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15 May 2020 08:51 - 15 May 2020 08:52 #31 by Sally Ann
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Found a few more examples of Theme Reinforcement to share with you - do you remember the days of good old ClipArt? They were produced by a group of Yr 6 students after I attended my first PB Foundation Course and the Theme 2 used then was 'There is nothing so awful that we can't talk about it with someone'.
(For a history regarding the evolution of Theme 2 please see this Forum post:
www.protectivebehaviours.org/protective-...eme-2-take-3?start=0 )




Hope you like the idea of 'Safe Man' too - a child, who found the playground rather an unpredictable place, decided Safe Man could be on his Personal Network and help him remind himself and others that:
'We all have the right to feel safe all the time'
Safe Hands are good for us All!
'We can talk with someone about anything,
Even if it feels awful or small.' :)
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15 May 2020 09:06 #32 by Sally Ann
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Day 15 Activity:
Still smiling after re-discovering Safe Man and think another of Ann's resources fits well with the idea of finding the Super Hero in all of us B)

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I have a tin of buttons I could use for this, but think I might go for a small bag of Skittles instead as aware some people have a fear of buttons - by the way, the name for this is Koumpounophobia :S

Hope you enjoy thinking about your likes, dislikes, qualities and strengths whilst having fun.
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16 May 2020 09:12 #33 by Sally Ann
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Thoroughly enjoyed my small bag of Skittles and Ann's Day 15 Activity :P
It reminded me of an idea one of Judith's children came up with using a bag of Haribo Starmix. This involved making up a PB story using the sweets as the stimulus. Here's what the contents of a small bag might look like if you fancy having a go.
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16 May 2020 09:55 - 16 May 2020 09:57 #34 by Sally Ann
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Day 16 Activity: Nursery Rhyme Makeover
This idea was suggested by Peg Flandreau West in her book 'Risking on Purpose' p87 - those of you who have completed PB training via The Protective Behaviours Training Partnership will be able to access an electronic version of Peg's book via the resource area of the website.
As Peg was crooning one of her sons to sleep with the rhyme 'Rock-a-bye Baby' she realised the line 'when the bough breaks the cradle will fall' hardly provides a comforting sleep-inducing idea for either child or parent!

As Peg points out, 'Some of the attitudes we take in as children come from oft-repeated traditional rhymes and stories. Unaware, we croon and repeat often violent and sometimes sexist and racist phrases'.
And we become desensitised to violence by continuing to deliver these messages, thereby feeding frightening images into children's minds.
So, today's activity is to have a go at PB-ing a 'traditional' rhyme in order to present a version that reinforces feelings of safety and promotes empowerment :)

Here's my PB'd Humpty Dumpty.
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall - (he was Risking on Purpose - see below for why)
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall - (because we can't guarentee safety & accidents do happen)
All the King's Horses and All the King's men (aka Humpty's Personal Network)
Helped Humpty climb back up again! (PB strategy Persistence)

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17 May 2020 10:03 - 17 May 2020 10:05 #35 by Sally Ann
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Hope you enjoyed creating your PB'd alternative nursery rhymes - perhaps we could pull them all together and publish a collection? Certainly would be a fab way to illustrate how using the Language of Safety doesn't try to scare people into feeling safe ;)
So today's activity builds on the idea that 'Words Matter' and provides an opportunity to practise alternative scripts.


Day 17 Activity:
Take a look at the attached popular sayings - a word of caution as all include violent metaphors.
I've heard all of these used at work and I imagine you've also heard them a number of times recently.
Now have a go at producing a PB consistent version - some are easier than others.
If you get stuck, try to imagine what the person who might say these words is feeling and then what the saying actually means.
Looking forward to reading your edited versions - I will share my Language of Safety alternatives tomorrow.

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18 May 2020 10:00 #36 by Sally Ann
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Day 18 Activity:
Wondering how you got on editing yesterday's violent metaphors? Some are definitely easier than others in my experience! So today's activity offers you the opportunity to match my alternative scripts to the violent metaphors shared yesterday - could be a new take on a game of Snap or Pairs? ;)

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