Competitiveness versus Jealousy

Life skills20 mins£2

Key takeaways
How jealousy is different from healthy competition and how you know when it’s becoming a problem.
Why jealousy is often a bi-product of an overactive imagination, and how you can separate the real from the imagined.
Why trying not to feel jealous doesn’t work, and how you can use the feeling as a learning opportunity instead.
Rosie DriffillHost: Rosie is a freelance writer, language teacher and psychotherapist based in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. She has over 6 years’ experience of teaching English and Italian, and has written features on language, mental health and sustainable travel for the Guardian, Wanderlust, Dalesman and Therapy Today. Her memoir Suddenly, While Living - a book that focuses on health and recovery - will be published by Valley Press in January. You can find out more about Rosie at

A little jealousy can actually be good for us because it can drive us forward, induce a bit of healthy competition, and push us to be the best that we can be. But when it gets out of control, it can affect our feelings, thoughts and behaviours in powerful and damaging ways.

In this workshop, students will be guided through how to better understand their feelings and reflect on what their feelings might be telling them about themselves. Students will also go through a simple exercise to turn feelings of jealousy into a positive opportunity to set and achieve new goals. The skills learnt in this workshop can not only be applied in the classroom, but in sport as well as in peer relationships.

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Safeguarding reminder:The safety of your child is of the utmost importance. All of our classes are pre-recorded to remove any concerns around live participation. For reruns of our past live classes, students' webcams and microphones were disabled and only the chat history, if participation was requested, is visible.

Suitable for:

This class is suitable for students of all ages who would like to understand the different feelings they may have surrounding jealousy.

Class requirements:

Students will require a laptop with internet connection to view the class. A pen and notepad will also be required during the lesson.

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