These Practices and Life Skills are being described in Foundation Order. This means, we list them from the bottom of the foundation to the top. The first Life Skill we list is the base of the foundation, and every successive Life Skill is built upon the ones that are underneath it.
We will describe the Life Skills first, then the Practices, because each of the Practices is closely tied to two Life Skills that are to be held in tension.
Inner Strength:The lowest level base of our foundation, providing the power we need to Unleash the Masterpiece in our lives.
The Foundations for Life course has been designed using our Four Principles of Transformation framework: Learn-Apply-Engage, Authentic Mirroring, Practice of Harmony in Tension and Live It to Give It.
The framework requires that this course is taken with a small group of people to enable the Engage, Mirroring and Live It to Give It principles.
It is expected that the material is Applied in our daily lives, and that we strive to Practice Harmony in the Tensions of the complementary Life Skills.
Our Coaches Concierge Platform was developed by our partner organization RemoteLink to utilize technology to facilitate the transformational framework.
This course is just as effective when it is done old school. We have had hundreds of prisoners in Illinois State Prisons engage with this course over the last three years with just paper and pencil and in-person small groups and the results have exceeded all expectations.