For 1 hr/2 x wk/4 wks, every class will build on one another as we begin the first 20-30 minutes of the class with a group discussion relating to positive recognition of self, someone in the group, someone they know or are inspired by.
The last 30-40 minutes of the class, the children will engage in activities or games focusing and implementing 20 selected positive adjectives (courageous, thoughtful, talented, reliable). They will demonstrate creative thinking as they work in teams to create & deliver a short story, they will play hot positive adjective (potatoe), they will play (creative) telephone, and many more...but most importantly, they will engage in a special activity w/my particatation that will indeed increase their self-esteem and remove insecurities, self-doubt, fear and/or distrust.
ALL of this is done in a very ENTHUSIASTICALLY, FUN WAY!
**There will be 3 short homework assignments
**New skills learned will require continued action, w/parent encouragement for child to verbalize their positive adjectives of choice in the morning or evening.
You will NOT be disappointed!
Confidence Speaks program was approved by the State of California in April 2019 as a continued education course for Administrators in Group Homes for ages 8-16.
I am incredibly honored to teach this class to you, so you can play it forward and teach the program to your children.
For best retaining results: Class should be taught 1 hr/2 days a wk/4 weeks.
This positively, encouraging program was created to remove
> Insecurities > Self-doubt > Fear > Distrust and strengthen self-awareness and identity in order to maximize a child potential through 3 Psychologically proven techniques
Every class builds on one another. The first 20-30 minutes of the class is a group discussion (questions asked) relating to positive recognition of self, someone in the group, someone they know or are inspired by.
The last 30-40 minutes of the class, the children will engage in activities or games focusing and implementing 20 selected positive adjectives (courageous, thoughtful, talented, reliable).
**There will be 3 short homework assignments
The most prevalent component in this program is the use of the Psychological proven affirmation philosophy.
*Affirmations are positive statements used to mentally instill positivity into a child, which “manifest into our lives and who we are. What we believe about ourselves at a subconscious level, can have a significant impact on the outcome of events.” (W. Jacobsen, M.D.)
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This program will not only benefit the children GREATLY now AND in the years to come, but fulfill your hour requirement, as well.
Class is held every 3rd Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Upon completion of the class, I will provide a certificate of completion.
From the ages of 5-12 my Grandparents raised me because my parents divorced and became physically and emotionally unattached. Challenges began when I entered the 4th grade. I was often humiliated by my teacher who called me "Moose" in front of the whole classroom and some of the upper classmates began to call me "Ape" because my eyes didn't look the same as theirs, and called me derogatory names due to my enthnicity. For two years this continued but I instead of speaking up, I remained silent, not saying a word.
I felt unloved, insecure, ashamed, fearfull, ugly, unaccepted and for two decades I suppressed my feelings. Because of this, I was co-dependant and lived with low self-esteem, low self-worth and low confidence which had great consequences, including getting pregnant out of wedlock at a young age.
At the age of 19, I began college to pursue my education with children, graduated and for the last 24 years (off and on) I've worked with children; teaching, mentoring, counseling, and volunteering in public, private, and Sunday Schools. In 2013, I began self healing programs and returned back to school to obtain counseling certifications and finally healed and found peace within. In 2019, I utilized all my experience and knowledge and created Confidence Speaks.
I realized the significance of identifying/verbalizing thoughts & feelings and the importance of self reflection, acceptance, utilizing positive self-talk, and understanding our self-worth, and I am COMMITTED to helping children do the same. I am COMMITTED to sharing my experiences and knowledge speaking to children so they can remove their insecurities, doubt, and fear in order to obtain clarity about themselves and maximize their full potential!
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> B.A. in Communications,
> Minor in Child Development,
> PCIT (Parent/Child Interaction Therapy) Certified
> Child Counselor Certified
> Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Certified
I have two children; one 26 and one 9. I love photography, traveling, siteseeing, horseback riding, bike riding, hiking, reading, helping others, and learning about self improvement.
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