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SMALL STEPS WORKSHOPS
This five-day-long workshop is designed to promote social-emotional skills. Through movement, participants learn acceptance, respect, teamwork, and cooperation. By extension, students also develop empathy, which is the key to building healthy relationships with others. The Small Steps Workshop is a group-oriented experience that provides you with the educational and innovative tools to develop a greater sense of self-fulfillment and acceptance.
Today, we know that trauma is now a much broader phenomenon than was once imagined.
Trauma is – defined as any experience that creates overwhelming feelings and/or an event that is perceived as life-threatening.
No two people have the same reaction to traumatic experiences. Yet, an often-shared hallmark of trauma is a sense of loss of connection to ourselves, our bodies, our families, others, and even to the world around us. It’s as if, in trauma, we inhale a strong sense of loss and personal defectiveness with no direction as to how to exhale.
While moving through space, each youth explores an innovative and highly creative dance form in a structured class environment, designed to teach a wide variety of dance styles, such as ballet, jazz, modern and hip hop.
Using Small Steps can greatly bolster communication skills and inspire dynamic relationships. A student’s ability to deal with uncertainty and errors, an extremely helpful tool when working with individuals who are often afraid to take risks or make mistakes. Working through a sunlight and candor situation gets all members of the workshop involved in a collaboration to find a resolution. Plus, it’s a lot of fun.
THIS PROGRAM CAN HELP WITH:
- Identifying trauma sources and how they impact decisions
- Developing tools to reconnect with the body, self, and others
- Creating expression
- Effective communication
- Expressing feelings in a symbolic manner
- Bringing focus to positive life experiences