Emotional wellbeing is one of the top requisites of life today. It creates a bridge between the mind and body. We all try to achieve this balance throughout our lives. As a child, it is all the more necessary that they understand its importance as the connection between mind and body can have implications both ways: positive as well as negative. If they can be made to understand that their reactions need not depend on what is happening around them, rather on their own way of understanding the stimulus, it can be helpful in creating a healthy Emotional Quotient. And this is the first stage to introduce social-emotional learning: making them understand, express, and take their own decision accordingly.
A child who is balanced, confident, content, happy, resilient and sociable is what parents want. But they are being challenged by depression, anxiety, nervousness, a-social behavior and to top it all, suicidal tendencies. Emotional wellness as an essential Life Skill has not been given its due importance while discussing a child’s overall wellbeing. The emotional quotient of a child is hit hard when the child is not able to express the frustration within. It is directly related to the inability to identify the emotional turmoil and the reason behind it. Not only the child but also the parents feel unable to tackle these issues.
Frustrations abound all around, especially, in these COVID times. With educational institutions closed, parks and playing grounds out of reach; the young mind is grappling with a lot of undue pressure. Consequently, it becomes imperative that the child is not only able to read and understand the emotions troubling him/her but also can express that turmoil to seek help.
We, at YoMindz – India’s First Digital ‘New Code Emotional Intelligence’ Program, after long research and studying different sub-modalities have designed a unique three level program for kids aging between 8 to 17 years. The program has been chalked out keeping in mind the issues and concerns of different age groups from both the perspectives, i.e., the child’s as well as the parent’s. By the end of this program, every child will achieve the distinction of being an Emo–WarriorTM. A true warrior who will have control and command on their brains, emotions, and social skills.