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Social Skills & Resilience Workshop (for children)

A 3-day Social Skills & Resilience programme for children facilitated by 2 experienced child therapists

The workshop will involve a small group of children between 7 and 12 years of age coming together at Embley House to learn, foster and consolidate all types of different social skills. (Please refer to flyer for more details of what will be taught).

We keep group sizes down to ensure children are not overwhelmed and so we as therapists can ensure we provide each child with individualised intervention throughout the 3 days.

Although children are learning and practicing life skills, it is done in a fun, social setting where all children enjoy themselves. (We have had great feedback from parents and children of past workshops).

If you would like to know more, please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Download registration form - As this workshop is always very popular, early registration is recommended.

This workshop is next scheduled for:

  • Social Skills Workshop: Mon 3rd, Tue 4th & Wed 5th July 2017, 10.00am - 2.00pm


  • Social Skills are a significant life skill that children need to learn and develop to be happy at school, home and other social situations.

    They not only help children develop and keep relationships, but define our ability to navigate every situation that involves more than one person.

    Research suggests that children's ability to adapt to their social environment is more important to future success than anything we learn in academics. The more connected we become as a species, the more important our ability to socially adapt will become.

    This workshop is for children only and the skills covered in this programme are well recognised and have been carefully developed over the last eighteen years.

    The fundamental skills covered are:

  • Being less reactive to the silly and annoying things around you - Smart ignoring;
  • Making sure you are showing you are listening - Active listening;
  • Emotional self regulation and calming yourself down - Chilling out the hot feelings;
  • Reading social cues - e.g. picking up on when other kids are annoyed at you;
  • Being positive - using Huggles;
  • Joining in with others;
  • Playing fair and being honest.
  • Making collaborative group decisions - working in a group, getting your ideas out there, getting the balance between 'your way' and 'their way' and when to 'let it go';
  • Assertive conflict resolution (e.g. making deals, compromising, persuasion, etc.);
  • Dealing with teasing and bullying.

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