Susinima.Plays – It’s been a few months since the implementation of SUSINIMA.Plays programme, and the first results have not taken long to appear.Poiană Alexandra
It's been a few months since the implementation of SUSINIMA.Plays programme, and the first results have not taken long to appear. The beneficial effects on the children participating in the programme have been noticed by their parents. SUSINIMA.Plays facilitators met with the parents of the children involved in the programme. The aim was to present the team that has expanded, the detailed programme of the workshops and to start a dialogue between parents and facilitators. The parents were delighted with the programme and the results they observed in the children's behaviour and thus expressed their interest to participate in such workshops themselves. As a result of parents experiencing the workshop, they gained a deeper understanding of the process. Being able to experience what their children experience at these workshops created a common language and thus the processes started during the workshop are extended at home. This enhances the effectiveness of processing emotions and trauma. In this way, parents also have the opportunity to learn new things, to develop and to express and process their emotions in a fun and safe environment, increasing their self-awareness and gaining new tools to understand their situations. In order to create a full circle of sharing and learning children-teachers-parents, teachers were also involved in the SUSINIMA.Plays workshops. The intention is to create a sense of community and facilitate the communication process. Teachers were introduced to the method of working so that the work that facilitators do with children can continue in the classroom, developing a common language with them. Facilitators also shared with teachers tools and exercises that can help to expand teaching skills. Teachers reported that it was an exciting and eye-opening experience for many of them and they are looking forward to attending more workshops. Many teachers expressed the need to do more of these activities as it helped them to get out of their comfort zone. Being a fun and safe environment, they opened up to this journey together. As a result, the SUSINIMA.Plays workshops have expanded and now there are groups for adults. Workshops for parents and teachers will take place monthly. The SUSINIMA.Plays facilitators are working closely with a team of therapists, together establishing the structure of the workshops and methods of working, which are constantly being improved and revised as the process advances, to meet the needs of the participants as effectively as possible.