Planning Alternate Tomorrows Fact Sheet – with Hope – P.A.T.H. STATE CENTRE What is PATH? PO Box 434 Yandina Qld 4561 07 5472 7072 PATH is a person centred, powerful planning tool which assists 1800 777 723 participants to reach a desirable future. It is built around a central focus person called the Pathfinder, who other people come together to assist. There are seven steps in the P.A.T.H process, these are as follows: 1. Touch the dream: get people to explore images of how they want their future to be and ask them to name their “North Star” – their purpose, goal or dream 2. Sense the goal: get the group to look backwards from the future – “describe the positive desirable future as if it had already happened - How does it feel to have arrived?” 3. Ground it in the now: Describe the present and explore how that feels. Describe the situation that the Pathfinder is living in at the moment. 4. Identify people to enrol: Who needs to be involved to make change possible? If certain people are not involved in the process now what must be changed to make them available to help? 5. Recognise ways to build strength: How can we improve our skills, our relationships our knowledge to keep us happy, and healthy along the path to achieve our dreams? 6. Chart action for the next few months: What kinds of things will have to be done to realise the goal over the next few months – identify the easy steps on the journey first. 7. Commit to the first step. PATH uses graphics where possible to make it more alive and interesting. A PATH is a visual tool, which should be kept insight to keep the pathfinder focused on their dreams and goals as well as those supporting them to do so. People who know the Pathfinder well such as their: friends, parents, siblings, relatives, neighbours, teachers, counsellors, Elders and other community members are invited to attend the PATH.
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