This course really doesn’t teach anger management, rather anger avoidance. Anger is a secondary emotion that is fueled by primary emotions. Truly you cannot manage anger because once you let it in you either have to squelch it or express it, both are damaging. This course will help you by teaching “self-awareness” thinking skills that can help you avoid anger as much as possible.
This is a unique course that can be used for all aspects of society, including counselors and therapists. This is a fun interactive course on self-discovery that takes the student through the lives of people who have had difficulty overcoming negative, self-destructive thinking errors. It covers topics such as self-deception, anger avoidance, emotional needs, relationships, and avoiding decay.
This is not an ordinary substance abuse course. It is based on historical fiction of two families, the Millers and the Johnsons. The course follows their lives through their victories and defeats as they fight the drug monster. It provides timely cognitive thinking and practical skills that have proven to help users recover from their addiction. It is a story about freedom versus captivity.
This course was designed to help you see the big picture of your life. That you are most likely many times more capable and talented than you “think” you are. If we keep on doing what we have been doing, we will keep on getting what we have been getting. The only way to stop what we have been getting, is to stop what we have been doing.
This is a cognitive restructuring (self-awareness) course that focuses on the basic hierarchy of needs of children, and also teaches effective thinking skills. It demonstrates the importance of physical, emotional, directional, and creative needs for children. It points out that the most important aspect of parenting, is the parents.
This course demonstrates how our beginnings can affect our endings if we don’t take personal responsibility to change. The course includes units that cover topics such as “growth vs. decay,” “ring of fire,” “life is a mirror,” “mountains vs. swamps,” “thoughts = consequences,” and many others. It is a course on how to be successful by controlling self-defeating, negative thoughts.
This course is written in a story format that follows the lives of the perpetrators and victims of sexual abuse. It is a journey of self-discovery concerning the reasons and consequences of sexual abuse. In most cases it was designed as an addition to other counseling and therapy. It describes the road of denial and self-deception that keeps so many people captive to their strong sexual cravings and repetitive behavior.
The driver responsibility course focuses on the “x-factor” of driving; which is the values and attitudes of drivers. If we never change driver-thinking errors, we can never change driver behavior. It all starts with our personal way of being; who we are without thinking who we are. Research shows that most all drivers have the basic skills to drive correctly, but many lack the cognitive skills of patience and empathy.
The main purpose of this course is to help divorced or separating couples understand the impact that a contentious divorce will have on their children. It focuses on helping contentious parents reduce their anger by seeing others as people and not objects. It demonstrates the futility of grudges and anger, and how to minimize the negative effects of divorce on their children.
This course focuses on the many reasons for theft and shoplifting. It not only demonstrates the impact on businesses but also the consequences for the perpetrators as they trade a few dollars for a criminal record. It also demonstrates 10 proven cognitive skills for successful living, and how to avoid the common thinking traps that are easy to fall into.
This is a self-awareness course that helps people understand the impact bed checks have on business and retail outlets. It discusses topics such as values, attitudes, and behaviors; determining right from wrong; and the consequences of bad decisions. It also gives insightful skills into debt avoidance and money management. It is a values clarification course that focuses on the benefits of thinking and behavior.
Offender Corrections Spanish
This is the English version formatted into the Spanish language. However, it is slightly different in that it discusses problems peculiar for non-citizens who are caught up in the US criminal justice system. Like the English version, it is a positive, upbeat life skills course that gives timely skills and suggestions on how to be happier and more productive.
This is a one-of-a-kind workbook written in a story format that follows the life of a husband and wife, showing the addiction and recovery process for the husband. It demonstrates the difficulties placed on the marriage and the emotional impact on the spouse. It is written by experts knowledgeable in the addictive effects of pornography. It is 56 pages in nine units. It can be used for groups as well as home study.
This course demonstrates that the major reason for under employment and non employment are self-inflicted thinking errors that hold people captive in poverty and low paying jobs. The main objective is to help people overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that may be blocking their ability for better employment and income. If we never change our thinking, we can never change our behavior.
Minor in Possession
The New Directions Minor in Possession Life Skills Course was designed to help youth and young adults consider the possible long-term, life-threatening consequences of using alcohol and drugs. It is a self-awareness course that focuses on captivity versus freedom. This course is written as historical fiction that follows the lives of real people with real consequences. Life is too important to waste it becoming tangled in the web of substance abuse.
Consistent anger is just a symptom of a greater mental or emotional disease. This course helps youth and parents to discover the source of their child’s anger and how to avoid it. The course demonstrates the connection between self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that lead to life altering changes. It is a work of historical fiction that follows the lives of some who do or do not learn to avoid anger.
This course helps teens to get over past mistakes and bad decisions and focus on the present and future. It explains how to avoid negative thinking from the past and look forward to bright possibilities. It discusses the things in life that keep them from progressing. It teaches youth nine important cognitive skills for lasting happiness and progress.
Youth / Parent Spanish
This is the English youth/parent course formatted in the Spanish language. It has been altered to accommodate the normal translation problems from English to Spanish. It focuses on the real reasons for teens in trouble, that is, erroneous thinking errors. It allows youth and parent, in the privacy of their home, to logically tackle difficult problems and come up with their own solutions.
Youth / Parent
This course was specifically designed to be completed at home between youth and a parent or guardian. It includes the major problems confronting youth today, including peer pressure, substance abuse, lack of cognition, self-esteem, and choices.
Youth Substance Abuse
This is similar to the adult version; however it focuses on particular issues that face teens. It demonstrates the relationship between substance abuse, peer pressure, lack of cognition, relationships, and decision-making skills. It is historical fiction that follows the lives of teens as they struggle against the drug monster and try to find them in an adult world.
Youth Theft / Shoplifting
This is similar to the adult version, but then again focuses on issues specifically for teens. It demonstrates how increasing use of drugs encourages antisocial behavior. It demonstrates how the subconscious mind doesn’t know right from wrong and blindly follows conscious thoughts. The course offers nine important thinking skills that lead to permanent happiness and success.
Youth Driver Responsibility
The Driver Responsibility Lifeskills Course is unique in that it is the first to blend cognitive restructuring with traditional traffic curriculum. It is designed for all drivers (including teenagers) who have exhibited a lack of proper values, attitude, and behavior, and is especially effective on repeat offenders. For both adult and teen drivers.
• Driving without a license • Reckless driving
• Multiple tickets • Aggressive driving
• Speeding • Irresponsibility
• Anger management • Cell phone and texting