Lessons For Living Program™
The Lessons for Living Program™ is a creative-based curriculum of self-discovery that teaches youth elementary to secondary levels how to make optimal choices for their lives. It is based on the book, A Professional’s Guide to Promoting Self-Discovery in Youth: A Creative-Based Curriculum, Charles C. Thomas Publishers. This book has been endorsed by such notables as expressive arts pioneers Shaun McNiff, and Dr. Natalie Rogers.
Comprised of forty lessons, professional facilitators guide participants through an exploration of the self: physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually by using a process of self-inquiry and expressive art activities.
The curriculum is especially intended for use by art therapists, therapists, life coaches, and counselors to share in therapeutic/healing settings, or progressive learning environments that embrace the importance of instilling holistic principles.
This program can be incorporated into school environments as an adjunct class, or after-school enrichment program. An allowance of at least ninety minutes is ideal for each lesson. The Lessons for Living Program™ is especially for students in grades four, seven, and ten; as these grades are benchmarks in child development. The curriculum can be repeated, as students will experience new questions and discoveries as they mature.
This creative exploration can be rewarding for any participant. It is easily adaptable for special needs populations and also adults by selecting activities deemed appropriate and/or modifying the discussion with each topic. It offers valuable learning for creating fulfilling lives, and encourages personal empowerment for acknowledging one’s gifts.
Participants who embark on this curriculum journey will develop a strong confidence to be the person they were meant to be in this world, while gaining habits for health and well-being. This program fosters not only self-awareness, yet will contribute to uplifting society as each individual’s contribution towards harmony adds to this ripple effect toward a greater world.