“The strongest oak of the forest is not the one that is protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It is the one that stands in the open, where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the winds and rains and the scorching sun.” —Napoleon Hill (1883–1970)
These two courses are the same in nature, though offered for different age groups.
Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids/Teens is about improving children/teens social and emotional skills and promoting their capacity and agency to control over their health and well-being. In today’s complex changing world, children and youth need the skills to think, feel and act on their own, so they not only survive but also thrive.
In Healthy Minds, Healthy Kids/Teens, we start each class with a stimulus (a storybook, video clip, poem, painting, etc.) focusing on a (social-emotional) health-related topic, explore different thoughts and feelings, and have conversations in a friendly environment.
Instructor: Dr. Mahboubeh Asgari
Mahboubeh has worked with children and youth for over 15 years. She is the Founder/Owner of The School of Inquiry in Vancouver, BC. She has a doctoral degree in Education, followed by postdoctorals in Philosophical Inquiry at UBC. Mahboubeh is also passionate about promoting health among children and youth.