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Session 6: Acceptance

Session 6: Acceptance
Session 6: Acceptance

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  • I accept the universe! — Margaret Fuller The session focuses on the third Principle, "Everyone is accepted with love and compassion in our...
  • Activity Minutes Welcoming and Entering 0 Opening 10 Activity 1: Story — Odd Velvet 15 Activity 2: Celebrating Differences 10 Activity 3:...
  • We are all unique. As adults, it is often an advantage to stand out because of our differences in abilities or skills. As a leader, you...
  • Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Drawing paper and crayons Preparation for...
  • Materials for Activity Ribbon sticks (or wrist ribbons) in a container (Session 1, Opening) Chalice, candle, and lighter or LED/battery-...
  • Materials for Activity A copy of the story " Odd Velvet " Optional: The picture book Odd Velvet Optional: "Odd Velvet" coloring sheet , and...
  • Description of Activity This activity helps participants celebrate their uniqueness. Gather everyone in a seated circle, on chairs or the...
  • Preparation for Activity Practice singing the song so you can teach it to the children; it uses the tune "Ten Little Children" Description...
  • Preparation for Activity Choose a path for participants to walk, either indoors or out. If walking any distance poses a problem, have...
  • Description of Activity Invite everyone to gather in a circle and hold hands. Start by squeezing the hand to your right and saying: "Today...
  • Think about the participants who participated in the session today. What did they learn? Did they understand what it means to be accepting...
  • Materials for Activity Poster paper Crayons or markers Tape or sticky tack A large cardboard box or other container Donated, unused hygiene...
  • Materials for Activity A notebook and a pen or pencil Description of Activity This activity encourages participants to think about how it...
  • Materials for Activity Newsprint or large sheets of construction paper Crayons or markers in assorted colors Tape or sticky tack...
  • Materials for Activity Felt hearts mounted on felt squares and magnets, assembled in Session 2, Alternate Activity 1 A roll of 1/8-inch...
  • Odd Velvet by Mary E. Whitcomb, illustrated by Tara Calahan King (San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998). Permission pending. On the first...
  • I accept the universe! — Margaret Fuller IN TODAY'S SESSION... the group learned the third Principle concept of acceptance of everyone in...
  • Meditation Venerable Thubten Chodron's website offers a variety of resources for meditation including guided meditations on kindness,...

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