Our education system concentrates on curriculum-based competitive performance, with little emphasis on positive mental health, including social, emotional and spiritual learning. However, our traditional Indian system of pedagogy has always placed great emphasis on Self-transformation through learning how to develop inner peace and happiness.
Powerful tools are needed for helping children develop the skills necessary for promoting peace and joy in themselves, harmony in their families, interconnectedness in their society and in the world.
Once the seeds of peace, happiness, love and well being are planted, it could shift the consciousness of our society in a healthy direction.
As Thich Nhat Hanh says,
Planting Seeds Program
Most of our beliefs and patterns about life, relationships, career, money, success, love, health etc get formed by the age of 9-10 years. For a wholesome life, it is essential to sow the right seeds at the right time.
A unique program for children offering insights into their own beings, learning values and many concrete practices that can be applied at home and school in a way that is meaningful and inviting to them.
It comprises of weekly sessions, each with a unique theme like Gratitude, Kindness, Sharing with other, Taking care of the environment, Respect, Trust, Self-belief, Confidence, Friendship, Togetherness, Hard work, and Success etc.
Each session entails a unique story with a specific learning with a combination of music, songs, appropriate affirmations from the Louise Hay philosophy, relevant Mindfulness practices, worksheets, art and craft, activities, and dialogue to drive home the learnings.The stories will be performed using voice modulation, puppets, props, finger puppets, pictures, music etc. It will certainly not be a book reading session. Thorough preparation is done for each story so that it is engaging enough, holds the attention and has maximum impact on the listener.
All the stories are from Kathalaya and have been conceived by a panel of experts from Academics and Arts. The stories are part of the Story Lab experimented in activity centers and schools over the past 17 years. Know more
Who can attend?
Keeping in mind the various stages of development children may be at, the program has been designed for kids of age groups; 4 -10 years
OutcomeChildren will benefit from the resulting peace, enhanced communication, and joy. Each child in a community affects the others. A feeling of interconnection will start developing among their community and with the natural environment. In this holistic and healing atmosphere, each child can develop his or her own unique talents in an open-hearted and joyful way.
DetailsAt Windows Art & Craft Centre, Ardee City, Gurgaon Dates: July & August 2018 (Saturdays)
Time : 11.30 am – 1 pm
If this program appeals to you and you feel it will benefit the children and our world, please contact me for details.Prior registration is required.
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : +91 97113 25000
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Glimpses of past storytelling sessions
More photos on Suno Kahani with Shalini facebook page