Realising the potential of differently wired minds.
1) Neuro Diversity Workshop Series
MIND OVER MANNER is a specialist workshop series designed to engage and develop communication capabilities of those who learn , think and work differently.
We facilitate workshops for parents , families and professionals in the workplace along with community to advance communication and behavioral functionality.
We generate fast track learning.
There is a significant increase in the number of people who experience difficulty with existing learning methods, who struggle with productive processing or how to operate successfully in a team or group.
People have sensory processing differences and these diverse responses are often diagnosed along with Aspergers and the Autism Spectrum, ADHD, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, OCD etc.
These processing differences often manifest in physical discomfort , anxiety and behavioural dysfunction.
MIND OVER MANNER works in three distinct areas:
2) WITNESS Workshop Series
Mind Over Manner presents workshops to strengthen the potential of our youth – recognising youth as the scaffold for our future. We show the choices we can make to stay with a Culture of Domination or create a Culture of Respect.
We are all aware there is a significant increase in teenage anxiety, youth alienation, unemployment, teenage runaways and youth suicide.
We use theatre to work for social change in all of our youth culture. Theatre shifts thinking. It takes attitude out of the intellect and into the heart .This is where social change happens.
Mind Over Manner exposes the Conflict Cycles , behaviours of survival and defence , how they escalate and why Hurt people Hurt People
The actors provide space for the students to make suggestions.To recognise their contribution to their culture and take responsibility for their social environment creating a Culture of Respect
and re programming to be an Active WITNESS within their culture
This workshop is designed for secondary school students and their educators .
Mind Over Manner has run a community workshop series since 2011. This proceeded with the endorsement of Autism New Zealand Inc, Altogether Autism,The ADHD Association and The Dyspraxia Association.
Thanks and Appreciation to The Fledgling Trust Inc and The Auckland City Council ,GJ Gardner,Smashing Promotions and Foundation North for their generous support. A warm thank you to Kathryn Ryan and her team at RADIO NZ,NINE TO NOON.
MIND OVER MANNER is currently setting up a series of workshops to present throughout New Zealand and outside of Auckland City.This comes as a result of the generous donation from a couple who heard the Radio New Zealand Interview and chose to donate as "A salute to the courage and determination of Susan,Lynda,Bruce and Hannah, and all other caregivers and people with autism"