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Either having self-confidence or lacking it has a major effect on one’s life.
There are many activities we can offer young people to assist them to gain self-confidence.
To have or to lack self-confidence changes a person’s life.
When working with groups of young people there are activities we can offer which assist them to gain self-confidence.
Help them to find the good in all situations and in other persons.
Help them learn to smile and laugh.
Activities to boost a positive mind-set:
-Evaluations – constructive feedback.
-Kudos-comment on what others did well in the session.
-Jokester role – shares jokes.
Encourage them to be proud of their strengths.
Note the impact they have on others.
Activities to boost self-awareness:
-Share a photo of the week.
-Answer impromptu questions.
-Give a presentation.
-Evaluations/feedback about the session..
-Kudos where they inform the group members what others have done well.
Encourage them to be aware of their emotions.
Discover what makes them happy or not.
Activities to boost emotional stability:
FLEXIBILITY IN BEHAVIOUR:
Offer them the opportunities to break habits and patterns by being spontaneous.
Activities to boost flexibility in behaviour:
-Offer them the opportunity to take on various roles to learn new skills,
-Impromptu speaking session.
-Kudos to reinforce.
Speaking and listening to others.
Activities: to improve communication:
-Evaluations offering constructive feedback.
-Quizzer role – asking questions about session’s proceedings.
EAGERNESS TO DISCOVER:
Invite them to be inquisitive about how things work.
Encourage them to notice the natural world around them.
Ask them what they have found out about a situation and what they will do to keep discovering.
Activities to boost eagerness to discover:
-Presentations on topics.
DIRECTION AND VALUES:
Talk about future possibilities and encourage bold dreams.
Keep their expectations high about what is possible.
Acknowledge all the things they do well.
Celebrate successes as they work towards a target.
Activities to boost direction and values:
– Theme for sessions.
HEALTH AND ENERGY:
Discuss healthy eating and exercise habits.
Activities to boost health and energy:
-Impromptu speaking topics
A SENSE OF PURPOSE:
Discuss the world beyond their own home or family.
Share stories of inspiring people who have made a contribution and difference in the world.
Invite them to consider what they can contribute in their lives.
Activities to boost a sense of purpose:
-Impromptu speaking topics.
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