|Posted by Arna on July 24, 2014 at 8:00 PM||comments (11)|
NEW I AM workshop for you!
I AM A Tree explores connection with each other, through the world of the tree.
Age group 6-12yrs
This workshop can be adjusted to suit the very young child as well as the older child or teenager.
Large pieces of dr...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on July 2, 2014 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
As a visual artist I love to spend as much time making art as I can but with so many children running around this isnt always possible, UNTIL I get them in on it!
I thought I would share with you a little art task I set my children (and myself) the other day.
After finding a colourful bird photograph on the internet I asked the kids if they would like to make a forest of these birds with me.
We laid out our materials and began to paint and draw together. It was s...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on July 2, 2014 at 9:10 PM||comments (0)|
Those stuck feelings, urghhhh, like that dream where your legs are too heavy to run, yet you MUST get away, only it’s not a dream, it is your life. I remember after my 6th child Daisy was born, feeling as though I was deep in mud, expected to care for all these little people I had brought into the world. I was in an emotionally charged fog and I think, looking back, if I had gone to a doctor they would have diagnosed PND. Ther...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on February 17, 2013 at 10:40 PM||comments (0)|
Recently Zen Warriors, undertook to pilot our Kids In Touch KIT with their group of Tweens with great success and positive feedback.
"My tweens are really embracing these affirmations from The I AM Program - 'I AM' For Kids and we are having some fabulous discussions about positive vs. negative self talk!"
The I AM Program is thrilled that their are so many wonderful children benefitting from these simple arts connected values workshops.
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|Posted by Arna on June 25, 2012 at 9:45 PM||comments (2)|
Spirit Breath Workshop
The Spirit Breath workshop today was an awesome experience!
I am noticing a deeper a interest and respect for culture resonating as we enter the final workshops in the Big Spirit program.
This re-affirms for me the importance of running Indigenous awareness lessons coupled with emotional intelligence guidance as a consistent part of the school day.
The children are far more inclined to participate and are eager to learn, they are also...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on June 8, 2012 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
Big Spirit for Schools
Our discussion was brief today, focusing on the Australian Indigenous Walkabout tradition.
The children had once again no former knowledge of ‘Walkabout’ and why it might be of importance to Aboriginal people.
We talked about the natural environment and Indigenous spiritual connection to it.
We pondered on ‘why’ one mi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on May 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
Within our 'Feelin’ It' workshop at Stokers Siding School today we focused on Empathy.
The children used dictionaries and the Internet to acquire information and definitions.
Not one of the children had even heard the word Empathy before today!
We went on to share personal stories of empathy.
One lovely young lady was kind enough to share a heartbreaking story of being bullied at school and feeling terrible until a friend came and spoke kindly t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on February 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM||comments (0)|
A few thoughts on bullying… Bullying, crime, violence and war are all symptoms of great unhappiness and personal/social frustration. They are states of mind that are driven to the point of external representation. Terror is anxiety at its peak, spurred on by fear. If you have ever experienced an anxiety attack you will understand to what extent the body responds to this fear. The endocrine system goes haywire, adrenalin is pumped in mighty unusable doses causing a domino affect inclu...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on February 9, 2012 at 12:20 AM||comments (2)|
It takes courage to face the parts of us we hide from the world and from ourselves. But when we are willing to explore the possibility that we are more than who we have been led to believe we are, we can expect GREAT results. Emotional intelligence is about developing awareness of emotions in ourselves and the people around us. It is about developing the smarts to navigate our lives in the best possible way for us. We all use emotional intelligence everyday to say the right thing, to get...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Arna on January 21, 2012 at 3:55 PM||comments (1)|
Catherine from LITA or 'Love is the answer' has been working with little orphans in Uganda.
She has been growing their imagination through the use of The I AM Programs 'My Imagination' workshops!
We are so proud to be involved with the growth of these kids even from a distance.
With the development of vision and hope these young people become the pioneers for positive change!
Please go to The Lita website and see theRead Full Post »