Lameroo Regional Community School
MYTERN - Take Emotional Responsibility Now
Lameroo implemented the MYTERN language throughout the school and community in 2017 to improve student’s and family’s wellbeing. As a skill MYTERN is unique, as it is designed for the whole school (students, staff and parents) creating a common language that crosses all barriers (age, gender, school and home).
What is MYTERN?
Using a metaphor of the road and a steering wheel, MYTERN teaches that life is a balance between the good and the not so good roads, and that all roads need to be travelled in order to build health and resilience. When individuals develop emotional resilience, they are more likely to be able to handle the added pressure of life, enabling them to perform better academically; improve their relationships; and be generally happier within themselves. MYTERN teaches self-regulation, replacing blame and judgement with responsibility, empathy and compassion.
The skill of MYTERN is acquired through daily practise, and is just as essential a skill to master as literacy and numeracy. It is a skill which is not only for those who are experiencing difficulties, but for everyone, regardless of their situation or age.