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  • Self Care Tool – I Heart Me

    Self Care Tool – I Heart Me

    I Heart Me is a lovely coaching tool that we teach our coaches and one they then use to help children and young people to take time to love themselves. We use this tool as part of our teenage 1-2-1 coaching program and group workshops. So we thought we would spread the love a little…

  • 1-2-1 Kids Coaching Feedback

    “Really simple but effective tools and discussions to help myself and my daughter navigate some complex emotions. Amazed the difference it has made in just a few sessions”

  • Helping Children and Young People with Distressing War News

    There are currently 32 ongoing conflicts in the world, recently news coverage of the conflict in Ukraine and now Israel and Gaza have been graphic, immediate and relentless. Images and stories of war can be hard to hear and worrying for children and young people. Research shows indirect exposure to traumatic events can trigger mental health…

  • Much less angry than before our first session

    Much less angry than before our first session

    “Thanks for the session, x was so much happier on Friday. They really enjoyed the sand activity and we’ve looked at his jar a few times since and talked about the colours of the emotions, how they are all mixed up inside him/us but that talking about them helps us understand ourselves better. It’s an…

  • Helping to control frustration and access calm

    “My son visited Laura to help gain strategies to help him when he became frustrated and she was great. He loved the sessions and didn’t want them to stop. He came away with lovely strategies that he still uses and has allowed him to learn how to control his frustration and calm himself. Thank you…

  • Power Pose for Kids

    Power Pose for Kids

    In this video we talk about what confidence is and how the way we present our bodies can help us to look and feel confident – fake it until we make it. The Power Pose is any amazing tool our coaches regularly teach their young clients age 5-18 and its a core part of our…

  • Ginger Says Relax Colouring Sheet

    Ginger Says Relax Colouring Sheet

    A little something for the half-term holidays inspired by a sketch that coach Laura did recently. Nothing beats how a hug feels. Please download, colour and share you can tag us @happyconfidentkids Happy colouring.

  • School Well-Being Workshop in London

    School Well-Being Workshop in London

    “Our Y6 pupils loved working with coach Rosie on a number of different self esteem activities; they were totally y engaged by her methods and ideas Their spirits were lifted during the hours they spent taking part in the session and we are excited to work with Happy Confident Kids again soon!”

  • Be More Matilda

    Be More Matilda

    Every month we run coaching clinics to support all our wonderful coaches. During our session we were chatting about power poses and coach Sally was talking about how her young clients are often inspired by Matilda and also what a great power pose she has. It got me thinking how we could all be a…

  • Be a Happy Confident Kids Coach

    Be a Happy Confident Kids Coach

    Here goes everyone we are super excited to launch our new dates for training to become one of our amazing Happy Confident Kids coaches. Dates for our next intake for Happy Confident Kids Coach training: Become part of an amazing support network where you will be trained and have support to win new work? Our awesome…

  • Become an In the Wild Leader

    Become an In the Wild Leader

    Your passion for nature, life experience and qualifications coupled with our training & ongoing support, through our membership, will enable you to become an In the Wild leader; where you can deliver and teach important life skills to children and young people. Connecting children and young people to nature while teaching them life skills. How…

  • What is neurodiversity?

    What is neurodiversity?

    Neurodiversity refers to the natural diversity of human minds. It is a biological fact that we are diverse in our minds, just like we are in ethnicity, gender and sexuality; neurodiversity recognises that there is not a wrong or right way for a brain to work. It represents the whole spectrum from neurodivergent to neurotypical…

  • Emotional Outburst Workshop

    Emotional Outburst Workshop

    Coach Luke recently shared with us a workshop he did with one of his young clients; to build confidence, explore emotions and help deal with angry outbursts. “I love working outside with clients, so for yesterday’s session we headed outside as the weather was beautiful and my young person also loves being outdoors. This gave…

  • Finding Light in the Dark

    Finding Light in the Dark

    I am sharing this story because I want to share how lightness (glimmers) pulled me out from a very dark place and teaching this to children/young people is such an important life skill. Life will always throw challenges at us and most people will experience periods of darkness at some point in life; having tools…

  • Children and Glimmers

    Children and Glimmers

    Our recent post what’s a glimmer? got one of our coaches Lucia thinking about children and glimmers so we wanted to share some wise words from her… Glimmers are so important, they are the joy in life, that feeling that can’t be put into words. Glimmers are all around us, all of the time but…

  • Hold on to the Glimmers

    Hold on to the Glimmers

    Life isn’t always how it seems – Coach Laura gives us an insight into the “perfect holiday” they had last year. Perfect Instagram photos of a perfect holiday, weekend or day; depending on the accounts you follow we can be saturated with perfection. It can be useful to remind ourselves that reality isn’t like that;…

  • What’s a glimmer?

    What’s a glimmer?

    Look out for the glimmers, breathe them in and hold onto them tight. Here at Happy Confident Kids we ❤️ a ✨glimmer✨, we seek them out. Glimmers are the opposite of triggers; they make you feel safe connected and relaxed. They are the good stuff. Glimmers come in all shapes and sizes, and they often…

  • Can we always be happy & confident?

    Can we always be happy & confident?

    One of coach Laura’s teen 1-2-1 coaching zoom clients asked her if she is always happy and confident as a coach. And the honest answer is no; which is totally normal. We all go through varying emotional states on a daily basis. The skill is identifying the emotional state we are currently in and if…

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