Young people have to cope with stress yet often are given little or no practical help, nor are they taught coping strategies. Using the popular technique of Circle Time, this book provides a range of exercises to promote relaxation, inner confidence and a positive sense of self through the use of visualisation. These strategies are already established in other walks of life, such as sport, and will build on emotional literacy work as part of the PSHE curriculum. The exercises are also accompanied by questions, discussion prompts and worksheets. This book will be useful for all adults who want to provide young people aged 8 upwards with the tools to assist emotional development.

From Buds to Flowers

From buds to flowers

This session focuses on working towards a wholesome vision of who we would like to be.

You might like to explore the following questions with the children:

  • What type of person would you like to become in the future?
  • What elements (internal and external) do you need in order to help you become this person?

The following is a statement that you can use to reinforce the discussion.

A bud contains the potential to be a flower. A caterpillar contains the potential to be a butterfly. As human beings we are quite lucky in that we have the potential to be a great many things. The sooner that we can develop a vision of who or what we would like to ...

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