Healing and Making Peace

HealingQuarter 1

Tests:[50 pts. each]

Test 1 [Notes 1a: Coach Carter & 1b: Healing Overview]:10/9

Test 2 [Notes 2: Anatomy of a Crisis]:10/29

Book:[25 pts. each]

Touching Spirit Bearby Ben Mikaelsen

Chap 1-7:9/19

Chap 8-14:10/14

Project:[50 pts]

Project: “Baggage”(500 wd. min.) [50 pts.]

Healing is a transformative process that brings us back into the flow of life. We become energized and present. Although there may still be pain, we are no longer anchored to the things that dragged us down; cutting us off from the sweetness of life. It is safe to say that all of the obstacles that prevent us from being fully engaged with life are areas that need healing.

This project is an opportunity to get a glimpse at some of the subtle and not so subtle areas of inertia in our lives. Take note of where and possibly why you begin to plug your energy reserves into the areas of your life that draining (worries, future concerns, unfinished business, “baggage”, drama, unresolved anger, “story lines”, etc.).

Answer each of the following parts

250 wd. minimum for each part

Label each part A, B

If you choose not to follow the directions your paper will not be accepted.

  1. Describe an area in your life that weighs you down.

(ongoing hurt, unfinished business, unresolved anger, baggage, drama, etc.).

  1. Why do I “hold” on to this? Why is it so difficult to let this weight go

Early PLUS [+6]: 9/18

Early date[+4]:9/22

Due date:9/25*

Grace date:9/29

[* we do not meet on this day]

                                            2nd Quarter


Test 3: [50 pts.]  (Notes 3)        12/5

Test 4: [50 pts.]  (Notes 4)        1/8                         

FINAL:   1/20


Book: Touching Spirit Bear                   

            Chap. 15-21 [25 pts.]:   11/14           

            Chap. 22-End [25 pts.]:   12/10         


Project: [50 pts.]

Your Symbolic Story

     Our lives are a web of experiences, People and situations. To grasp the bigger picture we need to periodically step back and look through a different lens. Symbolic sight allows us this perspective. Since a picture is worth a thousand words you will be asked to express your life through symbols. Native Americans would often use animal symbols to illustrate qualities.


     There are 4 parts to this project:

Look at 4 different areas of your life. For each area provide a symbol and an explanation of your choice.

Each part is equally important

Label each part area separately.

If you choose NOT to follow the directions your paper will NOT be accepted

E-mail: Copy and paste. No Attachments

  1. An area in your life that needs healing.
  2. What holds you back?     
  3. How do you view yourself (self esteem)? 
  4. Where you want your life to go, your goal as a healed person 



Early Plusdate [+6]:   11/20

Early [+4]:   11/22

Due date:   11/25*

Grace date:   12/1

*we do not meet on this day