What is self-awareness and identity? Psychologist, Daniel Goleman said, "self-awareness is an emotional intelligence or self-knowledge; the idea of knowing one's internal states, preference, resources and intuitions." How are you doing? This is tough stuff even for us!
Even though human beings are the only creatures on Earth with the capacity to reflect on past choices, make quick changes, assess the value of the change, and be able to commit to do things differently, none of us are born with peak self-awareness ready to go! It very slowly emerges throughout childhood and is polished over time as we grow and experience the world.
Our role is to stimulate this beautiful intelligence in our kids, so they can glimpse the possibility of new potentials, opportunities, futures and ways to evolve. The idea is that the more we assist them to pay attention to their thoughts, emotions, actions and outcomes, the better they'll understand why they do the things they do, who they are now, and who they dare to be in the future.
This workshop presents a collection of totally practical ideas to guide young to grow a better idea of their present and future identities. This kind of coaching requires poise and a plan, because change is a slow and the struggle to replace old habits thoughts with new ones take time within beautifully balanced structures. I promise to give you lots to take away!