Emotional training at school

Emotional training at schoolRecent studies show that difficulty dealing with feelings is a major risk factor for the development of mental abnormalities, such as: Depression and anxiety disorders. For this reason, strengthening emotional competence and emotion regulation skills as part of a school-based prevention measure is of great importance. Emotional training to promote emotional competence has been specially developed for pupils from the fifth grade and can be carried out by teachers, social educators or school psychologists during regular teaching hours. It serves to promote the measurement and differentiation of emotions in oneself and others, to promote emotion regulation skills, especially in terms of social interaction and to build empathy through improved Understanding emotion. The training program consists of eleven modules in which emotional competence is built up in an age-appropriate way through interactive role-playing games, audio samples, short stories and group work. A transfer to the personal everyday life of young people is encouraged by short homework, which is processed at home and discussed in the class association. Emotional training is the only prevention program available so far in Germany that specifically strengthens emotional competencies. The accompanying DVD contains all working materials to carry out the training.  

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