Social Skills Program

Emotional intelligence is the ability to handle one’s own emotions and to read and respond to others’ emotions in ways that create positive relationships. The concept of emotional intelligence is what our social skills program is based around. Interestingly, research tells us that emotional intelligence may have more to do with life success than cognitive intelligence or academic performance. Mental health professionals agree that it is a protective/resiliency factor against depression, anxiety, anti-social behaviors and drug/alcohol dependence.  Although some children seem naturally adept at handling their emotions and getting along with others, ALL children can learn social skills!

 

The brain is divided into five areas corresponding to the five Emotional Intelligence areas outlined below.  The children’s social skills program utilizes the techniques of both CBT (cognitive behavior therapy) and social learning theory to help the children build their emotional intelligence and social skills.

 

The Children’s Social Skills Program reflects the five areas of emotional intelligence:

 

  • Self-awareness – the ability to recognize one’s own emotions, thoughts and values, as well as the ability to recognize the impact of those emotions, thoughts and values
  • Mood management – the ability to regulate emotions and lessen internal conflict in order to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Self-motivation – the ability to utilize emotions to achieve goals
  • Empathy – the ability to read, understand, and respond appropriately to others’ emotions
  • Relationship skills – the ability to listen to and support others, to manage conflict, and to communicate and cooperate with others

 

 Social Skills Program Learning Objectives:

 

  1. understand the concept of emotional intelligence and how it can help them manage themselves and their relationships at school, in the community, and at home;
  2. become more aware of their own feelings and moods;
  3. learn important skills for keeping themselves motivated and persistent;
  4. improve relationships with peers;
  5. improve their ability to feel and show empathy; and
  6. learn how to solve interpersonal problems by practising on real problems during the program.

 

CHILDREN’S SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM:

  • Six 1 hour individual sessions
  • $285 plus tax
  • Not covered under insurance

Contact us today! Call 705-735-9107 for more information on our social skills program.