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Introduction to HANDLE Level 1, Mildura, Victoria

Join us as we explain our unique approach and leave you with practical, simple yet neurologically complex activities to implement at home to build a solid foundation for happy learning and a happy child and adults, too.

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February 9, 2018
1 day 9:00am - 4:30pm


Mary E. Robson
Change-maker, Co-creator of programs, Instructor, Presenter


920 Fifteenth St, Mildura, Victoria   View map


Course , Level 1

 We introduce an interactive approach for identifying and treating the root cause of problems across the lifespan.  Focusing on what causes learning and social difficulties and many other behavioural challenges.

Participants see themselves and others through new eyes, and leave with practical tools and knowledge to apply at home, school, work and life situations.

Become familiar with HANDLE® – an approach that synthesises holism, respect, non-judgement, neuroplasticity, and nutritional science into a unique, effective program that educates, inspires and empowers, the individual and family.

One day that will forever change your perspective

of learning and behavioural challenges!

The Level 1 Introduction to HANDLE is a great opportunity to get acquainted with HANDLE, what it is all about, and the science that underpins the principles of the approach. Not only will you gain an understanding, you will also leave with practical tools that you can implement at home, school or work, including six HANDLE activities.

This information is relevant and useful to anyone who wants to do things with more ease and efficiency to enhance their own potential, those who love and support them: parents, caregivers, educators of all ages, therapists, administrators, health and medical clinicians.

Learn how to harness neuroplasticity for people of all ages and abilities to regain and increase functioning!


This information is relevant and useful to anyone who wants to do things with more ease and efficiency to enhance their own potential, those who love and support them: parents, caregivers, educators of all ages, therapists, administrators, health and medical clinicians.

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Prerequisites: None required for Level 1, Level 1 is a prerequisite to Level 2.


Inclusive of materials and healthy snacks:

Free to Carers via application to Carer Support Services

Early bird single $97.50

Early bird couple $175. (2 people)

Past Level 1&2 Course student of CTTC: free

Registration > Register here:

Contact penny@compassionate-therapy.net.au or call 0448 191 542


Mary Robson is a Certified HANDLE Practitioner & Instructor, and is Regional Education Director Asia Pacific Region for The HANDLE Institute.

Course Objectives are to foster in participants the ability to:
  • Begin to view neurodevelopment from a new model of interactive and interdependent functioning, a model which enables a nonjudgmental approach to individual differences.
  • Be able to recognise subtle signs of stress, in order to individualise task challenges appropriately
  • Understand how social and academic behaviours and developmental histories provide information about neurodevelopmental dysfunctions
  • Become familiar with an array of HANDLE activities that may be used with groups or one-on-one to enhance learning and functioning at any age
Learning Outcomes:
  • The foundations of the HANDLE approach
    • Considers internal and external environments
    • Incorporates knowledge from many disciplines
    • Provides a set of guiding principles rather than a specific technique
    • Values the way respect influences learning; embodies non judgement
    • Views behaviours as communication
    • Understands that neuroplasticity is a life-long process
    • Recognises the importance of patterned organised movement
    • Takes into account nutrition and how one’s internal environment affects it
    • Addresses all forms of learning:  academic, language, motor, social, etc.
    • Acknowledges the value of mental rehearsal
    • Employs Gentle Enhancement® in evaluation sessions and treatment alike: services and trainings
  • Five HANDLE activities to enhance learning and functioning, and how to adapt them to varying abilities and situations.

What is HANDLE?

HANDLE® is an effective non-drug treatment alternative for people of all ages, and for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to:  sensory integration dysfunctions, reading & writing difficulties, autism spectrum disorders, conduct disorders, acquired brain injury, tics and Tourette’s Syndrome, general learning disabilities, dyslexia, trouble with motor skills and coordination, chromosomal disorders, cerebral palsy and many more.

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Harnessing neuroplasticity throughout the lifespan


Email: penny@compassionate-therapy.net.au
Telephone: +61 (0)448 191 542
Adress: 5 Lawson Parade, Castlemaine, Victoria, Australia

Compassionate Therapy

Compassionate Therapy can be engaged to treat and help with numerous illness, disability and trauma – ultimately better helping to cope with existing problems both physically, socially and emotionally now and into the future. The potential for improvement using a systems approach with children suffering from ADD/ADHD, brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, sensory integration disorders, learning disabilities, obsessive-compulsive disorders, cerebral palsy, anxiety disorders and learning disabilities can be quite inspiring. These therapy solutions are also be used with adults too!