Program: Yes I Can's Guide to Better Living for our Veteran's
Written by: Ray Simmons
Purpose of Program: The purpose of the program is to bring a success mind set to our CAN-DO format. We will generate values that are practical, meaningful and supportive of a healthy, vital lifestyle for our participants.
Duration of Program: The program is delivered through workshops twice a week for one hour a day over the course of eight weeks.
Purpose of Subjects: The workshop is made up of ten subjects that will change the psyche of our Veterans. Below is a brief synopsis of each subject's purpose.
The first subject is Negative Attitude. The goal of this subject is for participants to identify where negativity comes from. Throughout the workshop, we point out how negativity is habit forming, just like drugs, alcohol, and food. In addition, we show how negativity can affect your health your health, even shorten your life. As a result, it will help our participants rid negative habit(s), if they possess one.
The second subject is Positive Attitude. This subject points out the benefits of having a positive attitude. Throughout the workshop, we show the participants how having a positive attitude can keep them healthy, help them to live longer, as well as prevent diseases.
The third subject is Self Esteem. Throughout the workshop the participants will gain an understanding that a high positive self-esteem is extremely essential for a happy and fulfilling life and they are what they think they are. This subject will help them to think highly of themselves. As a result, the participants will have high positive selves esteem and love to appreciate themselves. Also, realize how special they are.
The fourth subject is Motivation. This subject will help the participants identify what motivates their thoughts and actions. They will understand that their thoughts and actions create their realities. As a result, they will be aware of what motivates them so their realities will be what they desire them to be.
The fifth subject is Goals. This subject teaches the participants how to set goals and fulfill their goals in life. They will learn that life means to have purpose and goals. On the contrary, death means to do nothing and go nowhere. As a result, this subject will motivate the participants to soar heights that they didn't know they could reach.
The sixth subject is Persistence. This subject teaches the participants how to continue to pursue goals when faced with opposition. They will learn how to endure the storm of disappointments no matter how many times the door of rejection closes. As a result, they will know that a winner never quits, and a quitter never wins.
The seventh subject is Patience. This subject teaches the participants how to calmly tolerate delay. They will start to realize anything worth having is worth waiting for. As a result, they will become wise enough to know that there is a time for everything and you can get where you need to be if you just be patient.
The eighth subject is Procrastination. This subject teaches the participants the value of getting the job done today and not waiting for tomorrow. The goal is to help the participants realize that every minute that passes, is a minute that they've missed an opportunity. In addition, they are taught how to manage their time so that they will learn to appreciate time and its value.
The ninth subject is the Art of Listening. This subject teaches the participants how to be an empathetic listener. Throughout this workshop, 5hey will learn the art of listening to understanding, opposed to listening to reply. In addition, we point out how important it is for someone to know that you truly understand his or her problem. As a result, the participants will listen to understand.
The tenth subject is Communication. This subject teaches the participants that communication is the most important skill in life. They will learn how to read body language because sixty percent of a message is told by the body not the words.