Tree Story: a Life Program
I want to let you know about a fun project I have been working on. For now, I am calling it: Tree Story: a Life Program.
This hybrid learning experience pulls together components of an academic course, life coaching, and an art workshop into one holistic program.
Here are a few benefits of taking this program:
It can help direct your personal life goals.
It can help you find your voice and use it in the world.
It can prepare you for greater life involvement.
It can empower you to grow with people different from you.
It can give you something to share with others - your story expressed in art.
First, a brief overview of the history of Western Civilization will help situate ourselves in Canadian society. This course looks at the development of civilization in the West from the Middle Ages to today so that we can understand how we got to the place we now live.
The second part is a personalized self-study. This takes an inventory of who you are, where you have come from, and what makes you who you are. This will orient you to where you are going; give insight into your reactions to people; and surface problems in the way you or others think. I hope you will be reminded to see beauty in life, appreciate resilience, and worship the Creator.
The third step in this process is knowing a significant other by learning to dance with difference. Instead of feeling threatened by people who think differently from us, we can find opportunities to challenge, develop, and strengthen our identity and beliefs. This invitation to engage more deeply in a multicultural world could simply involve getting to know a family member or neighbour.
Finally, the fourth step takes an artistic leap - making a TAE tree. This unique copper wire tree picks a bonsai style that empowers self-expression and creativity. We are crafting something more than a tree. This is a memorial voice that shares a life lived.
Please contact me if this is something you are interested in attending. I can be reached at taetrees[at]yahoo(dot)com