1 on 1 time with our students gives them, the unique opportunity to explore their difficult emotions without judgement and over guidance. We use mindful exercises to begin a session and invite the student to breathe. We offer them a card book illustrating common emotions and ask them to choose.
Using our mobile toolkit materials, we explore the emotions until they feel safe and manageable by using games and talking cards. The students love this time and it always ends with happy faces! This is our Happy Faces Safe Spaces protocol.