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HFLE-FAQs

HFLE-Skills for Decision Making

HFLE-SKILLS IN LIFE SKILLS BASED HFLE

Skills in Life Skills Based HFLE

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A Few Additional Life Skills

Lifestyle Stress Inventory

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Skills in Life Skills Based HFLE

 

Life Skills

 

Definitions

 

Significance

Decision making

The ability to choose a course of action from a number of options which may result in a specific outcome or involve only the resolve to have in a certain way in the future.

Helps us to deal constructively with health and other decisions about our lives by enabling us to assess the different options and what effects different decisions may have.

Problem solving

The process to choose with a situation/problem is resolved (i.e., diagnosing the problem, taking action to close the gap between present situation and desired outcome, and generalizing the principles to other situations)

Allows us to deal constructively with problems in our lives, that left unattended, could cause new problems, including mental and physical stress.

Creative thinking

The ability to depart form traditional ways of thinking, resulting in generation of original and innovative ideas that tenable us to respond adaptively to life situations.

Contributes to both decision making and problem solving by enabling us to explore the available alternatives and various consequences of our actions or non-actions.

Critical thinking

The ability to analyze information and experience, formulate ideas, derive conclusions, ask pertinent questions and present logical arguments.

Contributes to health by helping us to recognize and assess the factors that influence attitudes and behaviour, such as media and peer pressure influences.

Effective communication

The ability to express ourselves, both verbally and non-verbally, in ways that are appropriate to our cultures and situations.

Allows the transfer of information, understanding, and emotion form one person to another to make one’s intent clear.

Interpersonal relationship skills

The ability to relate positively with people, creating an environment in which people feel secure and free to interact and express their opinions.

Allows us to keep friendly relationships, which can be of great importance to our mental and social well-being, and impacts the way we communicate with, motive and influence each other.

Self-awareness

Having a sense of identity and an understanding of our own feelings, beliefs, attitudes, values, goals, motivations and behaviours.

Helps us to recognize our feelings and values and is a prerequisite for effective communication with interpersonal relationships and developing empathy for others.

Empathy

The ability to imagine what life is like for another person, even in a situation that we are unfamiliar with.

Can help us accept others who may be very different from ourselves, respond to people in need and promote other positive social interactions.

Coping with emotions

The ability to recognize a range of feeling in ourselves and others the awareness of how emotions influence behaviour and the ability to respond to emotions appropriately.

Enables us to respond appropriately to our emotions and avoid the negative effects that prolonged, pent up emotions may have on our physical and mental health.

Coping with stress

The ability to recognize the sources of stress in our lives and the affects that stress produces and the ability to act in ways that help us cope or reduce our levels of stress.

Enables us to adjust our levels of stress and avoid the negative consequences of stress, including boredom, burnout, susceptibility to disease and behavioural changes.

 Taken from CARICOM Multi-Agency HFLE Programme Manual for Facilitators of Like Skills Based HFLE Programmes in the Formal and Non-Formal Sectors

 

SKILLS FOR HEALTHY LIVING