Learn how to facilitate small group sessions in ways that make it safe enough for children and teenagers to want to speak about their troubled feelings. Structured exercises will be taught, all of which are designed to help children to get help, empathy and understanding with what they have often been trying to deal with all on their own. Benefits include positive self-esteem, increased capacity to reflect rather than discharge or defend against feelings and to communicate through words rather than through destructive behaviour.
Trainer: Anna-Michele Hantler Anna-Michele is founder of 'Emotional Education through the Arts', an international provider of training and consultancy for the children, schools and family sector. With a passion for the inclusion of an emotional and social curriculum in schools, Anna- Michele regularly presents at The Centre for Child Mental Health where her delivery is valued as practical, fun and inspirational. Having worked professionally as a teacher, educational advisor, child therapist and presenter for 30 years, she has specialism in Anti-bullying, Massage in Schools, Draw and Write research and Circle time. 'How to support and enhance children's emotional development' shares a host of imaginative ideas for the classroom practitioner and she is currently writing a new series 'Small Group Work and Circle Time for Children'.