August Life Skill of the Month “Confidence”

In our workshops this month, we worked to help teach our youth to have healthy confidence in themselves by encouraging positive self-talk and facilitated discussion about the things that make them feel confident. We found ways to help youth rethink negative thoughts about themselves and helped steer conversations toward talk of strengths and talents — we taught them to focus …

August’s Life Skill Speaker Megan Sappington Speaks on “Confidence” at HALO Staff Meeting

Confidence is a powerful tool and life skill. Once you harness positive energy and confidence, and believe what you want is attainable, you begin to make it happen for yourself. It can truly mean the difference between succeeding and (unnecessarily) accepting defeat. Megan Sappington, yoga teacher of 20 years and owner of The Yoga Studio in Jefferson City, Mo., is a …

Paul Mitchell the School Gives HALO Youth A Fun Day at the Salon

Feeling confident in yourself is the key to starting off a new school year on the right foot.  On Monday, August 29th, HALO teamed up with community partner, Paul Mitchell the School Overland Park (PMTSOP), to provide 10 HALO KC youth with back-to-school makeovers! During the month of August, HALO focuses on the life skill Confidence, and thought the collaboration …

Are the Stories We Tell Ourselves What is Known to be True?

Victoria Kandt from Victoria Kandt & Associates teaches HALO team members about the August life skill, confidence. Are the stories we tell ourselves what is known to be true? This is a question Executive & Leadership Performance Coach Victoria Kandt suggests we ask ourselves when evaluating our own confidence. Kandt said that once we can understand what is true about the situation, we …

HALO Jefferson City April Update

  This month at the HALO Art Therapy program at the Rape and Abuse Crisis Shelter, the youth learned about Confidence and Respect.  For Confidence, they created silly self-portraits and used words to describe themselves. For Respect they talked about respecting animals and their habitats and created collages using images of their favorite animals. The youth really enjoyed the activities and did a …

2014 Fashion Show Highlight: Paul Mitchell Cosmetology Workshop

Paul Mitchell instructors begin the Cosmetology Workshop by showing pictures of different makeup designs. This week’s workshop is about makeup application and techniques, but the HALO Center youth have also learned about updos, hair art, using hair tools and much more. The workshop is part of a series of programming preparing youth for the upcoming Independent Swag Fashion Show.   …