Minor In PossessionSample Course

The New Directions Minor in Possession Life Skills Course was designed to help youth and young adults consider the possible long-term, life-threatening consequences of using alcohol and drugs. It is a self-awareness course that focuses on captivity versus freedom. This course is written as historical fiction that follows the lives of real people with real consequences. Life is too important to waste it becoming tangled in the web of substance abuse.

Theft/ Shoplifting Sample Course

This course focuses on the many reasons for theft and shoplifting. It not only demonstrates the impact on businesses but also the consequences for the perpetrators as they trade a few dollars for a criminal record. It also demonstrates 10 proven cognitive skills for successful living, and how to avoid the common thinking traps that are easy to fall into.

Substance Abuse Sample Course

This is not an ordinary substance abuse course. It is based on historical fiction of two families, the Millers and the Johnsons. The course follows their lives through their victories and defeats as they fight the drug monster. It provides timely cognitive thinking and practical skills that have proven to help users recover from their addiction. It is a story about freedom versus captivity.

Driver Responsibility Sample Course

The driver responsibility course focuses on the "x-factor" of driving; which is the values and attitudes of drivers. If we never change driver-thinking errors, we can never change driver behavior. It all starts with our personal way of being; who we are without thinking who we are. Research shows that most all drivers have the basic skills to drive correctly, but many lack the cognitive skills of patience and empathy.

Anger Management Sample Course

This course really doesn't teach anger management, rather anger avoidance. Anger is a secondary emotion that is fueled by primary emotions. Truly you cannot manage anger because once you let it in you either have to squelch it or express it, both are damaging. This course will help you by teaching “self-awareness” thinking skills that can help you avoid anger as much as possible.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence is a serious crime against humanity because of its far-reaching tentacles and its effect on future generations. This course was designed for both the abuser and the victim. For victims, because of their lack of cognition and empathy as well as their propensity for re-victimization. For abusers, because of their self-defeating behaviors.

Cognitive Awareness Sample Course

This is a unique course that can be used for all aspects of society, including counselors and therapists. This is a fun interactive course on self-discovery that takes the student through the lives of people who have had difficulty overcoming negative, self-destructive thinking errors. It covers topics such as self-deception, anger avoidance, emotional needs, relationships, and avoiding decay.

Offender Responsibility Sample Course

This course demonstrates how our beginnings can affect our endings if we don't take personal responsibility to change. The course includes units that cover topics such as "growth vs. decay," "ring of fire," "life is a mirror," "mountains vs. swamps," "thoughts = consequences," and many others. It is a course on how to be successful by controlling self defeating, negative thoughts.

Employment Sample Course

This course demonstrates that the major reason for under employment and non employment are self-inflicted thinking errors that hold people captive in poverty and low paying jobs. The main objective is to help people overcome the self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that may be blocking their ability for better employment and income. If we never change our thinking, we can never change our behavior.

Offender Corrections

This course was designed to help you see the big picture of your life. That you are most likely many times more capable and talented than you "think" you are. If we keep on doing what we have been doing, we will keep on getting what we have been getting. The only way to stop what we have been getting, is to stop what we have been doing.

Marijuana Awareness

This is a unique course that is addressing a hot topic in our world today. This course does not focus on the political or scientific differences that surround marijuana use, rather it focuses on the deep seated thinking errors that are associated with marijuana abuse. Participants are given an opportunity for self-discovery as they read and respond to real stories of how marijuana abuse has affected real lives. Tangible solutions and increased awareness can help participants avoid the negative consequences that are connected to marijuana abuse. This course is suitable for both juveniles and adults.

Youth Minor in Possession

The eLearning Minor in Possession Cognitive Lifeskills Course was designed to help youth and young adults consider the possible long-term, life-threatening consequences of using alcohol and drugs. It is a self-awareness course that focuses on captivity versus freedom. This course is written as historical fiction that follows the lives of real people with real consequences. Life is too important to waste it becoming tangled in the web of substance abuse.

Youth Driver Responsibility

The Driver Responsibility Lifeskills Course is unique in that it is the first to blend cognitive restructuring with traditional traffic curriculum. It is designed for all drivers (including teenagers) who have exhibited a lack of proper values, attitudes, and behaviors while driving. This course is especially effective on repeat offenders.

Youth Theft / Shoplifting

This is similar to the adult version, but then again focuses on issues specifically for teens. It demonstrates how increasing use of drugs encourages antisocial behavior. It demonstrates how the subconscious mind doesn’t know right from wrong and blindly follows conscious thoughts. The course offers nine important thinking skills that lead to permanent happiness and success.

Youth / Parent

This course was specifically designed to be completed at home between youth and a parent or guardian. It includes the major problems confronting youth today, including peer pressure, substance abuse, lack of cognition, self-esteem, and choices.

Youth Substance Abuse

This is similar to the adult version; however it focuses on particular issues that face teens. It demonstrates the relationship between substance abuse, peer pressure, lack of cognition, relationships, and decision-making skills. It is historical fiction that follows the lives of teens as they struggle against the drug monster and try to find them in an adult world.

Youth Anger Avoidance

Consistent anger is just a symptom of a greater mental or emotional disease. This course helps youth and parents to discover the source of their child’s anger and how to avoid it. The course demonstrates the connection between self-defeating thoughts and behaviors that lead to life altering changes. It is a work of historical fiction that follows the lives of some who do or do not learn to avoid anger.

Youth Self Awareness

This course helps teens to get over past mistakes and bad decisions and focus on the present and future. It explains how to avoid negative thinking from the past and look forward to bright possibilities. It discusses the things in life that keep them from progressing. It teaches youth nine important cognitive skills for lasting happiness and progress.

Youth Marijuana Awareness

This is a unique course that is addressing a hot topic in our world today. This course does not focus on the political or scientific differences that surround marijuana use, rather it focuses on the deep seated thinking errors that are associated with marijuana abuse. Participants are given an opportunity for self-discovery as they read and respond to real stories of how marijuana abuse has affected real lives. Tangible solutions and increased awareness can help participants avoid the negative consequences that are connected to marijuana abuse. This course is suitable for both juveniles and adults.

Positive Thinking Skills

This is a foundational cognitive life skills course for students and teenagers. It is highly recommended to take this course in conjunction with the other topic specific courses. The course addresses many common thinking errors associated with anger, low self-esteem and self-justification. This course is full of time tested positive thinking skills that help students successfully navigate their teenage years into adulthood. The course is divided into 6 units, and takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete.

Captivity - Substance Abuse Prevention

This is an evidence-based course that demonstrates the risks of substance abuse for high school students and teenagers. It is based on over 30 years of working with juvenile substance abuse offenders. This course follows the lives of real individuals that have struggled with their chemical addictions demonstrating their victories and defeats. The course is 20 pages within 4 units, and takes approximately 4 to 6 hours to complete.

Infinity - Media Awareness

This is a foundational cognitive life skills course for students and teenagers. It is highly recommended to take this course in conjunction with the other topic specific courses. The course addresses many common thinking errors associated with anger, low self-esteem and self-justification. This course is full of time tested positive thinking skills that help students successfully navigate their teenage years into adulthood. The course is divided into 6 units, and takes approximately 8-10 hours to complete.

Elevation - Cognitive Employment Teens

This course is written in a story format and focuses on interpersonal and job seeking skills that can be used for a lifetime. Most high school students and teenagers have the physical skills to become successful at work, but are often deficient in the cognitive skills that must come first. If students never elevate their thinking, they can never elevate their behavior. It is 20 pages within 4 units, 4 to 6 hours to complete.