Aims

  • To improve emotional well-being amoung young people in Ceredigion
  • To offer coping strategies to groups and individual young people in Ceredigion
  • To work with groups in schools towards a performance around emotional well-being that they can share with their peers
  • To create a safe space where all group members feel heard and respected
  • To give group members tools to better understand themselves and others
  • To raise confidence and self-esteem within individuals

Objectives

  • To use group agreements, active listening skills, to model kindness, compassion and empathy
  • To use real stories from the groups to create pieces of Forum Theatre that can be shared with other young people and adults who work with them
  • To share useful theories from schools of thought such as transactional analysis (understanding our interactions with others) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (understanding how our own thought processes work)
  • To use games and exercises to share, put individuals at ease and to make the sessions fun and inspiring
  • To share some tried and tested coping strategies with groups to help them deal with negative feelings they may experience

Programme (some examples of what could be included below)
Example: focus for session

Session 1

Introductions
Ice breaking games
Group Agreement
Emotional Intelligence

Session 2

Transactional Analysis

  • Parent/Adult/Child – How we respond to others and how they respond to us.
  • How to recognise when we are being triggered into behaving a certain way and how to recognise how we could trigger others
  • The Drama Triangle – How to recognise if we are involved in game playing in a situation or with other people. How to try to step away from this (The Winner’s Triangle)

Session 3

Coping Techniques

  • Introducing very gentle mindfulness techniques
  • How our senses can help to ground us and distract us from negative thoughts
  • Exploring the support systems we have around us that we can access

Session 4

CBT – Thoughts/ Feelings/ Behaviours

  • How to recognise when our thoughts, feelings and behaviours effect each other and send us into a negative

Deri Morgan
01239 615 952
deri@smallworld.org.uk