Training Workshops and Talks

Training, Workshops, Talks & Groups

Carol presents training workshops and talks all over the world.  Her audiences love her passion and inspirational ways of bringing across information.  Her easy-to-understand, engaging and uniquely creative style allows participants to relax and enjoy their learning experience.

NEXT EVENT :  Friday 4th May, Joburg

Tools for developing self-esteem & wellbeing in children training workshop

Only in  Johannesburg for this one event  – Book now :

For the WISE package deal rate you receive

  • hands on training on well-being
  • practical tools to help children release feelings
  • fun-filled activities to use with kids
  • your own InnerMagic children’s self-esteem game (5-13 yrs)
  • your own ParentMagic – raising kids positively book
  • your own MagicMat children’s yoga story book & dvd 
  • your own Planting the Seeds for Life Education Series : 25 lesson plans for growing positive values for groups of 10 – 14 yr olds
  • a whole-child framework to use successfully with any child
  • tea, coffee and biscuits
  • work booklet
  • attendance/ CPD certificate

This fun-filled day of learning through experiencing is presented by psychologist Carol Surya

Times :8am – 4.30pm   (tea & biscuits served)
Fee :R1500 workshop only (attend training & get notes, without receiving products)

WISE Package deal : R2500 per person (includes all products worth R1300 & work booklet)

YOUR SAVE R300  (on product prices)

or take advantage of this amazing deal

To register : to book
or call 0716716337
Or simply make payment and send your training fee into :
Wellbeing In Schools And Education
NEDBANK, Plett branch 198765
Cheque acc. : 1153793180
Ref : WISE Jhb  & your name & cell number

Other Raising Kids Positively workshops:

Children’s group programs at Greenwood Bay College : Term 2

(see dates below – please contact Carol directly to book ASAP)

These therapeutic groups are designed to:

  • teach children healthy ways to deal with emotions
  • instil positive life skills (e.g. honesty; respect; kindness)
  • strengthen and encourage good communication
  • improve relationships (amongst peers, with educators, siblings and parents)
  • increase children’s self-confidence
  • improve overall wellbeing, inspiring long lasting positive behaviour in children
  • support parents in raising kids positively (2 free talks & 3 supportive seminars)

All groups are holistic (whole child approach) using a range of self awareness activities and proven methods (art, Biodanza, creativity, Journey, games, mindfulness, music, visualizations)

These Emotional Intelligence groups (Magical Me)  are offered to the primary school learners over the course of term 2, with only 8 members per group.  Parents get to be involved via Free Introductory & Closure parent sessions, as well as three Positive Parenting Seminars (specific to each of the themes) and online support (i.e WhatsApp groups and YouTube).

“For a child to realize their potential, they need inspiration, tools and support”

Once parents understand the positive psychology framework and tools that are being used in their children’s groups, it becomes fun and easy to discipline differently and help boost their children’s self-esteem.

MAGICAL ME – Self-esteem groups

For building self-esteem, self-confidence, expression and EQ. All learners can benefit (especially those who have been underachieving and are shy or withdrawn.  Children will learn how to identify and express their emotions more effectively, while also learning fun and easy ways to be able to deal with feelings on a daily basis. NOTE : Only 8 learners per time slot.

GROUP 1 : Gr.R & 1 : Wed 1.30 – 2pm (6 sessions for learners; parents : intro, 3 seminars and closure)

GROUP 2 : Gr.2 & 3; Wed 2.15 – 3pm (6 sessions for learners; parents ; intro, 3 seminars and closure)

GROUP 3 : Gr.4 -7; Wed  3.15 – 4pm (6 sessions for learners; parents ; intro, 3 seminars and closure)

Fees :

Gr.R & 1 : R1650 (per learner & parent couple: 6 learner sessions; 3 Positive Parent Seminars)

Gr.2 – 7 : R 1950 (per learner & parent couple: 6 learner sessions; 3 Positive Parent Seminars)


All learner groups : Wed : 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23 & 30 May & 6th June

Parents FREE Introduction session (Tues 24th April, not essential)

Parents FREE Closure & recap session :  Mon 18th June 7 – 7.45pm 


Carol 0716716337

Positive Parenting programs

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Have a look at our Raising Kids Positively presentation and workshop list.

Download a list & summary of workshops

What others say

“Thanks Carol.  It is inspiring to see how you had a vision and believed in it and created such an amazing game and tool that will touch so many children, families and facilitators” (Ilka, psychologist, Cape Town)

“The game is a massive asset for working therapeutically with children – which can be adapted for residential child and youth care settings.  The facilitator was excellent – interactive and highly engaging and the tools provided for feeling release and excess energy can be accessible for all those working in and around the life space of children” (H. Nash, social worker, Port Elizabeth)

“Thank you for bringing us this amazing tool! We can start using the game tomorrow in our shelter where the children have experienced so pain in their lives.  Now I feel confident that I can really help – and in a fun way!” (social worker, Queenstown)

“I learned how to be more in touch with my inner child, how to “handle” my child better and some good tools for working as a child peadi. Learning about democratic parenting.Loved it – would definitly recommend this course to others.” (medical practitioner, Durban)

“The game is a very important tool to deal with feelings especially with young children” (psychologist, Durban)

“ I found this course wonderful and practical! Thank you.  I would be able to use it with traumatized foster children as well as other children – even some adults!  I believe it will help me to work more non – directive  and improve my counselling skills.  Thank you Carol!”  – Christa Rossouw, East London

“The InnerMagic game is a more holistic tool than other games, as it addresses a lot of aspects. It will be very useful”. (educator specialist, Bloemfontein)

“Very developmentally relevant. Non-threatening therapeutic technique. Good interactive learning experience. Fun and informative. I like the flexibility of the game.  It’s child-centered and allows the child to direct the process – which equates to empowering children. Presenter has solid knowledge of theoretical material – it was an excellent and enjoyable workshop” (Candice Gouws, psychologist, Port Elizabeth)

“I really found this to be an amazing tool to use with kids to voice themselves and to connect with themselves” (NACCW child and youth care worker,Izinphido, Cape Town)

“Looking forward to using this tool – it will DEFINITELY be helpful in my therapy practice.  I also enjoyed the practical parental guidance tips.  Your passion, creativity and deep respect for child therapy shines through.” (psychologist, Cape Town)

“Thank you very much for all the effort you’ve put into developing this game.  I am excited to start using it in my practice.  The book is GREAT – thank you!  I’ve discovered new tools to use with traumatized children.  Your passion is tangible and contagious” (psychologist, Cape Town)

“Innermagic is a fun tool that will definitely not sit in a box. (D. Kriel, Counselling Psychologist, East London)

“This is a fantastic new tool. The group interaction was dynamic and super. Amazing tool and interactive workshop.” (psychologist, Durban)

“A dynamic, fun, professional, inspiring presenter. A  game that has been on the wish list of therapists and parents for a long time and that has come out in a most amazing way” (psychologist, Cape Town)

“I feel that if this tool was introduced as early as we became a democratic country – it is welcomed but late, if it could be used in schools – pre-schools and most developmental stages, the world would have long been a better place! It’s an easy detached process. I strongly believe that this will unlock the ability of most who will be touched by it, to create a well deserved world.” (AfrikaTikkun facilitator, Jhb)