Emotional Resilience Workshop
Disclaimer: The information below and the content in 2020 Dreams Emotional Resilience Workshops are not to be regarded as professional therapy. 2020 Dreams Workshops focus on raising awareness and empowering young people to help themselves.
Emotional resilience is the ability to cope with challenges and setbacks. When young people have emotional resilience they will learn from and not be consumed by their failures. They will continue to grow and develop rather than being limited by negative experiences. They will also be more resistant to peer pressure and live by their own values.
Surviving the Challenges of Childhood
From dealing with conflict and adapting to changing classes to coping with bullying or even abuse at home, childhood presents young people with many challenges. A 2020 Dreams Emotional Resilience workshop can help young people to develop the resilience skills they need to come through those challenges without losing their way or suffering from mental health issues.
Dr Ginsburg’s Seven Cs of Emotional Resilience
American paediatrician Dr Ken Ginsburg breaks emotional resilience down into seven elements: the seven Cs.
To become resilient, young people need to trust their own competence. When they are aware of their own strengths and are willing to be responsible for making their own decisions, they will be able to handle most situations.
Parents and teachers can help develop competence by not being over-protective and by being specific when feeding back about mistakes.
Self-confidence is important for resilience and forms the hard core that will see young people through tough circumstances. Being specific with praise and being careful not to push too hard can help young people to develop self-confidence.
Strong connections to family and the wider community will help young people to develop strong values and avoid anti-social behaviours.
Helping young people to develop a strong morality will give them another foundation for not only being resilient but also for acting for the greater good. Modelling compassion and avoiding stereotyping will help children to become adults who care for others.
When children and teens understand that the world becomes a better place through positive action, they will be more likely to draw strength and resilience through contribution. For this to happen, young people need the opportunity to contribute.
In many cases, young people act badly or make unwise decisions to cope with anxiety or other negative feelings. By teaching them more positive coping strategies, their emotional resilience will grow.
To act decisively, young people need to believe that they have a measure of control in the outcome. Parents and teachers can help them to understand that every cause has an effect and that most negative situations are about choices that were made or not made – not random events.
‘It was good, the children enjoyed it & were on task.’
‘The children loved the opportunity to be loud & to release emotions. They learnt about focus & are using this language in class.’
‘It was very good, it was a good introduction to emotional resilience & confidence building.’
‘The children loved it, they were very enthusiastic.’
‘It was very good, the children were engaged.’
How a 2020 Dreams Emotional Resilience Workshop can Help
A 2020 Dreams Emotional Resilience workshop will raise awareness of the importance of developing this quality and will create a space where young people can practice and explore the skills they will need to navigate tough challenges.
As with all 2020 Dreams workshops, our experienced facilitators will use techniques which have been shown to engage young people. These include role plays and open forum discussions. By allowing young people to develop their own skills and drawing on their personal experiences, the lessons learned will be more deeply embedded.
2020 Dreams workshops can be held in any part of the UK. All workshops provide age-appropriate content and can be customised for specific needs. They are also fully risk-assessed and insured with all facilitators DBS cleared.
Book a Emotional Resilience Workshop
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