Course Content & Objectives
‘Build to Express’ is an evidence based intervention that empowers and inspires young people to creatively build symbolic models to help to communicate their thoughts and feelings. The box of specially selected metaphors allows young people to convey their own personal feelings, thoughts, hopes and wishes in a powerful and constructive manner. On a one to one or in small groups children can explore, and find solutions to personal issues. Children will really open up, and find it easier to talk once they have built their models. This inspirational workshop will teach you to coach children and young people in a therapeutic way using hands on learning.
Aiming to support practitioners to:
· Empower and inspire young people to creatively build symbolic models to help communicate their thoughts, feelings and future solutions around interpersonal issues and SEMH.
· The approach invites young people to build models to help manage and understand emotions, allowing a safe, visual and sensory way for the facilitator to support exploration of issues impacting SEMH
· The processes are facilitated and encourage reflection and dialogue, exploring complex emotions, positive choices, decision making and development of coping strategies.
· Young people will be encouraged to find solutions that work, open up and communicate, all with the attraction and FUN factor of LEGO!
Dates & Times: Thursday 12th July from 9.30—3.30 pm
Cost:150 for one delegate - price includes the ‘Build to Express@ LEGO resource kit worth £49.00 to take away with you!
Venue: The Priory School, Longden Road, Shrewsbury SY3 9EE
Facilitator: Claire Osbourne. M’ED (Special Education), Lego® Education Academy Certified Trainer. Please see reverse for further details