Calming the Storm is an 8-week group designed to support children and preteens in learning emotional regulation skills in a fun and engaging environment. Both a group for children ages 7-9 and a group for pre-teens ages 10-13 will be running.
Using activities, crafts and discussion; those in group will have the opportunity to explore their ability to self regulate while learning skills and strategies to cope with their emotions in a supportive setting with their peers.
Topics explored include:
- identifying emotions
- anger & frustration
- problem solving
- how our brains work
- coping strategies
A group for parents/guardians is held at the same time in another room. This provides support to the parent/guardians(s) and encourages families to practice and discuss skills together between group sessions.