A guide to feeling connected
Connection means simply having understanding, care for and empathy for your self, other people, the environment and nature, your passions – discovering these and including them in your life is a key to wellness.
It is only through knowing ourselves, our strengths, and values that we can really grow into the person who we want to be. We will plant the seeds to help you know yourself a little better. With patience, time and sunshine you will find your roots and start to grow!
Self-regulation means you can calm yourself down when you feel stressed, and get yourself going when you need to energise. This skill allows you to steer your life towards where you need to go.
Niko Everett would like to introduce you to someone she thinks you should know-YOU! As the founder of Girls for Change, Niko has helped many young teens transform their communities and themselves by holding up a powerful mirror. In this engaging talk, Niko will demonstrate how anyone- from boys and girls to grown men and women can get a glimpse into their own transformational looking glass too. Inspirational and empowering. Find out more about Niko’s work on nikoeverett.com
We often forget to take time for ourselves to give ourselves the love and care that we need. Self-compassion has nothing to do with being selfish or egocentric. Self-love is one skill that can sooth the emotional scars we might carry from the past.
This talk is from the “Practicing Mindfulness & Compassion” conference, 2013. Here Kirstin Neff, Ph.D., discusses self-compassion and how to leave insecurity behind:
How can we discover our passions and maintain them in our lives when chores like dishes and mathematics homework always seem to get in the way? We will help you explore what makes you happy, how to find and follow your passions, and have fun doing so!
Josh Shipp is a teen behaviour expert. In this video he discusses life directions and how to connect with yourself to find your own way:
Life can be lonely without feeling connected to others. We will look a little deeper into how to build healthy relationships by practising the skills of mindfulness, listening, asking questions and giving feedback. Step by step, we will explore how to support each other on our way to
As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication — and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.
Being assertive is a key skill in order to grow towards your full life potential. By adopting an assertive and compassionate communication, you will be able to express your emotions in a clearer and more candid way when interacting with the outside world.
When we feel unhappy, playing with a pet or going for a stroll in nature can remind us that the world is full of beauty and good things. We will help you discover some of the simple joys. Because sometimes it’s all about being a child again!