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Reset Youth/Parent Weekend Retreat
Reset Youth/Parent Weekend Retreat

Fri, Apr 05


The Nest Retreat Center (Suite 200)

Reset Youth/Parent Weekend Retreat

This weekend retreat aims to create a safe and transformative space for parents and youth (ages 13-23) to explore, learn, and grow together, fostering understanding, empathy, and intentional communication for peaceful relationships.

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Time & Location

Apr 05, 2024, 6:30 PM CDT – Apr 06, 2024, 2:00 PM CDT

The Nest Retreat Center (Suite 200), 4570 Churchill St, Shoreview, MN 55126, USA

About the Event

Empathetic Connections: Fostering Understanding Between Parents and Youth

Session 1: Imagining Possibilities and Understanding Potential

  • Icebreaker: Shared Vision Boards - Parents and youth create collages representing their aspirations and potential.
  • Guided Visualization Exercise: "Exploring Future Possibilities" to help youth envision their potential and parents to reflect on their children's aspirations.
  • Discussion: Sharing insights and dreams; understanding the importance of nurturing possibilities.

Session 2: Perspectives & Empathy

  • Role Reversal Activity: Parents step into the shoes of their children through role-play scenarios, experiencing situations from the youth's perspective.
  • Empathy Building Exercises: Guided empathy exercises and discussions to help parents understand the challenges and pressures faced by youth today.
  • Small Group Dialogues: Sharing personal experiences that foster empathy and understanding between parents and youth.

Session 3: Personality and Communication Styles

  • Personality Assessments: Parents and youth undergo personality assessments (e.g., Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to understand their individual traits and communication styles.
  • Communication Workshop: Understanding different communication styles and their impact on relationships.
  • Role-playing Exercises: Practicing effective communication techniques for better interaction between parents and youth.

Session 4: Art of Intentional Conversations for Peace-building

  • Workshop on Active Listening: Techniques and exercises to enhance listening skills for both parents and youth.
  • Conflict Resolution Techniques: Role-plays and case studies to learn and practice peaceful conflict resolution strategies.
  • Building Bridges: Guided conversations and activities to foster open, intentional communication.

Session 5: Breaking the Cycle of Hurt

  • Discussion on "Hurt People Hurt People": Exploring the concept, its impact on generations, and identifying personal experiences related to this cycle.
  • Healing Activities: Techniques and strategies for self-healing and breaking the cycle of hurt.
  • Creating Support Networks: Building a supportive environment within families and communities to promote healing and growth.

Session 6: Path Forward and Commitment

  • Reflection Session: Participants share their key takeaways and insights from the program.
  • Personal Action Plans: Each participant creates an action plan outlining steps to implement learning into their daily lives.
  • Commitment Ceremony: A symbolic event where participants pledge their commitment to fostering understanding, empathy, and intentional conversations within their families and communities.

Additional Components:

  • Follow-up Sessions: Periodic check-ins or online forums for ongoing support and reinforcement of learned concepts.
  • Resource Materials: Handouts, articles, and recommended readings on communication, empathy, and personal development for continued learning.

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