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my story matters

KALEIDER’S STORY

Supplies Needed: Kaleider’s prepared story

The lesson for the day is the Kaleider telling their story. The way in which you demonstrate this will set the tone for the way in which the encourage Novas that this is a safe space and they are free and able to share and be vulnerable with one another.

When sharing your story, select a two-year period of time. you can choose any format to do so. Don’t be afraid to be vulnerable; your openness with the Novas will help them reciprocate openness with you. (No more than 30 minutes)


Why are we teaching active listening? Active listening is a form of building trust. It shows that you respect them and want to hear their story. It’s very important when you are inviting people to be vulnerable with you.

QUICKLY (3-5 minutes) review the following:

  1. Active Listening: Listening is not something that just happens, like hearing. Listening is an active process in which a conscious decision is made to listen to and understand what the speaker is saying.

  2. Ways to practice active listening:

    1. Non-verbal:

      1. Make eye contact.

      2. Minimize distractions from the person talking.

    2. Verbal:

      1. Provide positive reinforcement, but avoid distracting from what is being said.

      2. Remember.

      3. Reflect.

      4. Refrain from giving advice.

After reviewing active listening techniques, share your story that you prepared for today.