LifeSkills 2017-05-23T14:30:30+00:00


Emphasizing relationship building, communication skills or personal growth; every workshop offers an open and highly interactive atmosphere, where participants are in the driver’s seat. Classes are geared toward every demographic, catering to those who are single, married, or anywhere in between. With curriculum designed by Best Selling authors and highly acclaimed personal development groups, these workshops can generate results that impact every aspect of a participant’s life.

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4 Lenses
Every person you meet or interact with is a unique individual. Each has their own preferences, expressed in different styles, mannerisms, and ways they were raised, and their distinctive life experiences make them different from any other person who has ever lived on this earth. This diversity is what makes life so interesting, and is also the cause of much heartache and misunderstanding.

It is no secret that the degree of happiness and/or success we achieve in our lives depends heavily upon our ability to positively interact with others. In fact, almost everything we want in life must come to us through the hands of another. Our parents, teachers, family members, neighbors, clients, co-workers, and the rest of the human race are linked in this amazing way. Therefore, unless we plan on living in total isolation from the rest of the world, the more we know about ourselves and others, the more skilled we will become in accomplishing what matters most in life.

It is one of the most valuable things you can ever learn to look with understanding into the heart of another. This training is specifically designed for that purpose. This training has strengthened marriages, opened the lines of communication between children and parents, reduced personal misunderstandings, and generally helped individuals communicate with others in a way that fosters mutual understanding and acceptance. Used properly, the principles you will discover in this workshop will empower you to improve aspects of every personal relationship in your life.

4 Lenses for Leaders
Pre-requisite is attending 4 Lenses-foundation.
Now that you know about the worlds of Oranges, Golds, Greens, and Blues, learn how to utilize the information to improve your leadership impact. Learn to leverage key principles for each temperament in motivating, leading, and managing others.

5 Choices
Participants learn to make high-value decisions using the 21st-Century time-management skills of decision, attention, and energy management combined with powerful planning processes.

Supported by science and years of experience in time management, this solution not only produces a measurable increase in daily productivity, but also provides a renewed sense of engagement and accomplishment that will dramatically increase their ability to achieve their highest priorities in the midst of unprecedented distractions.

The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity combines timeless principles with current neuroscience research to help better manage decisions, attention and energy to consistently make choices that give the greatest return on time.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
Stephen R. Covey’s book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, has been a top-seller for the simple reason that it ignores trends and pop psychology for proven principles of fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity and is considered one of the most impactful books ever written on personal effectiveness, leadership development and change. For over 15 years, the 7 Habits are still relevant today continuing to help people solve personal and professional problems.

In this 3-day workshop, participants gain hands-on experience applying timeless principles that yield improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities. The course also includes over 30 award-winning videos. Learn first how to win your personal victory identifying goals and what’s important. Then build upon that to win the public victory of working with others to achieve your goals and more.

The Happiness Advantage
For you, which comes first: happiness or success?

You’ve probably already answered that question several times today. You answer it every time your brain says, “I’ll be happy when I find a job.” “I’ll be happy when I get a promotion.” “I’ll be happy when my dissertation is finished.”

The formula is clear: work harder, then you’ll be successful, then you’ll be happier.

It’s hard to find happiness after success if the goalposts of success keep changing.

Our society’s formula for success and happiness is broken.

Now for the good news. Based on the findings in The Happiness Advantage, if you reverse the order of the formula, you end up with greater happiness and greater success rates. Happiness is an advantage, and the precursor to greater success. Every single relationship, business and educational outcome improves when the brain is positive first. If you cultivate happiness while in the midst of your struggles, work, at school, while unemployed or single, you increase your chances of attaining all the goals you are pursuing…including happiness.

5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace
Want to increase productivity and job satisfaction amongst employees? Studies show that the biggest factor influencing employees is whether they feel their supervisor and co-workers appreciate their contributions. At work, people express and receive appreciation in different ways. If you try to express appreciation in ways that aren’t meaningful to your co-workers, they may not feel valued at all. In this workshop, we will help you identify the five languages of appreciation in order to be able to understand and speak your co-worker or staff member’s language.

Interpersonal Communication
This workshop is an educational experience to increase competence by using more effective communication skills to promote healthy relationships (of any kind). The focus is preventative in nature, enabling service members and their families to function more effectively at home and at work, thereby supporting personal self-sufficiency and operational readiness in the field.

Emergency Preparedness
Ready for the zombie apocalypse? What about earthquakes or wild fires? What will happen to your family, dog, or things if evacuation occurs? Natural and man-made hazards are a real threat to the readiness of you and your family. It is important that Marines and their families prepare themselves for all types of emergencies to increase their personal sense of security, peace of mind, and readiness of life outside of duty.

During this workshop, participants will learn actions that should be taken to be informed and prepared in the event an emergency occurs.

Family Care Plan
Spouses, children, pets oh my! The list can be long of all the roles a Marine has outside of the Marine Corps. How are those holes covered when a Marine leaves with short notice? Who will provide care for a single Marine’s pet? Who will help a spouse who breaks a leg? Who cares for children if both spouses have to deploy? If not prepared with a Family Care Plan, this can add stress and distraction from the mission for the Marine. The Family Care Plan is an essential part of military readiness that helps Marines focus on their job and mission during deployment, mobilization, training, or other times when duty calls. This workshop will help Marines and their families with the basics of a Family Care Plan.

Social Networking Safety
We all know loose lips sink ships, but there are many more dangers than just on the internet. From hackers running off with your entire boy band MP3 collection, to identity theft, home burglary, and personal safety issues – the threats are real and can materialize from social networking pitfalls. This workshop offers information on how to protect yourself and ways to stay safe on the internet and on social networking sites.

Safe and Sound at Home
Do you run with headphones in? Are you on your phone when walking to your car at night? How do you validate a person showing up to do a “service call”? What if some of our everyday habits are actually compromising our safety? Are you doing everything in your power to stay safe?

This workshop provides important safety precautions for Marine Corps families, and instills family members with the ability and confidence to be responsible for their personal safety and the safety of their families at all times. Whether it’s keeping your home safe, or yourself and your family

Scared of “the Call”? The Casualty Process De-Mystified
The Marine Corps strives to support the loved ones of wounded or deceased service members, and many families still do not know what is involved in getting their Marine home, nor what benefits and services are available to them. Not having knowledge of this process can make it appear complex and frightening to loved ones. This workshop will help minimize stress and confusion by providing a brief overview on the casualty process.

Ready Family
Are you fully prepared for the zombie plague? Have you ever considered the impact of rogue unicorns?

Sure the Mayans were wrong about 2012, but that doesn’t mean you’re off the hook! No matter what the threat, families that take time to prepare are able to face any separation (long or short) with a greater sense of confidence and security. This workshop is a collection of LifeSkills classes which addresses the big ticket items that military families should be educated on and prepared for prior to any deployments or separations. This collection includes: Casualty Notification Process, Emergency Preparedness, Family Care Plan, Safe & Sound at Home, and Social Networking Safety. Be ready to go when your Marine goes.

5 Love Languages
Have you ever thought “if my significant other loved me: they would just spend time with me; they would just do what I asked; they would just get me tokens of love; they would just tell me; they would just hold my hand?”

It could be you have different LOVE Languages. So what if you could say or do just the right thing guaranteed to make that special someone feel loved and they could do the same for you?

The secret is learning the right love language! Millions of couples have learned the simple way to express their feelings and bring joy back into relationships. This workshop will help couples express their love for their significant other in the fashion that their mate would desire. It is based on the platinum rule “love others the way THEY WANT to be loved!”

Building Lasting Relationships
This workshop provides practical information and tools to enhance healthy relationships and educate service members and their partners on how to successfully nurture and maintain a positive union. It is designed to be preventative in nature by teaching and demonstrating positive, proactive ways to build a healthy, lasting relationship.

Most of what goes wrong in our significant relationships has to do with never having learned the skills and principles associated with successful relationships. Because of that, PREP dedicates their resources to providing education for all individuals and couples who value the maintenance of successful, rewarding relationships with the people who matter in their lives.

How to Avoid Falling for a Jerk/Jerkette
Based on years of research on marital and premarital happiness, this workshop will help participants break destructive dating patterns that prevent them from finding the love they deserve. Topics include asking the right questions to inspire meaningful, revealing conversations with your partner and how to resolve some of their own emotional baggage to prepare them for a healthy relationship.

CREDO is not currently available at MCAS Miramar. However active duty may attend a CREDO marriage enrichment seminar through Camp Pendleton. Please visit for more information, or call (760) 725–4954.

Healthy Blended Families
Trying to figure out how to balance two households set to collide? Tired of playing the evil step-parent in your very own fairytale movie? Come crack the code on the common challenges facing blended families. Explore new ways in achieving family unity, all while spending some time with others that are in the same boat as you. Who knows, you may be able to steal some of their ideas and end up like the Brady Bunch – minus the bell bottoms.

Intro to Stress Management
What isn’t stressful these days? Bills are due. Competing for promotion. New to area and no friends or family around. While stress is a normal part of life, especially for military members and their families, the effect of stress can cause long lasting damage if not properly handled. This workshop provides a general overview of stress, its causes and effects, and the importance of recognizing individual responses to stress, as well as successful strategies for improving personal well-being and personal relationships with others.

Intro to Anger Management
Although disagreements and anger are a normal part of life, how you express that anger can have a very detrimental effect on your relationship with others. This workshop provides education on the dynamics of anger and offers a variety of acceptable coping strategies to handle angry feelings and behaviors.

Intro to Conflict Management
Learn useful skills to constructively manage conflict. Most of us can think of a time when we didn’t handle conflict very well. This class will boost your confidence towards effective conflict management. it’s hard to manage what we don’t understand. Your relationship with those you care about will be greatly boosted by learning the ins and outs of effective conflict management.

Resilient Spouse
Are you wondering what it is that will be the last straw before you’re crying in your glass of wine? Does it seem like everyone is stomping on your last nerve? Or maybe everything is Instagram perfect and you want to keep it that way. This workshop is a one-stop-shop collection all three of these classes to save you multiple trips to base. Learn how to minimize stress, coping strategies for anger, how to manage conflict, and successful strategies for improving personal well-being and personal relationships with others.

Friday Fit
Take an hour to bolster your spirit, energy, and health to help you in everything you have to do through a knockout combo of exercise, education, and socializing!

Join us every First Friday of each month for a 40 minute self-paced workout activity and 20 minutes healthy living mentorship. Learn skills that will help you in managing stress, improving your health, increasing your productivity, and overall happiness all while building your social support network. You can always add more to your village and your tool box!

Come on your own or bring friends. All fitness levels welcomed!

For other MCCS Miramar family services, classes & workshops, visit Services for Marines and Families.


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7:30am – 4:00pm
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