Emotions are universal—we all experience them. No matter who we are or where we come from, feelings color our inner worlds and inform our choices every single day. They are powerful: emotions can bring us closer, set off arguments, inspire creative ideas, bring about healing or drive us apart.
Yet as influential as feelings are in shaping our lives, surprisingly few of us have the tools and knowledge to engage with them in a productive way, let alone support our children, families and loved ones in doing so.
How would life be different if we knew how to identify, understand and embrace our emotions? What would change in our families and communities if we knew how to respond lovingly to each other’s feelings without judging or reacting?
Join us for a fun afternoon of exploring the mysterious realm of our emotions through playful games and activities! You’ll walk away with useful insights and practical tools for creating more peace in your everyday interactions.
INVESTMENT: This workshop is free! Donations are welcomed and not required.
WHO IS IT FOR? This workshop is intended for parents, caregivers, and youth ages 7 and up.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Oohna Hwyl has been with Seattle Waldorf School since 2010 as an assistant in the preschool, after-school caregiver, and reception support. She has a BA in Theater/Speech/Communications and English Education and has been practicing and sharing her joy for compassionate communication and playful living since 2008. Oohna is also a dancer, writer/storyteller, and community h'artist. Erin Merrihew is a local Communication & Leadership Coach and CNVC Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication. She is passionate about supporting people to deeply understand themselves, communicate effectively, stay openhearted through challenge, and step into authenticity and leadership to create a more compassionate world.