4 sessions included
Upcoming course date: TBA
Course handouts and worksheets provided
Parent summaries will be provided after each lesson to encourage practice of skills at home.
About the Instructor
Martha Scott is a mother of a tween, as well as an Occupational Therapist who is certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Using CBT principles, Martha is passionate about helping indivduals develop healthy coping skills early in life. She has experience working with children, teens, and adults.
"That's not fair!"
"I can't do
"It's going to
"You hate me"
The above are all examples of things we might hear our tweens or teens say, either out loud, or to themselves. They are evidence of negative thought patterns that determine how our daughter's feel about the world, and about themselves. Thoughts influence and shape perceptions of self, others, and events, and dictate how we behave, feel, and act in the world we live in.
Well balanced thoughts lead to feelings of confidence, calm, and result in the ability to cope with life events. Well balanced thoughts are not necessarily positive thinking, rather, thinking about things in an objective manner and evaluating all of the evidence we have at hand (both bad AND good) so we can gain a true picture of reality, not one that is negative, frightening, or stressful. It is important to 'think about our thoughts' so we can learn 'how' we think, in order to better enable us to change any negative patterns and learn how to navigate the world in a healthy and positive manner.
Thoughts on thoughts is a 4 week course based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles. Materials are presented in a fun and interactive way, including crafts, snacks, and lots of time to discuss information taught in a relaxed atmosphere.
Lesson 1: The difference between thoughts, emotions, body sensations and actions. How these are interlinked and how we can become aware of each.
Lesson 2: Types of thought-traps and how to get free of them.
Lesson 3: Determining if a thought is true or false.
Lesson 4: Creating more balanced ways of thinking and approaching situations.