A live online workshop in Spanish for children 8 -12 y/o to develop Social and Emotional Learning skills. We are happy todo this in partnership with @ok.outstandingkids.
Coming up in early 2021
Why develop Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to identify and understand emotions in yourself and others and to use this awareness to manage our behavior and relationships. We can’t change our emotional reactions, in fact, we need to give them attention, but we can learn how to respond to our emotions in a healthy or socially appropriate way.
Emotional Intelligence is a set of skills that can be taught, developed, and learned. Teaching children how to recognize and manage their emotions has a direct impact in many areas of their life such as learning by enhancing academic performance, and promoting supportive and quality relationships.
In this workshop, we aim to provide children and their families with the tools to develop Emotional Intelligence in themselves. By becoming #EmotionalScientists, children are able to investigate and learn about their own emotions, how to manage them, and also to learn and investigate the emotions of others.
What are the outcomes of this workshop?
Emotional awareness: To give children the tools to help them recognize, understand, reflect, accept, and regulate their emotions. To better understand the feelings and actions of other people, and how their own feelings and actions affect themselves and others.
Self-regulation: To give children the opportunity to learn healthy, compassionate, and socially appropriate options for expressing or managing the range of emotions they experience.
Social interaction: To develop children’s social skills and recognize the impact that their emotions and actions have on the relationships with others, and on themselves. Build empathy, develop abilities which helps them find common ground, resolve or prevent conflict.
What informs our workshop?
Our own experience working in educational settings, specifically in the areas of wellbeing, personal development, student and family support, and counselling.
The RULER approach, developed by the Centre for Emotional Intelligence at Yale University. RULER is the evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning and is an acronym for the five skills of emotional intelligence (recognizing, understanding, labelling, expressing, and regulating).
Our own meditation practice and research on mindfulness in children and in educational settings. Evidence shows that this practice improves socio-emotional wellbeing and brain development.
Inspiration provided by the theories, findings and knowledge of different authors such as Brenne Brown, Mark Bracket, Bert Hellinger, Carol Dweck, amongst others.
While some emotions can be uncomfortable, there are no "bad" emotions
All emotions provide us with information which we can use to manage them better