Ages 12-16, guiding youngsters to develop their internal compass for decision-making
“Whatever you can dream you can, do it”
My approach is simple – we need to learn to tune into our hearts regularly. Learn to feel within more deeply. Our brain’s stories drown out the voice of the heart more than we like to admit. But our heart is the stronger electro-magnetic force of the two, and if we can find simple ways to connect to our heartbeat we will find the best reply to external stimuli and understand what we want.
1-2-1 mentoring sessions to support teens through secondary education and growing pains:
– Making goals and ensuring clarity of goal (from daily to long term)
– The involvement of emotions
– Re-framing what’s important
– Move from scarcity mentality (resource-lack) to abundant
– Being comfortable in the unknown
– Avoiding paralysis
– Applying focus and discipline
– Exploring ways to call on their unique brilliance
Spotting unhelpful thinking patterns for yourself results in improved application to tasks and deadlines. Fundamentally this mentoring is designed to identify what’s important in relation to personal outcomes, using simple creative principles. Often the hardest thing for teens is to articulate desired outcomes when imposed systems are in play, yet naturally they too want to extract the best from their experience.
Universal 1-2-1 outcomes:
– Improved clarity (less overwhelm)
– More energy placed in the right domain
– Create a useful feedback system
– Self-identify patterns over time
– Constructive trial and error
Youngsters begin to develop their own internal compass through a conscious application of their own energies. Learning ways to avoid self-manipulation, and to look for the personal higher purpose in each area to generate productivity and momentum, reducing anxiety and apathy. When they begin to make subject choices at 14, they are already forming skills to navigate their own path – even if just a short-range view this is progressive.