I Shine® Inner Wellness Curriculum
Welcome to the I Shine® Inner Wellness Curriculum!
A self-esteem building program supporting social and emotional wellness in children ages 9-12.
The Inner Wellness Curriculum help kids:
- Discover and appreciate their own uniqueness and special gifts
- Increase their self-acceptance and ability to accept the differences in others
- Cultivate greater self-awareness and self-regulation
- Increase inner confidence and self-esteem
- Build emotional intelligence
- Improve social skills and develop better relationships with their peers
- Solve peer issues independently and in a constructive way
- Reduce bullying behavior
…and much more!
Each lesson includes collaborative talk, interactive fun activities, a mindfulness exercise, self-reflection, and more. This curriculum supports kids from the inside out with the tools they need to make healthy and confident choices as they navigate the tween and teen years.
“My child’s self-esteem, confidence, and acceptance of shortcomings all improved this year.”
~ Parent of I Shine® Inner Wellness Curriculum Participant
Module 1: Achieving Your Goals and Dreams
In Module 1, students learn the steps necessary to set and achieve goals, along with the awareness that anything is possible, and that every child has the power to create what they want to experience in their lives. They also learn the gift in failure and how to overcome the fear of failure.
Module 2: Accepting Others and Yourself
In Module 2, students learn that despite our differences, we are all more the same than we are different. Through this module, they learn to embrace these differences and understand that no one is any more or any less than anyone else.
Module 3: Showing Kindness and Respect
In Module 3, students will develop a sense of empathy and understanding that will help them to treat others and themselves with kindness and respect.
Module 4: Caring for Your Corner of the Planet
In Module 4, students learn how they are connected to and supported by the earth, how by observing nature they can learn about the world and about themselves, and how their actions can influence life on the planet and in their personal environments.
Module 5: Giving of Yourself and Your Unique Gifts
In Module 5, students learn that everyone has something to give, and each person’s contribution is completely unique to them. They also discover their own unique gifts and learn that giving to others not only helps the recipient to feel good; it also helps the giver to feel good.
Module 6: Managing Your Thoughts and Emotions
In Module 6, students learn that they have a powerful internal guidance system (their feelings) that will help them navigate through any situation. They also begin to understand that their thoughts are their creative power.
Module 7: Taking Responsibility For All That You Do
In Module 7, students learn how empowering it is to take responsibility for their lives, and how when you take responsibility, you are no longer a victim of your circumstances, but rather, you create them.
Module 8: Living in a State of Gratitude
In Module 8, students learn about the power of gratitude, and how they can cultivate an attitude of gratitude within themselves.
Module 9: Forgiveness and the Power of Letting Go
In Module 9, students learn what forgiveness is, why it’s so important to forgive, how to forgive, and about the power they gain by letting go.
“In the I Shine Inner Wellness Curriculum, Jill Hope has created a resilience based educational curriculum to facilitate character building, self-esteem and self-regulation in children. This holistic program provides resources for parents as well. The nine modules are well organized in providing guidance, strategies, lesson plans and more for educators and facilitators. I will recommend the I Shine program without reservation.”
~ Sam Goldstein, Ph.D. Co-Editor of the Handbook of Resilience in Children, 2nd Edition
Find or Create an Inner Wellness Program In Your Area
If you are interested in enrolling your child or a group of children in an Inner Wellness Program in your area or would like more information, please contact one of our Certified Facilitators here.
If you need assistance in locating a facilitator to teach a course in your area, or you are interested in becoming a facilitator yourself, please contact us at email@example.com or call our office at 773-540-7857.
“The students feel the lesson time offers a safe space to express themselves and share their feelings without judgment, which is leading to greater overall acceptance amongst the students.”
~ Facilitator of the I Shine® Inner Wellness Curriculum
Be a Part of the Movement to Empower Children through Sponsorship
Not every child who needs and wants to develop these skills has access. By sponsoring a child who could use support, you are helping bring this program to many more kids who can benefit from increased confidence and self-empowerment skills.
If you are interested in sponsoring a child or group of children to participate in an Inner Wellness Program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our office at 773-540-7857 to discuss sponsorship opportunities.