Creating Confident Kids Through Comedy
Would you like your child to feel more confident?
Would you like to help your child feel less scared or nervous when going back to school, speaking in class or standing up in the school assembly?
Would you like your child to find making friends much easier?
We Can Help
Laughter feels good. It helps reduce tension, It helps us feel more relaxed.
Laughter also helps people connect – we are naturally attracted to people that make us laugh and are always laughing themselves.
We can teach your child how to use humour to connect with others. We use techniques to help them realise just how creative and funny they are. We also use the techniques that comedians use to ‘get them relaxed enough to perform’ to help them manage their nerves and fears.
Workshop One: Everybody is Funny
The purpose of workshop one, which will last approximately 90 minutes, is to build confidence in your child by showing them they are already naturally funny, creative and unique. We also let them experience that amazing feeling of making other children laugh. This is great for their self-esteem and shows them that in this serious world, they can feel good through laughter.
One of the comedy improv games we use, gets your child to create a unique object ( one that would never have been thought of by anyone else in the world). They don’t even realise they’ve done this, until we point it out to them after the game…..
That’s a real 'Wow' moment as your child gets to understand for themselves how creative they can be and how unique they actually are.
Whilst your child will gain a lot from just attending the "Everybody is Funny" workshop, it has been specifically designed as the foundation for subsequent workshops as it builds the confidence they need to start using humour and story telling to over come their fears and make new friends.
Workshop Two: Using Comedy to Overcome Fear
Using similar games from the first workshop, we focus on stories to help kids look at their fears in a different way.
We talk about how we create fear in our mind, by imagining the worst things that might happen in a situation. This creates a physical reaction in our body so that we ‘feel’ fear or 'feel' nervous.
We use the story telling games to change those worries. First by facing the fears head on but, also using the imagination to change the ‘what if’ story.
Through comedy games and role playing we show your child that most of our fears are imaginary and that they can be overcome by simply starting to change how they think about the situation. Keep reading to the bottom of this page, for a simple but, highly effective tip your child and even you yourself can start using straight away.
A couple of notes here. Firstly, we will never ask an individual to talk about their fears. We simply ask them to volunteer scenarios and if as a group they don’t make any suggestions, we use common examples – such as participating in the school play/joining a new class.
Secondly if you child has a serious, or specific fear, please understand that this is not counselling and a different approach may be required. Please do talk to us about this before booking so together we can decide if this workshop is appropriate and if it is, we can be aware of the circumstances.
Workshop Three: Making new friends
Workshop 3, is focused on using these comedy techniques to help kids connect with others.
We take the work done in workshop 2 about overcoming fear and apply it to ‘Why is talking to someone new scary?’.
Once we look at fear, we use the creativity and humour games so the children can come up with funny ways to start a conversation with someone new. Making others laugh, will make your child feel good about themselves and the more they do it, the more their confidence will grow.
We know how that we are naturally attracted to confident people and funny people. The more they practice these techniques the more your child will naturally attract other children to them, making it more and more easy to make new friends and be included.
Where & When
We hold our workshops over the ZOOM platform, you don’t need an account and we will send you over all the details you need in advance of each workshop. We also limit our events to just 10 children, this means that they all get plenty of time to get involved. Finally, we split our workshops into age group 7-11 and 12-16, this means that they’ve got more in common and are therefore able to feed off each other’s input more readily.
Taking Safety Seriously
Even though this event is online, we take your child's safety and wellbeing seriously. All Workshop Hosts (workshops will be hosted by either Anne Docherty or Mark Hinds) are CRB checked and our certificates can be made available upon request. We will only record the events if permission is given in advance. Parents are welcome to sit in on the workshops, if only to steal tips!!
Join Us At Our Next Workshops
Workshop One : Everybody Is Funny
Saturday 12th September
Workshop Two : Using Comedy to Overcome Fear
Saturday 19th September
Workshop 3 : Making New Friends
Saturday 26th September
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