This interactive kit includes animations, activities, and resources to help you explore why you may find learning hard, and discover ways to help yourself learn.
Helping Myself Learn
It’s okay to reach out for help if we feel stuck in hurtful messages about ourselves, stuck in confusion or crisis. We need allies to encourage us to keep going. Sometimes our friends can be a big support. But sometimes we need more help than they can give. We may need to work with others to create new messages, experiences, and behaviours – ones that serve us better.
For various reasons, the violence in our lives might get worse because we have started going to school. People in our lives might feel threatened by our studies, or painful memories of past violence might get stirred up. We might realize heavy things about our lives. It may also be time to get help to leave a violent situation, work on an addiction, or learn how to take better care of ourselves.
Getting some help with all this hard work may bring a greater understanding of what’s going on inside, and a greater sense of possibility for choice and change in the future. Here are some ideas about finding those supports.
Counsellors & Therapists
Going to a therapist (this is aimed at youth).
Find an Elder or Traditional Healer – in Toronto, Canada
Our friends can support us and our attempts to learn or they can make it more difficult. Read more. ( - 14k)
A literacy learner talks about friends that help.
|Learning & Violence Home|
|BUILDING AN UNDERSTANDING: • The problem • Violence • Impact|
|EXPLORING POSSIBILITIES: • Learning processes • Helping yourself learn • Helping others learn • Learning to teach|
|CREATING CHANGE: • Changing education • Where in the world • Taking care of self|
|IMAGINING A FUTURE: • Dreams of a different world|