Chronic illnesses like anxiety, chronic fatigue and chronic pain can hold students back from achieving their full academic potential.
However, it doesn’t have to be that way.
The New Pathways Programme is an innovative three-stage training programme which uses the powerful link between the mind and body to help children and young people suffering with complex chronic illnesses. We help break the cycle of ill health and get them back to living and learning.
Our Programme empowers them with the knowledge, coping strategies and techniques they need to get well and importantly – stay well.
The New Pathways Programme is effective because it addresses the root cause of many chronic illnesses – the chronic stress response.
The Programme is based on recent discoveries in neuroscience and brain plasticity which show that the brain is capable of creating healthy new connections between the mind and body.
Children and young people respond quickly and learn fast on the Programme as the prefrontal cortex part of their brain (where working memory is stored) is less developed than adults. It’s therefore more flexible and ready to create new positive pathways.
Importantly though, the Programme is easy to follow, simple to apply and fun to learn and young people can begin to transform their wellbeing and their lives in just a matter of weeks.
As an educator, you’ll see the results very quickly in increased attendance, improved concentration and academic progress.
While the Programme has been designed to help students overcome their chronic health challenges, it also provides valuable life skills which are of benefit to all young people. Topics covered in the programme include:
Have a student you think may benefit from the Programme? Here are just some of the benefits children and young people experience after taking part in the New Pathways Programme:
Increased energy levels – feeling motivated to do more.
Improved focus and concentration – renewed enthusiasm and doing better at school, college or work.
Greater confidence and self-esteem – re-engaging with all the fun aspects of their life which have been put on hold like sports, hobbies and hanging out with friends.
Stronger friendships – reconnecting with the people they care about.
Greater resilience – learning to cope with pressure and stress, both now and in the future.
Jo Palmer (Pupil & Family Support Lead), Cedar Wood Primary.