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Sat, 28 Mar


Central Regional Indoor Sporting Arena

CALM The S.E.A. De-stressor

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CALM The S.E.A. De-stressor
CALM The S.E.A. De-stressor

Time & Location

28 Mar 2020, 1:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Central Regional Indoor Sporting Arena, Manic St, Chaguanas, Trinidad and Tobago

About the Event


CALM (Creative Arts Leveraged Mindfully) the S.E.A. De-stressor is a program hosted by Survival Scholars. This De-stressor has certified facilitators who are skilled and possess great experience in conducting services for parents and students. The purpose of CALM the SEA De-stressor is to cultivate a calm and relaxed mind frame for students before their exams, free from stress, anxiety and fear. Parents will join in the session for the Mindfulness and motivational talk so that they can also benefit from the program to remove any form of anxiety and pressure they may experience in order to prevent this from being passed on to their children. Additionally, parents will be guided on ways to speak with their children on the day of the exam and after so as to avoid placing fear and pressure into their children. CALM the De-stressor will be held on Saturday 28th March from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm at Central Indoor Sporting Arena, Chaguanas.

It is extrememly important for students to benefit from De-stressors before their exam rather than after their exam so that they can perfrom their best.  

Benefits of a De-destressor before the SEA exam: 1. It helps students gain a CALM and Positive mind frame that will help them enter their exam free of test anxiety and any pressure.

2. It helps relieve the built up stress from the intense preparations of the exam such as additional lessons, longer hours in school and regular mock exams.

3. It empowers students to have a balance between their mental wellness and academic achievement.

4. It equips students with confidence as they enter their exam with a clear mind so they can easily recall information inorder to finish their exam in a timely manner.

5. It builds students emotional resilience so they can effectively COPE with the exam questions and settings on the day.


The goals and objectives of the SEA De-Stressor include:

1. Build students’ emotional resilience to cope with the stress and pressures of exams

2. Assist students to relieve the built-up stress from the additional workload of exam preparations

3. Equip students with techniques to maintain a calm composure during exams

4. Promote mental health and wellness amongst students during exams season

5. Prevent and reduce the incidents of self-injury and suicide ideation leading up to exams

6. Empower students to be mindful about their emotions, thoughts and feelings during exams season

7. Help students to be in a calm state of mind for their exams so that they can remember and recall information studied with ease


• CALM the SEA De-stressor is hosted by Dawsher Charles BSc. is the founder and Managing Director of Survival Scholars who seek to build resilient students and help students to cope in a healthy, positive and productive manner. Ms. Charles has over 5 years of experience working with youths in camps, youth councils, giving lessons, during presentations and one on one interactions. She is an Educational Economist and possesses numerous certifications in child psychology and development courses. Dawsher is passionate about helping students to surmount their struggles to strive in their studies and school journey to become success stories.

• Art in Therapy will be facilitated by Mrs. Krystal Hosein-Jones (M.A.) who is a Child Psychologist, a guidance counselor and has over 10 years of experience with children.

• Play Therapy will be facilitated by Ms. Patrice Jones Psy. D (Candidate) who is a certified Play Therapist with over 7 years of experience in the field. She also teaches play therapy in her organization Behavioral Training Institute.

• Poetry in Therapy will be facilitated by Ms. Royette Williams James (M.Ed., GC-C) who is a guidance counselor and the founder of Positive Mindset Inc with over 10 years of experience in training and development for educators and parents. Mrs. James is a certified grief counselor and she is also a lecturer at Caribbean Nazarene College.

• Poetry will be rendered by Mr. Kareem Ryce also known as Split Mind who is a singer, songwriter and recording artiste.  Kareem Ryce is an L.A records certified audio engineer and an advocate for mental health.  Mr. Ryce is the vice president and a mentor at the Jim Greaves Inter-generational Achievement Association.

• Mindfulness will be facilitated by Marcus Kissoon (M.Sc.) who is an activist and a social worker with over 11 years of experience in domestic violence and child abuse to name a few. Mr. Kissoon also possesses a Postgrad Certificate in creative therapy in which he utilizes as a means of intervention to help children and adults to cope in a healthy and positive manner.

• The motivational speech will be delivered by Mr. Treldon Layne who is an author of two books of poetry and is the writer of a motivational column for the Guardian Newspaper.  Mr. Layne is also a songwriter and writes motivational quotes to inspire others in his organization Treldon’s Greetings.


• Registration (30mins)   1:00PM - 1:30PM 

• Introduction of facilitators (5mins) - 1:35  PM

• Explanation of the importance of the de-stressor activities (10mins) - 1:40 PM

• Poetry (5mins) 1:45

• Art in Therapy (50mins) - 2:00 PM

• Play in Therapy (50mins) - 2:50  PM

• Break (20mins) - 3:40 PM

• Motivational speech (15mins) - 4:00 PM

• Poetry in Therapy (50mins) - 4:15 PM

• Mindfulness/meditation exercises (30mins) - 5:05 PM

• Talk with parents (15mins) - 5:35 PM

• Closing remarks & End (10mins) - 5:50 PM


(Payment Must be Made Before the Event - Call or Message (868) 369-7522 to Pay or For More Information)

Pictures included on this page showcase some of the wonderful creations and activities that students can look forward to during the event!

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