This event focuses on building a support team. High point stories are shared of when the participant was a positive influence in another person’s life. Next, we uncover the success factors that enabled this story to happen. This is followed by a group activity to co-shape and design their ideal support team. Each participant creates a plan of action at the end.
“Where you place your attention is where you place your energy.” – Dr. Joe Dispenza
This event focuses on co-creating your success toolkit. We study moments of achievement and crowdsource the collective resources of the group. Next is a future vision activity. This event concludes with the participants creating an action plan with their success toolkit.
“Begin with the end in mind.” – Stephen R. Covey
This event focuses on appreciation. Participants journal moments of appreciation. Small groups are created to crowdsource moments of appreciation and share their top 2-3 findings. Participants are invited to create an action plan to commit to doing more of the things they love.
“The deepest principle of human nature is a craving to be appreciated.” – William James
This event focuses on the power of resilience. We start by journaling a story of overcoming adversity. Participants use their stories to uncover the individual and collective strengths of the group. Next, groups work together to co-create an empowering statement of resilience. The participants then create an action plan that incorporates their resilience and strengths.
Examples of Resilience Affirmations Created During Workshop:
“What I can’t do alone, we can do together.”
“No matter how many times we fall, we get back up.”
“We are motivated, persistent, determined, and courageous about our recovery.”
“We as a team embody a lot of the same, which gives us a fighting chance at a new life.”
“We are proud and courageous determined to take care of ourselves and our sobriety.”
“We resilient women are committed to evolving with creative and loving instincts to overcome addiction with kindness and empathy to transform chaos into serenity.”
This event focuses on building an ideal self-care routine. The group works together to uncover moments of health and wellness. This is followed by writing down self-care actions relating to the mind, body, and spirit. Next, groups are assigned to crowdsource what an ideal self-care routine would look like. The final activity is each participant creates their own daily self-care routine.
“Self-care is not selfish.”
“The exercises were excellent and engaging! The resilience mantras developed by our groups were awesome! Connecting to others during the event was excellent! The energy was quite positive, thank you, Jesse!”
-Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO of Creative Options
“Jesse, thanks for your presence and all you do to add heart and light to our world.”
-Dr. Rollin McCraty, director of research at the HeartMath Institute
“Recently, I was fortunate to be able to participate in a virtual session delivered to our Direct Support Professionals by Jesse Harless on Practicing Self-Care. Jesse was so very effective at teaching and providing us simple ways to take care of ourselves and create positive energy during the day, something so vital for people who spend their lives taking care of others. Thank you Jesse, you were incredible.”
-Paul Schiavone, CHRO Penn-Mar Human Services
“I had not even realized how disconnected I had been feeling from other people. I have had super low energy, but this sparked energy in my mind and body. It felt so supportive and I cannot believe I got the sense of connection that I did from a virtual meeting.”
“Connecting in breakout rooms – hearing others stories and seeing the strengths in each of us and tapping into those within myself. Thank you so much for reminding and connecting us!”
“It’s encouraging and hopeful to look back to a point in our lives that was good. It helps me realize some of the positive qualities we might have forgotten through our use. This experience also helps us build goals to create the future we want.”
Our mission is to facilitate life-giving conversations that empower people to move out of a cycle of destructive hopelessness and help them harness their strengths to build healthy purpose-driven habits.
A Revolutionary Approach.
We need to step into the person who is in front of us and meet people where they are. We possess many of the resources we need within us already, i.e. personal strengths, resilience, and creativity.
What we focus on expands. If we focus on what is working, such as a person’s strengths and stories of resilience/excellence, we draw out more of these positive qualities and behaviors. Having appreciative conversations about purpose, strengths, vision, and goals is what makes people come alive. Conversations that energize and stimulate positive actions. All voices being heard and acknowledged. Instead of looking for what’s wrong and what needs to be fixed, we look at what’s right and what’s working.
Training and Events that Honor Diversity and Inclusion.
Our stories matter. The stories we create about our past failures and successes have the power to connect us, the power to destroy us, or the power to lift us and harness our resilience to keep us alive. Groups learn how to create a shared identity, co-create a vision for the future, and crowdsource available resources while gaining new perspectives and knowledge from others.
“Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued, when they can give and receive without judgement.” – Brené Brown
Entrepreneurs in Recovery® training and workshops help fill the gap. There is power in bringing the best out of people through conversation and tapping into the collective wisdom of the group.