THE SECOND MODULE OF EMPOWERING CHILDREN WITH ESTEEM
Love the Life you Live by Loving the Life Within
Self Esteem and Body Energy Regulation
WEEK TWO MODULE OF THIS RAD 6 WEEK PROGRAM
WEEK TWO BREAKDOWN INCLUDES:
MENTAL ACTIVITY INTEGRATION: SELF ACCEPTANCE AND GOOD THINKING/POSITIVE MENTAL FRAMES ABOUT THE SELF.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTEGRATION: ACCEPTING THE BODY AND ITS ENERGY THROUGH TABATA, YOGA/MEDITATION AND/OR CHI/QI GONG
LANGUAGE ACTIVITY INTEGRATION: AFFIRMING AND NOTING YOUR WORTH AND VALUE THROUGH EXPRESSION OF WORDS
STANDARD OF CONDUCT REQUIREMENTS EMPOWERING CHILDREN TO OPTIMAL
All Humans of Different Sizes, Shapes, Colours & Beliefs Accepted and Most Welcome
No Bullying, Comparing or Diminishing of the SELF and/or OTHERS is The Standard Intended
If you bully, compare or diminish, this is representative of low self esteem and you will do well to pay attention and learn from these exercises. Also,obviously, be asked to stop bullying. If you cannot gain enough control over your expressions of diminishment then you will be placed in the middle of a circle and be instructed to name 100 things that make you a good and kind person.
MUST BE MASK FREE no drama please either you are in or you are out with this being a natural standard to optimal respiratory health and ultimately harnessing fully this pillar or esteemed vibes.
The Pillars of Self-Esteem Will Be Taught in Easy to Understand & Creatively Engaging Modules For Fun and Optimal Engagement in Learning.
THE RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE TO IMPLEMENT THESE MODULES IS TWICE A WEEK. CONSISTENCY AND SYSTEMATIC REPETITION ARE AVENUES TO MAKE LEARNING COMPREHENSIVE AND CREATE HABITS OF UPLIFTMENT AND EMPOWERMENT FOR YOUR LITTLE HUMANS.
Ex. Tuesdays and Thursday/ Wednesdays and Fridays/ Saturdays and Mondays – Whatever works for how you dial in your famjam vibe, just note that the repetiton and consistency are KEY.
THE 2ND PILLAR OF SELF-ESTEEM THE PRACTICE OF SELF ACCEPTANCE
TOOLS & SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR TASK 01
Magic Me Writing Journal
A Positive & Willing Attitude or Close To It.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR TASK 01
For this exercise instruct the children to pick up their mirrors and look at themselves in the face.
Tell them to say their names aloud.
This is a repeat from the first module so that the children can become more comfortable acknowledge themselves without any resistant thoughts, feelings or actions being generated.
ADULTS/TEACHERS: Facilitate this smoothly with a TSDR which stands for TELL<SHOW<DO<REVIEW
STEP ONE: TELL them what to do. “Pick up your mirrors and look at yourself in your eyes”
STEP TWO: SHOW them what to do by demonstrating yourself looking in a mirror and saying out loud to yourself
“MY NAME IS ________. I DEEPLY LOVE AND ACCEPT MYSELF.”
STEP THREE: Have them DO the same as you just showed them.
STEP FOUR: Observe their participation and performance and REVIEW it by way of POSITIVE LANGUAGE FEEDBACK.
PLEASE NOTE: If any children are resistant or acting silly or unable to meet the exercise in a connnected and serious manner, then have them repeat it until they can.
Do not single them out, just instruct everyone to repeat the exercise until the person(s) who may be struggling/resistant to align and there is a sense of collective engagement and cohesive, collaborative energy amongst the participants.
If the child is performing the tasks solo, then the support the child until they FEEL comfortable in the task.
Learning cannot be absorbed in a STATE OF BEING of resistance so the comfort and ease the child feels is imperative for the investment to be effective.
After you have completed the steps above to facilitate your/the child’s understanding of the task at hand, have them work independently.
If you have to facilitate the steps or go over them again for your/the child to know what is happening, then do it with patience and kindness until they get in their own individual rhythm.
The Definition of Acceptance and Resistance/Non Acceptance
Present the NON ACCEPTANCE VS ACCEPTANCE EXERCISE (see the image just below)
Show the child(ren) the example to demonstrate in words and visually on the paper, the difference between a SELF ACCEPTING THOUGHT vs a NON ACCEPTING THOUGHT prompting it with this statement:
“MANY HUMANS HAVE THOUGHTS THEY KEEP ABOUT THEMSELVES. HERE IS A SHEET THAT LISTS EXAMPLES OF THE KIND OF THOUGHTS A PERSON CAN CHOOSE TO HOLD WITHIN THEM.”
Ask them if it makes sense to them. if it doesn’t, then find ways to connect to your child’s way to understand things until it makes sense to them.
Keep it Simple, Easy and Direct.
THE THOUGHT BOX EXERCISE
TOOLS & SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR TASK 02
8x12in White or 8x12inch Lined Paper
Small Lid Container or Small Wooden Box
The children are given a blank piece of paper and colourful markers and invited to recreate their own template of the worksheet below.
Let the kids know that they will need to cut out each thought and place the NON ACCEPTING THOUGHTS in one pile and the ACCEPTING THOUGHTS in another pile, so the legibly written words will need to be spaced apart appropriately for this purpose.
They will write legibly 3 NON ACCEPTING THOUGHTS and 3 ACCEPTING THOUGHTS as per the example above.
Cut out each word that you have written and create one pile for the ACCEPTING THOUGHTS and one pile for the NON-ACCEPTING THOUGHTS.
Put the THOUGHTS that feel the best to you and put them into your EMPOWERMENT THOUGHT BOX.
This is a good integrative exercise for legible hand writing acumen development too.
The children are free to copy the examples above if they seem lost or unsure what to put down, or alternatively if extra time is available for investment, then help guide them into finding their own words.
Encouraging them to be honest and open in an accepting fashion is the vibe we are emanating here.
The purpose here is to introduce them to an awareness of the inner dialogue they are having within themselves.
Tangible craft activity enables them to couple a somatic experience with the cerebral learning of it, so this aspect of the task is imperative to the absorption of the teachings and would do well to be implemented for efficacy.
THE POWER OF YOUR BRAIN AND THE IMPACT OF YOUR THINKING THOUGHTS
What is a Thought?
What Kind of Ideas & Thoughts Do You Keep About Yourself?
LIST 3 NON ACCEPTING THOUGHTS and then LIST 3 ACCEPTING THOUGHTS to replace the NON ACCEPTING and change them into ACCEPTING THOUGHTS.
If you need help, ASK. There is always help available to you.
FEEDBACK QUESTIONS OF EXPERIENCE -WRITE YOUR ANSWERS IN YOUR MAGIC ME JOURNALS
How do you feel when you read the ACCEPTING THOUGHTS?
How do you feel when you read the NON ACCEPTING THOUGHTS?
Which One Makes You Feel Good About Yourself?
Each Time a Non Accepting Thought Comes To You, It Is A Good TOOL to REMEMBER You Have The CHOICE To Pick Another THOUGHT.
The Ability To Relate To Other People Is A Part Of Life. The Ability to Relate to Yourself Is Too!!
TO BE READ ALOUD
The empowerment of sound can prove impactful and healing to any human system.
Reading aloud in harmony with others and AFFIRMING ones worth is exponential to a solid sense of esteem and self.
Words are very creative and how we frame ourselves determines our pathway forward.
“PROMISE TO MYSELF” – VERBAL AFFIRMATION EXERCISE
I promise to accept myself in every moment of everyday and know that the hard times are shaping me and my abilities to deal in the world a little bit better.
I promis to choose the way i think about the things I experience and I choose to think on the good things within me and about me.
I promise to remember and know that I am allowed to be sad, mad and feel bad because I am human. I accept myself completely.
I promise to see that with those true expressions I can still look at the good and see the advantage in my learning.
I promise to tell myself that it does me no good to judge myself.
I promise to remember I am human, I am learning and I am allowed to be exactly who I am.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INTEGRATION – ACCEPTING THE BODY AND ITS ENERGY THROUGH 2 LEVEL OPTIONS
-great for high energy, healthy exercised and impulsive children
-very effective and useful for a more sedentary, low energy or imbalanced fat accumulated child
PICK FROM ONE OF THE LINKED VIDEOS BELOW AND COMPLETE ONE OF THEM
UPON COMPLETION OF ONE OF THE VIDEOS, FILL OUT THE WORKSHEETS
PLEASE ENSURE AMPLE SPACE TO PERFORM THESE EXERCISES.
ENSURING A PREREQUISITE TALL GLASS OF PURIFIED DRINKING WATER 15 MINUTES BEFORE AND IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHOSEN LESSON.
BE IN THE KNOW
The purpose for the fifteen minute preliminary glass of water is to hydrate the child and give their bodies enough time to hydrate before performing intensified physical activity – also enough rest time in between the consumption of the water and the enabling of the body into the exercises.
An Effective Way to Motivate Children is to EDUCATE THEM TO THEIR EMPOWERMENT.
Before beginning the chosen option, list aloud, verbally the bullet points of benefit that each child will gain by investing in their choice.
The efficacy of high intensity workout training on the physiology is that it engages the child in their entirety and enables and instigates their MIND and BODY to a degree in which they HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION.
This is the MIND BODY connectivity that is inherent in mastering ones own energetic state in its entirety.
THE BENEFITS OF ENGAGING TABATA:
– increases oxygen regulation and blood flow to the biological system
– promotes strength training and resilience
– elevates the MIND/BODY connection & promotes growth and reslience of self sufficiency
– builds muscle and strengthens muscle groups
Qi Gong is an ancient Chinese healing and exercise pursuit that engages the breath, meditation and motion. It is wonderful for any and all human systems in order to revitalize as well as take mastery over ones own biological energy.
THE BENEFITS OF ENGAGING QIGONG:
– promotes blood flow movement and oxygen expansion through the entire body
– promotes healing to tissues and organs
– enhances connection to the MIND/BREATH increasing ones abilty to regulate in balance
– reduces inflammation, anxiety and stress by bringing the body into a balanced homeostasis
– is a meditative movement by nature and therefore offers an elevated command over the MIND and BODY connecting the breathforce and connection and mastery of movement in the present moment.
A quiet space and focused attention an awareness is required for the efficacy of this video, so being mindful of the surrounding space and the quietude of it is of great value to a positive end outcome.
THE BENEFITS OF ENGAGING MEDITATION:
– improves mental clarity and focus/concentration lengthening attention span
– promotes peace and well being in the MIND & BODY
– improves self-awareness and self-esteem
– promotes full biological health due to the peace and tranquility it encompasses as 95% of all disease is stress related
– enagages optima emotional intelligence
– decreases anxiety and hyperactivity
Yoga is a word that is a derivative of “Yuj” the Sanskrit root which means to yoke, to join and/or to unite. It is a formidable practice of peace and connection.
– increases flexibility
– aligns the entire structure of the body
– supports spinal health & management
– works the deep muscles of the body
– strengthens the entire musculature system of the body
– optimizes blood flow and oxygenates the entire body
– immunity booster
– mental clarity and optimal body regulation
MAGIC ME JOURNAL REFLECTION EXERCISE
Accepting yourself and your body means having a good relationship to your body and how you move it and how it feels to you.
In ownership of it entirely.
Systematic repetition of the above pursuits daily is a sweet feel for all humans and can generate optimal lifeforce.
The more you can connect and accept your body as it is and the wonderful things it allows you to do and enjoy, the healthier and happier you will TRAIN YOURSELF to be.
Take your magic me journals and ACKNOWLEDGE THE GOOD that you have accomplished for yourself and in celebration of exactly who you are by writing a page of free flowing thoughts and feels about your experience having completed week 02 module of self-esteem and body regulation empowerment.
Fill at least one page of your journal with reflection.
When I did the self esteem thought box exercise, it made feel…….
What I gained and understood from doing these exercises was…..
AFFIRMATIONS EXERCISE FINALE
When we express acceptance about who we are, as individuals, then we are able to naturally feel confidant in ourselves.
It is quite natural to feel uncomfortable when learning new things, that is what creates resilience and supports our expansion.
Affirming our worth not only in THOUGHTS, but in WORDS too, enable us to create and experience that is a good feel for our entire being, which means it will prove a good feel for the outcomes we generate in our experience.
Write down the following affirmations in your Magic Me Journal
I am capable
I am brave
I am open to new things
I am proud of who I am
I am strong and can take care of myself
I am human and ask for help when I need it
I am allowed to see the good in me
I am allowed to have bad days and tough emotions
I am respectful of how I see things and look for the good in myself and others.
Read them aloud to yourself or in a group (depending on your set up)