Pondering on thoughts of the future.

Katy Rainey Hemus
Certificate unit 5

The Certificate in Solution Focus has really opened my mind to a lot of whole new experiences, thoughts and potential in the ideas I have had. The techniques have benefited my usual line of work in family support however having a drama background it has also made me think about the link solution focus techniques have with Drama in terms of Improvisation, visualisation and Characterisation.

I have been pondering for a while about starting an after school group however I did not want it to be the same as all the rest, I want the group to be for children who would not normally go and access a drama or dance group. These children will access these other groups and do this anyway but I want to offer the group to children who struggle with confidence, self-esteem and self-worth.

Children struggle with this usually due to the lack of encouragement with confidence they don’t get at home. I understand that for some parents this is difficult to do when under the pressures and stresses of everyday life and struggles so this ideology could be used not only with children but parents too. The concept will be to do character building, share stories and encourage self-worth. When the children begin to have this element of understanding they can adapt their person then we can look at their talents and focus on allowing them to express through a creative art form.

Every child has something to offer and this will go at their pace. Throughout the sessions no child will be told they are wrong and no good, each child will be told they are worth something and have something to give. They will also build peer support with each other. The aim is for each person we work with to encourage individualism and allow them to understand they can be unique and anyone they want to be.

I have been waiting for over a year to do something like this but looking back I think I needed more time to emerge and learn all the things that I know now that I didn’t then. I will be exploring this as much as possible as I have a strong sense of belief in the solution and drama techniques I am planning to use. I have different ways of also making this accessible for people.

Since the unit 5 session I have spoken with many people and I have made a start on my business model and have launched as EMERGE UK. I am excited for the future and I have my first after school session on 4th March 2015.

I feel focused and very emerging at present and I am going to encourage change. I would love to have done the Change Diploma but unfortunately the cost is something I cannot afford at present, but maybe it is in my future.

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