What is Life Skills Training?
Life Skills Training helps clients regain the skills they need to be self-sufficient and successful in their day-to-day lives. The World Health Organization (WHO) featured a comprehensive list of vital life skills in a 1998 publication. A life skill, WHO defined, was any skill that involved, “dealing with conflict that cannot be resolved, dealing with authority, solving problems, making and keeping friends/relationships, cooperation, self-awareness, creative thinking, decision-making, critical thinking, dealing with stress, negotiation, clarification of values, resisting pressure, coping with disappointment, planning ahead, empathy, dealing with emotions, assertiveness, active listening, respect, tolerance, trust, sharing, sympathy, compassion, sociability, self-esteem.”
At The Plymouth House we also focus on instilling our clients with the knowledge they need to take care of more tangible responsibilities, such as cooking, paying bills, applying for jobs, etc. If a guest needs to learn something for them to successfully tackle life when they are done with treatment, we do our best to teach them that skill.