Wave Riders

July 20, 2021, 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Event Details

Wave Riders is a special group designed for children 5-8 years old who are struggling with grief, loss, or unexpected life changes.

Kids commonly experience grief around things like the death of a loved one or beloved pet, incarceration of a family member, divorce/custody issues, or loss of an important friendship.

Therapists sometimes refer to the practice of acknowledging and honoring challenging emotions as “riding the wave”. It can be helpful to understand that some emotions are bigger and last longer than others but they don’t last forever. With practice and skill, we can learn to face the wave of emotion instead of trying to fight back against feelings that seem overwhelming and may overtake us. The Wave Riders group will practice noticing their individual emotions, acknowledging them and, collectively identify strategies that help them “Ride the Wave” in a safe, healthy way.

*Groups are limited to six kids per session

To register, please visit https://tinyurl.com/2r7p5s5f

For more information, contact Megan Walsh at megan.walsh@encompassnw.org.

Thank You to Our Community Partners for Their Support

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  • City of Snoqualmie logo
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  • City of Sammamish logo
  • City of Issaquah logo
  • United Way logo
  • NAEYC logo
  • WA State Dept of Children Youth & Families
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