The mission of Balanced Life Skills is to cultivate awareness, compassion and respect in all of our students. We do this by helping them be aware of the negative messages that they hear and then be compassionate with themselves by replacing them with positive messages. Replacing the negative thoughts we have with positive ones will help them to be willing to put forth greater effort in studying for school, trying new things, even standing up for themselves. When this happens they can respect themselves.
Did you ever have these challenges as a young person? Most of us have. In fact most adults still struggle with the negative movies running in their heads. I certainly have had the struggle with messages that I still remember from a very young age, that I was not “smart enough”. In fact I still hear the words in my ears of being called “stupid”.
As I looked for a solution I first realized that the number one fear of all people is the fear of not being “enough”. Enough of many different things – mine was not smart enough. What I learned through practice is that the practice of the martial arts was very helpful in growing my confidence. After training in the martial arts I soon realized that this could be a great tool in building confidence in students. But not all students are open to the physical approach, they prefer to do something in the visual arts or performing arts.
That is why our – Three Arts…One Dojo – approach is so effective for students of all ages. The first thing you can do is come and try a class with Balanced Life Skills. Try it for free, stick with it for a while and you will see the results for yourself.