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SHINE Academy for Girls


October 21, 2021 4:46 pm


Some of Life’s Toughest Lessons

Upon completion of SHINE Module 4, we expect that our students:

  • Have developed an understanding that life’s toughest lessons are diamonds in the dumpster, opportunities to gain wisdom and opportunities to become a more effective human being
  • have realised that common unhealthy behavioural responses (eg: the use of drugs/alcohol, self-harm, isolation, addiction) to difficult life challenges are coping mechanisms (habitual, emotional-pain-avoidant/soothing behaviours) and thus can be modified and re-learnt with the benefit of self-awareness, self-discipline, practice and support
  • Understand the four choices available to human beings in which to display their hurt and anger. These are: (1) aggression (includes self-destructive behaviour); (2) passive aggression (includes the silent treatment); (3) anger turned inward (known as depression); and (4) being assertive. Understanding that the assertive choice is the only choice that is healthy, productive, kind to self and respectful to others
  • Feel empowered to inspire and support others to make courageous life choices
  • Understand that facing painful life lessons is the main pathway to developing wisdom
  • Understand the concept of boundaries - consciously protecting yourself from difficult, demanding or toxic people (a key element of self-respect and good mental health)