Remember that feeling when you were at camp?
You felt safe, carefree and with the people who you could truly be yourself with… we’re recreating that with Camp Therapyology!
|WHAT:||“Social Programs at a Social Distance”
Group size capped at 6 per group!
7459 Middlebelt Rd.
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
|WHO:||9-11 years old (Kiddos)
12-14 years old (Tweens)
18-22 years old (College)
Sessions will consist of…
- Exploring Friendships and Relationships
- Understanding Stress and Anxiety: Learning how to “slow down”
- Explore Body Image and Healthy Habits
- An Instagram Story: How Social Media and Peer Pressure Affect Us
- Learning Positive Self-talk and Building Self-Worth
- Taboo Topics
- Building Tolerance & Inclusivity
- When to Ask For Help: Communicating with Parents and Adults
WHAT WE’LL DO:
Build Social Connections:
(What makes a good friendship or relationship?)
How do you make new friends when everything is virtual? Why aren’t my friends answering my texts or ghosting me? These questions and more we will learn how to create healthy communication with our friends and family members too so we can have meaningful relationships. Campers will develop bonds with others their own age by practicing active listening and open communication. With social media being a huge part of teen’s social life, we will explore the effects of social media on our friendships and how we can have a healthy relationship with social media. Oh, and remember at camp when you’d go to arts and crafts and make your BFF a friendship bracelet? Yea, we’ll do that too.
Build Coping Skills:
“When Life hands us anxiety, we…”
Life is really hard right now; we totally get it! So how can we cope with the anxiety and stress that the pandemic, virtual school, loneliness, etc, is affecting us? We can learn how to practice real coping skills and learn from each other how we are managing the stress of the world right now. Want to learn more about DBT and ACT? We do too! (just kidding, we already know it) From mindfulness and distress tolerance (think self-soothing) to acceptance we will explore and learn how to incorporate these skills into our everyday lives. This builds our emotional tolerance and helps prepare us for challenges along the way. With many of us feeling so uncertain about the future, even at times catastrophizing, by learning these skills and being able to practice them will set you up for a more peaceful future.
Break the Stigma:
(Talking about the ‘tough’ stuff)
From bullying to body image to consent and death; topics that tend to have a stigma associated to them and not regularly discussed in school or at home, we create a safe and non-judgmental environment to explore and discuss taboo topics. The year 2020 did not pass the vibe check. But you know what is? Having an open mindset and willingness to discuss “taboo topics”! Our intention is not to tell anyone what to think or how to act, rather to create a safe and open space. With hands-on activities and games designed to facilitate vulnerable conversations we are empowering the next generation of ‘thinkers’ and ‘do’ers’ to embrace the world with an open mindset.