Resilient people are able to identify their emotional experiences and control their emotional responses to external events. They are comfortable with their feelings and express a broad array of emotions – happiness, joy, fear, sadness. Resilient people don’t get ‘stuck’ in an emotion. Although they might feel sad or scared, these feelings don’t prevent them from coping with the situation and moving forward.
- Students can recognise that resilient people do show their emotions. It's a normal part of life to feel sad or scared or anxious when going through a tough time.
By the end of the lesson, students will be able to:
- explain that being resilient isn't about keeping things inside; it's about expressing how you feel and moving forward
- understand that expressing your own emotions is a key ingredient of resilience
- reflect on how they feel in different situations.
Toss the ball 10 min
- Students to stand in a circle.
- Ask them to think about emotions. What are the things that come to mind when thinking about emotions?
- One student starts with the ball and throws it to another student, sharing what their thought has been.
- Continue until all students have received the ball and shared a thought.
- For an added challenge, introduce more than one ball.
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