Chill Skills for Kids classes

What is Chill Skills about?

The Chill Skills for Kids program is a gentle, fun way for children to learn how to;

  • Identify & manage emotions
  • Learn about positive self-talk
  • Find different ways to be calm & relaxed
  • Build self- esteem
  • Create confidence

What do we do in a class?

  • Movement, such as gentle stretching and yoga
  • We show kids how to imagine their worries away
  • Listen to a relaxing story; this assists their nervous system to wind down
  • Activities such as clay, plasticine or drawing, which assists with self-expression
  • We talk about how worry can store in the body, and how to use Chill Skills to release it
  • The kids learn about emotions and how to identify them
  • The kids learn about positive self-talk, e.g., how to create a positive thought such as “I am calm” or “I am confident”

How long do the classes run for?

  • Run as a 6 week program during school terms
  • Each class usually runs for 1 hour
  • Most kids come back to do Chill Skills for at least two terms, with many continuing for over a year

What is the feedback from parents?

Typical feedback from parents about their child’s behaviour since attending Chill Skills classes has been the following;

  • They noticed a positive change in child’s behaviour, where they now think before they react
  • Improvement in sleeping patterns
  • An improvement in confidence and self-esteem
  • Increased levels of happiness & wellbeing
  • The child’s school teacher may also notice an improvement in their behaviour

What brings kids to Chill Skills?

  • Parents seeking natural solutions to help their kids deal with stress & anxiety.
  • Some of the situations that can lead to anxiety & stress in kids are;
    • Change, e.g., new home, school, stepfamilies, parents separating
    • Loss of a loved one such as a parent or grandparent, which can cause grief
    • Not enough creative play at home

Where can I find a class?

Please go to our classes page