BBf's Common Sense 'My Road Map to Success' programme consists of Seven sessions designed to enable young people to understand that success is living in a state of happiness, emotional, mental, psychological and physical health and well-being; achieving financial freedom, having good, loving relationships ... in general leading a healthy, stress-free life.
They explore the tools they already have, naturally to achieve success, and are enabled to take action and achieve all round success, including, but not limited to:
Health- Become emotionally, mentally, psychologically and physically healthy, secure, happier, tolerant and understanding.
Behaviour control- The Common sense approach embodied in this programme is very effective in enabling young people to control their own behaviour as they learn to recognise the triggers that lead to the 'bad' behaviour and are able to 'catch themselves' before the act or behaviour; and to be able to 'disengage' from a potentially volatile situation.
Conditioning- They are immunised against conditioning or conditioned learning by the media, other people, etc. As one head teacher observed,
They develop their own 'crap detectors and crap busters'
Learning and retention is enhanced
Creativity and performance increase as young people access their higher creative faculties and intrinsic motivation, more.
By engaging their natural capacities for health, well-being, enjoyment and achieving, the young people become more understanding, compassionate and loving of other people and the environment. They learn that change is part of their future; and realise that the choices available to them in life are various and varied.
The young people will experience:
Enhanced: Self-image, self-worth, Self-esteem and confidence.
Improved: grades, attendance and attitudes
Decreased: Fear, anger, worry, ego, judgement and blame
Stress, depression and drug use
Violence, aggression and Bullying
Prejudice and Stigma
Issues of Friendship and 'Fitting-in' with others
Conflict is easily resolved
Diminished: Fear of transition- into higher education or into adult life
Underachieving and lack of motivation- as they understand how they create and can access their creativity at will.
Financial benefits- This will save the government millions of pounds currently spent on health and disruptive behaviour by young people.
Taking care of their future now- Young people start to look after their future 'now' via the financial education programme. This will produce a generation of children who are emotionally and financially wise and will alleviate the looming pension's crisis.
The true innovation of this programme is that instead of telling young people how to be healthy, happy or creative, they are enabled to re-awaken their healthy core or core values, and to engage their emotional, mental and physical health, internal strength, creativity and resourcefulness, for greater happiness, self-worth, dignity, self-esteem, and compassion.
They learn to tap into their common sense- to see for themselves deep down inside what is good for their well-being and for the well-being of other people and things. They begin to function more from a common sense state of mind, in which they respect their core values or inner beauty, and recognise how they do not need to depend on any external factors like drugs, personal property, possession, age, race, looks, to achieve a happy and stress-free life.
Enables young people to reflect on what success is; and to explore the capacities they already have naturally for success; including their natural intelligence or common sense, and capacities for emotional, mental and psychological health and well-being, resiliency, compassion, creativity, self-esteem, self motivation, and aptitude for learning. And the in-built warning signs for emotional, mental, and physical distress. These natural attributes are the cornerstone of our values, health and well-being; learning, creating, achieving and relating.
This part of the programme is designed to enable young people to become aware of the things that influence their emotional and mental health and well-being.
They become aware of the built-in warning signs for emotional, mental and physical distress; and are enabled to identify early warning signals for emotional, mental and physical distress.
Enables the exploration of how children and young people can develop the 'silent killers' in our society, which is, feelings of insecurity and self-destructive or counter-productive ways of thinking, perception and behaviour. How these can cause emotional and mental trauma that can stand firmly in their way of health, well-being, achieving and relating.
They become aware of the power of thoughts- the creative agent that we use to build mental images. They learn how their own negative states thoughts and perceptions like feelings of insecurity, stress, anger, judgment, worry, ego, etc can trigger biological and chemical substances in their bodies that can affect their own emotional, mental and physical health and well-being, and also that of other people.
They become aware of how their own behaviour can enhance other people's existing feelings of insecurity and negative thoughts. This can often aggravate an already bad situation.
They learn the connection between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and the impact of other people's negative thoughts and perceptions- insecurity, stress, anger, judgment, worry, ego, etc can have on them if they allow it to.
Consolidates young people's understanding of their natural capacities that enables them to consciously and consistently access and experience their natural capacities so that they are equipped to draw their own roadmap to success.
Learn to interpret their body signals for emotional, mental, psychological and physical health and well-being;
Reflect on and examine core values, including understanding other people's perspectives;
Learn to recognise distractions that take them away from their flow of life;
Learn to make distinctions between wants and needs;
Learn to recognise that change is part of their future, gain healthy perception of themselves, and be able to cope well with change, early in life such as transition, and later in life;
Recognising that there are many choices available to them in life.
Understanding the process of creativity and, gaining confidence in their own abilities to create;
Examine their relationship with the environment,
Diversity and Teamwork- see that it is important to respect the gifts and genius each of us brings to the table and to the world. Recognising that in order for any team to survive, it needs differing perspectives, and' Recognise the importance of 'finding the middle ground' in life, so as to lead a well-balanced life. And the importance of stopping or meditating and gratitude.
Above all, they learn to listen to and interpret their own body signals for emotional, mental and psychological health and well-being. To let negative thoughts and perceptions go and to ride moods.
In this session young people review how they feel about learning, and explore why it is very important that they learn how to learn. Learn how to change. And learn how to adopt faster; because the future belongs to the child with the best formula for living, learning, adopting, creating relating and communicating. And reminding them that how best can they prepare themselves than by remembering their natural attributes- their capacity for health, wisdom, for learning and creating, and for happiness?
The session also reminds them that there is bound to be something they are good at, all they need to do is to realise it. They learn to identify how they learn best.
This session enables young people to see the importance of going to school, and to explore how to overcome a situation where someone feels they do not like school or is having difficulty learning in school.
This session sets discussion and project groups. It specifies the composition of such groups, the range of topics that can be covered and the procedures for running the group.
Set topics include: Relationships, rapport and listening. The use of guiding tools- setting limits and discipline.
Enables young people to prepare themselves for responsibilities in the future when they have their own families- partners, spouses, children, nephews and nieces, etc. They explore other guiding tools they may use in their relationships with the children, such as using disappointment and boredom to guide children to be self-reliant, etc. And how to assist children when 'the going gets tough'
Overall, this programme also enables the young people to put in place a strong foundation for financial freedom. This is because money is an idea, and the young person's own ideas or perceptions of themselves is an important determinant of how they operate in their lives, including their relationship with money.
Participants can progress the financial education foundation laid in this section in our 'My Road Map to Financial Freedom programme'- Read more...
Cost: Individual and Group rates apply.