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1 WELCOME “AWAKENING THE GIFTS OF CHARACTER”

2 WHO ARE THE PRESENTERS? Terry Rahn & Valerie Hess Co-owners of Virtues Village and Master Facilitators of The Virtues Project™

3 Product and Service Company inspiring virtues!

4 You can download Reflection & Educator Cards Android – Virtues Reflection Deck iPhone – Virtues Reflection Cards Virtues Educator Cards LIKE us on FACEBOOK

5 WISCAP 40 years

6 Poverty Matters

7 What is The Virtues Project? A global grassroots initiative that is transforming the culture of homes, schools, organizations and communities, through awakening virtues, our gifts of character using five simple strategies!

8 What are virtues? They’re what is good in us The gifts of our character The qualities of our spirit Our inner strengths

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10 Virtues: The Gifts of Character Assertiveness Caring Cleanliness Commitment Compassion Confidence Consideration Cooperation Courage Courtesy Creativity Detachment Determination Reliability Respect Responsibility Self-discipline Service Tact Thankfulness Tolerance Trust Trustworthiness Truthfulness Understanding Unity Diligence Enthusiasm Excellence Flexibility Forgiveness Friendliness Generosity Gentleness Helpfulness Honesty Honor Humility Idealism Integrity Joyfulness Justice Kindness Love Loyalty Moderation Modesty Orderliness Patience Peacefulness Perseverance Purposefulness

11 Perfect in Potential

12 We look like this, with all the virtues inside!!!

13 The Virtues Project™ Dr. Dan Popov Linda Kavelin-Popov John Kavelin Founders of The Virtues Project™

14 THE HISTORY Launched in1991 Three people Response to school shooting and youth violence in the US 1989 Began as a parenting program Virtues the common thread Soon discovered universal application

15 SPEAK VIRTUES LANGUAGE Words are powerful Virtues Words speak straight to the heart Focus on virtues, the intent of the behavior we want.

16 Five Strategies of The Virtues Project™ 1)SPEAK THE LANGUAGE 2)TEACHABLE MOMENTS 3)SET CLEAR BOUNDARIES 4)HONOR THE SPIRIT 5)OFFER COMPANIONING

17 WATER DEMO

18 Yale Infant Mental Health Moral Life of Babies by Paul Bloom (2010) (Psychology Professor at Yale) Babies possess certain moral foundations — the capacity and willingness to judge the actions of others, some sense of justice, gut responses to altruism and nastiness. Regardless of how smart we are, if we didn’t start with this basic apparatus, we would be nothing more than amoral agents, ruthlessly driven to pursue our self-interest.

19 Moral Molecule by Paul Zak OXYTOCIN INCREASES- Trust, Trustworthiness Empathy, Generosity Inhibiting Oxytocin- Increases Stress Decreases Nurturing

20 Amy Cuddy- Body Image Fake it until you BECOME it! Increases Testosterone & Decreases Cortisol (Increases Assertiveness & Confidence & Peacefulness) Increases Stress & Anxiety Decreases Testosterone & Increases Cortisol – Decreases Assertiveness & Confidence

21 Our human physiology is designed to help us grow virtues so we can live in society!

22 Is it ever too late? NO!! I t is NEVER too late to begin and it’s NEVER too early…

23 Wisdom of a 4 year old!

24 INFUSE these strategies into your personal and professional lives.

25 OUR GOALS FOR OUR TIME WITH YOU: To awaken your virtues To teach you to see these gifts in others

26 What are our expectations? Give your best to each activity Follow the directions that we give

27 Speak the Language Use Virtues Words Power-Filled Using Virtues Words AWAKENS the Virtues in us!

28 Virtues Acknowledgement! VIRTUE (1 or 2) AND specifically HOW you see it!!! Give or Mail it to the person!

29 The A.R.T. of Boundaries Assertiveness - Do what is right for you Respect - Trust - Be deeply present without advising, interrupting, rescuing, criticizing, teasing Be worthy of trust. What we say here stays here.

30 ACTIVITY RENAME AND REFRAME

31 Rename - Reframe Behavior that CHALLENGES you Rename the behavior as a VIRTUE What is the Virtue you want?

32 What did you appreciate about this activity?

33 The A.R.T. of Boundaries Assertiveness - Do what is right for you Respect - Trust - Be deeply present without advising, interrupting, rescuing, criticizing, teasing Be worthy of trust. What we say here stays here.

34 The Virtues Pick  Read your virtue card aloud (both sides) and share how it is speaking to you. (groups of 3-4)  Partner, companion in SILENCE with no cross talk. Do what is right for you

35 What did you appreciate about this activity?

36 WHAT BRINGS YOU JOY? Joy gives us wings! In times of joy our strength is more vital, our intellect keener, and our understanding less clouded. We seem better able to cope with the world and to find our sphere of influence.

37 With deep GRATITUDE for being with you! Please go out and SEE VIRTUES!!!!!

38 VIRTUES VILLAGE Inspiring virtues in the home, school, workplace and community! For information on products and services : LIKE us on FACEBOOK SIGN UP FOR VIRTUE OF THE WEEK


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