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Community Training and Collaboration

Your love and your satisfaction  can  grow by using just four Satisfaction Skills…

And one simple poem can help you solve each piece of your Wellness Puzzle.

Could it be that simple?  YES!!

 Less Stress, Better Health and More Love   was honored  by AARP’s Social Impact Award as   “a simple mind-body-spirit program  for seniors, adults and teens of any faith, or no faith.”     

About 90  percent of  over  3,000 workshop participants agree that  four Satisfaction Skills (illustrated above) and the Learning Poem (illustrated below)  can help them to :

  • stop stress, at least for a moment, before your hours of peacefulness grow into days of satisfaction
  • control chronic illness
  • forgive themselves, others or God

 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Each community program   begins with Less Stress, Better Health and More Love workshops (four  online interactive sessions ).  It continues with Living Well Leadership Training   (an additional four sessions) for those who would like to lead  presentations at non-profits, faith communities and/orworksites.

Caring Team Training (a half-day online conference)    will be offered.  This allows professionals, aides and volunteers to   first help themselves – before they encourage their  members, patients and/or caregivers to use the Living Well  materials, videos and workshops.   

We will assist each participating organization by providing templates for emails, FaceBook ads and feature stories that sponsoring organizations can  customize and use to reach out to your membership, your patients and your community.

Choices for Change – is an Internet service webpage and directory that  offers ongoing, follow-up  support  through workshops, books, videos and discussion groups for a broad selection of  topics in twelve  areas, including the arts, spirituality, health and quantum science.

COLLABORATE… THEN  IMPROVE OUR CONTENT!

We use a collaborative model  in which participants from multiple organizations and  communities meet in our training sessions to learn from each other’s successes or stumbles, and suggest program improvements.

The Less Stress  Better Health and More Love workbook is available as a free download It is published  under a Creative Commons license, so anyone can republish or and use the graphics or content, without prior permission. Thus, the Living Well materials may be  incorporated into your own patient education program; Sunday sermons and/ or  other publications. 

INITIAL  WORKSHOP

The initial Less Stress, Better Health and More Love series (four  two-hour session for individuals, families and organizations) uses a   free workbook and a “Satisfaction Journal” (see above) to  develop and fine-tune  a  plan to solve each piece of your “Wellness Puzzle”.

    • You are encouraged to select the goals that are most important to  you AND identify friends and/or family who also might be interested  in learning with you (as illustrated below)
      • The “Satisfaction Journal” and an “Action Guides”  (used after each session) stimulates support  and discussion with family and friends
      • The use of music, mindfulness, movement, nature, nutrition, drawing  and social support are  explored.

THE SATSIFACTION SKILLS , YOUR  JOURNAL and the SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH.

The  “Satisfaction Journal”  prompts you to  reflect  our core concepts (the Satisfaction Skills and the Learning Poem) as you learn what works  for you.   We strongly encourage you discuss  your progress with  friends, family and – especially  – with the  professionals who provide your  medical, emotional and spiritual care.      This encourages the development of patient-centered care plans that address the social determinants of health. 

The evaluations from dozens of faith-based groups who have participated   were similar to those who attended this workshop:

The Less Stress  Better Health and More Love workbook is available as a free download It is published  under a Creative Commons license, so anyone can include the graphics or content, without prior permission.  Thus, they may be  incorporated into your own patient education program; Sunday sermons and/ or  other publications. 

LEADERSHIP TRAINING

Leadership Training  (four two-hour sessions) is available for those who wish to be certified to lead Living Well workshops .

  •  We use a collaborative model  in which participants from multiple organizations and  communities meet to learn from each other’s successes or stumbles, and suggest program improvements.

CARING TEAM TRAINING

  • Caring Team training   will be offered for community professionals providing  medical, emotional and spiritual care, as well as benefit managers.   They will learn, not only to improve their own wellness, but how to support   goal-attainment in  the types of health that are  outside their area of  expertise   –  without stepping on anyone’s professional or theological toes.

CHOICES FOR CHANGE

Choices for Change:     During the course of the above training sessions, participants will often hear, “If you’d like to learn more about (any topic) – or volunteer to make a difference –  visit “Choices for Change”  on our website for links to a related book, video, website or organization.   

This follow-up program   provides ongoing support and education in twelve  areas, including the arts, spirituality, health and science.     You will also find  links to  the AARP volunteer portal  and other sites where you can  help to co-create a better world!