AQUATIC EDUCATION FOR LIFE

THE #WATERHAPPY APPROACH

Water Happy people are people who are happy in water. This positive approach to being in water listens to the time and ways people need to feel safe.

Feeling listened to and in turn respected for your choices, is often enough to make one feel safe whatever your age.

Water itself listens, reflects and therefore communicates what it is we are feeling. Water can teach us to listen to ourselves and how we are feeling. If fear does show up, it is because it is already inside of us but one must be able to recognize what feeling happy feels like, in order to use it as a reference point within oneself. For children and non-verbal communicators, feeling happy is usually unfiltered, natural and painfully apparent when not.

Being water happy is not as straight forward or as easy as it first appears. Committing to such an approach requires that we cultivate our presence in water and that we allow for time and space in ourselves and in another. Most learning environments ‘impose’ a certain method or technique to be learnt within a certain time frame. Usually if you don’t fit within this time frame a label is applied.

The #waterhappy approach says, love water and you will want to learn how to swim.

Fall in love with the sensation of floating, the underwater silence or the feeling on your skin and you will swim. Learning here is organic, intrinsic to each individual and unfolds from within; it is the way of the heart. Being Water Happy is a way of living life itself.

PROFESSIONAL AQUATIC TRAINING FOR LIFE.

The #Waterhappy approach can be ‘transmitted’ in 5 distinct modules which can be attended individually or as a weeklong intensive immersion in water.

The courses are intended for aquatic professionals and educators but parents and people working with little people on land could also greatly benefit.

Module 1 – Are you Water Happy? – #Waterhappy values

Module 2 – Love Like Water – Learning to listen.

Module 3 – Shine Bright Like a Diamond – Learning to transmit.

Module 4 – Cultivating Presence – It’s all about me.

Module 5 – The Power of Now – Applications in real time conditions.

If you are interest in continuing with the #Waterhappy training please contact me at sophiamichalopoulou@yahoo.com

 

LEARNING THROUGH TRANSMISSION

Learning through transmission actively uses human resonance in teaching and learning environments.  It has a particularly positive impact on communication between adults and young children.

As well as engaging the cognitive, emotional and imaginative capacities of those involved, transmission learning consciously uses our body’s energy to reach a deeper sense of connection and understanding.

This workshop has been developed through a pilot group of parents and pre-school educators in and out of water environments in Corfu, Greece.

Water is conductive, reflective and communicative

When immersed in water, as we soak, we open up and become physically predisposed to listening.  We listen in the conventional way through our ears as well as receiving information through our skin and the fields of our human energy.

Because of this, non-verbal communicators like babies or people living with a disability are often able to communicate much more clearly when in water.

Water accelerates our receptive capacity, our sensory perception is strengthened and resonance with other humans in a therapeutic, educational or social relationship is greatly enhanced and more easily attained.

Tapping into these spontaneous qualities offered by water as we evolve as human beings is a matter of training, of positive predisposition and ultimately of personal choice.

By being fully present we encourage one another to feel the security and freedom we need to go beyond ourselves.

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Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is for PARENTS who want to dive deeper into their role supporting their family as independent, conscious and grounded human beings.  It is also aimed at TEACHERS and AQUATIC PROFESSIONALS who want to become more conscious of their role as transmitters and more effective in their way of working.  Finally, those who seek new conscious communication avenues as a way of the heart are most welcome too.

When and where will this workshop take place?

This workshop requires swimming pool water heated to a comfortable temperature, a good 30C to 34C, with a quiet atmosphere.  Appropriate facilitates are really necessary for this workshop.  If you are the owner of a heated private or public swimming pool or know of somewhere that would be interested in hosting LEARNING THROUGH TRANSMISSION, please contact me at sophiamichalopoulou@yahoo.com