What is Emotional Literacy?
Emotional literacy offers a range of non-verbal and specific exercises that gives children and adults the tools and languages to explore and manage feelings.
Children benefit by learning to identify the basic emotions of childhood: anger, fear, grief and loss, and aloneness in their bodies.
They acquire tools to manage these emotions and to transform them into peace, safety, joy and connectedness with simple exercises using: sound, colour, movement, gesture, clay, sand and sensing.
Adults, especially when parenting, can benefit by learning to regulate emotions and manage reactions. When emotions are ‘dysregulated,’you're in fight or flight.
When parents restrain your own ‘tantrum’ you're rewiring your brain. Each time you choose love, it makes the next choice easier. And you'll be astonished at how your child changes in response, as you decrease your own drama.