Unlocking Emotions with Narrative Conversations

For many of us, lockdown is as busy and occupied as life ever was. Some of us are working from home, others are studying from home getting ready for the exams. We are taking care of ourselves and of our family members. In this lockdown, while people can’t visit each other, there are some things…

How To Help Build Social And Emotional Competencies For Children At Home?

इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें। The coronavirus (COVID-19) is a major epidemic all across the globe. However, young children are highly affected by the quarantine and the anxiety of their parents and other adults they interact with. Adults may think that children will not notice all the changes and…

Cartoons to watch during COVID times, SEL-wise.

Imagine if you could fly like Perman, move with super-speed like Ninja Hatori, travel through time like Doraemon, help your friends like Chota Bheem, or even in your tough times you are as calm as Oswald?  I have a four-year old, curious nephew at home. I love watching the world from his lens. The meaning…

Mental Health and Work From Home

– Ayushi Srivastava and – Tanushka Fernandes The year 2020 for most of us, has brought upon a massive change, a large amount of uncertainty, and new challenges. With the emergence of COVID19 and extended lockdown periods, many of us are required to work from our homes. While it may sound undemanding and comforting, working…

10 videos for deeper self-awareness and compassion

-Shachi Mohta and -Ipsita Malaviya As we enter the sixth week of working from home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increased interaction with technology and opportunities to turn inward and reflect on our processes and outputs.  When relating closely with the Self and the Other, SEL components like self-awareness and…

SEL with Apni Shala

Team Apni Shala, along with our partners from Mental Health space, brings to you a bouquet of different online workshops. Whether you are a young person, a teacher, a parent or absolutely anyone interested in building your own and others’ social-emotional development, there’s something for you!  So check out the list and sign up! Common…

There is always room for one more story

Kuntal Vora and Vironica Joncy As our world is adapting and dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak there is more than enough material online to pass our time, with music, viral videos, and gaming apps.  But it’s time to see the most valuable resource inside our walls and the long-forgotten happiness: the humble bedtime story.  In…

Opening Doors to Mindfulness during the time of Lockdown.

-Shruti Napeer and – Shahbaan Shah इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए, यहाँ क्लिक करें। In India most of us are experiencing for the first time a situation like the Covid-19 outbreak mostly of this magnitude with a lockdown for such a long time.  The news we receive through technology, the lockdown that…

Tips for Self and Community Care while in Lockdown

– इस ब्लॉग को हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिए यहाँ क्लिक करें।  While the country is in a state of lockdown we are all experiencing some degree of disruption to daily life. At unsettling times like the coronavirus outbreak, it might feel like things are very much out of your control. Most routines have been…

When Self-Doubt Visits…

-Pooja Gate How Narrative Ideas helped me through my fellowship, and how can it help us to navigate the current pandemic? It is said that “your self-doubt does not define who you are or what you are capable of.” I understood what this meant more clearly only when I began facilitating Social Emotional Learning (SEL)…

The Joy of Picture Books!

Quarantined at home with young children? Wondering how can you continue to support their social and emotional development and reading/listening skills? Apni Shala team brings to you a compilation of 11 picture-books that have helped us explore SEL for our students. In fact, we have used these resources for many adult learners in our training…