Designed for facilitators of groups for physically, emotionally and sexually abused women, this volume examines a programme that focuses on the woman herself and her power to change the course of her life. The book is based on the accumulated experience of the authors and their continuing evaluation of groups they have facilitated over the past eight years. Both material for clients and easy-to-follow scripts for group leaders are included. Educational rather than therapeutic, the programme includes sessions on family roles, boundaries, feelings and assertiveness skills. It is designed to enable abused women to: understand the problem and reality of abuse for the entire family; set realistic goals; become aware of lifelong
Chapter 11: Setting Realistic Goals
Setting Realistic Goals
Session XI Text
How to Set Realistic Goals
The prerequisite for arriving at realistic goals is to be in touch with your feelings, your values, and your dreams—not your parents', not your partner's, but yours! Understanding where your interests and talents lie and assessing how much energy you have form a common sense platform for asking some basic questions. If you could be any kind of person, anywhere, doing anything you choose, what kind of person would you be? What kind of work would you do? Where would you live? These are dream goals, and, although it is important to be realistic in facing barriers to them, remember that dreams can lead you to reality when you are willing to use them ...