ABOUT

Get to Know Somocom Lab

YOU'RE NOT ALONE.
We know what you're going through.

Raising and educating kids with their own personalities and challenges is not easy. Add in a global pandemic and everything feels impossible. Two things that we know work when teaching kids anything is play and body movement. Somocom Lab puts those two things together to teach kids how to understand what they are feeling and what to do with their bodies in those feelings.

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Somocom (pronounced sō-mō-com) stands for social and emotional communication. Kids have a hard time communicating when they do not have the words they need to express themselves. With the resources we create in the "lab", parents, caregivers, and educators can help kids have fun while learning how to communicate their feelings through words, play, and their bodies.

MISSION

It Takes a Village

The focus is on everyone within the Somocom community.

That includes the child, the parent, the family member, the educators, the mental health professionals, and the workplaces around the world. You are who we are here to serve!

The MISSION is two-fold.

Our mission is to ignite a child’s joy in learning about their innermost selves by identifying, understanding, dealing, and communicating their emotions through play. We also provide adults with the peace of mind of knowing how to lovingly respond and care for the emotional needs of children in their care.

 

EQ Kids Crew! was created to be a community that gives kids of all backgrounds a place to feel loved, accepted, and emotionally free. 

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OUR APPROACH

REACHING Kids Where They Are

The earlier children learn about their emotions, the more successful they will be in their personal and professional lives.

 

When kids are able to recognize their emotions and express their feelings, they are better able to know what to do to manage their behaviors and reduce the frequency, intensity, and duration of tantrums and emotional outbursts. 

All children deserve respect, love, and the ability to express themselves in a positive and safe space that promotes and provides healthy behavior management and lots of patience and forgiveness. 

We approach children with the REACH Method of Emotional Intelligence™ that promotes respecting all children as humans, empowering them in who they are, adapting to their needs and temperament, caring about the little things, and hearing what they say and are not saying.  

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Chelsea Elliott, MSW &

Mental Health Advocate

Hi! My name is Chelsea Elliott, and I am the founder of Sōmōcom Lab and the creator of the EQ Kids Crew! I am a wife and mother of two super sweet little girls who are the inspiration for everything I do. 

To know me is to know that mental health is my passion. I never shy away from a conversation or an opportunity to share my story to support someone on their mental health journey. I've struggled with my mental health and emotions since childhood and am finally in a healthy place I never thought I could reach. Through therapy, understanding how to communicate my feelings, and the use of healthy coping strategies, I have overcome those challenges and want others who feel hopeless in their struggles to do the same.

As a parent, my #1 goal has always been and continues to be ensuring my children know that ALL of their feelings are normal and that they have a safe space to express themselves. It's never too early or too late to teach a child about emotion or heal from your own emotional trauma.

I received my Bachelor's Degree from the University of Cincinnati in Psychology and a Master's Degree from Boston College in Macro Social Work.