An afterschool therapeutic educational program designed to assist children to develop social and emotional skills to support healthy development. These sessions will incorporate art therapy, mindfulness-based strategies, yoga, and nature-based experiences.
Program Outcomes: assisting children to develop emotional literacy skills, increase body awareness, explore positive and negative feelings including how they manifest physically and emotionally, as well as develop coping strategies to manage daily life experiences.
Elementary School Group
Who: Grades 1-4
Where: Buck Meadow. 32 NH101-A *transportation will be provided from Wilkins
When: Tuesdays 2:30pm-4:00pm
Fee: $330R, $360NR (includes all materials)
What to Bring: water bottle, snacks, clothes for outside
Min: 8 Max: 14
Led by Holly Majkut & Traci Cote
Meet your Instructors!
Holly Majkut is trained as a mental health counselor and art therapist. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling and art therapy and is credentialed with the art therapy board. She currently provides therapeutic services to children and families through Mountain Heart Wellness located in Amherst NH and collaborates with the Amherst NH Recreation department to provide various programs. She has been working as an art therapist and mental health counselor with children (ages 3 and up) and families over the past 20 years. Holly values the use of the arts as a therapeutic tool to support children's emotional growth and development. With a focus on increasing communication, problem solving and social skills while promoting individual expression through the fun of creativity!
Traci Cote is a trained school psychologist (MS/CAGS) who has worked in the NH public school system for over a decade and who recently started a private practice Mountain Heart Wellness & Educational Consulting. She is a yoga teacher, mindfulness educator, wellness coach, and certified MBST instructor. Traci is passionate about elevating young people’s emotional literacy through mindfulness-based exercises.
Both Holly and Traci have enjoyed partnering with Amherst Recreation in a variety of ways including the Girls Empowerment Summer Camp and the Afterschool Open Art Studio Class at Wilkins Elementary. They are so excited to collaborate again with Amherst Rec to provide these essential skills to the community, and help young people to succeed!