Schools - Relax Kids
Supporting students' wellbeing by equipping them with practical mental health support
Relax Kids PSHE and the character curriculum
Relax Kids aims to help children and young people develop a strong sense of self, build on their strengths, accept their perceived weaknesses and develop a set of positive values that will help them throughout their life. Sessions give pupils an opportunity to take time out to relax body and mind which helps them manage their energy.
Pupils learn mindfulness and relaxation techniques that bring self-awareness, help support resilience, guide pupils towards positive values and build the self-respect needed to manage risks. When pupils are able to self-regulate and stay calm, they are in a better position to learn, see their strengths, manage conflicts and differences and build positive and healthy relationships. Relax Kids sessions include movement, social games, stretching, peer and self-massage, breathing techniques, positive affirmations and self-talk, mindfulness and visualisations. Visualisations will look at bullying, anger and anxiety and help pupils manage these by invoking kindness, and empathy.
Sessions use positive affirmation cards, mood cards, power and value cards to help children develop positive feelings. Sessions teach pupils important self-regulating skills and give them tools to manage the issues they may face. Relax Kids helps support the following aspects of the PSHE Character frame work:
• interpersonal and social effectiveness
• effectiveness within a wider community
• Managing Risks
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Benefits of 'Relax Kids' Classes:
Manage Moods and Emotions
Learn to Self Soothe
Learn how to Increase Brain Power
For which age group are Relax Kids session?
Relax Kids sessions are suitable from reception years to teenagers. They can be tailored to different age groups in order to keep the children engaged and entertained.
What programs do you typically deliver in schools?
The work that I deliver in schools is varied and it is driven by the objectives and outcomes that the schools wish to achieve. Below are a few examples of what I offer to give you a flavour of what can be delivered.
Key Stage 1 & 2 - An introductory 6 weeks course to self-soothing and relaxation. Weekly sessions last between 30 and 45 minutes and they are based on a different imaginative theme each time. Children are introduced to a variety of mindfulness and relaxation techniques whilst playing and having fun.
Year 5 and 6: Chill and Chat program, specifically designed to help children dealing with change and the transition into their teenager years. Outline of the program:
1. Positive Thinking Session
2. Visualisations Session
3. Dealing with Stress Session
4. Moods & Anger Management
5. Healthy Living
6. Looking After Yourself Session
7. What is Real Happiness?
8. Session 8: Self Belief & Empowerment
Do you work with secondary schools and colleges?
Yes - I can work with older children and young adults delivering group coaching sessions and 1-2-1 work for individual support. I can tailor my approach and delivery according to the age group and your specific requirements.
Please book a discovery call to find out more.
A short video by Marneta, founder of 'Relax Kids', explaining what to expect from the sessions