Be the change you want to see in this world

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, March 29, 2013

Be Strong Families Training




The Strengthening Families Protective Factors Framework training held March 25-26, 2013 at the Sheraton Resort was meaningful, and will certainly impact the lives of the participants who were fortunate to attend the sessions.  Our trainers, Kathryn "Kathy" Goetz Wolf and Dara, focused on Living the Protective Factors and Wake Up to Your Potential.  The protective factors are inclusive of the following:  parent resilience, knowledge of parenting and child development, social and emotional competence of children, social connections, and concrete support in times of need.  The trainers emphasized positive "anabolic" energy versus the negative "catabolic" energy.  It is important that we shift to the anabolic energy and surround ourselves with an "A Team", which is essentially an anabolic team, so that we can capitalize on positive energy to help ourselves and others.  Moreover, we must strengthen ourselves with vitality, including a healthy diet, exercise, adequate sleep, and mindfulness.  Not to mention, Don Miguel Ruiz's Four Agreements were shared, which include the following:  (1) Be impeccable with your word, (2) Don't take anything personally, (3) Don't make assumptions, and (4) Always do your best.  These four agreements are inspirational, and I aim to do my best to follow them.  May all of us be empowered to do the same.  God Bless.

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