Does your child experience anxiety? Do they worry about things to the point that it affects their ability to engage with school or life in general? Do they struggle with their strong emotions?
Do you wish you had discovered the keys to mental wellbeing when you were young?
If I had known as a child that I didn’t need to take my thinking seriously and that I had my own internal guidance mechanism, my adult life would have been much easier.
I use the tried and tested My Mental Health Rocks curriculum to help children see their innate wellbeing and mental health.
What will the children explore?
Over a series of 7 engaging, fun sessions I’ll help your child see their mental health and wellbeing that is there all the time.
We will uncover the five ‘super powers’ or systems (age dependant) that we all have, that make up our wellbeing:
Calm – our natural ability to always reset to calm.
Confidence – our natural ability to try new things. Built in to us otherwise we wouldn’t have ever crawled and then walked!
Creativity – something we do every moment of every day without even realising. We create and believe things all the time. We therefore have the potential to create and believe something else.
Wisdom – or intuition. Our natural ability to know things that we didn’t know we knew.
Resilience – that which keeps us moving forwards, and helps us get through ‘tough’ times and negative thinking.
In addition, children will understand where their feelings and emotions come from, the nature of those feelings and emotions and their impact on how we experience our mental health and wellbeing.
By the end of the sessions children will understand that we all work in the same way. That our state of mind can affect our judgement and decision making and that people experience things differently. They will also understand the nature of our thoughts.
Core lessons we explore in the program
Over the 7 sessions we cover
- Who we are – the wellbeing we’re born with and where to find it
- How life works – it’s inside out!
- The thought/feeling connection – how thoughts create feelings in our bodies and how to use that
- Wisdom/intuition and how to harness it for an easier life
- How we see ourselves and others (and what’s going on with bullies)
- Creativity and resilience – where they’re found and how they support us
- How moods impact our experience