Sue Bell and Dimitra Theodoropoulou from Kids Inspire led an interesting and valuable training morning for the GROW teams at the start of this term. Part of our training was about learning how to ground ourselves. We had to 'stabilise' our feet and seat bones before being taken through a body scan and then draw the sensations we felt using patterns and symbols on a body map.
At GROW Colchester North we had a go with the pupils. They weren't sure at first but soon one pupil was dozing off and another later filled her body map with sensations on her head, hands, feet and in her stomach. Her picture describing those sensations is below. She noted particularly how bright her eyes felt. Another pupil described his feet as being in long grass.