There are a total of 9 sessions including an initial introduction session. The further eight sessions following, mark the internal and external points in the cycle and are as follows. In-between there are opportunities for building the connection and deeper friendship in the form of lunchtime dropins.
1. Awakening/ Sensing.
2. Awareness and Recognition of ourselves, environment and others within it .
3. Motivation and Mobilisation of ourselves relating to our awareness and recognition of others and environment.
4. Power and Action, our own presence and involvement within the bigger picture
5. Abundance and Sharing together
6. Experiencing Gratitude and satisfaction together.
7. Reflection/ looking within, relating to our past and roots.
8. Stillness and finding Internal sanctuary within.
The cycle highlights to these youngsters the potential benefits of self reflection creating a path to self awareness. The cycle also highlights that our internal patterns, relationships and relationship to our environment is not linear and puts emphasis on our own instincts to move through life in a cyclical fashion, often returning to a rejuvenated place after self reflection or withdrawal.
As with all individuals, youngsters, particularly when relating to others, need time to find themselves and build a sense of self confidence and identity to feel whole.
As well as providing an opportunity for the young individuals to form deeper connection with themselves, their peers and their natural environment, the sessions also offer vital respite for parents and carers of the youngsters, allowing them to recharge and feel rejuvenated which intern helps to facilitated more rewarding family relating and connecting.