Children who learn valuable social and emotional skills from an early age are better equipped to succeed in school and in life.

Emotional Competency is Vital to Success

Human competencies, such as confidence, self-direction, the ability to remain calm under pressure, persuasion, influence, and collaboration are the hallmarks of success. Star performers and leaders are those who develop the ability to harness their emotions and leverage effective relationships.

For many years, I worked with global corporations developing and coaching leaders and teams to improve communications and build effective workplace relationships. There, I discovered the common denominator among the most successful men and women was highly competent social and emotional skills. They were extremely good at what they did, sure. But they were also exceptional at harnessing the power of people.

Individuals with high emotional intelligence build positive, lasting professional connections and continually achieve their goals. Their poorer performing colleagues, however, face on-going challenges, including relationship issues at work and home, anxiety, depression, low impulse control, and poor decision-making.

In the majority of cases, adulthood interpersonal issues trace back to childhood. But it can be prevented!

Why is Social and Emotional Learning Important for Children?

Without a doubt, math, science, language, and technology skills are a vital part of today’s learning curriculum. However, the fastest growing industries and the highest paying jobs of the future will demand well-developed social and emotional skills–commonly called “soft skills” in the workforce.

The ability to demonstrate empathy and cooperation on the job is becoming a key differentiator among job candidates in today’s workforce. It is a trend that analysts predict is here to stay.

Learning how to effectively manage emotions and master the social environment gives kids an advantage in school and life.

How Storycatching® Can Help

Just as a dreamcatcher wards off negative dreams, the Storycatching® method empowers children “catch” negative patterns before they turn into poor social and emotional habits. Children learn to understand and moderate their emotions, use pro-social behaviors, make healthy behavior choices, and manage peer relationships in positive ways. They learn how to master stress and take steps to improve their personal happiness and well-being.

The Storycatching® method and programs equip K-6 children with a positive psychological foundation for life.

Featuring creative story building activities, breathing exercises, and visualization, the Storycatching® method teaches children skills for positive emotional and psychological functioning. They learn emotional management, empathy, confidence, balance, resilience, and inner strength–vital skills for success in learning and life.

Positive Benefits

  • Reduced stress
  • Improved cognitive skills
  • Increased social and emotional skills
  • Improved clarity and focus
  • Improved emotional management
  • Improved relationship skills
  • Increased creativity
  • Improved problem-solving skills

Based on Research

Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience, mindfulness, expressive arts, and well-being psychology, Storycatching® equips children with inner resources and social skills for success.

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