School’s almost out, which for students means a long summer ahead. Many families like to keep their kids busy during the summer season, so camps and summer schools come into play to entertain the youngsters. Gabriella Philippou, a psychotherapist, counsellor and trainer, has something similar (yet slightly different) in mind, with a couple of programmes for kids running from June 24 to August 23.
Two workshops will be ongoing this season, alternating weekly. One of them – which has been running since 2005 – focuses on developing children’s personalities, abilities and skills, and reinforcing their self-esteem. The programme, titled ‘A Journey into The World of Emotions and Knowledge’, aims at cultivating the cognitive, social, behavioural and emotional development of children, so as to facilitate the overall growth of their personality.
Laying particular emphasis on the importance of emotional intelligence, the programme includes various activities and games that cultivate a child’s human relationship skills. The programme is available throughout the year, not just during the summer months, so any child that wants to continue after the holidays can do so.
The second summer programme is called ‘I Love Animals – I Respect the Environment’ and focuses on personal development through learning about human and animal relationships, the psychology and nutritional needs of animals, the importance of pets in human life, and the positive or negative emotions that arise through living with animals.
Both programmes are suitable for children from six to 12 years old, and will be held in English and Greek simultaneously. For information on how to register for either programme, go to Gabriella’s website at www.gabriellaphilippou.com.
Alternating weekly summer programmes by Gabriella Philippou. June 24-August 23. Gabriella Philippou, Office 201 – Parnithos 3, Aglantzia 2102, Nicosia. 8am-2.30pm. www.gabriellaphilippou.com