Each month, Cedar Ridge Academy International Private Therapeutic Boarding School has a workshop. This past September, we had a student workshop that allowed students to be able to explore different therapy ideas, work in co-ed groups, and practice mediation. Two students worked together to write this summary of how the day went for them.
|One of our therapists instructs the group|
Following Rob’s speech on the nuts and bolts of Cedar Ridge was therapist Brent’s activity. He broke up the campus into three groups, each with a group leader. The leader chose two random members of the team to go and write a team chant with them. While they brainstormed their chant, the rest of the students participated in a guided mediation. We all practiced straight body posture and focusing on our breathing. Afterwords, we each performed the group chant and were judged by the teachers on creativity, group participation, meaning, and leadership.
|Therapists play a role in coaching students|
Another activity we did for student workshop was geocaching. For this activity we all got into groups that were the people from our homes and we had a staff that had a compass on their phones and each group had a different colored ball that they had to find. We would use the compass and the coordinates that we were given and worked as a team to find the balls out in the desert around campus.
|Working together as a group, students pause to ask a therapist a question|