The School for Soulful Artistry

Curriculum Option 3

Course Descriptions

The Life Enhancement Series

A Harmonious Life: Life Skills that Promote Wellness, Balance, and Fulfillment

This program offers tools and techniques to help students make empowered decisions, enhance their organizational skills, create routines that promote health & wellness, manage sensory and information overload, and transform limiting beliefs—ultimately allowing them to become the playwrights of their life. Assessments are used to help identify each student’s strengths and weaknesses and to pinpoint the limiting patterns that hold them back from creating the life they desire.

Course Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the strengths and weaknesses associated with their temperament,
  • Navigate living in a digital world with more balance, discernment, and boundaries,
  • Feel more confident in organizing their lives,
  • Create a daily rhythm in their life that promotes health and wellness,
  • Feel more confident in managing their limiting beliefs and their mental health, and
  • Identify the patterns and behaviors that limit their potential and their ability to create the life they want.

The Art of Human Connection: Interpersonal Skills that Create Nourishing, Supportive Relationships

The quality of a person’s life is directly related to their relationships and the depth of connection they share with others. Two of the hardest things to do in life include: authentically sharing one’s needs and feelings with others, and being present to the pain being experienced in/by another person. Utilizing tools and practices from Social, Emotional Learning (SEL), Non-Violent Communication (NVC), trauma research, and somatic psychology, students are guided to recognize their own unique process for creating safety and support, to communicate their needs and feelings to others, to stay connected to their personal truth regardless of external influences, and to employ the capacities that enhance their relatability and connection to others.

Course Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Feel more empowered while living in a polarized world, where staying connected to their truth can be challenging,
  • Experience greater presence when facing another person’s discomfort or pain,
  • Demonstrate greater interpersonal discernment,
  • Recognize and live from their core values,
  • Manage the impact of bullying/cyber-bullying, and
  • Establish healthy energetic boundaries with others.

The Resilient Self: Tools and Techniques for Transforming Upset Into Insight

Challenges, setbacks, disappointments, and traumatic events test the human spirit. The choices made during stressful life experiences have the potential to define a person’s life. With that in mind, this course has been designed to help students build the capacities to handle challenges and upsets with greater clarity and confidence. By applying emotional self-regulation techniques, tools from mind-body medicine, embodied practices, and techniques from trauma research, students will learn how to stay grounded, maintain mental clarity, handle emotional upset, and make choices from a place of personal truth while navigating upset and crisis.

The overarching goal of this course is for students to have a greater sense of personal agency (feeling in control of their actions and choices) and self-efficacy (the feeling they have the capacity to take positive action while navigating a stressful life event). Being able to respond, rather than react, during the challenging moments of life is at the heart of personal resilience.

Course Outcomes
After successfully completing the course, students should be able to:

  • Apply specific tools and practices to feel empowered during a crisis,
  • Experience greater resilience when going through stressful life events,
  • Identify the path forward and take positive action while experiencing upset,
  • Identify the road signs within a life challenge that may point to the deeper meaning underneath what they are experiencing,
  • Release anxiety, body tension, and feelings of discomfort associated with experiencing a life challenge, and
  • Make decisions from a place of wholeness by connecting to their inner wisdom
If you are interested in having The School for Soulful Artistry present this empowering curricula at your performing arts high school/pre-college program, please email the school here.