A strong foundation of trust and safety is built at the start of the programme in order for the students to feel comfortable to share their thoughts and experiences.
The bulk and heart of the course is the facilitation of resilience, kindness and wisdom and as the course progresses the students start to entangle concepts such as the mindful attitude (not resisting) and start to identify what they really want out of life.
I’ve been practicing at home and I really think it's helping me to relax
The programme is packed with activities that are designed to promote fun, trust, interaction, connection and deeper awareness of themselves.
Designed for 11-25 year olds.
Flexible programme to suit your schools needs
Openness to enjoyment
Meaning & purpose
Action & agency
The acronym S.O.M.A covers the foundations of wellbeing...
We depend on the love and care of others for our own health & wellbeing. Through videos and exercises the students explore the need for quality experiences with people whom they care for and feel cared by and start to grasp that these experiences don’t necessarily require money.
Our enjoyment of life can come alive through our love for music, art, food and doing things we enjoy as well as our strength of gratitude and appreciation. Students are introduced to the art of meditation at this point, focusing their attention using their senses to connect with the present moment.
What do we really care about? Is life only about positive happy experiences or can we learn from our mistakes and disappointments? Through activities the students reflect on what is important to them and examine whether or not they live their lives according to their beliefs.
How do you feel when you are really immersed in something you care about or accomplish something that challenges you? The students are invited to investigate what it is that they do in life which makes them feel good plus through little fun tasks, the student can see this in a little more detail.