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I Believe in ME!

A Youth Empowerment Program Focused on Social and Emotional Learning

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I Believe in ME! is a youth empowerment program designed to share the concepts behind living more consciously and deliberately to create the life that one wants.  Created by Rebecca Psigoda, Certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer, this program is based on the principles outlined in the New York Times best-selling book, Infinite Possibilities: The Art of Living Your Dreams by Mike Dooley.  The intention of this program is to show youth how powerful they are and that if they can use their imagination, believe in themselves, and follow a few simple steps every day, they can create the life they want.

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Self Awareness
  • Identifying Emotions

  • Expressing Emotions

  • Mindfulness

  • Self-Esteem

  • Self-Confidence

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Social Awareness
  • Being Empathetic

  • Appreciating Diversity

  • Respecting Others

  • Being Compassionate

  • Appreciating Differences

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Self Management
  • Managing Emotions

  • Resilience

  • Managing Stress

  • Self-Motivation

  • Controlling Impulses

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Relationship Skills
  • Resolving Conflicts

  • Listening Actively

  • Cooperating

  • Teamwork

  • Communicating Effectively

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Responsible Decision Making
  • Identifying Problems

  • Solving Problems

  • Thinking Critically

  • Setting Goals

  • Leadership

What Students Will Learn Through I Believe in ME!

Program Overview

We offer customized curriculums for ages 5-10 years old and 11-14 years old.

The 10-hour program sessions and their intended benefits are as follows:

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Session #1 - Introduction 

Benefit – Get to know each other, the purpose of the program, the mutual agreements, and what to expect from the trainer and the program itself.

Session #2 - Thoughts Become Things

Benefit – To establish an understanding of the importance of choice in everything that one does in life beginning with what one thinks about.

Session #3 – Meditation and Visualizations

Benefit – To provide an introduction to the concepts of meditation and visualizations to increase awareness of one’s own mind and its’ ability to shift one’s life experience through intention.

Session #4 – Beliefs

Benefit – To understand that this is where many of our thoughts and emotions come from and that we have the ability to shift to beliefs that are more agreeable to achieving our success in whatever area we choose.

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Session #5 – Empowering Beliefs

Benefit – To understand that limiting beliefs are what often hold us back and show how easy it is to shift them into beliefs that work for us in achieving our goals and dreams.

Session #6 – Emotions

Benefit – Learning the importance of honoring our emotions as life’s feedback system but also to show our ability to shift them to ones that feel better when we are ready to move on.  This includes understanding that we have the ability to choose the emotions that we want in life whenever we like as opposed to waiting for life to provide circumstances for us to react to.

Session #7 – Mandalas

Benefit – To have a quiet reflective experience with a form of art that shows connection and creates a sense of calm.  Acknowledge the importance of art therapy as a choice for managing one’s own emotions.

Session #8 – Dreams, Goals and Taking Action

Benefit – To show the importance of having dreams, designing goals, and following through with baby steps each day towards achievement. 

Session #9 – Vision Boards and Community Puzzle

Benefit – Creation of a physical object that becomes a daily reminder of one’s dreams, or a visual of how important each individual is as a part of a whole provides participants more fun and relaxed opportunity for learning and development of these concepts.

Session #10 – Graduation Party

Benefit – Celebration is an important part of accomplishment, empowerment and having fun!

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I Believe in Me!  is a program that promotes lifelong learning by encouraging youth to develop the following traits:

  • By showing curiosity about human nature and how the world works.

  • By seeking and valuing diversity.

  • By persisting in seeking out new solutions.

  • By using their unique talents and intelligence to promote positive change.

Introducing The IPpie Kids…

These characters represent each module of the curriculum for ages 5-10. They come to life to help guide children through the principles of the I Believe in ME! program. They even have their very own rap song!

IPpie is the nickname for certified trainers in Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities® program.

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Meet Your Facilitator

Michael Mammina

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As a child, Michael was the victim of being bullied. Even though he felt the pain and knew how deep this cut, he was still oblivious to the deep impact those words would leave on how he felt about himself. As he grew in to adulthood, he didn’t realize how he buried this pain within, negating his self-worth – all he knew was that he wasn’t happy and didn’t feel like he fit in.

 

This is why I Believe in Me! means so much to him, and is committed to sharing this powerful work; To inspire young people to see their potential and believe in themselves exactly as they are.

 

Michael has spent the last 15 years working on himself and learning to love himself for all of who he is. Today, he is a Life Coach, Health Coach and Life-Cycle Celebrant with multiple certifications and global professional experience. His passion is to create the space for all people to uncover their life’s vision and “reinvent” themselves by creating a path to their dreams.

 

He is on a mission to help people live life to the fullest, confident, healthy, excited, and with the happiness and joy they deserve.

 

His mantra is… F.L.Y. ~ First Love Yourself!

 

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The I Believe in ME! Team

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Rebecca Psigoda

CO-CREATOR, AUTHOR, SPEAKER

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Mike Dooley

CO-CREATOR, AUTHOR, SPEAKER

Christy Newlin

Christy Newlin

DIRECTOR OF TRAINING

Jared Schuster

Jared Schuster

MARKETING & DEVELOPMENT