What is Thrive?
Thrive is a therapeutic approach to help support all children with their emotional and social development.
The Thrive approach offers practical strategies and techniques and is built around online assessments which identify children’s emotional development and provides action plans for their individual needs.
Research has shown that how we behave is linked to how we feel and our emotions are linked to how we learn. By teaching children to recognise and notice these feelings and emotions it can help with their development and learning.
Children sometimes need some extra support with their emotional growth and this can be temporary or over a longer period of time.
Thrive promotes their emotional and social growth by building positive relationships between a child and their peers and helps them explore and understand their feelings through various activities.
Why might my child attend a Thrive session?
Many children experience difficulties at some time during their school life. These situations can lead to many different feelings which may seem overwhelming at times. They might include: anger, frustration, sadness, loneliness, confusion or anxiety.
All these feelings are very normal and happen to a lot of children. The Thrive sessions are to help children learn to manage their feelings and teach them strategies that will help promote their learning at school.
Thrive sessions will help them to:
· Feel good about themselves
· Know that they matter
· Become more resilient and resourceful
· Have a positive place in society
· Form trusting, rewarding relationships
· Be creative
· Be compassionate and empathetic
· Be thoughtful and self-aware
· Be productive
· Be able to overcome difficulties and setbacks
What will happen in a Thrive session?
The session may be on an individual basis or as part of a small group of children. During each session there will be an activity which may include:
Arts and crafts
Movement and relaxation
Hand and foot massage
Cooking and preparing food
Role play and puppet work
For more information about the Thrive approach see the website: www.thriveapproach.co.uk