Courageous Hearts’ Drug Education program focuses on two aspects of drug prevention: Education and Stress Management. We educate youth with facts about how tobacco, marijuana, and addiction affects both the body and the brain.
We also address why many young people reach for drugs to begin with: STRESS.
The Courageous Living™ Series is an invitation to experience a more empowered, creatively engaged, and fulfilling life. The tools learned in this process, when regularly practiced, build resiliency to manage the stressors and challenging emotions that arise in life. Ultimately, as one’s practice is integrated into life students learn how to have greater inner dominion and feel more at peace in the world. Additionally, each student will learn how to transform limiting beliefs that diminish their full expression and practice Interpersonal Power Skills to improve relationships with themselves and others. Furthermore, the class provides support to develop and strengthen a Self-Care Practice for greater balance and resilience in coping with stress as well as a self-selected heart-centered project. This process recognizes the importance of leveraging the intelligence of our emotions and our precious life energy to maximize both inner and outer success. Ultimately, the class creates a safe and supportive environment and shares powerful self-mastery tools for participants to make positive life changes that lead to a more creatively engaged and fulfilling life. This program is set to be launched in June, 2017 in partnership with various Yoga Studios and Meditation Centers in the Los Angeles area.
Research suggests that at-risk youth need five features to help them achieve long-term success: Safety, Supportive Relationships, Meaningful Youth Involvement, Skill-Building, and Community Involvement, yet few high schools have the capacity to offer programs that address these and other life skills.1
The Courageous Conversations™ Clubs address the mental, emotional and physical well-being of youth so they are able to more fully engage in and succeed in school. It also provides a social format for group engagement and peer-to-peer support.
“Our students want hard facts as well as understanding, and Heather has helped develop a campaign that delivers both. Together we have been effective.”
“Over the past 3 years, Dr. Daly has trained dozens of our staff with powerful tools for effective facilitation and drug prevention curriculum. Not only does she have extensive expertise on the topic, but also great passion and enthusiasm for her work. Dr. Daly is a pleasure to work with and our facilitators consistently rave about all they learn […]
“This class is helping me in ways to relieve stress. Schools don’t really acknowledge how to relieve stress today because many teachers don’t think that it is important for students to learn the importance of relieving stress and they should have these classes in schools.”