What is SHAKEN?
In The Big House we know that we are all like dice, and we get shaken sometimes. Something tricky happens and we don’t know what to do, or how we feel. Thankfully, we have more control over how we land than dice do. The choices we make can change whether we land and live well, or struggle after being shaken.
SHAKEN is designed to help your young people make good choices to live well when life shakes. SHAKEN is a workbook (and a game) for your young people to work through individually, or as a group, and consists of 20 healthy and good coping mechanisms to try out when life feels difficult.
This book is full of biblical hope and has been created to help young people find healthy coping mechanisms that work for them and which help them live well. We are each uniquely made and loved by God, and there will be a way for each of us to uniquely cope with the difficult things in our difficult days.
How does it work?
It’s a book and a game? Yes!
Participants will get a 20-sided die (who knew they existed?!) Roll it and the number it lands on is the coping mechanism they are going to try. Young people can give each coping mechanism a score out of 10. Which coping mechanism will score the highest, and work best for your young people??
This is perfect for youth groups to work through together (face to face, or online) and for leaders to facilitate helpful and hope filled discussion.
Use SHAKEN with your youth group this coming term!
The resource costs:
1-20 copies - £4.99 each
21-40 copies £4.50 each
40+ copies £4.00 each
This includes the 68 page booklet and dice. Postage, if necessary, will be extra.
For an extra £15 you can access our SHAKEN Leaders' Package (created to use alongside the SHAKEN work books).
We believe the best thing about SHAKEN is YOU!
Your vital role as Youth Worker is to guide your young people through this resource, and encourage healthy, hope-filled and supportive conversations which in turn equip young people to make good choices later in life.
We would love to support you!
Our SHAKEN Leaders' package includes:
- A SHAKEN leader’s guide – containing 4 detailed, step by step session plans to use alongside your SHAKEN workbooks. As well as practical tips and advice.
- Access to a 90 minute webinar session entitled “ SHAKEN: How to facilitate in your group”. This will be hosted by The Big House team, and you will have the opportunity to discuss and share with other local youth workers.
Please note that any reproduction of SHAKEN without the permission of The Big House Ireland is prohibited.