An understanding of emotional literacy is essential to help young people develop self-esteem and so become socially and educationally successful. Through relaxation, play and story in the natural world this day will explore the four core emotions and provides a real practical way of working with emotional intelligence and supporting emotional literacy programmes, such as SEAL and SEAD, and the new agenda for emotional well being in schools.
“Knowing the natural world elevates the very concept of life.” This concept, as expounded by evolutionary biologist E O Wilson, can enhance what we term as “emotional intelligence”, indeed can be integral to it, and is at the heart of this workshop. In this day and age where the fast pace of life and stress can impede child development and teacher/educator development, this day will contain strategies and techniques for working with emotional literacy in the outdoors to support learner development. Through a series of reflection exercises in the natural world and an approach that says ‘they can because they think they can’ this workshop is a must for both environmental educators and teachers.
Course leader: Jon Cree
Established in 1999, WildWise deliver an exciting, diverse programme of courses, camps and events for adults, children and families to inspire and inform about the natural world.
WildWise are specialists, creating exceptional opportunities in bushcraft, nature awareness and outdoor experiences for the general public, educational organisations, corporate and private client groups.
WildWise's nationally acclaimed courses and events for children and adults have been seen on BBC's Blue Peter, Heaven & Earth, Truth About Food, Wild n' Deadly and ITV's Country Lives.
As if we didn’t know it already, recent research has confirmed that a separation from the natural world leads to a diminished existence. Case-studies prove that restoring this connection leads to immediate and beneficial results, on all levels, including mind, body and spirit.
Bottom line is – people flourish in connection to nature. You only have to glance at WildWise’s testimonials to understand the value of this connection.
We see it all the time. We want you to.
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