Begins: At 8:00 am on Monday, July 17th, 2017
Ends: At 3:00 pm on Friday, July 21st, 2017.
Location: Kingston upon Thames (Greater London)
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Everyone who needs help, regardless of the form of his distress, is attacking himself. These tendencies are often described as self-destructive and youth often regard themselves in that way.
What they do not realize, is that this "self," which can attack and be attacked, is a concept that they created. They see this self as being acted upon, and reacting to external forces as they demand. A sense of helplessness, isolation, hopelessness, and overwhelm pervades their daily experiences.
In the beginning, the staff will ask for permission to explore what the youth hold to be true. They must become willing to question every value they hold, reverse their thinking, and to understand that what they believe is being projected on them is actually what they are projecting on to the world.
Even this intial process take time, patience, and absolute non-judgment on the part of our staff. All staff has processed and released all judgments with a clear understanding that any judgment they have is ultimately directed at themselves.
Staff and youth enter into a joined purpose: peace of mind, positive and productive, loving relationships. The staff listens patiently, with love and profound curiosity to each youth and lets them formulate their own therapeutic curriculum: not the curriculum’s goal but how they can best meet the challenge it sets for them. The staff is aware that ultimately, the youth’s process is their own.