Wellness Workshops for K-6

The one-hour workshops below were created in response to individual requests made by concerned educators, and parents. What are the current social and emotional needs of your school community?

Workshop: "I am able to feel at peace ( Grades K-6)

During this experiential workshop, students use the creative arts to examine their personal understanding of inner peace expressed physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Children are encouraged to list the benefits of feeling calm and are guided to reflect on what they believe fuels and diminishes their inner peace. By the end of the workshop, each student will have had the opportunity to practice a series of mindfulness exercises as well as simple physical and mental strategies designed to achieve and maintain inner calm.

 

Workshop: "I know how to respond to buggers and bullies” (Grades K-6)

During this practical workshop, children learn how to identify and recognize the difference between conflict, attention-seeking behavior, and various forms of bullying. By the end of this workshop, each child will have had the opportunity to practice embodying their assertive communication style and leave with a personal strategy that is most useful to them in addressing “buggers” and bullies; both in their own lives and those of others. *Cyberbullying is addressed more fully in grades 5 & 6

 

Workshop: “I use my 12 tools to succeed in life” (Grades K-6)

This engaging workshop is an introduction to a social-emotional learning curriculum designed by Dovetail Learning Inc., a leader in whole child development taught to youth at schools across the U.S. and Canada.  Students are introduced to a set of 12 easy “tools” (inner resources) that they can use to support and build their resiliency, self-mastery, assertiveness, confidence, decision making, and autonomy. Through a series of self-reflective exercises, role-plays, and games, students have an opportunity to:

  • Learn how and when to use each of their tools (inner helpers) in daily life

  • Identify perceived tool(s) they already employ regularly to help them thrive

  • Practice applying one underutilized tool to support their success

Workshop: “I respect feelings and boundaries - my own and others” (Grades K-4)

This interactive workshop is designed to help children explore their own feelings and boundaries as well as those of others. Through a series of age-appropriate games, art, role-plays, and exercises around listening and observation, students learn how to:

  • Identify, acknowledge and verbally express their feelings

  • Practice making respectful and assertive verbal requests for personal space

  • Become sensitive and aware of other people’s feelings and comfort level

 

Workshop: “I use empathy to improve my relationships” (Grades 3 & 4)

This interactive workshop helps kids become aware of their empathy skills to support themselves and others.   During the session, children are shown how they can practice empathy to improve and broaden their relationships within and outside of the classroom. Students also discover how they can use their empathy to create an inclusive, safe and caring school environment. Students will learn:

  • The meaning of empathy

  • The benefits of using empathy skills

  • 3 practical ways to develop self-empathy and empathy for others

  • Recognizing empathy busters

  • Using empathy effectively in challenging situations

 

Workshop:   “I know how to make good friends and keep them” (Grades 3 & 4)

This practical workshop teaches children the learned social skill of making and maintaining healthy friendships. During the first half of the presentation, students are guided to reflect on their personal feelings and motivation around socialization.  Students are also encouraged to identify what they perceive makes a good friend and how to show up as a good friend. The second half of the workshop focuses on a series of role-plays where children practice conversation starters, asking open-ended questions, and listening exercises.  By the end of the workshop, children will have gained more insight, experience, and tips on how to initiate, build and maintain good relationships in both familiar and unfamiliar environments.

 

Workshop: “I can deal with peer pressure effectively” (Grades 5 & 6)

During this workshop, students gain a better understanding of peer pressure experienced in society and learn how to recognize 6 existing types of peer pressure in their daily lives.  By the end of the workshop, students will have had the opportunity to strengthen their confidence in their ability to manage their experiences of peer pressure by:

  • Clarifying and affirming their personal values, likes, and dislikes

  • Practicing their assertive communication skills

  • Rehearsing specific strategies targeted at overcoming peer pressure

 

Workshop: “I use my resilience to grow and bounce back from setbacks” (Grades 5 & 6)

This interactive workshop introduces students to the concept of resilience.  Students are guided to evaluate their physical, social, and mental lifestyle habits by examining four core components to resilience—connection, wellness, healthy thinking, and meaning. Particular focus on the resilient mindset is explored through self-awareness exercises and practical strategies.  By the end of the workshop, students will leave empowered with a way of thinking that can support them to mentally withstand and learn from difficult and challenging experiences.  

Workshop Title: "I know how to foster my self-confidence” (Grades 5 & 6)

During this eye-opening workshop, students discover the main ingredient to building unshakeable self-esteem: the act of doing well. Through a series of creative and reflective exercises, students are actively encouraged to strengthen their self-confidence by:

  •  Defining the meaning of “doing well” that underpins the foundation of self-esteem

  • Discovering the benefit and process of reinforcing internal validation

  • Uncovering personal strengths responsible for feeling capable, driven, and self-assured

  • Identifying positive actions  of doing well taken during perceived challenges and failures

  • Adopting explanatory styles that support the work required in building self-confidence

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Elbow Greeting
Happy Children
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