Enlightenment

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Workshops and Seminars that cover a range of topics addressing anti-social behaviour, cause and consequences for possession of offence weapons and violent crime, to confidence building, self-reflection and life choices. All presentations fit into the category of prevention and intervention material. Stephen’s PowerPoint presentations are very interactive and includes a combination of videos, charts, pictures and literature. Workshops can be tailored according to the organisations availability and time.

Workshops offered

Path to Success
Choose a Knife or Choose your Life
Gangs and Street Culture
Psychological Trauma: Antisocial Behaviour & Violence
I Am Workshop
Passionate, Radical or Extreme
Crime & Consequences
Social Expressions
Where from Here?

    Path to Success

    Learning objectives include

    • The definition of success and what it means to be successful
    • Understanding the difference between success and achievements
    • Understanding the difference between determination and lack of determination
    • Understanding the difference between failure and success
    • Understanding the consequences of wrong choices.
    • Knowing the difference between ill gain and hard work
    • Identifying the importance of hard work
    • Understanding the power of change (mentally and physically)

    Choose a Knife or Choose your Life

    Learning objectives include

    • Understanding the emotions and psyche of the mind of individuals prone to carry knives
    • Relating trauma to violent behaviour
    • Understanding the impact of miseducation and social conduct
    • Identifying what’s wrong from right, control and lack of control
    • Understanding the joint enterprise law
    • Greater understanding and broad prespective of the affects of violent crime
    • Understanding and knowing the importance of self-love

    Gangs and Street Culture

    Aim

    • Defining the word and concept of Gang/s
    • Highlight and analyse the main factors that create and produce anti-social behaviour and violent crime
    • Explain the connection between/how environment affects personalities/characteristics
    • Explore label and stigmatisation and how it affects and feeds society for centuries
    • Explain the school to prison to pipeline theory and model
    • Explore the affects and relation of media and society
    • Exploring the root of street culture, history and its affect on society and personalities

    Objectives

    • Understanding the meaning and association of the word and the various ways it can be used
    • Greater understanding of the root cause of problems that produce anti-social behaviour and violent crime
    • Identifying how environment affects personalities/characteristics
    • Understanding what label and stigmatisation is
    • Understanding the school to prison pipeline and model and its relation to the UK
    • Understanding media’s impact on social life
    • Greater understanding the root of street culture, the history and its origin, and its affect on society and personalities.

    Psychological Trauma: Antisocial Behaviour & Violence

    Learning Objective

    • Understanding what psychological trauma is?
    • Learn how childhood trauma can still affect an individual even in adulthood
    • Understanding the link between trauma, PTSD and anti-social behaviour
    • Recognise experiences that can cause psychological trauma
    • Understand the defining patterns and effects of trauma
    • Understanding the key factors responsible for the increased trauma and PTSD within society
    • Increase awareness of street life and the connection to traumatic experiences
    • Family breakdown, poverty, lack of and miseducation feeds undiagnosed trauma.
    • Recognise reactive trauma and understand how to deal with it
    • Understanding the fundamental steps necessary to address PSTD

    I Am Workshop

    Course Outline: Seven sessions

    • session 1: Intro
    • session 2: Screening of animated Cartoon
    • session 3: Weapon of Choices
    • žsession 4: Life Choices
    • session 5: Positive & Negative Relationships
    • session 6: Environmental influences
    • session 7: Pathway for Change

    I Am: Project aims to:

    • Reduce involvement in gangs/guns and knifes
    • Increase awareness of self and responsibility
    • Improve lives, decision making and opportunities
    • Increase engagement and social interaction
    • Visual understanding through practical role play
    • Discussion and debate with the intention of understanding the seriousness of Knife & Gun crime in today’s society and the detrimental effects it has not only on the youths but loved ones also.
    • Increase awareness and the understanding of the dangers of violent crime
    • Understand cause and effect (consequence of action)
    • Understand systemic influences (e.g. music, media, and the film industry)

    Learning objectives

    • Learn why consequences are not always considered during the act of violence
    • Key trigger motives for possession of a weapon and what the outcome options will be
    • Being able to distinguish what you have control of and what is outside of your control
    • Identify the risks and consequences choices.
    • Identify the realisation and the effects of different personalities in relationships and life.
    • To understand what it is to be respected appreciated and admired
    • Recognise the insecurities that may lead to wrong decision being made
    • Understanding peoples reasons for mis-placed loyalty
    • Understanding how lack of normal interaction can lead to young people not being able to have normal life interaction to discuss their thoughts
    • Recognise the influence of the media and the psychological processing of information
    • Family breakdown, poverty lack of and miseducation. General well being
    • Understanding the barriers that may be in place when people try and change their lifestyle choices
    • Being able to recognise where there is reactive trauma and understanding how childhood trauma might affect how young people develop
    • Understanding the bigger picture and pitfalls. Implementing change through lessons learnt and effects of following the affects of behaviour

    Passionate, Radical or Extreme

    Aim

    • Define radical, what is and it’s meaning
    • Teach the power of words
    • Show the different between religion and politics
    • Highlight the factors that distort religion
    • Show the connection between the Abrahamic Faiths i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • Insight into the various ways people are radicalised
    • Highlight scriptural misinformation
    • Show the scriptural relations between faiths

    Learning objectives

    • Understanding what it means to radical
    • Misunderstanding the content in which specific words are used
    • Understand the different between religion and politics
    • Acknowledging the causing factor that distort religion
    • Understand the connection between the Abrahamic Faiths i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam
    • Understand the various ways used to radicalise people
    • Understanding the dangers of misinformation

    I’m a Gun: The Documentary

    The youths will watch a short version of the documentary, then we will discuss the issues currently faced and solutions.