WHAT WE DO
MIND OVER MANNER is a specialist workshop practice designed to engage and encourage better communication. Taking responsibility for anyone who experiences difficulty with purposeful communication, competing priorities or how to participate in a team is hard.
At work, at school, at home – in our modern lives multiple tasking and delivered outcomes are now customary. For individuals who experience sensory processing differences or alternate cognitive responses, ordering priorities or meeting expectations can frequently result in confused, anxious or oppositional behavior.
MIND OVER MANNER offers space for groups to dissolve anxiety , discomfort and behavioral problems by constructing techniques for cognitive clarity.
Our facilitation process strengthens creative connections that build trust, empathy and functionality.
Here’s how it works: Using a skilled MIND OVER MANNER facilitator and director, hypothetical and real life scenarios are played out by experienced theatre practitioners and then improvised... shaped... altered... using the input and suggestions of the workshop participants. Each workshop is tailored to align with the particular group we are working with, the aim being to develop communicative sensitivity, spontaneity and specific response strategies oriented towards working with an individual who is cognitively different.
Information on sensory processing differences , neural pathways, deciphering language and "meltdown" recovery responses are examined.
Course attendees do not receive a theoretical set of answers to core issues. Instead the Mind Over Manner experience actively empowers and encourages them to be instinctive, flexible and strategic in their way of relating to their family or community member or their work colleague.