How to Develop Soaring Self-Esteem and Powerful Self-Confidence
This Workshop in ONGOING
and can be started at any time.
4:30 - 5:40 p.m.
How kids feel about themselves is one of the biggest influences on both their happiness and on what they create in their lives. Positive self-esteem and self-confidence aren't something kids have or don't have. Feeling good about themselves and believing in themselves when things aren't going their way or after they've experienced disappointment is a SKILL they can develop! Kids often feel they have to feel confident before they do something new; however, exactly the opposite is true. The fear doesn't go away and the confidence doesn't come until after they take action. The good news is they can learn how to believe in themselves, even when there is no evidence that they will be successful. Here is what your child will learn about in the 8-session workshop to include fun activities:
May 21, 2019 - I Love Me - How to Develop Soaring Self-Esteem
Kids often don't understand the concept of self-esteem or why it's important. In this first session, I share the story Yucky Me! Yahoo Me! to help children understand what self-esteem is and that positive self-esteem is a choice!
May 28, 2019 - I Believe in Me, How to Develop Unstoppable Self-Confidence
In this session, kids will learn what self-confidence is and why it's important. I share the story Canville and Can'tville - A Tale of Two Towns to help children understand what self-confidence is and the impact of an "I can" belief system. We also explore areas they don't feel as confident in and practice living in Canville.
June 4, 2019 - How Your Mind Shapes Your World and What You Can Do to Shape Your Mind
How kids feel about themselves is shaped by what kids believe about themselves - both on the conscious level and on the subconscious level. When kids learn how to uncover negative beliefs and then shift them to supportive beliefs they become empowered to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves. Just like a plane can take us where we want to go on vacation, our mind takes us where we want to go in life. I share the story Who's Flying Your Plane and help kids understand how their mind shapes their world and what they can do to shape their mind. We'll do a fun activity to reinforce the learning.
June 11, 2019 - Honor Your Uniqueness
Kids often live in the world of comparisons - seeing themselves as "better than" or "less than" someone else. Judgment with a feeling of "less than" leads to self-criticism and self-doubt as kids see everyone else as "better than" they are. This destroys self-esteem as kids fail to see their own uniqueness, gifts, and talents. I share the story The Sun, The Wind, and The Rain to help kids understand the danger of comparisons and discover what is great about themselves.
June 18, 2019 - Power of Possibility
Belief systems shape what kids see as possible for their lives. Kids who don't believe in themselves or who don't think their dreams are possible will in live in excuses and develop an "I can't attitude". Kids learn that when they build a belief system based on possibilities, they can overcome any obstacle, move through fear, handle mistakes, and failure, learn to successfully manage change, and bust outside their comfort zone, create courage, and go for it in life - even when there is no evidence that they will be successful. I share the Power of Possibility story and help kids learn they achieve what they believe.
June 25, 2019 - Neural Pathways
Learning how to move through anxiety and fear helps kids learn how to believe in themselves when facing something new. I share the story Pathway to Success to help kids understand that anxiety is a natural response to doing something new because their brain hasn't developed neural pathways about the new experience. I also share the story Slaying Dragons to help kids learn three common thought patterns that create fear and a five-step process for moving through that fear and creating courage.
May 7, 2019 - Self-Talk - Mastering the Secret Behind Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence (July 2, 2019)
In this session, we work on solidifying a positive self-concept by learning to develop positive self-talk. Positive self-talk help children "program" their mind for positive self-esteem by building strong neural pathways. I share the story Choosing Your BFF to help kids understand how to use the power of positive self-talk and become their own BFF. We also have a fun activity that helps kids create their own positive self-talk mantras and decorate a self-talk mirror they can take home with them.
May 14, 2019 - Power Shifting - How to Stand in Your Power by Choosing Your Experience (July 9, 2019)
When things don't go their way, kids often get down on themselves. A powerful skill for children to learn is how to separate both events and their results from "who they are" as a person. We call this "power shifting" or reframing. I share the story Power Goggles and help kids understand how to handle the ups and downs of growing up without getting down on themselves. We also have a fun activity where kids get to create their own power goggles to reinforce their learning.