Journey to Freedom


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Journey to Freedom

  1. 1. Restore Ministries of the YMCA presents
  2. 2. Scott Reall Author of Journey to Freedom and the Journey to Freedom book series Founder of Restore Ministries of the YMCA of Middle TN
  3. 3. Prochaska’s Five Stages of Change 1. Pre-Contemplation 2. Contemplation 3. Preparation 4. Action 5. Maintenance Why Journey to Freedom? Journey to Freedom focuses on the first three stages of change.
  4. 4. <ul><li>Pre-Contemplation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-Denial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Problem lies outside of themselves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Don’t have to take responsibility, if my wife changed, if my boss changed, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Contemplation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-They are aware that they need change in their life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-They never get around to taking action (they are stuck in this stage) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-They are always looking and contemplating change </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Only 20% of people with problems are ready to commit to taking action, yet 90% of behavior change programs were created for that 20%. The other 80% are still in contemplation: Only thinking about changing. *statistics taken from the book Changing for Good , by Dr. James Prochaska
  7. 7. <ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Identify specific life controlling issues that they need to change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As participants journey through the workbook they learn how God helps them overcome obstacles that leads to permanent change </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. What is Journey to Freedom ? <ul><li>An 8-week course that helps an individual identify specifically </li></ul><ul><ul><li>what needs to change in their life </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what is involved in the process of change </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>what their part in the process will be </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>how God uses others to help them </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works through small groups of no more than 8-10 people. Groups can be co-ed and can also be separated by gender. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Uses trained facilitators to lead groups and encourage participation. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Works through the stages of change and requires the participant to write their personal plan of action from a physical, spiritual and mental perspective. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Feelings Chart* Benefit Feeling Impairment *chart taken from the book The Voice of the Heart , by Chip Dodd Happiness or Entertainment Gladness Shows the fullness and richness of life Pride or Toxic Shame Guilt Allows us to seek forgiveness Toxic Shame, Self Rejection, Pride or Rage Shame Awakens us to humility Depression or Perfectionism Anger Helps us tell the truth, dares to hope and arouses desire Anxiety or Rage Fear Helps us practice and prepare Apathy Loneliness Allows us to ask for help and reach out for relationship Self-Pity Sadness Values and honors what is present or missed Resentment Hurt Names woundedness and begins healing
  10. 10. What happens in the 8-week Journey? <ul><li>Session one—Introduction week </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss why we are here and what to expect </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session two—Beginning the Journey to Freedom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Contemplation and Hope </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session three—Hidden Prisons: Life Controlling Issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss Denial, Negative Self Talk, Powerlessness (Castaway VIDEO) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Session Four—Creating Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Begin to have participants discuss a vision for their lives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session Five—Hope Restored </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss training vs. trying </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>(optional: play Shawshank Video. Please inform class there is </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>a cuss word in this video that we do not endorse) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session Six—Overcoming Obstacles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss intrinsic vs. extrinsic motivation and progress vs. perfection. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Session Seven—Finishing Strong </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discuss perseverance and set the stage for the Action Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Session Eight—Action Plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants share action plan in the areas of spirit, mind and body </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Participants are given next steps in their journey </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Hear the stories…. (action plans)
  14. 14. Next Steps on the Journey ▼ The Journey to a Life of Significance: Freedom from Low Self-Esteem ▼ The Journey to a New Beginning after Loss: Freedom from the Pain of Grief and Disappointment ▼ The Journey to Healthy Living: Freedom from Body Image and Food Issues ▼ The Journey to Living with Courage: Freedom from Fear Visit for more information
  15. 15. For more information, please contact us: <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 16. Questions?
  17. 17. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>