Acknowledging others is a cornerstone of the Life Unleashed Trainings and we practice this skill during Bridge. Both parents and teens participate in experiential processes that demonstrate open and honest communication. We begin with a fun, experiential process that brings up the internal dialogue of both parents and teens in relation to how they interact with others. Getting off of “auto-pilot” and looking at what triggers different emotions can be eye opening to those who have not fully considered that there are different ways to react to a single event. We also look at specific events in terms of the facts vs. how they are interpreted.
We will be checking in on progress made in the family since beginning this program. Parents and teens have the opportunity to ask questions of each other in an open forum where everyone has the opportunity to participate. Each family creates their own vision statement.