What is Boost?
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- About Boost
- What is Boost?
What is Boost?
Treat yourself with the same kindness you would offer to your closest friend
Discovering how to be more self-compassionate including speaking as positively to ourselves as we do others.
Nurturing relationships through effective communication
Exploring the different kinds of relationships we have in our lives and how we might improve them through considerate communication and conversations that restore and strengthen them.
Strength to rest, reflect and recharge
Increasing awareness of not just the benefit of taking care of our own physical health but our mental wellbeing.
Skillful navigation through challenges, thinking long-term about life
Understanding what it means to be resilient. The role of commitment, practice and your response to failure all play important parts.
WHAT THE EXPERTS SAY
The county needs to invest in young people and be inspirational in the methods used to do so. The Boost project is inspirational, with young people teaching young people. It offers them so many skills including self-worth, self-leadership, workplace experience, in a way that they can all benefit and use in their future.
Nigel Hatten QPM
Safeguarding LADO, Gloucestershire County Council
We have found that children (at Jamie’s Farm) have forgotten how to self-regulate and come back together and connect. There are so many brilliant ideas in the Boost curriculum. In my experience with working with children, the curriculum will be memorable and become embodied, if it is experiential and involves the child at every level, such as thinking, being, playing, relating, having fun, and that less is more.
Lead Clinician, Jamie’s Farm
We live in an over-connected world with social media dominating young people’s lives. This significantly impacts how young people establish their identity as they mature, often distorting or even damaging how they see themselves. Boost brings together the best and most up-to-date understanding for building self-awareness and self-discovery. Programmes like Boost should be part of the national curriculum. It is fantastic to see Gloucestershire Constabulary leading the way in this area.
Founder of The Emotional Intelligence Company