The I AM Program is an initiative devoted to creating a sustainable future for all through the personal empowerment of children. The I AM Program has developed a wide selection of unique, interactive, emotional intelligence workshops and lesson plans for children and adults from 3yrs onwards.
The I AM Program workshops and lesson plans have been simply designed so as to be easily adapted to suit specific community and cultural needs
Above all these workshops are designed to introduce children to a positive way of perceiving and to encourage a mature response to life circumstance, gifting children with lifelong provision for optimum decision making and path direction.
Supporting emotional intelligence development in children ensures higher self-esteem and the accompanying values of resilience, empathy and solution orientated thinking.
Drawing upon The Eight Intelligences of language, logic, spatial, kinaesthetic, music, interpersonal, intrapersonal and naturalistic fields, The I AM Program workshops support whole learning.
Addressing a spectrum of intelligence brings about noticeably better results for children, particularly those who may have previously slipped through the gap.
Consistent values based education is essential to emotional health and as we know emotional health is essential to a functional society.
The I AM Program lesson plans have been specifically designed to incorporate into any established curriculum, community or classroom.
Why I AM?
The statement 'I AM' has been used as the title of this program to illustrate the innate, existential right to happiness.
I AM and that is all that matters.
I deserve to be happy, complete and fulfilled for no reason other than my existence.
Our level of consciousness affects our response to life circumstances and our responses then determine the direction we take.
People who respond from a place of self-awareness and emotional intelligence rather than reacting chaotically are more likely to enjoy positive experience as the norm.
Starting early in a child's life, ensuring we do what we can to build a strong and positive value system, will set the foundation for a future filled with appropriate response and the opportunities derived from that.
By using affirmations like I AM...Awesome, happy, special, different, worth it etc combined with specifically created emotional intelligence lessons on a regular basis, we initiate the programming for a lifetime of good decision making and path creation.
Children are extraordinarily open to taking command of their emotional worlds and since they are our future leaders we are wise to begin positive value system construction in the early years.
The CONCEPT Behind The I AM Program Our world is going through many and varied changes that require conscious alignment with solution orientated thinking.
The current social climate is attracting an empathy based approach coupled with intelligent, innovative action.
Globally we need leaders able to retain a calm and balanced body/mind in the midst of turmoil.
Conscious, empathetic detachment and true compassion are the values required to move smoothly through the transition from traditional approach to embracing and implementing the new attitude necessary for the healthy continuation of our society.
By ensuring that children are educated appropriately from the beginning, we activate the potential for a positive generational shift.
Just as literacy and numeracy education is essential to the ease of living so is emotional intelligence education, both need to be treated in the same way.
Consistent application in the home, classroom and community is the key to producing a generation of emotionally intelligent adults.
When we make a conscious effort to develop our children?s emotional repertoire they will have options for mature response that can change the trajectory of their lives.
Where once a child choice may have led them in a negative direction, through as little as a 1% shift in emotional understanding, a new option arises and the result can be unlimited success and happiness!
Bringing about positive change is not only possible but with genuine intention and loving, conscious effort it is EASY!