I took a 3 day PATH course in February this year; this will be a two – part story. The first part will be, me describing the course.
The second part will be on the 3 free PATH’s that I will be doing for the people in need of a PATH. PATH is about Person Centered Planning.
Where a person makes goals for the next year or two and has it drawn out for them. My experience will grow after the course as I get more skills to do this. I am looking forward to doing PATH’s and getting out in the community to give back.
I hope this will turn into a second payed job after the course. The course I took was with Shelley Nessman and Sheldon Schwitek. At the course we did “mock” practise PATH’s, we got into different groups 3 times. One person would be a graphic facilitator, one person would be the PATH finder and one person would just facilitate.
A graphic facilitator is the person who will draw the pictures of your life and activities.
A facilitator is the person who will lead the PATH. A PATH finder will be the person who the PATH is created for and they will be talking about their goals and their future.
I have to be honest it was challenging for me, but I overcame my fears because of really great teachers.
Everybody in the group helped each other out and I liked all the laughing and sharing of stories about our personal lives. No one was judgemental in either group. There were a lot of patience and happiness in the group which gave off so much energy!
By doing this type of work, I feel like it is not work at all.
Thank you for reading my story! Stay tuned for the second part.