We held a Values Training and Recollection Service for approximately 80 students from Cordillera Career Development College (1st, 2nd, and 3rd year high school students). It was held at the Mount Saint Paul Retreat Center in Pico, La Trinidad.
We had a great time, and hope the kids did as well. Our focus was on healthy relationships. We focused on healthy relationship with God, healthy relationship with self (along with self-understanding), and healthy relationship with others. In the afternoon we had the ecumenical service. This included some self-evaluation and some fun and games.
All of the students were very attentive and we hope and believe that all involved took something away from it that would help with their lives.
As a counseling center, we tend to focus on psycho-emotional issues. However, as a faith-based institution we also believe in a holistic understanding of the human condition. This means that we need to address the physical, emotional/values, spiritual, and mental components of the individual, and need to address other social units including, family, friends, and community. We appreciated the opportunity to integrate some of these ideas.