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Gifting children the tools & inner resources to be happier & healthier... FOR LIFE!

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A Global Solution To A Global Challenge

Gifting children the tools & inner resources to be happier & healthier... FOR LIFE!

Imagine a 'preventative' approach to mental illness that's SIMPLE,
SAFE & FUN for children

- that's EMOTION SWITCH.

A Powerfully Simple Program For Schools

As adults, we want the very best for the little ones in our lives.  Children are literally the future of our tomorrow and deserve everything they need to succeed in every arena of life.

This is why we believe in PREVENTION not INTERVENTION.

Teaching children to understand and manage their emotions.  As well as basic habits that rapidly transform the way they think, feel and respond to life - should (and MUST) become as much a part of their development as reading and writing.

We are a validated learning destination for:

Emotion Switch covers numerous entries in the EEF Teaching & Learning Toolkit

Imagine a 'preventative' approach to mental illness that's SIMPLE,
SAFE & FUN for children

- that's EMOTION SWITCH.

A Powerfully Simple Program For Schools

As adults, we want the very best for the little ones in our lives.  Children are literally the future of our tomorrow and deserve everything they need to succeed in every arena of life.

This is why we believe in PREVENTION not INTERVENTION

Teaching children to understand and manage their emotions.  As well as basic habits that rapidly transform the way they think, feel and respond to life - should (and MUST) become as much a part of their development as reading and writing.

We are a validated 
learning destination for:

NEW FOR 2021

PRIMARY SCHOOLS (Key Stage 2)

Bite-Size 28 Day Challenge

For less than the cost of a school trip, our new 'Bite-Size' program is faster, simpler and even more affordable.

Suitable for Catch-Up funding, or apply for up to 100% FREE funding as we continue developing partnerships with national and international organisations committed to making a difference in the world.

INCLUDES:  21 day myJournal, 7 day mindGYM-Journal. pen, anchor bracelet, weekly LIVE sessions, certificate, completion ceremony & special rewards experience. 

NOTE:  Available as a standalone '1 HOUR' workshop to support a specific topic (i.e. 'CAREERS').  Or the full 6 week LIVE coaching program ('Emotion Switch + Success Blueprint).

SECONDARY SCHOOLS (Key Stage 3 & 4) & FURTHER EDUCATION (Age 16-21yrs)

SUCCESS BLUEPRINT EXPERIENCE

The 'Success Blueprint' combines core elements of 'Emotion Switch' with a unique, powerfully simple strategy students can implement instantly, and use repeatedly to excel in every area of life at home, in school and beyond.

With a strong emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the program also has a significant impact on raising aspirations as well as developing resilience, self-belief and confidence.  As a result, helping students to embrace challenging subjects and break free from personal limitations (regardless of circumstances, past experiences or conditions).

I strongly believe in the concept of 'EMOTION SWITCH' and saw it work first hand with the children in my class.

S Thompson, Year 6 Teacher, St Peters R.C. Primary School

WHAT TO EXPECT FOR EVERY CHILD...

As our programs are designed for schools, we understand it's absolutely essential the outcomes provided are measurable and sustainable.

We're also committed to ensuring the delivery is both effective and ALL outcomes achievable for every child who participates - regardless of their current abilities, existing circumstances (home/personal life). Or any pre/diagnosed behavioural challenges/conditions (such ADHD). 

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT

By addressing the key influencers of a pupils attitude and behaviour (their EMOTIONS), you can expect to see measurable changes in focus, self-motivation, attention and a desire to learn.

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Every pupil will have the understanding and awareness of how their emotions are generated.  Along with the belief and tools to assess, articulate and self-regulate how they're feeling. 

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

The underlying theme of our programs are to help children raise their own aspirations, break free of personal limitations and excel beyond that which they previously believed possible.

WHAT TO EXPECT

FOR EVERY CHILD

As our programs are designed for schools, we understand it's absolutely essential the outcomes provided are measurable and sustainable.

We're also committed to ensuring delivery is both effective and ALL outcomes achievable for every child who participates regardless of current abilities/aspirations, or existing circumstances (home/family/personal life).

EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

Every pupil will have the understanding and awareness of how their emotions are generated.  Along with the belief and tools to assess, articulate and self-regulate how they're feeling. 

LEARNER ENGAGEMENT

By addressing the key influencers of a pupils attitude and behaviour (their EMOTIONS), you can expect to see measurable changes in focus, self-motivation, attention and a desire to learn.

EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT

The underlying theme of our programs are to help children raise their own aspirations, break free of personal limitations and excel beyond that which they previously believed possible.

BEHAVIOUR 
INTERVENTIONS

Behaviour Interventions seek to improve attainment by reducing challenging behaviour.  From low-level disruption and aggression. To violence, bullying, substance abuse and anti-social activities.

METACOGNITIION & 
SELF-REGULATION

Metacognition and self-regulation approaches aim to help pupils think about their learning.  By teaching strategies for planning, monitoring and evaluation to give pupils a selection of strategies/skills to choose.

SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING (SEL)

Interventions which target SEL seek to improve pupils’ interaction with others and self-management of emotions.  SEL interventions might focus on ways in which students work with/alongside peers, teachers, family or community.

WHAT TO EXPECT

IMPROVING LEARNER OUTCOMES...

Emotion Switch School programs cover numerous entries detailed in the Education Endowment Foundation 'Teaching & Learning Toolkit'.

Including Aspiration Interventions, Feedback and Mentoring.  However, there are 3 key areas the program has proven to be consistently successful with pupils aged 7 - 16.

METACOGNITIION & 
SELF-REGULATION

Metacognition and self-regulation approaches aim to help pupils think about their learning.  By teaching strategies for planning, monitoring and evaluation to give pupils a selection of strategies/skills to choose.

WHAT TO EXPECT

IMPROVING LEARNER OUTCOMES...

Emotion Switch School programs cover numerous entries detailed in the Education Endowment Foundation 'Teaching & Learning Toolkit'.

Including Aspiration Interventions, Feedback and Mentoring.  However, there are 3 key areas the program has proven to be consistently successful with pupils aged 7 - 16.

BEHAVIOUR INTERVENTIONS

Behaviour Interventions seek to improve attainment by reducing challenging behaviour.  From low-level disruption and aggression. To violence, bullying, substance abuse and anti-social activities.

NEW FOR 2021

PRIMARY SCHOOLS (Key Stage 2)

Bite-Size 28 Day Challenge

For less than the cost of a school trip, our new 'Bite-Size' program is faster, simpler and even more affordable.

Suitable for Catch-Up funding, or apply for up to 100% FREE funding as we continue developing partnerships with national and international organisations committed to making a difference in the world.

INCLUDES: 21 day myJournal, 7 day mindGYM-Journal. pen, anchor bracelet, weekly LIVE sessions, certificate, completion ceremony & special rewards experience. 

SECONDARY SCHOOLS (Key Stage 3 & 4) 
& FURTHER EDUCATION (Age 16-21yrs)

SUCCESS BLUEPRINT EXPERIENCE

The 'Success Blueprint' combines core elements of 'Emotion Switch' with a unique, powerfully simple strategy students can implement instantly.  And use repeatedly to excel in every area of life - at home, in school and beyond.

With a strong emphasis on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), the program also has a significant impact on raising aspirations as well as developing resilience, self-belief and confidence

 As a result, helping students to embrace challenging subjects and break free from personal limitations (regardless of circumstances, past experiences or conditions).

NOTE: Available as a standalone '1 HOUR' workshop to support a specific topic (i.e. Options/Careers). 

 Or the full 6 week LIVE coaching program ('Emotion Switch + Success Blueprint).

I strongly believe in the concept of 'EMOTION SWITCH' and saw it work first hand with the children in my class.

S Thompson, Year 6 Teacher, St Peters R.C. Primary School

Did you know...

1 in 10 Children Affected

On average 1 in 10 children between five & sixteen are diagnosed with a mental illness each year.

75% Before The Age Of 25

Approximately 75% of conditions begin to manifest before the age of 25.

48% Rise In Child Cases

In 15 years there's been a staggering 48% rise in anxiety and depression amongst British children.

...We have the power to to change this!

Did you know...

1 in 10 Children Affected

On average 1 in 10 children between five & sixteen are diagnosed with a mental illness each year.

75% Before The Age Of 25

Approximately 75% of conditions begin to manifest before the age of 25.

48% Rise In Child Cases

In 15 years there's been a staggering 48% rise in anxiety and depression amongst British children.

...we have the power to to change this!

PREVENATIVE AND SCALABLE

A global solution to 
global challenge

With Emotion Switch we can significantly enhance the lives and futures of children - TODAY.

We can also make the world a far, far better place for generations to come by reducing the risk and rise of mental health conditions to prevent the suffering 5, 10, 15+ years from now.  

SAFE AND FAST

How it compares to 
other solutions

Unlike traditional intervention methods such as therapy or counselling, Emotion Switch is a preventative approach that addresses the route cause of mental and emotional wellbeing deficiencies.  

As well as proven to generate a measurable and immediate improvement in emotional wellbeing from the very first session. 

SIMPLE AND ENGAGING

A powerfully simple 'LIVE' program delivered face-to-face or virtually

The Emotion Switch experience is designed in such a way that is both fun and easy for children to learn, regardless of ability, conditions or disorders.

It's also unique to anything taught within the schools curriculum to compliment a child's academic endeavours and overall wellbeing.

PREVENATIVE AND SCALABLE

A global solution to 
global challenge

With Emotion Switch we can significantly enhance the lives and futures of children - TODAY.

We can also make the world a far, far better place for generations to come by reducing the risk and rise of mental health conditions to prevent the suffering 5, 10, 15+ years from now.  

SAFE AND FAST

How it compares to 
other solutions

Unlike traditional intervention methods like therapy or counselling, Emotion Switch is a preventative approach that addresses the route cause of mental and emotional wellbeing deficiencies.  

As well as proven to generate an  immediate and measurable improvement in emotional wellbeing from the first session. 

SIMPLE AND ENGAGING

A powerfully simple 'LIVE' program delivered face-to-face or virtually

The Emotion Switch experience is designed in such a way that is both fun and easy for children to learn, regardless of current ability, conditions or disorders.

It's also unique to anything taught within the curriculum that compliments a child's academic endeavours and overall wellbeing. 

Getting your school started, is as easy as...

1

Age Range & Student No's

Decide on the year groups and number of children you'd like to enrol.

2

Get In Touch

Give us a call or email your enquiry to schools@emotionswitch.org

3

We Take Care Of The Rest

Once all the boxes are ticked we'll take care of everything else - so you don't have to.

Getting your school started, is as easy as...

1

Age Range & Student No's

Decide on the year groups and number of children you'd like to enrol.

2

Get In Touch

Give us a call or email your enquiry to schools@emotionswitch.org

3

We Take Care Of The Rest

Once all the boxes are ticked we'll take care of everything else - so you don't have to.

HOW EMOTION SWITCH WORKS

1. Designed For Schools

Developed For Life

The quality of all our lives, are determined by the quality of our emotions.  However, emotions aren't tangible, they're simply the output that expresses how we feel.  

This is why from the first 'LIVE' session, children discover exactly what influences their emotions with a simple formula that's as easy to remember as '2+2= 4'.  Then throughout the program learn new tools and develop inner resources that empower them to be happier and healthier... FOR LIFE!

2. Habits For Sustainable Levels Of Focus

In And Out Of School

Emotion Switch is extremely effective at increasing focus, as well as productivity for young children and teenagers alike.  This is now more important than ever, as FOCUS and attention levels have increasingly become a challenge in class and at home.
   
From the first week, children begin developing 3 habits that in a very short space of time become as much a part of life as brushing their teeth.  Helping them to rapidly shift their focus to enhance the way they think and feel - even with activities or subjects they don't like, or would normally struggle to do. 

3. Develop Empathy And Compassion For

Themselves And Others

How children learn, is just as important as WHO they learn with, which is why this fun transformational experience is most effective when delivered in groups of 5 to 35/class.  This helps them to articulate how they're feeling and learn from peers.  

It also provides a safe environment to engage in practical, real life every day discussions children can relate to.  And discover how emotions impact our overall quality of life, our actions and our results.  In turn, helping them to be more compassionate and empathetic with themselves, as well as towards others.

4. Cutting Edge Neuroscience, Meets

Logic And Simplicity

When it comes to education, metrics really do matter, as do RESULTS.  This is why from the LIVE sessions (which are 90% engagement led by the children) and daily missions.  To the hard copy myJournal, Switch Anchor Bracelet and personalised class Music Megamix - every piece has it's place in making the experience simple, fun and special for every child. 

Through the use of tried and tested, proven strategies - Emotion Switch caters for every learning style and modality to ensure children have everything they need to succeed.

I would whole heartedly recommend other schools to take part in the project.
It was evident Emotion Switch helped the children to control their own emotional state and approach life and it’s difficulties in a more calm and measured way.  

A Krlic, Headteacher, Primary School

Getting your school started,
is as easy as...

1

Age Range & Student No's

Primary & secondary schools typically have a certain age group they can easily identify as having the most immediate need & would benefit the most.

 We understand funds & resources are limited, so recommend starting with these students first, before progressing onto other age groups.

2

Get In Touch

Once you know the age & how many students you'd like to enrol, call today - or get in touch by email with your enquiry at schools@emotionswitch.org

We'll then schedule a time that's mutually convenient to discuss pricing, logistics, specific school/student related requirements, or any other questions you may have. 

3

We Take Care Of The Rest

Our primary focus is of course the children & making their lives & futures more promising.  However, we don't want to do that at the expense of your workload.

This is why, once all the boxes are ticked (safeguarding, logistics, dates etc), we'll literally take care of everything else - so that you don't have to.

HOW EMOTION SWITCH WORKS

1. Designed For Schools

Developed For Life

The quality of all our lives, are determined by the quality of our emotions. However, emotions aren't tangible, they're simply the output that expresses how we feel.  

This is why from the first 'LIVE' session, children discover exactly what influences their emotions with a simple formula that's as easy to remember as '2+2= 4'. Then throughout the program learn new tools and develop inner resources that empower them to be happier and healthier... FOR LIFE!

2. Habits For Sustainable Levels Of Focus

In And Out Of School

Emotion Switch is extremely effective at increasing focus, as well as productivity for young children and teenagers alike. This is now more important than ever, as FOCUS and attention levels have increasingly become a challenge both in class and at home.
   
From the first week, children begin developing 3 habits that in a very short space of time become as much a part of life as brushing their teeth. Helping them to rapidly shift their focus to enhance the way they think and feel - even with activities or subjects they don't like, or would normally struggle to do. 

3. Develop Empathy And Compassion For

Themselves And Others

How children learn, is just as important as WHO they learn with, which is why this fun transformational experience is most effective when delivered in groups of 5 to 35/class.  This helps them to articulate how they're feeling and learn from peers.  

It also provides a safe environment to engage in practical, real life every day discussions children can relate to.  And discover how emotions impact our overall quality of life, our actions and our results. In turn, helping them to be more compassionate and empathetic with themselves, as well as towards others.

4. Cutting Edge Neuroscience, Meets

Logic And Simplicity

When it comes to education, metrics really do matter, as do RESULTS.  This is why from the LIVE sessions (which are 90% engagement led by the children) and daily missions. To the hard copy myJournal, Switch Anchor Bracelet and personalised class Music Megamix - every piece has it's place in making the experience simple, fun and special for every child. 

Through the use of tried and tested, proven strategies - Emotion Switch caters for every learning style and modality to ensure children have everything they need to succeed.

I would whole heartedly recommend other schools to take part in the project.  It was evident Emotion Switch helped the children to control their own emotional state and approach life and it’s difficulties in a more calm and measured way.  

A Krlic, Headteacher, Primary School

Getting your school started,
is as easy as...

1

Age Range & Student No's

Primary & secondary schools typically have a certain age group they can easily identify as having the most immediate need & would benefit the most.

 We understand funds & resources are limited, so recommend starting with these students first, before progressing onto other age groups.

2

Get In Touch

Once you know the age & how many students you'd like to enrol, call today - or get in touch by email with your enquiry at schools@emotionswitch.org

We'll then schedule a time that's mutually convenient to discuss pricing, logistics, specific school/student related requirements, or any other questions you may have. 

3

We Take Care Of The Rest

Our primary focus is of course the children & making their lives & futures more promising.  However, we don't want to do that at the expense of your workload.

This is why, once all the boxes are ticked (safeguarding, logistics, dates etc), we'll literally take care of everything else - so that you don't have to.

Our primary measure of success for the program is the IMMEDIATE and LONG TERM wellbeing of children.

Our primary measure of success for the program is the IMMEDIATE and LONGTERM wellbeing of children.

We understand when it comes to education that 'METRICS' really do 'MATTER'...

They help us to measure the improvement in the lives of those we teach.

They also help us to improve how we teach, so that every child is given the opportunity to succeed... IN EVERY ARENA OF LIFE! 

WHAT THE CHILDREN THINK 

97% of children rated the experience 99/100

We're so proud of how much children enjoy the program.  This is essential for optimising how well they absorb and retain information.  

More importantly, it helps them understand and embrace the practical application in daily life.

8/10 said the #1 reason they loved Emotion Switch, was understanding how they feel

Children's level of awareness surrounding emotions has increased in recent years.  However, awareness alone, doesn't help and can often lead to confusion or overwhelm.  

This is why children love the program so much, as they very quickly learn to understand 'HOW' and 'WHY' they feel the way they do. 

More than just a mental and emotional wellbeing program 

Children naturally possess amazing levels of resourcefulness, persistence and imagination in their early years.  Sadly though, even small and seemingly insignificant events can have a limiting impact on their potential that can become a recurring theme their whole life.

This is why the program also helps children to develop resilience and other essential key skills that are invaluable to their future success.

WHAT THE CHILDREN THINK 

97% of children rated the experience 99/100

We're so proud of how much children enjoy the program.  This is essential for optimising how well they absorb and retain information.  

More importantly, it helps them understand and embrace the practical application in daily life.

8/10 said the #1 reason they loved Emotion Switch, was understanding how they feel

Children's level of awareness surrounding emotions has increased in recent years. However, awareness alone, doesn't help and can often lead to confusion or overwhelm.  

This is why children love the program so much, as they very quickly learn to understand 'HOW' and 'WHY' they feel the way they do. 

More than just 
an emotional and mental wellbeing program

Children naturally possess amazing levels of resourcefulness, persistence and imagination in their early years. Sadly though, even small, seemingly insignificant events can have a limiting impact on their potential and become a recurring theme their whole life.

This is why the program also helps children to develop resilience and other essential key skills that are invaluable to their future success.

ORGANISATION OR BUSINESS?

Would you like to be part of something that truly makes a difference in the world? 

ORGANISATION or BUSINESS?

Would you like to be part of something that truly makes a difference in the world? 

GIVE THE GIFT OF 'EMOTION SWITCH' TO CHILDREN IN YOUR AREA

Our original vision was to gift the Emotion Switch to every child at school in the U.K, but as Covid-19 gripped the world we knew this wasn't enough.  We are now embracing our new challenge to gift the Emotion Switch experience to every child around the globe (at home or school). 

If your organisation or business would like to get involved to sponsor a child, class or school through the program - we'd love to hear from you.

*We're currently in discussions with U.K. and Global Children's Charity Organisations to 'GIFT' the 'Emotion Switch' to the the most vulnerable children and young adults.  A single class of 30 school children funded through the program enables us to donate the Emotion Switch experience to 5 children (1 child free for every 6 funded).

GIVE THE GIFT OF EMOTION SWITCH TO CHILDREN IN YOUR AREA

Our original vision was to gift the Emotion Switch to every child at school in the U.K, but as Covid-19 gripped the world we knew this wasn't enough.  We're now embracing our new challenge to gift the Emotion Switch experience to every child around the globe (at home or school). 

If your organisation or business would like to get involved to sponsor a child, class or school through the program - we'd love to hear from you.

*We're in the process of partnering with U.K and Global Charity Organisations to GIFT' the Emotion Switch to the the most vulnerable children and young adults.  

**A single class of 30 school children funded through the program enables us to donate the Emotion Switch experience to 5 children (1 child free for every 6 funded).

Frequently Asked Questions

 Is the program safe for vulnerable children and young adults?

YES.  The program is 100% safe regardless of the students background or personal history. 

Unlike 'traditional methods', the 'EMOTION SWITCH' solely focuses on helping the learner to manage their emotions without having to regress or uncover/discuss past experiences that can often lead to further trauma and prolonged suffering.

 How is the safeguarding of children managed? 

The safeguarding of children's emotional and physical wellbeing is absolutely paramount.  This also includes keeping children safe 'ONLINE', data protection and GDPR.

We have our own measures already in place to ensure that children's safety (and privacy) is the number one priority both during and after the program.  These include every member of the 'Emotion Switch' team having a current and up to date 'Enhanced DBS Certificate'.  As well as understanding and adhering to our Safeguarding, Data Protection and Health & Safety Policies.

In addition, we also treat every school/organisation as an individual entity.  By this, we mean that we also work closely with them to understand, adopt and adhere to their policies (including any special requirements). 

 Will it help to unlock a child's potential and improve motivation?

Absolutely YES.  The principles within the program have helped children as young as 7 to become significantly more focused and productive at home and school (even with tasks/subjects they previously disliked doing). 

The reason the program is so powerful is because it directly addresses the route cause of our actions.  In essence, everything we do in life, we either do it because we 'feel we HAVE TO' or 'feel we WANT TO'.  

The program teaches children to look for (and find) the gift in every experience, regardless of their nature/preferences.  As a result - freeing them of the limitations often caused by existing circumstances and/or environment. 

 How is the program so effective, yet so simple even for young children?

We get asked this question all the time.  The truth is, the program wouldn't work if it was complex.  

In almost every instance, teachers and parents who have witnessed the transformation, have been amazed at just how simple the teachings of the program are.  As well as how even 'they' have picked up some of the simple tools by merely witnessing the sessions in progress.

So why is this?  It's because the quality of our whole lives are determined by our emotions.  However, our emotions are not tangible, and they are also just the output.  In other words, our emotions are simply our reaction to what we're focusing on/the meaning we give to a particular circumstance/experience. 

The 'Emotion Switch' educates children (and adults) by teaching them to understand the tangible cause of their emotions.  As well as developing the habit of always knowing they have both the power and ability to choose how they want to feel.  

In essence, they learn how to influence the 'OUTPUT', by learning to influence the 'INPUT'.   

 Is the program also available and effective for adults?

YES.  The program was initially designed for adults. And has been successfully used to help those enduring extreme adversity, anxiety and depression - to experience an almost instantaneous improvement in both their Emotional and Physical wellbeing. 

The key principles in the program have been used to rapidly transform the health and wellbeing of teenagers and adults that had previously endured months (often years) of suffering.  Many of whom had already tried traditional approaches such as counselling and/or anti-depressants.

 Will Emotion Switch prevent children/teenagers feeling helpless in later life?

This is a very significant issue that often goes unaddressed until it's TOO LATE.  

The number of young teenagers and adults experiencing extreme levels of hopelessness, which can quickly escalate to feeling 'helpless' has dramatically been on the rise.  It's at this point that the potential for self harm, which can then lead to 'suicidal thoughts' and even worse 'suicidal attempts' occur.  And often without any warning or signs.

We need to understand that 'our thoughts are our reality'.  In other words - we can all relate to times in our life when we didn't think, or genuinely believed something wouldn't work, even if we had no real evidence to suggest it wouldn't.  And in many cases, there was probably an abundance of evidence to suggest what we wanted to happen - was possible, as we'd seen others do/have or achieve it before.  But, regardless of this - we didn't believe it was possible or would ever happen 'for us'.  

Our 'internal belief system' convinced us to feel there was no point even trying.  And so, if we had no hope or felt helpless - of course, why would we even try.  

In essence, it's at this stage that teenagers and young adults won't even try to ask for help because they have no hope that life could possibly be any different.  

So how does 'Emotion Switch' help prevent this.  And do so without directly discussing or talking about such sensitive matters with young children?

Firstly, we do not believe that educating young children or even discussing these kind of topics is appropriate.  

To be honest, we're not even keen on the term 'Mental Health', to which recent government research has begun to recognise this terminology isn't helping the situation.  We prefer 'emotional wellbeing'.  

In essence, a huge part of our work is raising awareness of how the 'words we use' are the 'words we feel'. Just like if we constantly said 'I feel stressed' all day long, we would by default 'feel more stressed'.

This is how we're able to handle such sensitive topics with young children, without directly discussing issues such as self harm, depression, suicide etc.  

The way we do this is by gently discussing relatable examples where the children may have at one time felt a little stuck.  Perhaps they couldn't do something, or they had thoughts that didn't make them feel too good.  

We then ask the children:

- What could you have done differently?
- Is there anyone who could have helped you?
- How long would it have taken you to get help?

In every instance, the children instantly realise that no matter what happens, no matter what we're going through - there is always someone who can help us.  They also develop the inner resources to realise that whilst we may not always feel we have a CHOICE, we do always have OPTIONS.  And in many cases, getting help or making progress to move away from feeling stuck - can be achieved in a matter of seconds or minutes.  

Educating children on simple, non intrusive strategies like these at such a young age - means that they develop the habit of tapping into an infinite pool of inner resourcefulness, so that as they embark on new journeys through life (secondary school, college, career etc) - they're naturally searching for 'solutions' rather than focusing on 'problems'.  

This by default, has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk and rise of some of the most devastating consequences associated with emotional wellbeing deficiencies. 


Frequently Asked Questions

 Is the program safe for vulnerable children and young adults?

YES.  The program is 100% safe regardless of the students background or personal history. 

Unlike 'traditional methods', the 'EMOTION SWITCH' solely focuses on helping the learner to manage their emotions without having to regress or uncover/discuss past experiences that can often lead to further trauma and prolonged suffering.

 How is the safeguarding of children managed? 

The safeguarding of children's emotional and physical wellbeing is absolutely paramount.  This also includes keeping children safe 'ONLINE', data protection and GDPR.

We have our own measures already in place to ensure that children's safety (and privacy) is the number one priority both during and after the program.  These include every member of the 'Emotion Switch' team having a current and up to date 'Enhanced DBS Certificate'.  As well as understanding and adhering to our Safeguarding, Data Protection and Health & Safety Policies.

In addition, we also treat every school/organisation as an individual entity.  By this, we mean that we also work closely with them to understand, adopt and adhere to their policies (including any special requirements). 

 Will it help to unlock a child's potential and improve motivation?

Absolutely YES.  The principles within the program have helped children as young as 7 to become significantly more focused and productive at home and school (even with tasks/subjects they previously disliked doing). 

The reason the program is so powerful is because it directly addresses the route cause of our actions.  In essence, everything we do in life, we either do it because we 'feel we HAVE TO' or 'feel we WANT TO'.  

The program teaches children to look for (and find) the gift in every experience, regardless of their nature/preferences.  As a result - freeing them of the limitations often caused by existing circumstances and/or environment. 

 How is the program so effective, yet so simple even for young children?

We get asked this question all the time.  The truth is, the program wouldn't work if it was complex.  

In almost every instance, teachers and parents who have witnessed the transformation, have been amazed at just how simple the teachings of the program are.  As well as how even 'they' have picked up some of the simple tools by merely witnessing the sessions in progress.

So why is this?  It's because the quality of our whole lives are determined by our emotions.  However, our emotions are not tangible, and they are also just the output.  In other words, our emotions are simply our reaction to what we're focusing on/the meaning we give to a particular circumstance/experience. 

The 'Emotion Switch' educates children (and adults) by teaching them to understand the tangible cause of their emotions.  As well as developing the habit of always knowing they have both the power and ability to choose how they want to feel.  

In essence, they learn how to influence the 'OUTPUT', by learning to influence the 'INPUT'.   

 Is the program also available and effective for adults?

YES.  The program was initially designed for adults. And has been successfully used to help those enduring extreme adversity, anxiety and depression - to experience an almost instantaneous improvement in both their Emotional and Physical wellbeing. 

The key principles in the program have been used to rapidly transform the health and wellbeing of teenagers and adults that had previously endured months (often years) of suffering.  Many of whom had already tried traditional approaches such as counselling and/or anti-depressants.

 Will Emotion Switch prevent children/teenagers feeling helpless in later life?

This is a very significant issue that often goes unaddressed until it's TOO LATE.  

The number of young teenagers and adults experiencing extreme levels of hopelessness, which can quickly escalate to feeling 'helpless' has dramatically been on the rise.  It's at this point that the potential for self harm, which can then lead to 'suicidal thoughts' and even worse 'suicidal attempts' occur.  And often without any warning or signs.

We need to understand that 'our thoughts are our reality'.  In other words - we can all relate to times in our life when we didn't think, or genuinely believed something wouldn't work, even if we had no real evidence to suggest it wouldn't.  And in many cases, there was probably an abundance of evidence to suggest what we wanted to happen - was possible, as we'd seen others do/have or achieve it before.  But, regardless of this - we didn't believe it was possible or would ever happen 'for us'.  

Our 'internal belief system' convinced us to feel there was no point even trying.  And so, if we had no hope or felt helpless - of course, why would we even try.  

In essence, it's at this stage that teenagers and young adults won't even try to ask for help because they have no hope that life could possibly be any different.  

So how does 'Emotion Switch' help prevent this.  And do so without directly discussing or talking about such sensitive matters with young children?

Firstly, we do not believe that educating young children or even discussing these kind of topics is appropriate.  

To be honest, we're not even keen on the term 'Mental Health', to which recent government research has begun to recognise this terminology isn't helping the situation.  We prefer 'emotional wellbeing'.  

In essence, a huge part of our work is raising awareness of how the 'words we use' are the 'words we feel'. Just like if we constantly said 'I feel stressed' all day long, we would by default 'feel more stressed'.

This is how we're able to handle such sensitive topics with young children, without directly discussing issues such as self harm, depression, suicide etc.  

The way we do this is by gently discussing relatable examples where the children may have at one time felt a little stuck.  Perhaps they couldn't do something, or they had thoughts that didn't make them feel too good.  

We then ask the children:

- What could you have done differently?
- Is there anyone who could have helped you?
- How long would it have taken you to get help?

In every instance, the children instantly realise that no matter what happens, no matter what we're going through - there is always someone who can help us.  They also develop the inner resources to realise that whilst we may not always feel we have a CHOICE, we do always have OPTIONS.  And in many cases, getting help or making progress to move away from feeling stuck - can be achieved in a matter of seconds or minutes.  

Educating children on simple, non intrusive strategies like these at such a young age - means that they develop the habit of tapping into an infinite pool of inner resourcefulness, so that as they embark on new journeys through life (secondary school, college, career etc) - they're naturally searching for 'solutions' rather than focusing on 'problems'.  

This by default, has the potential to dramatically reduce the risk and rise of some of the most devastating consequences associated with emotional wellbeing deficiencies. 


For less than the cost of a school trip we can 'GIFT' children the tools and inner resources 'TODAY' that will enhance their overall wellbeing, potential and possibilities for the 'REST OF THEIR LIFE'

- Emotion Switch Org -

For less than the cost of a school trip we can GIFT children the tools and inner resources TODAY that will enhance their overall wellbeing, potential and possibilities for the REST OF THEIR LIFE

- Emotion Switch Org -

True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it's preventing things from happening in the first place.

- Don McPherson -

WHY... EMOTION SWITCH?

We've all heard the saying PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE.  There's never been a time in history when this approach is more valuable than it is today.  For far too long the focus has been to heavily invest and depend on intervention methods later in life (such as anti-depressants and regressive therapies) that can have devastating effects far greater than the original conditions being treated.  

We now have an opportunity to use the current crisis as a catalyst for change.  However, schools are under tremendous pressure to meet attainment targets, and restricted by funding constraints that would enable access to the resources children need to nurture their academic success as well as their health.  This is why through whatever means possible, it is our mission to gift every child with the tools and inner resources to be happier and healthier... FOR LIFE!

Stephen Gardner:  Parent and Founder of Emotion Switch.Org

True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it's preventing things from happening in the first place.

- Don McPherson -

WHY... EMOTION SWITCH?

Stephen Gardner:  Parent and Founder of Emotion Switch.Org

We've all heard the saying PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN THE CURE.  There's never been a time in history when this approach is more valuable than it is today.  For far too long the focus has been to heavily invest and depend on intervention methods later in life (such as anti-depressants and regressive therapies) that can have devastating effects far greater than the original conditions being treated.  

We now have an opportunity to use the current crisis as a catalyst for change. However, schools are under tremendous pressure to meet attainment targets, and restricted by funding constraints that would enable access to the resources children need to nurture their academic success as well as their health.

This is why through whatever means possible, it is our mission to gift every child with the tools and inner resources to be happier and healthier... FOR LIFE!

Interested in learning more?

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  • schools@emotionswitch.org

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