The Ripple Effect

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Session Description: What does it mean to be kind to ourselves? How can we show empathy and compassion towards others? ‘The Ripple Effect’ asks you to examine how you can positively impact your world through action. You’ll not only leave with warmth, but also a jar of ways to pass on that joy to others!

Learning objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • Identify everyday ways to positively impact our lives and the lives of others (Purpose/Meaningful contribution)
  • Practice recognizing and expressing different emotions (Attachment & Connectedness)
  • Recognize how foster care can influence your emotional range (Self-Regulation)

Session outline:

  • 2m / Introduction & Overview
  • 3m / Real Story
  • 15m / Activity: Acting out
  • 12m/ Discussion: Good Intentions
  • 20m / Activity: The Ripple Effect
  • 3m / Real Story
  • 5m / Wrap-up

Slides: Included (optional - not required for presentation)

Reproducible handouts included:

  • Emotion Slips
  • Random Acts of Kindness

Original Workshop Creator: 2020 All-Star Vita Short (check out her bio!)

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