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Positive Living Skills Pillars of Joy and Focus

Terry Orlick

FOCUSING is the most important skill in life because it affects everything we do, experience and accomplish in life – all learning, all performance, all relationships, all interactions, all joy, stress and relaxation, all meaningful progress and positive contributions we make throughout our life.

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Positive Focusing POSITIVE FOCUS You are or become what you focus on. Positive Focusing activities provide opportunities to teach and nurture positive, fully focused connections at all ages – through practice, training, reflecting and living the lessons learned. Positive Focusing Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Book Express Appreciation (20-21) Embrace Opportunities (29) Choose to Live this Day (29-30) Choose your Freedoms (36, 37) Energy Gains & Energy Drains (41-43) Positive Living Journal (50-54, 56) Key Reminders (59-60) Wheel of Highlights (61, 65-68) Highlight Games & Activities (73 -99) Treasure Hunting (73-76) Sharing Highlights (77) Clicking on Highlights (78-82) Team Hunting for Highlights (82-83) Blinking Highlights (85) Highlight Journals (86) Highlight Charades (88-89) Wheel of Highlight Hunt (90) Highlight Jar (90) Highlight Posters (91) Songs of Praise (93-97)

Positive Focusing Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Audio CDs CD 1 Spaghetti Toes (for Children) Track #5 The Great Little Listener Track #7 Nice on My Feelings Track #8 Jessie’s Treasure Box Track #9 Highlight Song 1 Track #10 Jessie’s Treasure Box 2 Track #16 Highlight Song 2 CD 2 Changing Channels (for Children) Track #8 Good Echoes (child)1 Track #9 Treasure Hunting for Highlights 1 Track #10 Highlight Song 3 Track #11 Laughing Track #13 Good Echoes 2 Track #14 Treasure Hunting for Highlights 2 Track #15 Special Place Relaxation 2 CD 3 Focusing Through Distractions (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #1 Finding Joy and Highlights Track #2 Flowing Stream/River Track #3 The Great Listener CD 4 Relaxation and Joyful Living (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #1 Living Highlights Track #3 Positive Thinking Track #5 The Path to Simple Joys Track #9 One Breath Relaxation

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Fully Connected Focus Every meaningful action, interaction, joyful connection and personal accomplishment begins with a fully connected focus.

Fully Connected Focus Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Audio CDs CD 1 Spaghetti Toes (for Children) Track #4 Flowing Stream Track #5 The Great Little Listener Track #8 Jessie’s Treasure Box Track #9 Highlight Song CD 2 Changing Channels (for Children) Track #2 Umbalakiki Track #3 Changing Channels Track #4 Changing Channels Song Track #5 Follow Your Breathing Track #6 Spaghetti Toes for Worries Track #7 Spaghetti Toes for Anger CD 3 Focusing Through Distractions (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #2 Flowing Stream/River Track #3 The Great Listener Track #4 Focusing Through Distractions 1 (tree it) Track #6 Focusing Through Distractions 2 (numbers) Track #8 Anger Control Track #10 One Breath Anger Control

Fully Connected Focus Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Book Defining a Personal Fully Connected Focus (101-107) Connected Focus Questions (108) Action Steps to Improve Fully Connected Focus (109-110) Pillars of Focus (111-127) Focusing Games and Activities (129-166)

CD 4 Relaxation and Joyful Living (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #1 Living Highlights Track #3 Positive Thinking Track #9 One Breath Relaxation Track #12 Your own Special Place

Connected Focusing activities provide opportunities to teach and nurture fully focused connections at all ages – through practice, training, reflecting and living the lessons learned. Orlick, 2011


Relaxation for Joyful Living Do you ever feel like you are running on a treadmill or spinning your wheels … too many things to do and too little time to do them. Everyone benefits from moments of pure relaxation – every day. Every life is enhanced in meaningful ways by embracing moments of pure relaxation and remaining open to life simplest joys.

Every day is Relaxation Day Relaxation is Important for - Stress Reduction, Recovery from Stress, Restful Sleep, Better Focus, Stronger Immune System, Long Term Health Gains, Enhanced Quality of Life.

Relaxation for Joyful Living Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Book Reduce Energy Drains, Embrace Zenergy Gains, Wise Choices (48-49) Teaching Children, Youth and Adults to Relax (169 -189) Spaghetti Toes (173-174) Jelly Belly (176-178) Floating on Clouds (178- 179) Relaxed Breathing (179-180) Flowing Stream (180-182) Muscle Relaxation (182-183) Special Place Relaxation (183-184) Standing Relaxation (184-185) One-Breath Relaxation (185-186) Reminders to Relax (187)

Relaxation for Joyful Living Sample Activities from Positive Living Skills Audio CDs CD 1 Spaghetti Toes (for Children) Track #1 Spaghetti Toes Track #2 Jelly Belly Track #3 Quiet Lake Track #4 Flowing Stream 1 Track #6 Floating on Clouds Track #11 Spaghetti Toes 2 Track #12 Jelly Belly 2 Track #13 Quiet Lake 2 Track #14 Flowing Stream 2 Track #15 Floating on Clouds 2 CD 2 Changing Channels (for Children) Track #1 Special Place Relaxation 1 Track #5 Follow Your Breathing, Track #15 Special Place Relaxation 2 CD 3 Focusing Through Distractions (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #2 Flowing Stream/River Track #7 Your Own Special Place Track #5 Soaring Track #9 Star Trek CD 4 Relaxation and Joyful Living (Tweens, Teens and Adults) Track #1 Muscle Relaxation Track #4 Belly Breathing Track #6 Cooked Noodles Track #7 Laughing Track #8 The Peaceful Lake Track #9 One Breath Relaxation Track #10 Relax to the Music Track #11 Complete Relaxation Track #12 Your own Special Place

Relaxation adds joy to our years and years to our life. Orlick, 2011


Positive Action POSITIVE ACTION – ONLY ACTION COUNTS – THINKING IS NOT ENOUGH Take one small positive action step forward every day for your loved ones, yourself, and for those with whom you live and work. POSITIVE NEW BEGINNINGS IF NOT YOU – WHO? IF NOT NOW – WHEN?

Positive Living Skills provide everyone with an opportunity for Positive New Beginnings. The time to begin teaching children and youth Positive Living Skills is Now. Focus on Why You Can and How You Will do this. Do-Cide to Act on your positive intentions. Dociding is when you actually Do what you Decide to Do.

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Connect with the PLS Team Terry Orlick email: excel@zoneofexcellence.ca www.zoneofexcellence.ca follow the PLS Blog: http://positivelivingskills.wordpress.com youtube: www.youtube.com/user/PositiveLivingSkills Sample of Books, CDs & Resources By Terry Orlick

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