This week saw the last in my four workshop with the 4th Digify Cohort. This inspiring group of young people have been selected by youth-led creative network Livity to take part in their 'talent-spotting and hot-housing digital skills incubator,' Digify. Supported as part of Sadiq Khan’s Digital Talent Programme, after two months of paid in-house training, they will all shortly begin a six month placement at Sky.
I have run four half-day workshops with the group as part of their 2 month training programme. We have covered mindful communication techniques such as listening, non-judgement, curiosity, creativity, non-violent communication and values.
This workshop series aims to give participants a creative and relaxed space to connect with themselves and others. Each workshop utilises playful techniques such as LEGO Serious Play, making and drawing, combined with mindfulness, non-violent communication and dialogue practices. The experience provides a sense of calm and opportunity for reflection, allowing participants to ground themselves in a better understanding of their values, feelings and sense of self. In turn it provides participants with skills that can help improve their communication with others and contribute to their overall sense of well-being.