Reality Education and Applied Life-skills Corp a registered non profit. This phase of the model picks up where Diane’s Quantum based program and Roderick’s Conflict Resolution and Anger Management training leave off.
Who is REAL School? We utilize a vast network of facilitators, guest speakers and practicioners.
Born out of a recognition that assumptions were being made about young people and their potential based on a finite and limiting system of beliefs. They’re black so they must be into RAP!
We utilize Pop Culture in most but not all cases, Change is constant and therefore can be chosen at any time!
Knowledge of self! This is the compass that allows you to NAVigate Your Life…Allows you to change direction without “permission”
However! The earlier in life we CHOOSE to live freely the more adaptable we will be and victimization is therefore removed as an option! REAL School is for those who choose to change as well as for those who are working towards change. We therefore have two initial paths to follow. One for immediate change and one for gradual change. It all boils down to choice!
Where is REAL School? The range of services is available for individuals, families, groups, companies, communities and countries
Why work for a living when you can live for your work? Why have a job when you can have a career? Why spend 50% of your waking hours in a disgruntled state of mind when you can be at peace with yourself and your loved one 100% of the time. 92% of full time employees in this country do not enjoy what they do for a living. Based on the true definition of joy!
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Take Back Your World NAVigate Your Life URBAN REZ SOLUTIONS & R.E.A.L School
Take Back Your World Navigate Your LifeThe Urban Rez Solutions and R.E.A.L Schoolrelationship is one of compatibility and mutualpurpose.Urban Rez Solutions and R.E.A.L School recognizethe needs of marginalized communities and haveexhibited parallel efforts to empower and maintainpro-social change. The specific components ofconflict management are harmonious with dynamicengagement that utilizes pop culture as a catalyst toengage participants while imparting education, lifeskills and personality development.
Urban Rez SolutionsA consultancy that conducts comprehensive selfempowering violence prevention, angermanagement and conflict resolution training gearedto addressing the unique circumstances of AfricanCanadians, Aboriginal Canadians and othermarginalized communities. Urban Rez Solutionsinspires participants to actively engage in theprocess of change and generate problem solvingsolutions.
Urban Rez Solutions• The 5 A’s: Assessment, Awareness, Acceptance, Action and Accountability.• Development of conflict management techniques• Understanding intergenerational anger and its impact on the individual, family and community• ‘Mental Health Wellness
ASSESSMENTAn honest evaluation or analysis.Where do we individually or institutionally standin relation to the existing issue?
Awareness• Who have we become?• Are we unknowingly a product of our enviornments? Where have our perceptions, prejudices, biases, stereotypes, normalizat ions and ism’s come from?• Our historical reality and who we have become (e.g. self fulfilling prophecies and stereotypes) acknowledging that we have developed personal traits that are beneficial and detrimental regarding the issue at hand.• An in depth understanding of the ignorance• Empathy
ACCEPTANCE• The honest realization of that we have had something to do with who we’ve become and being accountable for the choices we’ve made.• The blame game is over we must be conscious of our responsibilities.• Accepting is not settling or complacency
ACTION• Coming to an honest realization after conducting an assessment, developing an awareness and accepting our position; how and what are we going to change about the way we conduct ourselves?• This prompts the call for CHANGE• Continuously being aware of the initial A’s and not repeating that history if it wasn’t progressive• Internal Makeover a social re-conditioning• Initiating meaningful systemic change
ACCOUNTABILITY• The consequences of not being ethically responsible.• Benefits of being part of the Rez Solution vs. The Problem• Responsible Leadership• Seeing CHANGE come to fruition and accomplishing the goals
Conflict Management• Culturally sensitive and relevant Anger Management and Conflict Resolution• Reflections/Experiential Learning• Understanding Lateral Violence in community
MENTAL HEALH WELLNESS• Vision, personal responsibility, self determination, self advocacy, communication, setting obtainable goals, resiliency,personal power, expertise of dynamic, self-determination, empowerment, small steps big moves, recognizing mobilization, rewards, nurturing optimistic supports, continue to declare the misconceptions of stigma, setbacks are opportunities for learning, setting obtainable goals
R.E.A.L School• 1. The Principles of Character and Leadership• 2. Sailing the Seven Cs - Challenge, Conscious Choice, Curiosity, Courage, Commitment, Cha nge & Communicate• 3. Getting Performance Out of Potential• 4. Knowledge is King but Knowledge of Self Rules
Community Partners• To date we have delivered and continue to facilitate our programming to some of the following service providers; ‘Breaking the Cycle – Gang Exit Program’, Canadian Training Institute, ‘Prevention Intervention Toronto’, JVS/City of Toronto, ‘GED Program’, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Toronto District School Board, Beausoliel Island First Nations Board of Education, The Ontario Independent Police Review Directorate, The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, Frontier College, Taibu Community Health Centre, Toronto Police Services, Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office, Evergreen Brickworks, several First Nations communities nationally and in the USA, Yellowhead Tribal College and Toronto Community Housing.• In addition collectively we also trained staff at the Toronto District School Board, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, Frontier College, Door Steps Neighbourhood Services and For Youth Initiative.
MEDIA PARTNERS• ASTRAL MEDIA• G987 (PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS)• AFRO-GLOBAL TELEVISION• WBLK (GRIOT NATION- SUNDAYS 8-10PM)
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Project based learningA personal and professional development mechanism designedto enhance and sustain curiosity of self and retainedengagement through actual and virtual experiential learning.An integrated approach to living and learning that includes theprinciples ofcharacter, leadership, potential, performance, entrepreneurship, constant growth and adaptability
In your schoolIn your community At your office In Your Home
R.E.A.L. School utilizes the mass appeal of Pop Culture butbreaks down its infrastructure to expose a myriad ofopportunities for careers more aligned to the interests.Personality traits and skill sets of the participant.
R.E.A.L. SCHOOL ISREALITYEDUCATION &APPLIED LIFESKILLSYOUTH LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT A Program Teaching the 7 C’s CONCEPTS & SKILLS – FOR YOUTH TO“Get REAL and BEcome the Leader in Your Life!”
THE 7 C’S OF R.E.A.L. SCHOOL• CONSCIOUS CHOICE - Thru the Power of My Voice• CURIOSITY– About My Potential – To Identify My Passion• CHALLENGE– To Try Something Different - To Think Outside of the Box• COURAGE- To Look Inside - To Tell the Truth – To Be MySELF• CHANGE– My Perception & What Holds Me Back From Being My Best• COMMITMENT– To Put Myself First – To Be the STAR of My Life• COMMUNICATION– To Show Up – To Be Seen & Heard in the World
Example of a R.E.A.L. School ClassroomChippewa of the Thames First Nation - 2012
33 Youth & Program Staff & Visitors Participate: Ages 14 to 29 Years
At R.E.A.L. School, Youth Learn To SEE & PERCEIVE Themselves &Others Differently!The “Flower of Power” Exercise
To Learn That They Are The Creators of Their Lives!
To Know They Have ThePower To Create A Different Reality – A Different Community! This Is What They Said They Needed……
TO OVERCOME MY PERSONAL LIMITATIONS, I NEED:• To be more independent• To be more patient and confident• To look at the world more openly and to stop being scared; to stand tall & proud• To be more confident about myself• To come out of my shell and be loud and crazy• To be more vocal and express myself
TO OVERCOME MY PERSONAL LIMITATIONS, I NEED:• To have a bigger voice and more confidence• To be more motivated and inspired• To be more focused• To be more of a leader• To be more fearless so I can stand high & proud• To find more courage to express myself• To be more motivated about things
TO OVERCOME MY PERSONAL LIMITATIONS, I NEED :• To be more expressive• To become more aware of other cultures• To be motivated and to use my voice• To change the things I can and to let go of the things I cannot change• To be more assertive• To have more courage, leadership, strength
Dr. Carol Hopkins, Executive Director, National Native Addictions Partnership Foundation. Presentation on “The Role ofCulture in Addressing Addictions,” The Beginning of the Circle Conference, March 5-7, 2013, Ottawa, ON.
PERSPECTIVE TRANSFORMATION• American Adult Educator: Jack Mezirow, 1978• American: Stephen Brookfield – Critical Self-Reflection• Canadian Adult Educator: Patricia Cranton• Joe Dispenza – “Evolve Your Brain” & “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself” - How A Change In Perception Can Change A Person’s Life• Norman Doidge – “The Brain That Changes Itself”• Louise LeBrun – NLP in The WEL-Systems Context• “The Observer Effect” – Double Slit Experiment – Quantum Science• All Perception is Projection (of the Mind)
KEY POINTS:• People live their lives out of habit – habituation – due to the programs that are in place inside of us. For eg., learned behaviour patterns wired into our nervous systems.• You cannot create a different reality by continually engaging in the same structure of behaviour and expecting a different result.• There’s a process behind the behaviour and if we can engage the process, then the behaviour changes all by itself.• This process for change, transformation and accelerated evolution is what the human body is designed for. We are naturally wired for change through the design of our nervous system.
KEY POINTS:• I can redefine my external reality by mindfully choosing to shift my internal reality at the level of the body.• The practice of mindfulness often results in an expansion of consciousness (insight) of how I see myself, others and the world more broadly.• Because ALL meaning is context-dependent, perception allows me to contextualize my experience.• So if I shift my perspective of my experience, then I change what I discover about it and this new awareness or insight then changes how I hold the experience inside of me; meaning my behaviour shifts to naturally fall in-line with my perception.
One Final Example:• Addiction is a brilliant strategy that people use to redefine how they live.• Therapists attack their strategies and label them as bad, so people then swap their strategies.• But if we help them to see where the intelligence is in their strategy, then this conversation helps them to create a different context in which they can experience themselves so they no longer require the strategy.• Without a larger context for the perception of self, the strategy will not disappear. i.e. need to move from the 1 st to 2nd to 3rd perceptual position to create change.
NYAWEHKOWA – GREAT THANKS!• You cannot solve the problems of the world by using the same level of thinking that created them – Albert Einstein• There are many ways to see the world; Look at the Choice Point as the Bridge between Your Past and Your Future – Louise LeBrun