I am just browsing through old EQ4KIDZ evaluations and tidying up files on my computer and have this overwhelming sense of having all those kids in front of me. Each one of them with their precious worries, ideas, ways of operating in the world-all the tapestry of emotions and experiences we shared together. What a privilege it was to work with these children.
And yesterday-looking through old photos of these children-how much many of them have grown now and I wonder if they use their EQ knowledge? I do hope so! Each course we do is quite a deep journey and I am starting to think nearly every child needs to do it twice.
We are now writing it as a curriculum for schools and yet the simple process of the 4 main modules has worked so well so do not want to lose that!
1. WHO AM I? 2. I AM IN CHARGE. 3. I AM ME AND YOU ARE YOU,
4. MOVING ON
I am re-drafting the parenting course to make it a little less cerebral and more ” eqish”-so the prents can discover some of the joy of the art work/symbolic rituals/dynamic drama themselves.
This last course I conducted in Singapore was very special as we worked over 2 days and it felt very intense. The children came together as a group very quickly and the parents were exceptionally supportive. I think we should consider an EQ4KIDZ newsletter to go to all former participants of the course.
I am beginning to see how the after course coaching opportunities are so important-these kids need follow-up and to know they are still supported.
This EQ4KIDZ journey has been a very deep one and I think in many ways it has transformed our work at ICE and well and truly percolated down to our academic enhancement sessions.