Lesson Title

Mastering Self-Control and Decision-Making

Duration: 90 Minutes
This lesson is designed to equip participants with the necessary skills and strategies to cope with various types of urges, enhancing their ability to make healthier choices and control impulsive behaviors. It emphasizes the importance of patience, practice, and seeking support in this ongoing journey of self-improvement.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lesson, participants will be able to:
  1. Define what an urge is and recognize different types of urges.
  2. Understand the psychological and physiological aspects of urges.
  3. Identify personal triggers and high-risk situations.
  4. Learn and apply various coping strategies to manage urges effectively.
  5. Develop a personal action plan for dealing with urges.
  6. Recognize the importance of support systems in managing urges.
  • 0-10 minutes: Introduction and explanation of the concept of urges.
  • 10-20 minutes: Interactive presentation on the types of urges and their impact.
  • 20-35 minutes: A group discussion on personal experiences with urges.
  • 35-50 minutes: Exploring case studies or scenarios, focusing on identifying triggers and high-risk situations.
  • 50-65 minutes: Role-play activities to practice coping strategies in simulated scenarios.
  • 65-80 minutes: Individual work on worksheets to create a personal action plan.
  • 80-90 minutes: Summary, sharing of action plans, Q&A, and information on accessing support networks.

Facilitator Notes

  • Empathetic Approach: Ensure a safe and non-judgmental environment for participants to share their experiences and feelings.
  • Active Engagement: Foster active participation through group discussions, role-plays, and personal reflection activities.
  • Adaptability: Be prepared to modify the content and pace based on the group's responsiveness and comfort level.
  • Resource Sharing: Provide information about local and online resources, including support groups and counseling services.
  • Follow-Up: Encourage participants to share their progress in future sessions or through a designated online forum.