|To help participants create a visual representation of prosperity.|
|1.||Review the homework. Check particularly to see if participants are really being honest about some of their own negative attitudes. Check on the believability of their restated attitudes.|
|2.||Introduce the idea that each of us has locked in our mind a vision of how we really want our lives to be. Often our vision makes the current circumstances of our lives even more painful. The pain arises from the gulf between how we want our lives to be and how they are. Sometimes we lose sight of our vision or lose confidence in our capacity to achieve it. Other people rarely ask us how we would like our lives to be. To avoid repeating and perpetuating the past, we need to create and keep our vision alive. Today we are going to draw a picture of a prosperous future.|
Explain the rules.
|4.||For this exercise provide marking pens, crayons, construction paper, sheets of newsprint, magazines, glue, and scissors.|
|5.||Allow approximately forty-five minutes for this activity. During that time, provide some quiet, relaxing music as background. Discourage participants from losing focus and getting off task.|
|6.||Post the completed pictures around the room. Encourage participants to study one another's pictures.|
|7.||After all participants have finished, form as a group. Ask participants to share thoughts and feelings about the process of creating their pictures.|
Ask a participant to volunteer to explain his/her picture. As the participant discusses the picture, ask the following questions if appropriate:
|9.||Encourage participants to ask questions.|
|10.||Continue asking for volunteers until all participants have explained their pictures.|
Participants are to take their pictures home and to make a list of "I want" statements from their pictures. Their lists will be in the form of "I want...."
Distribute the Self-Worth Checklist. Ask participants to reflect on their behavior during this session and to honestly rate themselves. Ask them to place their evaluations in their portfolios and return them to the file cabinet.