope with life.’
What does the course cover?
The course looks at the various factors that may have attributed to mental health problems and explains why our younger generations have found it difficult to adapt to our changing world, even though they have a lot of resources available to them that were perhaps missing in their parents’ lives. Lisa also covers adolescent development, including what changes are happening in the teenage brain and provides a framework for building resilience.
For further information about this course and others available, please visit The BWRT Institute website.