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Day 16_Feel the Love

Start:Jul 16, 2020

Duration:10 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to separate fact from fiction. (Perception vs. Reality).

Description: 'Perception vs. Reality' is part of The Next Step navigational series designed as a GPS for transition-age foster youth and other young adul ... Read More


Step 1

Think about your interactions over the past few days.

How many times have situations come up where you were given a chance to discover what was true and what was not?

Name one that stood out and describe what happened.

Step 2

Describe what you would do differently, if anything, to make the interaction more natural for you the next time.

Step 3

Is another self-protective tool ready to be taken off your list? If so, which one?

Step 4

When you remove something negative, you need to fill the space with something positive.

What is the positive tool in this case?

If you're having trouble thinking of one, here are a few to consider:

*More Courage
*Sense of stability
*Self Respect

Step 5

Does this change anything about the way you see people now, particularly those you didn't know very well before?

If so, what changed?

Step 6

Several days ago, we talked about getting to know your boss and co-workers better and letting them get to know you.

If that doesn't apply, then you were to do the same thing in a situation like getting to know your instructors at school or someone you report to in a volunteer project, etc.

Are you doing this? If so, who?

Step 7

What do you have in common with them?

Step 8

What's different?

Step 9

What's surprised you about getting to know them?

Step 10

What have you noticed about them that's different from before?

Step 11

Has this experience been a good thing for you?

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