SandStory Skills® Training
Do you have a role or remit to support children's emotional well being?
Do the children in your care have additional social and emotional needs?
Do you want to learn a clear and safe structure to offer one to one sessions to explore children’s thoughts and feelings and support childrens emotional well being?
"SandStory Skills® equips professionals who are not therapeutically qualified with essential, safe, 'soft skills' to support the emotional wellbeing and personal development of children and young people in their care. " (Lara Kasza- creator of SandStory Skills® )
Skills® training is a 2 day (or 14 hour) accredited programme that equips you to provide 1 to 1 sessions to support the children in your care.
Designed for practioners supporting children and young people such as those working in school (Tas, ELSAs, Learning support mentors) or in social care (social workers, family support workers)
Provides you with a simple tool kit of resources and techniques to enable a child or young person to creatively tell their story in the sand or using other creative media and for you to guide them through this process using a clear safe structure. It combines creative play and story telling in a clear to follow structure.
How does SandStory Skills support children?
The process of telling their story through small world play in a safe and contained way and having this witnessed and accepted by a supportive adult helps children feel heard and understood.
This is particularly helpful for children who find it hard to express their feelings or difficulties directly.
This in turn helps them feel better within themselves and more equipped to find solutions.
Stories give meaning to individual and collective experiences