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close this bookPersonal Safety in Cross-Cultural Transition (Peace Corps)
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Open this folder and view contentsUnit one: General personal safety
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Open this folder and view contentsUnit three: Volunteer workshop on handling difficult situations and peer counseling
Open this folder and view contentsHandouts for pre-departure design on general personal safety: Unit one
Open this folder and view contentsHandouts for pre-departure design on rape and personal safety: Unit two
close this folderHandouts for volunteer workshop on handling difficult situations and peer counseling: Unit three
View the documentHandout 1: Volunteers' advice to new volunteers
View the documentHandout 2: Critical incident: possible sexual overtures by host country supervisor to female PCV
View the documentHandout 3: Critical incident: Social/sexual pressure encountered by a male PVC relating to his community acceptance and identity
View the documentHandout 4: Assertiveness rights
View the documentHandout 5: Case study on AMY
View the documentHandout 6: Jack
View the documentHandout 7: Common reactions to assault
View the documentHandout 8: The awareness wheel
View the documentHandout 9: Behavior checklist non-verbal attending behavior
 

Handout 8: The awareness wheel

Complete Communication

I see you sitting there reading quietly (sensing) and I think you must be relaxed and contented (interpreting). I feel very happy (feeling) and I want to leave you alone so you can enjoy yourself (intending). So I leave you alone (action).

I'm exerted today" (feeling). Grabs partner and swings round playfully (action). "It must be because I'm looking forward to having you to myself all day (interpreting). When I see your eyes sparkling like this (sensing) I think you are beautiful (interpreting). I really want to be with you today (intending).


The awareness wheel

Thinking - interpretations: impressions, beliefs, conclusions, assumptions, evaluations, ideas, opinions, expectations, stereotypes, reasons.

Interpretations are not simply based on the way things are, on some outside reality; they are based on what we perceive plus our feelings, intentions, and prior interpretations.

Sensing - what you see, hear, smell, taste, feel, (in the touching or tactile sense), etc. Raw data about the world and ourselves.

Feeling - spontaneous responses to the interpretations you make and the expectations you have. Feelings serve as a barometer, help you understand your reaction to a situation. Feelings help you clarify your expectations.

pleased

confused

eager

uncomfortable

anxious

excited

weary

comfortable

calm

lonely

angry

discontented

satisfied

elated

glad

solemn

bored

uneasy

grief

apathetic

jubilant

silly

hopeful

contented

fearful

hesitant

cautious

sad

daring

surprised

proud

confident

Wanting - intentions: general attitude of moving toward or away from something. Short term intentions and long term intentions (goals).

to reject

to praise

to conceal

to approach

to defend self

to play

to support

to hurt

to explore

to persuade

to be friendly

to be caring

to be funny

to ponder

to listen

to ignore

to help

to disregard

to clarify

to accept

to share

to avoid

to demand

to understand

to cooperate

to be honest

to be responsive

Doing - action plan

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