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Exploring Big Emotions (for Little Learners)

Ms. Sheera (she/her)
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(268)
In this ongoing class, learners will explore some common “big” feelings and various strategies that can be utilized when those big emotions may feel overwhelming.

Class experience

Young learners will participate in engaging activities to support the concepts of emotion identification and calming strategies. 
Ms. Sheera has a 4 year Bachelor of Arts Degree in Child and Youth Care and a 3-year college Diploma in Child and Youth Work. She has been creating and facilitating emotional regulation groups for over 20 years in numerous environments, such as in schools, group home facilities and community centres; and with a variety of children and youth (i.e. children and youth with ASD, ADHD, OD, CD, anxiety diagnoses, as well as neurotypical children and youth). 
Ms. Sheera has the following training certifications and continuously participates in professional learning opportunities:
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) certification
- Mental Health First Aid certification
- Understanding and Intervening in the Cycle of Youth Violence training
- Single Sessions Counselling certification
- Courageous Conversations, Confronting Racial Discrimination and Anti-Black Racism (monthly ongoing opportunity)
- Indigenous Perspectives on Mental Health and Trauma training sessions
Ms. Sheera is also a Professional Member of the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care.
Ms. Sheera is a neurodivergent educator with an ADHD diagnosis.
Each week learners will need:
- print out (teacher will upload to the classroom) or they can draw their own from the teacher's template
- markers, crayons, etc. 

Only required for the “craft week”:
- scissors
- 1 pipe cleaner or string or ribbon
- bead or button (must be able to move easily along the string)
- hole punch or something to make a small hole
- tape
- glue 
- plain piece of paper (construction or thicker paper better if possible)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Scissors required for one class. Adult support may be required.
Average rating:4.9Number of reviews:(268)
Welcome! I am thrilled you're here!

As Child and Youth Counsellor with over 24 years of experience working with young people, I am deeply committed to supporting children and youth's mental health, well-being, and life skills.

My heart is full... 
Group Class


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 42 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-6
3-6 learners per class

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