Welcome to the new Navitent!

Start:May 17, 2022

Duration:10 Minutes

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the ability to move on and gain something much better (Justice).

Description: 'Justice' is intended to help rebuild a sense of dignity and empowerment as trekkers shift their focus to the present and future, leaving th ... Read More

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JP NextStep

Summary:

Step 1

Welcome! Glad you joined in!

Let's start off with a little 'me' time.

Relax.
Get quiet.
Think about 10 things you love doing.
Now think about your best day ever.
What were you doing and how did it make you feel?

Step 2

Keep those good thoughts and memories in your mind as we go through these few steps.

Let's talk about how to get beyond another kind of injustice that we have the power to turn around for good.

Betrayal. Have you ever felt let down by a friend or someone close to you?

If so, briefly state what happened.

Step 3

Jump up to the video icon to discover how to handle emotions that result from being betrayed.

Let us know how much the video helped - or didn't - when you've finished.

Step 4

Does the message hit home with you in any way? How so?

Step 5

Betrayal hits hard. Even the name sounds painful.

People often hurt others because they're hurting themselves and can't understand what they're doing.

Jealousy contributes to these actions, as well as, self absorption, a lack of maturity, inability to communicate conflict and pain avoidance.

None of this is right. None of it really helps when you're the target of someone's inability to cope. So what do you do?

a) Move on. You don't have to remain friends, but you do have to let go of feelings that drag you down. If it's not helpful to be in their space, then move on.

b) Forgive. Let go of the pain by focusing on your present and future friends, family, opportunities and the person you are. If it's possible to remain on friendly terms, give the relationship time to see if they're really sorry and making changes that you can trust. Over time.

It's perfectly okay to distance yourself from this person(s) and give yourself time to heal.

Are you willing to give either of the above a try?

Step 6

All injustice hurts. It all stings. But there is hope. There truly can be a happy ending.

We can remind ourselves about who we are because the core of who we are remains the same. No one can touch that.

Remind yourself about your strengths. What qualities do you especially appreciate? What kind of person to you aspire to become?

Step 7

Hang onto to that when bad things happen because nobody can touch that part of you. In fact, it can only grow stronger and more pronounced as you focus on what you have control over right now.

So what do you have control over right now?

Step 8

Do something nice for yourself before tomorrow.

What will you do?

If you need more encouragement, post to your JP Next Step Campfire, Campsite or Campground and see what your peers have to say.

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