The goal of this course is to help empower you and your child to learn practical, easy to apply, tested skills that through research have shown to improve wellbeing. This course will be tapping into tested positive education techniques as well as a range of mindfulness application strategies with videos, audio links, weekly challenges, resources, and a detailed manual for your reference. It will also focus on specific skills that assist students to strengthen relationships, build positive emotions, enhance personal resilience, promote mindfulness and encourage a healthy lifestyle. The course is geared primarily for children ages 6-12, but many activities can be adapted for parents and teachers as well.
You may have heard of the powerful and timeless quote “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” by Aristotle. As an educator, this has been my mantra. There has never been a time where educating the heart has been more critical. Mental and emotional wellbeing are being challenged now more than ever. Human connections are challenged, emotions are suppressed, and young minds are feeling the burden.
When parents are asked what they want most for their child when going to school, the overwhelming majority want them to be happy. After all, isn’t that what we ALL want? To live a life of purpose, of joy, of love. However, when you ask many teachers what is taught in school, rarely do they answer wellbeing. How much focus is actually placed on teaching tools to embed “happiness?” What about creativity and problem solving skills, all of which are directly linked to application of mindfulness and positive education strategies? Are kids just expected to know how to manage their emotions and wellbeing innately? If it were that simple, there wouldn’t be record amounts of cases internationally of depression, anxiety, and stress. Children quite simply lack strategies to take ownership of their own mental health and are limited in opportunities to enhances their emotional intelligence and wellbeing.
The youth are our future. Imagine how different our world would be if we could prioritize teaching applicable and valuable skills that improve well being from a young age, which can then be transferable for life!
This course is designed to help empower, through you and your child to learn practical, easy to apply, tested skills that through research have shown to improve one’s wellbeing. Let us embark on this journey together, where we can manifest the best and most authentic versions of ourselves and each other. Allow yourself and child the chance to FLOURISH.