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The Cave
Write from the heart without rules. The right brain is waiting for us to tune into creativity & imagination. We will write together in sprints. Bring pen and paper.
Description
The cave is for all students who have completed the Creative Writing class. We will meet weekly, writing with prompts given by the teacher. For example, for 10 minutes we will write freehand about butterflies. What are they, what do they look like, where do they live and sleep, how do they behave, when do they flutter around, why are they important. This is not based on reality. We will let our imaginations go wild creating a new reality for the butterflies we write about. Each topic will introduce a no rules atmosphere meaning there is no right or wrong with creativity and imagination. Writing long hand is encouraged, yet not required. When we run out of things to write about, we will practice gratitude exercises learned in the Creative Writing class. The teacher will give a quick tutorial at the beginning of each class with exercises to practice. This will nudge our brain to a positive state, helping us find that flow to continue writing creatively from our intuition. We will pause, practice gratitude, asking our inward voice, 'what do you have for me?' We will then listen meditatively. If there is nothing, we will continue to practice gratitude writing a list of things we are grateful for until the time for the writing prompt is over, (about 10 minutes each prompt.)
Learning Goals
  • Students will write about different topics with support and prompts.
Outcome
  • Students will write with creativity & imagination with greater ease and self confidence.
External Resources
  • Students can access free life coaching curriculum here: https://alexia.substack.com/
Supply List
  • Pen, pencil and notebook paper to write on.
Once a week One-Time Class
45 minutes Class Duration
12 Kids Class Size
Ages 10-18 Age Range
USD 32.77 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
Hello and Welcome! I am an author, teacher, speaker and life coach who teaches people of all ages communication skills. My expertise is in emotional development and expression. As children we are not taught about emotions, empathy nor how to listen. We grow up without intelligence emotionally often reaching out to professional psychologists with life problems to solve when we are adults. My courses teach the normalcy of emotions with educating students what they are, how we experience them and how to communicate. This core process translates to increased imagination and creativity. We are all artists and writers and have creativity inside of us. This does not threaten the left brain rationalism our educational systems are structured around, it actually compliments it. There is a cutting edge advantage to social skills and creativity entering into the 21st century as our jobs will be increasingly automated with artificial intelligence. I bring my experience with children and teens where I did artwork, and played all kinds of games with them as we talked about emotions, problems and solutions. With the teens, I would shoot hoops outside with basketball, write and play card games. With the younger children, I would play board games and draw. What mattered was helping them express themselves. Parents would learn to trust my process, as when the kid would identify the parent as the 'monster' in the drawing, I would understand their communication. Sometimes as adults we can be scary to kids with our emotions and they do not understand the normalcy of anger and fear. I help kids of all ages understand we all experience anger, fear, sadness, joy, confusion, disgust and more as part of life. There is nothing wrong with us. By tapping into our inward thoughts and emotions, I help students express themselves more freely with increased confidence and self esteem. This model of PERMA from Positive Psychology has been practiced with school children in Australia with Dr. Martin Seligman, and they saw their overall achievement scores improve just because they focused on well-being and emotional expression. It is nice to meet you!
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