Are you struggling with your student’s emotional outbursts or anxieties?
Do you have students who constantly complain of a “sore tummy”?
Are your students displaying negative thinking patterns?
Is your valuable teaching time spent dealing with disruptive behaviour?
The Feeling Friends are here to help!
At The Feeling Friends we believe that all children have the right to feel happy, healthy and safe. If this is achieved, learning will be successful.
We promote this vision with interactive sessions that help children develop the skills needed to:
- Identify and self regulate their emotions and feelings.
- Develop coping mechanisms to help calm them when they are upset, stressed, depressed or angry.
- Turn their negative thinking patterns into positive ones.
Teaching children self awareness and regulation of their emotions can play a crucial role in building a child’s self esteem, resilience and general mental well being.
Currently one in seven school aged children are affected by internalising problems such as anxiety, depression, negative self perception and emotional distress.
EARLY INTERVENTION IS THE KEY!
If we can begin teaching children from an early age, the importance of self regulating their thoughts and emotions we can help create children who can engage more successfully in education, develop stronger relationships with family, educators and peers and make easier transitions into adolescence and adulthood.
What a Feeling Friend session involves:
A fifty minute session run by qualified and experienced teachers that is linked to the National Curriculum includes:
- Discussion of different emotions
- Interactive songs and stories
- Circle Time
- Art Activity
At the end of the session the children will have greater insight into their emotions and begin to implement some of the skills discussed into their everyday life. Teachers will be given further information of how they can build on the learning in the classroom. One on one, small group and multiple sessions can be arranged—please contact us for more details.
Kindergarten, Primary Stage 1 (Y1-2), Primary Stage 2 (Y3-4)