||Purpose of Shoots Activity:
|Identify the hopes and dreams you want to strive
for during your life and then label them on the branches of
your tree. As Dr. Jane noted, a tiny shoot can seem very weak,
but to reach the light, it can break open brick walls. Likewise,
many dreams are possible.
| Search for clues from
your childhood to uncover buried and long-forgotten dreams.
By completing the following exercises you may rediscover some
of them. Be prepared to discuss your answers.
||Imagine that we have gone back in
time. You are now 10 years old and it is Saturday afternoon.
Can you remember what made you lose track of time because you
were completely engaged in the activity? Try to remember what
you were doing. Can you uncover a hidden interest? Often you
will discover that things that fascinated you in your childhood
later turn into interests as an adult.
||Review lists of these books
and movies to jog your memory. Then make a list of your
childhood favorites. Do you see a pattern to the stories or
movies that you liked? If you were to pick one of these books
or movies to read or watch now, which one would you pick? Why?
||Using all of the information you have gathered, list the hopes,
dreams, aspirations, and interests that you want to pursue.
Add items from this list to the branches of your tree sketch.
Dr. Jane’s scrapbook to learn about her childhood dreams.
about how childhood daydreams help people realize their current
||Complete journal entry.