#EmpoweringMEandYou – Don’t Fall Into the Thinking Trap Workshop for Teens – 05/05/2020, 6:00 – 7:00PM

The National 4-H Healthy Living Summit Team from Maine will be presenting their Don’t Fall Into the Thinking Trap lesson plan developed at the 2020 Summit. Any youth ages 13 – 18 are welcome and encouraged to attend. 4-H participation is not required! This hour-long lesson was designed by and for teens to educate others about some of the common ‘Thinking Traps’ or cognitive distortions, and how to stop them before they get “stuck.” Youth will start by learning in small groups about five of the common traps and then play a game to determine if their own thinking tends to fall into traps or not. To finish out the workshop youth will learn some positive coping strategies to help themselves or others get unstuck.

If you are interested in attending this workshop please register online by Friday, May 01, 2020 to receive a reminder email and the Zoom link. For questions or information on offering this to your county or club, please email or call Sara Conant, sara.conant@maine.edu, 207-781-6099.