Life Launch is a series of 90-minute life-skills education workshops. Each session is aimed at providing individuals in their first years of recovery with the tools to make them successful in their new life. Everyone is welcome to attend — individuals in their first year of recovery, members of the Sober Corps community (past participants, current mentees, volunteers) as well as members of a recovery support system (mentors, sponsors, house managers, etc.). All workshops are free, but registration is required. Please call 612.767.4360 to register.
The sessions will cover the following topics:
#1: Your Values, Your Goals: How to create personal goals and put them into action
Using the alignment model we will help you to determine your values. From there you will create goals for yourself either for the Sober Corps mentor program or for the next year of your life.
#2: When Life Gives You Lemons: How to handle stress and make better decisions
Learn how to increase your top performance and how to improve your decision-making skills, especially when under stress.
#3: Stand Out: Tips and tricks for resume writing, job searching and networking
Understand the do’s and don’ts of resume writing and cover letters. Learn about what tools you need in the job search process and how to network.
#4: Put Your Best Foot Forward: Keys for interviewing
Learn interview techniques and business communication standards to help you stand out from the rest of the competition. Also, find out what an employer can or cannot ask you as it pertains to your recovery, job history, legal record, etc.
#5: Not Seeing Eye-to-Eye: Improve your conflict resolution skills
Learn new ways to cope with people when you don’t agree and find the path to come to a resolution.
#6: What Face Do You Wear: Learn your behavioral style
In this session you will learn about the four main behavioral styles and determine your predominate one. Through this process you will learn how to better relate to others.
#7: Money Matters: Get your finances right-sized with some helpful tools
We will focus on ways to clean up your credit and how to set-up a budget that you can stick with.
#8: You are What You Eat: How to eat right and be a smart grocery shopper
Learn about what foods are good for you, especially in recovery. Learn how to navigate the grocery store for optimally beneficial foods and stretch your dollar.