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Creative Skill Building

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create your stress away
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. Groups will be separated into an elementary school group (2:45pm-4:15pm) and a middle school group (5:00pm-6:15pm). 

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
: Buck Meadow. 32 NH101-A *transportation will be provided from Wilkins

When: Tuesdays 2:45pm-4:15pm (no program week of April vacation) 
Fee: $440R, $470NR (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 a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in NH and a registered art therapist (ATR). She has been working as a mental health counselor and art therapist with children and families over the past twenty years. Holly values the arts as a therapeutic tool to support young people’s emotional growth, development, and socialization.

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!

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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