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

For many years, I worked with global corporations developing and coaching leaders and teams to improve communications and build effective workplace relationships. I discovered that men and women with low social and emotional competency struggled to make professional connections. They also had difficulty achieving their goals. Additionally, many faced challenges in their personal lives, including relationship issues, anxiety, depression, low impulse control, and poor decision-making. The list goes on.

In the majority of cases, the interpersonal issues in adulthood traced back to childhood. But it was all preventable! 

Early Learning is Vital to Success

According to emotional and social Intelligence expert, Dr. Daniel Goleman, 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 in every aspect of life are those who have learned to harness their emotions and create effective relationships.

Why is Social and Emotional Learning Important?

Because a stressed brain makes poor choices. So, learning how to effectively manage emotions and master the social environment, gives children an advantage in school and life.

Regardless of age, when we feel stressed for any reason, our brains literally shrink. Negative emotions hijack the brain’s frontal lobes. Fear, anger, anxiety, frustration, and sadness overtake the brain’s thinking and logical centers. In a heightened stress state, we become hostage to negative thoughts, emotions, and perceptions.

Just as a dreamcatcher wards off negative dreams, the Storycatching® method helps 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 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 serve to equip K-5 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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