I walked into Right Relations a crying mess. My life was out of control and I was miserable. The program teaches you the foundations of respect for other people, which is impossible to do if you don't have self-respect. Through learning how to care about others, you begin to see you are a valuable person, too, and that you can control your destiny by the choices you make. These choices are founded on the goals and principles you hold, and this program teaches you how to identify the pieces to make a picture in your head of the world you want to live in. I was a mess, and still have a lot to do to become healthy, but this program is the starting point for anyone who wants to take control of life and make a better future for themselves and their kids. Change happens at the level of the individual. Let the change start here.
I have the privilege of teaching classes for the Family Enrichment Series from Right Relations. Most of its participants move from anger into being open & cooperative & appreciative. There are sooooo many stories that can only be described as miracles. The most important recepients are the children. They move from homes filled w. stress & anger to homes where they too learn to be cooperative & responsible. With that they are able to do what children are meant to do....to run and jump and learn and play in an atmosphere of love.
For the last 20+ years I have had the opportunity to be touched by the Vision of Right Relations, and my life is made richer for it. First as a student, and later as a volunteer, I have learned that I have the power to change my outlook on life and all my relationships by keeping in mind the vision for my life. My work with Right Relations has also cultivated a spirit of caring about the well being of others and my role in helping to improve the conditions in the world. As a volunteer teacher, I have watched so many people change their image of themselves and their relationships. I have witnessed parents who could not communicate, now able to converse and speak thoughtfully about about the needs of their children. I have watched women who looked sad, defensive, angry or dis-empowered learn that their dignity comes from within, from valuing themselves as women and mothers. I have watched them find the joy of opening their hearts and minds and discovering the KEY of trusting and blending these to create a fulfilling life. I cannot imagine my life without the BEAUTY I have witnessed and personally experienced in knowing the staff and volunteers of this organization. It is proof positive that there is hope for the world, that people can truly work together for the greater good, and that we can all transform our lives for the better!