Phase 4: Deeper Relationships

You have now completed the first three phases of your 18-month Warrior PATHH journey, and are working through the five domains of PTG. With Phase 3 complete, we will move from New Possibilities into Deeper Relationships. 

During the 10-week Phase 4, we will walk through Deeper Relationships in detail - focusing for two weeks each on the five phases of PTG - Education, Regulation, Disclosure, Story, and Service. With a slower pace, and greater time for reflection, introspection, and consideration, the hope is you can think deeply about what each area means to you, and how it will factor into your life moving forward. 

 

Phase 4.1: DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS - Education

This video commences Phase 4 and lays out your first task over the course of the next two weeks - to contemplate what Deeper Relationships mean to you, and how they have factored into your past, present, and future. As you reflect on Deeper Relationships, we ask that you do one of two things to facilitate discussion amongst your PATHH team - either write down your thoughts, take a picture, and share it; or create a short video that describes what they mean. 

Your Assignment:

(1) What does Deeper Relationships mean to you?

(2) Where have you created or seen Deeper Relationships in your life?

(3) Why would it benefit your life to have Deeper Relationships?

 

Phase 4.2: DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS - REGULATION

You now have a greater understanding of what Deeper Relationships means in the context of PTG, and importantly, have spent time reflecting on what they meant to you. It is now time to take the next step: reflecting on what practices and people you have in your life who enable you to build and maintain these types of relationships, and what bad habits and bad influencers inhibit your ability to do so. As you reflect on the video, we ask you spend some time writing down your answers, or make your own short video and share it with your group. The three questions you should focus on are below.

Your Assignment:

(1) What wellness practices do I practice that enable me to create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

(2) What people do I have in my life who enable me to create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

(3) What unhealthy habits and bad influencers do I have in my life that inhibit my ability to create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

PHASE 4.3: DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS - DISCLOSURE

With an understanding of what Deeper Relationships means in your life, and what practices and people help and hinder your able to create and maintain them, it is now time to take a hard look at yourself. When and where do you struggle with Deeper Relationships - and more importantly, WHY do you struggle with them. This video looks at some of the reasons why we have struggled with Deeper Relationships; and now it is your turn to watch the video and reflect on some of the challenges you face when it comes to Deeper Relationships. After you watch the video, reflect on the three questions, and write your thoughts down or share via video.

Your Assignment:

(1) What causes you to struggle when it comes to creating and maintaining Deeper Relationships?

(2) What do you need to do to overcome those obstacles in terms of resources (things outside of you) and resourcefulness (things inside of you)?

(3) What do you need to do to be able to successfully create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

PHASE 4.4: DEEPER RELATIONSHIPS - STORY

You have now explored what Deeper Relationships mean to you, what practices, people, and habits help and hinder your effort to create and maintain them, and why you struggle to create Deeper Relationships. Now it is time to begin with the most important part of the Posttraumatic Growth journey - the creation of your new story. This video looks at some of the key attributes that best equip you to create and maintain those relationships in your new story. Watch the video and reflect on what helps you in the context of creating Deeper Relationships. After you watch the video, reflect on the three questions, and write your thoughts down or share via video.

Your Assignment:

(1)What past experience demonstrates to you that you have the capacity and capability to maintain Deeper Relationships?

(2)What skills, strengths, and abilities do you possess that best equip you to create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

(3)What does your life look like – and who are you – when you are creating and maintaining Deeper Relationships? 

Phase 4.5: Deeper Relationships - Service

We have now reached the last part of Phase 4, Deeper Relationships. You are now focused not simply on what it will take to create and maintain Deeper Relationships in your life, but how you can use your skills, strengths, abilities, experiences, and struggle to enable others to do the same. It is by doing so that you can claim the title "Expert Guide" and impact your life, and the lives of those in your family, community, and country. 

Watch the video and reflect on three questions - write your thoughts down or make a video:

(1)Describe a time in your life when someone else helped you create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

(2)Describe a time in your life when you helped someone else create and maintain Deeper Relationships?

(3)How can you use your skills, strengths, abilities, and struggle to help others create and maintain Deeper Relationships?