Middle & high school are tough times for students with fitting in, cyberbullying and trying to be cool. An event with 365 Meaningful Conversations is all about creating a space for students to be real, share who they are and listen to one another—and the benefits are happier, healthier and more connected students!
Students are lonely
Reduced bullying when skills such like compassion & empathy are taught
Increased connection means less depressed, anxious students in school — higher academic performances
We teach 5 values listed below and allow hands on practice for people to dive into meaningful conversations, which allows people to feel seen, heard & accepted. My speech is titled Connecting Conversations—5 ways of being that’ll allow you to feel like you belong and I speak about my experience healing from sexual assault as an analogy for learning that vulnerability & authenticity allows for connection with others.
Be vulnerable & authentic when sharing your stories, experiences and emotions
Be compassionate & curious when listening
Be present—stay in the moment and off your phones
School-wide: host an assembly that covers how to have a meaningful conversation followed by break-out groups
Partial student body: host a workshop for a part of the student body (ie: student council, a specific classroom, etc.) about how to have a meaningful conversation followed by break-out groups
Teacher workshop: host a workshop for the teachers about facilitating meaningful conversations
I’ve worked 350+ days in the backcountry as a wilderness therapy guide with at-risk students ages 13-18 years old—and I’ve sat with students in sunshine, thunder and snowstorms while listening to their experiences of being a teenager nowadays…and realized that schools need a way for real, deep and open conversations to happen between students more now than ever! I’m passionate about working within schools because students are often craving a spaces to share who they are—and that’s exactly what 365 Meaningful Conversations does!
I’ll reply to your submission within 72 hours with a customized itinerary & pricing then we can connect to further discuss the details!