7B: Enables participants to develop life skills, resilience, and self-esteem via activities
Relationship Skills, Social Awareness
Sharing and responding to clear expectations
Have you ever felt really big emotions but didn’t know how to communicate them to others? Don’t worry, this happens to people all the time. Learning to communicate our emotions is something that takes time and practice. When emotions feel overwhelming, we can stop and breathe. Take some time to gather your thoughts and share how you are feeling by using “I” statements such as, “I am feeling sad because…” or “I am feeling angry because…” By doing this, we are able to let our feelings out so they don’t feel so overwhelming.
But words aren’t the only way to communicate. We can communicate through hand gestures, body language, charades and even through smiles. Our actions can often speak even louder than our words and communicate a great deal to those we meet. Take some time this week in school and at home to practice communicating in other ways besides speaking. Notice when it is easier to communicate this way and when it is more difficult!