Exploring how to adapt your relationship to support children at Being, Doing and Thinking
About this course
Would you like to strengthen your relationship with the children and young people you support? Do you want to know more about how to shift how you relate to children at Being, Doing and Thinking? Are you interested in developing your skills in facilitating creative arts activities? As Thrive practitioners we use activities as a vehicle through which to support a child’s needs. Making these activities effective for a child requires thought, planning and skill. In this workshop, you will learn how to adapt your relational stance to suit the needs of individual children in order to get the most out of Thrive activities.
In this workshop, we will revisit the relational stance at Being, Doing and Thinking and you will have the opportunity to observe a licensed practitioner delivering a Thrive session using a sand tray with a child at each these developmental strands. You will then be able to explore how the activity has been adapted to meet the developmental needs of each child and have a chance to refine and enhance your own skills in this area. Finally, you will use what you’ve learnt to plan a creative arts activity to support a child at each of these developmental strands.
You will come away from the workshop with:
• a deeper insight into the relational stance at Being, Doing and Thinking
• practical experience of observing and reflecting on Thrive in action
• ways of supporting children with different interruptions using the same creative materials.