Facilitators should introduce and encourage participants to use affirmations
throughout the program. They are coordinated with the Guided Imagery section
and also with the themes of the specific lessons. Write the affirmation
out on the chalkboard or newsprint before each session and place it where
it can be seen. Say the affirmation aloud with participants. Encourage participants
to write down the affirmation and continue practicing it at least twice
a day (just before going to sleep and upon awakening).
1. I Am A Person Of Inestimable Worth.
I experience myself as a person of worth. As a person of worth, I am
pleasing to myself and others. I love and approve of myself as a person
of worth and demonstrate to others in my life that I am worthy. I live in
the now. Each moment is new. I choose to see myself as worthy of love and
approve of myself. I release my past and accept myself as a person of worth
today. Repeat three times.
2. I Have Something To Offer.
I have something to offer others, and I experience myself as a person
with many different things within my life to offer. Daily I review my assets,
whatever they may be-a smile, a warm embrace, a kind word or deed-and I
offer these and much more to those I come in contact with during the day.
I choose at this point to offer what I can, knowing that what I offer will
be returned to me in life. Today, in this moment, I experience myself as
generous and take stock of all that I can offer to those whom I meet. Repeat
3. I Can Make Choices.
I realize that in this moment I alone have the power to make the choices
that are before me. No one else can make these choices; only I can, with
the guidance of God and those with whom I choose to relate. I make those
choices which best fit the higher good, those things which feel right inside
and of which I am most proud. Weighing the consequences and trusting my
wisdom, I go forward with my power to choose, and I own that power within.
Repeat three times.
4. I Can Change.
I can change. This is the truth. I only have to decide and act on my
decision. I examine my life and release the old patterns from the past which
have kept me in a prison. Today I experience myself as a person who can
change, and I review those options available for change. I am open to all
the information that is around me, and I follow that divine peace and harmony
that surrounds me. I taking the path of change, following it where it leads,
to a better me. Repeat three times.