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Managing Anger, Sadness, Anxiety, and Other Emotions (Self-Pace)

Karlie Hansen, LCSW
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In this 4 week self-paced class, children will learn different ways to cope with their emotions (anger, sadness, anxiety, etc) through creative projects, journal prompts, and videos.

Class experience

4 lessons//4 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Identifying Emotions
In this lesson, we will learn about our emotions and different ways to manage them.
 Week 2
Lesson 2
In this lesson, we will learn what mindfulness is and different mindfulness techniques
 Week 3
Lesson 3
In this lesson, we will learn about the power of gratitude on our emotions
 Week 4
Lesson 4
In this lesson, we will learn about self-esteem and ways to feel good about yourself!
  • The goal of the class is to learn different ways to cope with emotions through four different weekly themes: recognizing emotions, mindfulness, gratitude, and self-esteem. Students will use creativity to learn about each topic. Students will also create and learn how to use a happiness journal that students can continue to use after the completion of the class. This journal can be a tool to manage anger, stress, sadness, anxiety, etc.
I have a Master's degree in Social Work, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I also have a School Social Worker License. I have worked as a mental health counselor in an elementary school and online. I love teaching students about different ways to cope with their emotions, and helping them feel empowered to deal with hard emotions or situations.
Homework Offered
Although all the activities are optional, participation in the weekly activities is key to getting the most out of this class. Each week, students will be given a creative project and journal prompts. Students can also comment on two other projects each week. Learners will be completing activities individually, but there will be optional games each week to connect with their classmates. There will be no assigned grades, but constructive feedback from the instructor will be given on each project. Students can spend as much or as little time on the prompts, projects, and activities as they would like. It is anticipated that they will continue to build upon their happiness journals and use the learned techniques even after the class if over. I also encourage students to tell their families what they learn.
1 - 2 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
Students will need a journal (journal, notebook, homemade journal with folded paper and staples, etc) or paper to write on. Students will also need a pen or pencil and things to color pictures with (crayons, colored pencils, or markers). Students can use things like stickers or stamps to decorate their journals or use in their projects if they want, but it is not required. Students will also need materials for their creative projects, but the students choose what they are going to do for their project (poem, video, colored picture, sculpture, etc), so materials will vary with different students. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
This class is focused on emotions, so other students may share uncomfortable experiences about their emotions. However, the purpose of this class is to focus on coping techniques for emotions rather than the emotion, so the projects and discussions will be more focused on the techniques to help emotions rather than stories or experiences about the emotion.  The class is intended to be a safe space, so students will never be forced or persuaded to share personal experiences, or anything that may make them feel uncomfortable. Additionally, the instructor will work to ensure that no students become uncomfortable because of any content shared by other students. Since this class is not live, the flex design of this class makes the sharing content more limited, so it is easier to filter/monitor for materials that could be sensitive for other students. I work as a mental health counselor in an elementary school, so I have had many experiences with kids talking about their big and small emotions in group or individual settings. If there is a student who talks about something that could be sensitive, I will validate their emotion, and help guide the discussion or activity to the coping techniques, so the class does not focus on the experience or story. 
Joined June, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
I am licensed clinical social worker/elementary school mental health counselor, and I love teaching kids all about mental health and how to cope with their emotions! I offer many classes on a variety of mental/emotional health topics. I believe... 
Self-Paced Class


weekly or $50 for all content
4 pre-recorded lessons
4 weeks of teacher support
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1 year of access to the content

Completed by 55 learners
Ages: 6-11

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