The Life of Little Nick: Helping kids discover the power of sport for positive mental health (Hardcover)
The Life of Little Nick tells the true story of a boy with mental health issues, who learns to control his energy and mind by finding fulfilment in exercise and sport.
Nicholas de Graaf the founder of MAWS Group (Mental Awareness With Sports) works with people of all ages to learn techniques to challenge their fear and anxiety.
Nick does this by using confidence-based training techniques allowing the student to match their skills and confidence to challenge fear and anxiety. Each time the student faces their fear it is rewarded with praise and hi 5s from Nick and the group.
Using these techniques allows the student to understand how to break down a task that might seem overwhelming, scary and impossible to exciting, fun and enjoyable. Students come away from their lessons learning how to incorporate these techniques into everyday life in tasks that bring up the mental battles of fear and anxiety.
Nick's first book, The Life of Little Nick shows children they are not alone in their fears, giving them a pathway forward to a positive state of mind.
Reviews of the MAWS Group
"My daughter has attended MAWS group for a while now I have seen her blossom she has been more aware of her mental health and has become so passionate about learning to skateboard can't recommend Nick enough He works so well with the kids "
"Nick has created something truly special with MAWS, never have I found a more supportive or friendly group of people than I did at my first Meetup."