When: 1st Saturday of the month.
Time: 10 am to 12 pm
Location: Due to COVID-19, we are meeting via Zoom.
(When that changes, we will update the location information accordingly)
Cost: Meetings are FREE to participate and completely voluntary.
(Participate when you are able to. There is absolutely no judgment if you aren't able to attend)
Insurance Required: NAPS does NOT requre insurance in for someone to participate.
Please use the link provided to register for our next meeting.
The facilitator will begin the meeting with introductions*.
Following introductions, I will introduce and/or remind participants of the meeting's topic. This may be holiday-themed dependent upon the month and/or suggested by a participant.
The first hour will consist of the group discussing the first topic** while the second hour will focus on the group assisting any participants with life situations they need help with problem-solving, or adivce/suggestions for their particular situation.
*Introductions are not a requirement to participate in the meeting.
(Participants are not required to actively participate in the meeting, they may instead listen to the conversation if that's what makes them feel most comfortable)
**Past topics have included:
February: "Double Standards When It Comes To Relationships and Dating" and "Healthy Communication in Relationships (romantic or otherwise)"
Holiday themed: "Dealing with Sensory Overload Due To Holidays/Holiday Get-togethers"
1. Let everyone participate.
(Share time so that all can participate).
2. Be patient when listening and do not interrupt.
(Respect each other’s thinking and value everyone’s contributions)
3. Listen with an open mind.
(Value the learning from different inputs, and listen to get smarter)
4. Stay open to new ways of doing things and new ways of thinking.
(You can respect another person’s point of view without agreeing with them)
5. Think before speaking.
(Seek first to understand, then to be understood)
6. Allow time to process what has been said before speaking.
7. Stay on point and on time.
(Respect the group’s time and keep comments brief and to the point)
8. Do not waste everyone’s time repeating what others have said.
(Unless you are referencing someone else's statement)
9. Focus on the problem, not the person.
(Respectfully challenge the idea, not the person).
10. Say something if the discussion is making you uncomfortable.
(Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself)