Back in September Positive You hosted a one day workshop at Knowsley Disability Concern. I worked with the Self Advocates from the organisation to explore confidence and self esteem. This included two creative exersises.
The first exersise is about bad support/good support. To do this we used two people made out of paper, googley eyes and wool for the hair. We talked about good suport/bad support and I asked the self advocates to put the bad suport things on one side of the figure and the good support things on the other side. Lots of people said;
Bad Support is:
Not being listened to
Turning up late
Forgot the time
Good Support is:
Listening to you
Supporting you in the right way
Helping you when you need help
The second exersise is Celebrate Me bunting I asked the self advocates to think of something they are proud of about themselves or something they like about themself. To do this we used practice bunting triangles before starting the bunting, Once the self advocates designed their triangle, we attached it all to the ribbon to make bunting.
Written by Leah Jones