Bounceability is a course designed to help kids and teenagers survive and flourish in today’s pressurised life. It has been taught to school students in both junior and senior schools and is now adapted for online learning.
Everything that Bounceability covers is grounded in research, much of it cutting edge. We are learning fast about the relationship between our brains, our emotional state and our behaviour. Bounceability pulls this together with tried and tested exercises to help us challenge negative thinking and be more confident. At the end of the course each student creates their Resilience Toolkit from the sessions’ learnings.
Younger kids should follow the course with a parent. The navigation is simple but a parent can help them work through the exercises and check their understanding. Teenagers can follow the course on their own, with a friend or with a parent. If you do have someone with you can discuss the issues raised.
Bounceability works by online learning. There are two versions of five sessions each, one for Kids (8 to 11 years of age, School Years 4 – 6) and one for Teens (12 to 16, School Years 7 to 11). Each session takes around 45 minutes. There is a core video, the teaching, and Powerpoint slides accompanying it. You will download and print a Worksheet for each session. These repeat important points from the session and allow you to write your own answers or carry out an exercise. At the end of each worksheet four key learnings are given plus some things to practice in between sessions. It’s not homework! Nothing is handed in or marked, and you aren’t expected to understand everything immediately – these are concepts that you develop over time. And there’s a few things, like Power Poses, that you might find a touch wacky to begin with! But they work with practice.
There are YouTube videos to illustrate the learning points, and handouts to download and print for later reading. There is also a Resource Centre with lots of signposting to further, specialist help.
You can do a session in one go or pause and come back to it later. The session will start up again where you left off. Depending on how long you discuss or reflect on the issues, or you take to do the exercises, it will take around 45 minutes. You can purchase the sessions individually or as a whole course. It’s suggested that you follow them in order.
Bounceability will develop further sessions on specific subjects so check out the Website from time to time.
Bounceability aims to:
- Build understanding of emotions and of how your brain changes through puberty
- Help gain perspective about the thoughts and feelings that worry you
- Build self-confidence and self-esteem
- Encourage you to develop critical analysis of life issues
- Develop resilience to cope with life’s adversities and challenges
The overall aim is to be happier and worry less. What is happy? We’ll talk about that too.
Each session costs £10. If you want to buy the whole course in one go, it is £45. Choose whether you are looking to buy for your child or teen below…