Soul Grower Industries
Creative Ideas for Positive Youth Development
The Art of Growing Souls
It's about becoming.
A super important part of being a healthy human is growth.
Studies show that the human brain identifies with its own future self in an activity pattern that matches a stranger, rather than activity patterns of its present self.
This means that we have to teach our brains to do stuff that serves our future self more than our present self. Since goals are all about the future, we gotta figure out how to connect the dots between our daily choices and the future we want.
Learning the Art of Growing Souls will help anyone become more self-aware and emotionally intelligent, regardless of the disparities and inequalities of the circumstances that we may be experiencing.
Soul Grower principles teach us to own our life, own our decisions,
and learn the difference between our circumstances and our thoughts about those circumstances.
Once those skills are learned, we see the world differently. We see opportunities we couldn’t see before. And we understand and believe that any change really is possible.
Soul Grower programs will kick-start your brain, and if you choose to believe and practice the skills you will learn, you will begin to unlock a limitless future of amazing possibilities for your life.
But, it's up to you.
The programs will only be an invitation to make these things happen.
So, choose wisely.
Program Development Strategies
✓ Intrinsic motivation
✓ Enhancing protective factors
✓ Responsivity to individual needs
✓ Skill training & directed practice
✓ Positive reinforcements to encourage growth
✓ Engaging in natural environment
✓ Risk + needs assessments – post & prior assessments, continuous response to
✓ Strength-based approach focusing on protective factors
✓ Team approach: youth + parents + professionals
✓ Program fidelity through quality training of staff, effective teaching materials,
valuable resources to facilitate deep practice of skills being taught
✓ Multi-disciplinary approach – Curriculum enlightens youth about available
resources to address needs related to physical + mental health, education, + overall
✓ Therapeutic relationships are encouraged
✓ Transparency; observations, audits, interviews, or other means to determine
program efficacy are welcome
✓ Do No Harm; care is taken to assure group formations will not result in harmful
connections between delinquent peers
Programs are developed through extensive research including over 250 books, training programs, scientific study findings, courses, and hands-on case studies.
Positive Youth Development Fact Sheet - CDPHE
Fear, Doubt, Shame & Blame
Dumbrellas block you from seeing the opportunities that surround you everyday.
Fear-based decisions are crippling. Doubts playing in your head will erode your sense of self-worth. Shame leads to all forms of self-harm. Blame will keep you in victim mode and keep you from playing the hero in your story.