The Power of Relationships
In collaboration with a number of school divisions across Alberta, I’ve developed a model of Wellness, based on an understanding that through the relationships children have with their caregivers and their teachers, they begin to develop the “story” of themselves and others around them. When children have “anchors” in place, they have a much greater chance of developing into healthy, regulated, and competent learners.
Similarly, when staff are able to do this for each other, incredible and resilient teams come together. In a model designed with this in mind, I’ve been able to assist school divisions across our province, and this country, in addressing the significant mental health challenges our students and our educators are facing.
Over the past year, I’ve expanded our Wellness Model beyond the school setting in order to cover a wider-range of relationships and work dynamics.