After School Stand-up To Bullying and Life Skills
For Children ages 9 to 14
8-Week Program Stats the first week of April!
Thursday's 7 to 8:30pm OR
Saturday's 3 to 5:30
Week of July 29th
Week of August 26th
9am to 3pm with flexible drop-off pick-up times!
This program is specially designed for children that are having difficulty fitting into social circles, having trouble with authority, having trouble communicating with friends and teachers and having difficulty in school. It is also great for children who have friends that are bullied or are bulliers, so they can develop the skills needed to stand-up to bullying!
What Would It Be Like For Your Kids To Live In A World Without Bullying?
BULLY-PROOFING SKILLS CAN BE TAUGHT!
The best way to prevent children from become victims of bullies is to teach them bully-proofing skills. Victims of bullies usually exhibit poor communication skills and tend to be left out of activities, leaving them isolated. Our equine assisted learning programs have proven to be ideal for children who exhibits anti-social communication skills. We provide training in social skills focused on improving communication skills, developing emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual wellness, increasing self-esteem and confidence, and ultimately helping children integrate in schools and social circles.
A child with bullying issues may be just as much a victim in their own life as the child they direct their aggression towards. Many bullies are children who have been overlooked, misdiagnosed, suffering from neurological disabilities, or have been abused children themselves. Our equine learning programs are ideal for a child who exhibits aggressive behaviour by promoting positive leadership skills, developing choice-making skills, goal-setting skills, and encouraging responsibility, creativity and laughter.
Starting the Journey
Objective - Building Relationships and Intentions (different personalities).
What are our intentions? How do we build relationships with horses and with people? Are our thoughts and words important?
Objective - Skill Development
What skills does it take to work with the horse and with the people. What do we need to be aware of to work with our horses? If that approach works with horses, would it work with people? How can we be a leader to our horse and ourselves?
Did I Hear You?
Objective - Articulating and Interpreting Thoughts
Are we really listening and hearing what someone else is saying to us; what makes a good listener; how do people feel when someone is really listening?
Objective – Building Confidence
What is self-esteem? Where do you get self-esteem? What does self-esteem look like? Can you see it in other people, and what do other people look like who have self esteem?
Objective - Body Language
How do we speak without using our voice? How do we speak with our eyes? Can we still be clear without using our voice? Is it important to be strong with our body language?
Objective – Active Listening and Articulation
Are we really listening to what others have to say? We need to ask for clarification if we do not understand. We must not anticipate or assume. Communication is key and we must work on it everyday (school, work, home, and life).
Objective - Listening through Body Language (learning to visually see what horses and people are saying without speaking). This exercise helps the participants develop observation skills. Watching the big picture. How are we really saying things? We verbalize one thing but our body language says another
It’s All About the Boundaries Objective - Recognizing Boundaries Respecting boundaries and what does that mean? And why do boundaries keep us safe?
Offering at a reduced price for Spring 2019! $497 + GST for 8 sessions
Note: 1/3 of the payment fee is required to reserve your spot. The remainder of the fees can be paid in 2 payments.
Included in the price: horse rental, arena rental, lesson fee, helmet rental, famous anti-bullying program curriculum, take-home handouts for parents and teachers.
What else will students need: Students will need to have closed toed footwear, suitable for walking in sand and warm enough for the weather. It is recommend that students purchase a properly fitted equestrian riding helmet, however, we do have helmets available for students to borrow for the classes. Students should dress in layers appropriate for the temperatures outside. All lessons will be taught indoors in an insulated arena.
Please note our life-skills programs DO NOT have any riding. All sessions are ground work based.
Please note deposits are non-refundable but we can transfer them to another lesson program or birthday party.
**The April Anti-bullying program will run for 8 consecutive weeks through April and May. A minimum of 3 students are required to run a group. If three students are not available for your night, you may be asked to switch days/time-slots. If you are unable to switch times, your deposit will be refunded**