Children that experience bullying often suffer from low self esteem, their confidence deteriorates and, if not addressed, could lead to depression with feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. The Bullying support group’s primary goal is to provide a supportive, educational and fun environment to combat and overcome the adverse effects of bullying. Students will be able to define bullying and the multiple ways it can impede one’s emotional growth. They will grasp the drive and motivation of bullies. Children who bully often wish to dominate and control others to nurture their own self esteem but at a cost of another person's pain. We will use multiple teaching mediums including the emergence into the whimsical world of Harry Potter. Harry was bullied by his aunt and uncle, his peers and his best friend, Ron, but he discovered ways to overcome and triumph. We will also use real life examples of bullying as our students share their own experiences.
In the Bullying support group, students will participate as a team to discuss bullying scenarios and brainstorm assertive solutions. Furthermore, educational handouts will challenge students to invoke new assertive approaches to bullying and empower themselves to handle future conflicts. Lastly, students will engage in role plays to solidify the learning process. Evidenced-based research has shown that the best way to improve one's social skills is by actively practicing. The more practice you get, the better you become and your confidence blossoms. Confidence is the greatest deterrent of bullying along with having a supportive network of friends to support you. Harry Potter learned this important gift and so can you. As students near the completion of the Bullying support group they will have added multiple new empowerment and self esteem tools to their tool box.
Six week group focused on the effects of teasing and bullying on children utilizing the Harry Potter experience. Developing new approaches and techniques to cope and deal with bullying.
The Bullying Group meets at my office in Oak Park, Illinois. If you are interested in the Bullying Group contact me at 312-259-6522 for more details and to get the schedule. Servicing Chicago and surrounding areas.
Cost: $40 Per Session
The group meets weekly with the following goals in mind:
The group facilitates discussion and feedback from peers while a counselor guides the process. It is an interactive experience built around engaging, fun, activities with a core educational component.
The group meets at my office in Oak Park, Illinois. Servicing Chicago and surrounding areas.