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2 The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teenagers Teaching Strategies and Tools to Help Prepare Our Outdoor Education Students in this Uncertain World.

3 Why The 7 Habits In Todays Uncertain World?

4 Glengarry: Kangaroo Valley. NSW Kangaroo Valley

5 Reflections Of My School Years

6 Resilience In Todays Youth There is an ever increasing body of evidence from many disciplines that suggests that todays young people are less resilient. (Noble, 2007) There is an ever increasing body of evidence from many disciplines that suggests that todays young people are less resilient. (Noble, 2007) As a result many of our youth are struggling: As a result many of our youth are struggling: –Episodes of depression, suicide, self-harm, violence and problematic substance abuse are increasing.

7 The Outcome Of Less Resilience 9% of students have had a depressive episode by the end of primary school. 9% of students have had a depressive episode by the end of primary school % of students have had depression while at high school. (Relivich & Seligman 2003) % of students have had depression while at high school. (Relivich & Seligman 2003). 250,000 depression prescriptions were written for students in When included with adult rates, this costs our economy 3.3 billion dollars annually 250,000 depression prescriptions were written for students in When included with adult rates, this costs our economy 3.3 billion dollars annually (Beyond Blue, 2005). Alarmingly mental illnesses are becoming more prevalent in your people at younger ages. (Pryor, Carpenter & Townsend, 2005) Alarmingly mental illnesses are becoming more prevalent in your people at younger ages. (Pryor, Carpenter & Townsend, 2005) Accompanying this our suicide rates are some of the highest in the world. Accompanying this our suicide rates are some of the highest in the world.

8 Depression and Teen Suicide. For young people under 24 years, suicide is the leading cause of death by injury, ahead of car accidents and homicides. For young people under 24 years, suicide is the leading cause of death by injury, ahead of car accidents and homicides. In the past 30 years, the suicide rate for males aged between 15 and 24 years has tripled. In the past 30 years, the suicide rate for males aged between 15 and 24 years has tripled. Over the last 10 years, youth suicide has increased by 35%. Over the last 10 years, youth suicide has increased by 35%. As a community and a society, we must all act to save our children from a health problem that is very preventable. As a community and a society, we must all act to save our children from a health problem that is very preventable. Stephanie Gestier and Jodie Gater, both 16, entered into a suicide pact in 2007 in Melbourne. (health.ninemsn.com.au, 2007)

9 What Has Happened To The Resilience Of Our Young People? 1. Lack of connectedness to positive institutions. 2. An Increase in blame culture. 3. Back Firing Of Self- esteem. 4. Not taking time to enjoy each day. (Noble, 2003) Research has identified 4 key reasons for this loss of youth resilience. What role does Outdoor Education play in finding a solution?

10 What The Latest Research Is Saying! Through our collective experience we have been witness to this shift in boys resilience, and have been searching for ways to help strengthen their ability to be prepared for the challenges that they have to face in the future. Through our collective experience we have been witness to this shift in boys resilience, and have been searching for ways to help strengthen their ability to be prepared for the challenges that they have to face in the future. We would like to highlight several pieces of literature that have helped shape our current thinking on outdoor programming. We would like to highlight several pieces of literature that have helped shape our current thinking on outdoor programming.

11 Environments and skills to help students cope and be more resilient. Environments That Promote Well- Being & Resilience Personal & Emotional Skills & Attitudes that promote Well-Being & Resilience School Connectedness Positive thinking skills & attitudes Peer Connectedness Resourcefulness & adapting skills Teacher Connectedness Social Skills Positive Family-School Links Emotional Literacy Skills Family Connectedness Healthy Self Esteem: Sense of Personal competence. A Caring adult outside the family Community Connectedness Spiritual Involvement McGrath & Noble (2003). Bounce Back: A classroom resiliency program.

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13 Recent developments in the field of psychology, however, have begun to suggest the adoption of a new paradigm referred to as positive psychology. Positive psychology has as its goal the fostering of excellence through the understanding and enhancement of factors leading to growth. Some of these factors include positive emotions, positive individual traits, and pro-social attitudes. Rather than focus on deficits, positive psychology examines these positive traits and attributes, with an eye toward strengthening them or facilitating their development in clients. These traits are critically important, as they can lead to the development of stable personality and physical states like resiliency, optimism, and even better, physical health over time. Instead of focusing on decreasing negative symptoms in therapy, a positive psychology approach would focus more on enhancing client strengths. Positive Psychology Outdoor Education Outdoor Education Outdoor Education

14 Positive Psychology A Potential Model To Incorporate Into Outdoor Education Dr Martin Seligman Raising children I realized, is vastly more than fixing what is wrong with them. It is about identifying and nurturing their strongest qualities, what they own and are best at, and helping them find niches in which they can best live out these strengths. (Seligman, 2000)

15 Promoting Buffers Against Mental Illness We have discovered that there is a set of human strengths that are the most likely buffers against mental illness: courage, optimism, interpersonal skill, work ethic, hope, honesty and perseverance. We have discovered that there is a set of human strengths that are the most likely buffers against mental illness: courage, optimism, interpersonal skill, work ethic, hope, honesty and perseverance. Much of the task of prevention will be to create a science of human strength whose mission will be to foster these virtues in young people. Much of the task of prevention will be to create a science of human strength whose mission will be to foster these virtues in young people. (Seligman, 1998).

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17 suggest that school and community outdoor education programs can work towards the enhancement of the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities; thereby working to prevent the onset or establishment of ill health or ineffective life practices. HEALTH PROMOTION IN OUTDOOR EDUCATION

18 Outdoor Education & Sport Psychology NSW Netball Team Undergoing Outdoor Training In Preparation For Their National Championships

19 Positive Prevention Strategies Requires A New Direction In Programming & Facilitation TO CHANGE ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES PROGRAM TYPE FeelingsNew skills, energy, enjoyment, funRecreational ThinkingNew knowledge, attitude, awarenessEducational BehaviourNew ways to act & increase functionDevelopmental Misbehaviour New ways to cope & decrease dysfunction Therapeutic Outdoor Education Matching program type with change requirements. (Priest, 1996, p.23)

20 Profoundly Life Changing Read!

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22 The 7 Habits Overview

23 Habit 1 Be Proactive Overview A proactive person: A proactive person: –Can choose their attitude to life –Is responsible for their own happiness. –Controls the things in their life that they can control, and forgets about the uncontrollable. –Overcomes setbacks through proactive thinking & action. –Strives to be a change agent through proactive actions. –Makes life happen to them rather than being a passenger. –Makes smarter decisions. Pushes pause before acting! Is all about taking control of your life! It means that you choose to act deliberately and take responsibility for your actions and your lifes direction.

24 Self-Awareness: Am I a Positive or Negative Thinker? Monitoring self-talk on a tough expedition. Every hour or during stops, or at places dictated by the terrain that could provide a teachable moment have students complete a self-check for a few minutes evaluating the following: Monitoring self-talk on a tough expedition. Every hour or during stops, or at places dictated by the terrain that could provide a teachable moment have students complete a self-check for a few minutes evaluating the following: –Self-talk –Talk with others –Body language –Enthusiasm levels at different spots during the trip. At a scheduled stop have students document their thoughts in a rite-in-the-rain journal. At a scheduled stop have students document their thoughts in a rite-in-the-rain journal. Evaluate this around the fire at night. This leads to a tutorial on positive – negative self-talk. Evaluate this around the fire at night. This leads to a tutorial on positive – negative self-talk. What do I see when I look inside myself? Do I like what I see? All Change has to begin from within!

25 Positive or Negative Tracker What Kind Of Tracker are you? What Kind Of Tracker are you? This activity links to the monitoring of self-talk during an expedition. This activity links to the monitoring of self-talk during an expedition. Around the fire students complete the tracker questionnaire and calculate the kind of Tracker they are. Around the fire students complete the tracker questionnaire and calculate the kind of Tracker they are. Facilitation can involve partner sharing of results. Then a discussion on how we can be more positive in our daily lives. Facilitation can involve partner sharing of results. Then a discussion on how we can be more positive in our daily lives. Tracker Video

26 Make Your Own Weather! We have the ability to see sunshine even when we are surrounded by storms! Its all about attitude!

27 Press Pause : Between stimulus and response we have a split second where we can pause and learn to be proactive with our decisions! Think Before Speaking or Acting: Think Before Speaking or Acting: –Monitor your dialogue with others. Is it how you would want to be treated. –Am I about to do something that I will regret, or is negative? Press pause in dangerous situations when a hazard is reached and you feel uneasy about a situation [Orange or Red Light Traffic Light Situation] Press pause in dangerous situations when a hazard is reached and you feel uneasy about a situation [Orange or Red Light Traffic Light Situation] Transfer: Press pause back in life after your expedition, when real life threatening decisions have to be made. [Here take this pill it will make you feel great]. Transfer: Press pause back in life after your expedition, when real life threatening decisions have to be made. [Here take this pill it will make you feel great].

28 3 Blessings! 3 Things I Am Thankful For Today! Around the fire at the conclusion of each day, participants are given time to reflect on their day, focusing on the good things that happened to them! Things they are thankful for. Around the fire at the conclusion of each day, participants are given time to reflect on their day, focusing on the good things that happened to them! Things they are thankful for. EG: 3 things I am proud of … 3 things I did well today…. EG: 3 things I am proud of … 3 things I did well today…. This activity, on its own, has been show by Martin Seligman to significantly reduce depression in clinically depressed individuals if done on a daily basis. This activity, on its own, has been show by Martin Seligman to significantly reduce depression in clinically depressed individuals if done on a daily basis.

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31 Habit 2: Begin With The End In Mind Overview Deals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life. Deals with developing a clear picture of who you want to be and what you want to accomplish in your life. What are your values? What are your values? What is your mission? What is your mission? What are your goals? What are your goals? –How to set them –Systems to support your goals Identifying your talents and developing them through out your life. Identifying your talents and developing them through out your life. Making your life extraordinary! Making your life extraordinary! Where do we want to go in life? We better draw a map to get there.

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33 Paint Your Own Masterpiece

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35 Mission Statements: Single Sentence Mission Example

36 Setting Goals 1. Count The Cost 2. Put It To Pen 3. Just Do It 4. Use Momentous Moments 5. Rope Up Steps That I Need To Take To Help Me Live My Lifes Mission

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38 Step 5: Roping Up Climbers rely on each other for safety, motivation & support. The rope bonds them and keeps them together in their common quest! Climbers rely on each other for safety, motivation & support. The rope bonds them and keeps them together in their common quest! They are also there to support you if & when you fall! They are also there to support you if & when you fall! When you set goals, rope up with someone else with a similar vision or motivation for life. When you set goals, rope up with someone else with a similar vision or motivation for life. In real life if you rope up with someone or a group; your energies and enthusiasm will drive each other to success. In real life if you rope up with someone or a group; your energies and enthusiasm will drive each other to success. You will also have people to support you through the hard times along your journey to success, which are naturally part of life! You will also have people to support you through the hard times along your journey to success, which are naturally part of life!

39 Climbing Wall Traverse: A Metaphor For Attitude & Persistence In Life Goal Setting: Use Bouldering or an activity like the Wild Woosey to introduce goal setting and the concept of persistence to reach your goals. Goal Setting: Use Bouldering or an activity like the Wild Woosey to introduce goal setting and the concept of persistence to reach your goals. Attempt a traverse across the wall. Attempt a traverse across the wall. Identify your weakness and strengths. Improve your weaknesses and call on your strengths to better your-self. Identify your weakness and strengths. Improve your weaknesses and call on your strengths to better your-self. Now they can transfer this new skill to setting goals for others areas of their lives. Now they can transfer this new skill to setting goals for others areas of their lives. Link this activity to a concluding session where they can set some tangible goals that they can pursue after the program. Link this activity to a concluding session where they can set some tangible goals that they can pursue after the program.

40 Letter Writing To Yourself During solo which takes place near the end of their time at Glengarry, students write a letter to themselves… During solo which takes place near the end of their time at Glengarry, students write a letter to themselves… 1. What were the 3 most significant events you had at Glengarry? 2. What were the 3 most significant lessons you can take away with you after Glengarry? 3. What way have you changed the most during your time at Glengarry? 4. Which one of the 7 habits had the most impact on your life? How will you continue using this after GG? 5. Imagine you could see into the future 12 months. What will you be like?What will you be like? What goals will you be chasing?What goals will you be chasing? What will your attitude be like?What will your attitude be like? How will you have used the learning you had at GG?How will you have used the learning you had at GG? What would your perfect world look like?What would your perfect world look like? This letter is collected & sent 12 months later!

41 Habit 3: Put First Things First Overview Identifying the important things in your life. The BIG ROCKS. Identifying the important things in your life. The BIG ROCKS. Prioritising your life and managing your time. Prioritising your life and managing your time. Recognising your time /organisational style. Recognising your time /organisational style. Dont let fear control your life and make your decisions. Dont let fear control your life and make your decisions. Comfort zones – Courage Zones. Comfort zones – Courage Zones. Overcoming the hard moments in life. Overcoming the hard moments in life. Standing up to negative peer pressure. Standing up to negative peer pressure.

42 Teaching Teens To Prioritise Their Time Many of you will know that teens are classic procrastinators, time wasters, and poor planners. Many of you will know that teens are classic procrastinators, time wasters, and poor planners. Often they have never been shown how to organise themselves effectively! Often they have never been shown how to organise themselves effectively!

43 Pack My Pack Empty Out The Tent Dress in my hike gear Teaching Teens To Prioritise Their Time: A Campsite Example! Leave On Time & Learn Life Planning Skills at the same time!

44 Identify the key roles in your life. What Big Rock issue do you need to achieve this week under this role heading. EG: Role: Student Big Rock: History Test Wed Big Rock: Maths: 13.2 –14.9 Fri Big Rock: Science assn due Wed Role: Athlete Big Rock: Training Tues, Thur Big Rock: Weights Mon Wed Fri Big Rock: Game Saturday Role: Son Big Rock: Family Dinner Sun PM Big Rock: Do chores help mum. Big Rock: Role: Friend Big Rock: Movie Sat PM mates Big Rock: DofE planning for silver Big Rock: Role: Boy Friend of Jess Big Rock: Phone her after h/work Big Rock: Beach day Sun PM Big Rock: Movie Sat night.

45 Courage Zone As well as prioritising the Big Rocks in our lives, Habit 3 also teaches us about putting us first ahead of our fears! As well as prioritising the Big Rocks in our lives, Habit 3 also teaches us about putting us first ahead of our fears! Putting first things first will often cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone. Putting first things first will often cause you to stretch outside your comfort zone.

46 The Fear Factor: Are your fears controlling your destiny? It could be argued that fear is one of the worst emotions that people can possess because of its ability to hold us back in life. It could be argued that fear is one of the worst emotions that people can possess because of its ability to hold us back in life. Fear can paralyse us, limiting our achievements and reducing enjoyment in our lives. Fear can paralyse us, limiting our achievements and reducing enjoyment in our lives. Outdoor Education has the ability to help students recognise that fear is normal and part of life. Outdoor Education has the ability to help students recognise that fear is normal and part of life. We can then give participants opportunities to face these fears, learning skills to push on into their courage zone! We can then give participants opportunities to face these fears, learning skills to push on into their courage zone! Many of the mental health issues we looked at earlier are a result of teens not knowing how to persist and persevere when times get tough and uncomfortable. Many of the mental health issues we looked at earlier are a result of teens not knowing how to persist and persevere when times get tough and uncomfortable. Click me to hear about the courage zone!

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48 Comfort Zone Courage Zone Having a corroboree around the campfire where each person has to dance. Having a corroboree around the campfire where each person has to dance. Group members may feel inhibited and fearful of what others will think of them. Group members may feel inhibited and fearful of what others will think of them. Through facilitation provide tools to get into the courage zone Through facilitation provide tools to get into the courage zone –Centering, positive self talk, visualisation, confidence.

49 Imagery Imagery: See your fear & how you might react and see yourself rehearsing a more positive outcome. Positive Self Talk Positive Self Talk: Monitor the dialogue in your mind. Monitor the volume of your negative voice. If you hear yourself saying you CANT DO IT. Turn down the volume on this negative tone, and turn up the positive voice. Centering Centering: Deep breaths with an accompanying release of tension. Can be accompanied by positive self-talk or cue words. Performance Plan Performance Plan: Come up with a performance plan (game plan) where your performance has been written down and rehearsed many times before you have to do it right! What could I do to feel the fear and enter my courage zone anyway? Cue Words Cue Words: Have a phrase that cues you into the things you need to attentive to; Relax, lift, you can do it! Believe in yourself!

50 Habit 4: Think Win-Win Thinking a Win-Win philosophy for life is the foundation for getting along well with others. Thinking a Win-Win philosophy for life is the foundation for getting along well with others. It not only means you both get something out of what youre doing, it means you try to plan ways for both of you to win. It not only means you both get something out of what youre doing, it means you try to plan ways for both of you to win. Win-Win is not an accident it is a deliberate way of thinking! Win-Win is not an accident it is a deliberate way of thinking!

51 Thumb Wrestling! Working with the person next to you, you have 1 minute to thumb wrestle with them. In that 1 minute you have to see how many times you can pin the other persons thumb down for the count of 3. Working with the person next to you, you have 1 minute to thumb wrestle with them. In that 1 minute you have to see how many times you can pin the other persons thumb down for the count of 3. How many of you were engaged in a competitive mindset when you started the activity? How many of you were engaged in a competitive mindset when you started the activity? Did anyone simply communicate with each other and work together to get as many touches as possible? Did anyone simply communicate with each other and work together to get as many touches as possible? We all too often go into an activity with this win lose mindset, when Win Win can help achieve much more. We all too often go into an activity with this win lose mindset, when Win Win can help achieve much more.

52 Relationship Bank Account RBA DepositsRBA Withdrawals Keep promises.Break promises. Do small acts Keep to yourself. of kindness. Be loyal.Gossip and break confidences. Listen.Dont listen. Say youre sorry.Be arrogant. Set clear expectations.Set false expectations.

53 Small Acts Of Kindness RBA DepositsRBA Withdrawals Do small acts Keep to yourself. of kindness. Leaders should always be on the lookout to facilitate small acts of kindness! It fosters win- win positive feelings within the group and individuals.

54 Saying Sorry: Can quickly restore an overdrawn relationship account A great activity for sitting around the fire near the end of a trip, or with groups that you know have had some conflict. A great activity for sitting around the fire near the end of a trip, or with groups that you know have had some conflict. As a group, there have been times when we have made withdrawals from our relationship bank accounts, this has been at the expense of others feelings. As a group, there have been times when we have made withdrawals from our relationship bank accounts, this has been at the expense of others feelings. Look around this circle. Who have you done something to that requires an apology? Look around this circle. Who have you done something to that requires an apology? Take 2 minutes to look around the circle and reflect on your past actions. Take 2 minutes to look around the circle and reflect on your past actions. Now we are going to take turns to go around and say sorry to the person that you have wronged. Now we are going to take turns to go around and say sorry to the person that you have wronged.

55 Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, then to be understood. Habit 5 is about being good communicators. Habit 5 is about being good communicators. It teaches about listening first, then talking second. It teaches about listening first, then talking second. It is about seeing things from another's point of view before sharing your own. It is about seeing things from another's point of view before sharing your own. For young men giving them opportunities to talk about their lives, fears, challenges is a real positive! For young men giving them opportunities to talk about their lives, fears, challenges is a real positive! Feeling secure socially is a buffer to depression and an area that we in outdoor education can foster! Feeling secure socially is a buffer to depression and an area that we in outdoor education can foster!

56 Group Campout Students are grouped into camp groups of 4 students. Students are grouped into camp groups of 4 students. Groups are made to separate friends and cliques. Groups are made to separate friends and cliques. They spend the weekend camping together on campus with roving staff supervision. They spend the weekend camping together on campus with roving staff supervision.

57 Walk a Mile In Someone Elses Shoes After getting organised at camp have students head off in pairs for half an hour of Duo Time. After getting organised at camp have students head off in pairs for half an hour of Duo Time. Make groups up with people they do not know too well! Make groups up with people they do not know too well! Their task is to conduct an interview as if they were a reporter for the local newspaper. Their task is to conduct an interview as if they were a reporter for the local newspaper. The article they are writing will be read around the fire that night! The article they are writing will be read around the fire that night! [Partner sharing around the fire that evening].

58 Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

59 A Night Under The Stars Allow students to sleep under the stars. Allocate a theme for them to discuss as they are going off to sleep! Opportunities for boys to talk to each other, is a resilience builder!

60 Name Game –Partner Retell. [Pair people up & complete the following: –Tell us how you came to get your name or nick name. –1 goal you have in the future. –1 person you have in your life that is special and that you can talk to them about anything. What makes this person special and approachable? –Name one skill you possess that helps you cope with the low points in your life. How do you use it? Noble, (2007)

61 The Responsibility Pie Chart When a pair of students are struggling in a disagreement and it cant be decided who is at fault. When a pair of students are struggling in a disagreement and it cant be decided who is at fault. Pull out your pie chart! Pull out your pie chart! Student draw a circle on a piece of paper and they allocate responsibility for their current situation. Student draw a circle on a piece of paper and they allocate responsibility for their current situation. Me, others, bad luck! Me, others, bad luck! (Noble, 2007)

62 Something In My Life I Need Help With….. Often we do not know how to ask for help, this is especially the case for young men. Often we do not know how to ask for help, this is especially the case for young men. This important life skill can be practiced around the campfire. This important life skill can be practiced around the campfire. I need help with…. I need help with…. The facilitator gives an example from their life to the group to get started. The facilitator gives an example from their life to the group to get started. Break off into smaller groups of 2 or 4 and share the issues they are having problems with. Break off into smaller groups of 2 or 4 and share the issues they are having problems with. Come back to the circle. A partner shares the issue with the group. Come back to the circle. A partner shares the issue with the group. The group listens and then tries to give solutions and support to the person. The group listens and then tries to give solutions and support to the person.

63 Habit 6: Synergise Overview Habit 6 is about valuing and celebrating differences. Its about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone. Habit 6 is about valuing and celebrating differences. Its about knowing that two or more people can work together to create better solutions than any one of them could alone. Flow activities to promote synergy. Flow activities to promote synergy.

64 Synergy In Action Working individually, take 1 minute to try and write down the names of as many body parts as you can think of that have only 3 letters in their name. Working individually, take 1 minute to try and write down the names of as many body parts as you can think of that have only 3 letters in their name. –There are 10 of them. –No slang or rude words! Now, pair up, share your list with your partner, and take another 1 minute to see if you can come up with any additional names. Now, pair up, share your list with your partner, and take another 1 minute to see if you can come up with any additional names. Did any pair get all 10 body parts? Did any pair get all 10 body parts? If not, join up with 2 more people, can you get all 10. If not, join up with 2 more people, can you get all 10. Lets check your list against mine! Lets check your list against mine!

65 10 Body Parts With 3 Letters In Their Name 1. Toe 2. Lip 3. Gum 4. Rib 5. Arm 6. Leg 7. Eye 8. Ear 9. Hip 10. Jaw Gum

66 Entrance to B 31 Argyle Cave

67 The Squeeze

68 Getting to Synergy Action Plan Define the Problem or Opportunity Their Way (Seek first to understand the ideas of others.) Brainstorm (Create new opinions and ideas.) My Way (Seek to be understood by sharing your ideas.) High Way (Find the best solution.)

69 Synergy In The Cave Lights Out & Work To Get Out Of The Cave Synergising With My Peers: Focussing on things within our control.

70 Rogaining To Synergy Students Navigate along 4 WD trails where they have hiked before. Students Navigate along 4 WD trails where they have hiked before. Each group has a radio. Each group has a radio. The physical & psychological stresses are super challenging. The physical & psychological stresses are super challenging. The only way to succeed is to work together in SYNERGY! The only way to succeed is to work together in SYNERGY! 24hr Debrief

71 I am sure all of us at one time or another have the feeling that our life is out of control. We feel: I am sure all of us at one time or another have the feeling that our life is out of control. We feel: –Out of balance –Stressed out –Empty on the inside Habit 7 is designed to reacquaint us with the concept of renewing our lives. Habit 7 is designed to reacquaint us with the concept of renewing our lives. Why is it called Sharpen The Saw? Why is it called Sharpen The Saw? Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw: Renewing Ourselves. It is Me Time

72 Heart Four Dimensions of Sharpening The Saw Body Brain Soul

73 Why is Balance so Important? To perform at your peak you need to strive for a balance in all four dimensions. To perform at your peak you need to strive for a balance in all four dimensions. Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions. Balance is important because what we do in one dimension will affect the other dimensions. When we look at the statistics from the beginning of this session many of our teens lives are out of balance. When we look at the statistics from the beginning of this session many of our teens lives are out of balance. The outdoors can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective to our clients. The outdoors can be a real healing place, restoring balance and perspective to our clients. This however can be enhanced through planning and facilitation of activities that target Balance specifically. This however can be enhanced through planning and facilitation of activities that target Balance specifically.

74 Developing The Physical

75 Inspirational Places For Inspirational Reflection Taking Time To Stop Inspirational Places For Inspirational Reflection

76 Meditation Visualisatio n Mental Preparation For Sport or Life

77 Developing The Mind Through The Outdoors Starting a fire without matches requires planning, preparation, persistence, & perseverance!

78 What Possibilities Do The 7 Habits Open Up For The Outdoor Education Industry? Improved synergy with clients/schools. Improved synergy with clients/schools. –Become a 7 habits course provider / or develop your own positive psychology, resilience curriculum and offer this course to your clients. [See resources references] –Introduce the 7 Habits to your client group. Then the full course is taken up by teaching staff back at the school once students return. Great follow up!

79 Health Promotion Marketing How do we stand out in the crowd? Value added programming. Marketing our industry as a health and wellbeing ally of individuals, families, communities could open up a whole new world of clientele. Another possibility: Creating partnerships with school counselors to develop programs and activities that promote resilience and positive psychology using the outdoors as the deliver mode.

80 What Do We Have To Do As An Industry To Move More Into The Developmental Mode Of Program Delivery? We need to further develop positive solution focused Outdoor Education programs. We need to further develop positive solution focused Outdoor Education programs. This requires our programming to be more prescriptive. This requires our programming to be more prescriptive. –Teens need guidance and mentoring in building resilience. This learning cannot be left to chance. Often the mountains do not speak for themselves. Often the mountains do not speak for themselves. It takes much more effort in programming and the training of staff to facilitate developmental programs; however the potential benefits are worth it! It takes much more effort in programming and the training of staff to facilitate developmental programs; however the potential benefits are worth it! Outdoor Education can have a major role in health promotion & the prevention of ill health.

81 Putting Names To Resilience Solutions

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