Kids Empowerment Classes
I created these classes because there is so much happening in the world today that is very damaging not only to an adult's self-esteem and self-confidence, but to a child's as well. When we outfit children with understanding combined with tools and techniques for managing the massive influence of society, media and peer pressure, we go a long way to helping them be successful throughout their lives. These classes are for children ages 5-7 and 8-12, and each one combines learning and creativity to help deepen their understanding. Currently, I am offering one class per month (except for October), and hope to offer them more often in the near future. Here are the first 7, with more to come! Visit my "News & Events" page for all the details.
Decorate a Gratitude Journal
Gratitude is one of our most important tools for building awareness of all that we are blessed to have in our lives. With messages coming at our children from all sides that tell them they cannot possibly be enough, have enough, or do enough, gratitude is an effective tool for silencing those messages. In this class, children will decorate a gratitude journal while developing an understanding of, and ability to use gratitude effectively.
"I can!" Art Project
The words we use to speak to ourselves and others are incredibly powerful. They can literally transform your mood, your viewpoint on any situation, and your life. In this class, children will do a fun and explorative art project, while developing an understanding of why it's important to practice using positive language, and how to transform negative words into positive.
Create an Intention Bracelet
Most of us have heard of the power of the Law of Attraction. One significant part of the Law of Attraction is knowing how to, and using intention to create positive change in our lives. In this class, children have the opportunity to make a semi-precious gemstone bracelet while learning how to craft a powerful intention statement. They then learn how to use the bracelet with their intention statement to create positive change.
Make a Dreamcatcher
Legend has it that the dreamcatcher is a powerful filter of dreams, allowing only positive dreams to go to the dreamer. In this class, the children will make their own dreamcatcher while exploring the power of the mind to manage fear, worry and uncertainty.
Friendship Bracelet Weaving
Connection to others is quite simply a human necessity. When we feel overwhelmed, discouraged or sad, we need our friends and family to support us and help us through it, and yet we often feel as if those closest to us simply don't understand. In this class, children will learn how to weave a friendship bracelet, and will learn the importance of those connections, while learning about sympathy, empathy and the power of having and being a friend.
Personal empowerment and self-esteem building! There is an old saying of "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." Personally, I never understood that saying because words can and do hurt. A lot. However, when we can see that on their own, the words outside of us have no power to change who we are on the inside, we take back our power, and we are able to remove most, if not all, of the hurt.
Make a Microphone decoration
Your voice is more powerful than you think! It's is often hard for children to find the right words and right people to talk to when they are having a problem with something related to self-esteem or self-confidence. They lack the language they need to describe what is going on inside, but they have far more power there than they realize. In this class, children get to make and decorate a microphone, while learning the power of their own voices.