Sally is a 10-year-old girl who completed the 6 week resilience tutoring program. During the program, she had the chance to understand how anxiety presents in her brain and body. Part of this involved learning that her brain was connected to how much energy she had and that this influenced her emotions, way of thinking, and experiences.
To help her understand these concepts, she was tasked with answering mathematical equations [VL1] that engaged her logical mind. As her brain connected what she was learning with her own experience, she was able to reduce her anxiety and close the negative experience loop. This helped her gain resilience so she could happily move on from negative moments.
Going through this process helped her understand what wellbeing meant to her and that it was something she could embrace in order to live the life she wanted.
Since then, Sally has only ever looked forward to her future…