About the founders and creators of the program Chill Skills for Kids, Lisa Hemmings & Allan O’Keefe.
Allan O’Keefe & Lisa HemmingsChill Skills
Allan and Lisa have been running “Chill Skills for Kids” classes in rural Victoria since 2011. Lisa started teaching relaxation to adults in 2006. Some of the parents from the classes asked Lisa to work with their children, she did and the results were wonderful, “The kids loved the stories and using their imagination to help them relax, they felt better and happier afterwards”.
From those experiences and their training, Allan and Lisa consulted with experts and researched effective strategies to create the relaxation program, “Chill Skills for Kids”. The program draws on evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness, Creative visualisations and systematic teaching of relaxation techniques.
“Using the valuable feedback from the kids and their parents we are always striving to ensure positive outcomes for the kids and their families”. “Helping kids connect to calm and confidence is our passion”.
Allan has Diplomas in Counselling & Community Services. He currently works as a counsellor with families.
Lisa has Diplomas in Counselling, Remedial Massage, Visual Art and Cert 1V in Aromatherapy and Business, she is also a trained Life Coach.