Going M.I.L.E.S. members strive to help people welcome change in their life. Often breaking bad habits can seem daunting or scary, however this risk can be necessary in order to promote a happy healthy lifestyle. “Baby steps are the biggest steps you will ever take.” Says Going M.I.L.E.S. founder Dakota House. Very wise words, as it is important to not get overwhelmed, but to keep slow and constant progress. Slow and steady wins the race.
In 2006 Scott Ward joined Going M.I.L.E.S. with the Scott Ward Comedy Hypnosis Show as well as well as facilitating workshops with Dakota House. Scott Ward has been a full time stage hypnotist for 16 years, and continues to bring laughter and happiness with every show! Scott Ward is also the world’s first Native Hypnotist.
As the they travel on the road Going M.I.L.E.S. wants to provide their viewers with a way to connect no matter where they go. At the same time the team wants to show the travel side of things a little more. Moments that some may not otherwise get to see. If your interested in seeing these fun moments from the road and the air, make sure you check out the Going M.I.L.E.S. youtube page and subscribe. The page can be found by clicking on the link below. We hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave a comment!
According to Wikipedia, Youth empowerment is a process where children and young people are encouraged to take charge of their lives. They do this by addressing their situation and then take action in order to improve their access to resources and transform their consciousness through their beliefs, values, and attitudes.
Going MILES have been to a lot of first nation communities, presenting in front of different youth groups all around Canada.
Our group consists of different artists. We have comedy hypnotist, motivational speakers, hip hop artists, magician, illusionist, native comedian, athlete, and recording artist. We use talents to bring entertainment and empowerment to our future generations.
To empower youth is to:
- Include them in decision-making processes
- Understand and implement their honest opinions and ideas
- Be willing to share your adult power and privilege in order to make the community a better place for both young people and adults alike
- Honor their voice
- Spent quality time to the future leaders
We call it drama, hating, embarrassment, harassment, and intimidation.
Cyber bullying, whatever name it goes by, it is serious. The range of cyber bullying tactics is getting worse, and it is changing along with new technology and with the different social networking sites.
There are many types of bullying that includes: physical, verbal and social bullying. Unlike these types of bully, cyber bullying can be never ending. A victim can be reached anytime and anywhere, can be followed 24/7 from school, to the mall or around the neighbourhood. And because it can spread quickly, to a wide audience, you might not realize that the impact is changing one’s life. Over time, victims/bullies may become depressed, suicidal and began to socially distant themselves, others may behave aggressively, and lead to violence.
There are many ways to deal with cyber bullying. If you’re a victim – talk to an adult, or report every incident to the school administrator, or to a local police station. If it happens in social networking sites, report it and block the person responsible. And because It’s happening enough that, as a country, we need to do more about it. Going MILES can be your partner in helping you understand Cyberbullying. Our program is to motivate, inspire, lead, empower and assist you to succeed. We have several workshops and that includes dealing with Cyber bullying and Gossip. We make use of interactive exercises to illustrate how gossip and bullying starts. Focus on verbal and non-verbal communication styles to illustrate how it affects us directly and indirectly using Power of Voice Exercise.
And now that a new school year is about to start, feel free to contact us and reserve a date for Cyber Bullying Workshop. Together we can make a difference – we can put a stop to this.
According to Statistics Canada, Suicide (Intentional and Self-Harm) ranked 9th among the causes of deaths with 4,405 numbers listed from both sexes. And it was noted that numbers have been increasing over the years. Among Canadians aged 15 to 24, suicide ranked second among the most common causes of death during 2003–2007.
Why do you think individuals take their own lives? How do we help someone who is suicidal?
Clearly, a suicidal person may not ask for help, but it doesn’t mean that they don’t need. Preventing suicide starts by knowing the signs and taking them seriously. To fully understand suicide, one must open up and speak about it openly. Discussing it is very helpful. A person may jokingly express ending his/her life, it may indicate serious suicidal feelings and it should not be ignored. These people are blinded by their depression, hopelessness and isolation and want to escape from suffering. They may not really want death, but instead they look for ways to stop the pain.
Everyone should recognize warning signs of suicide. That includes person talking about suicide, seeking out lethal objects, preoccupied with death, self-hatred, self-destructive and withdrawing from others. As a friend, relative or family, start to help prevent suicide from happening. All you have to do towards a suicidal person is to be yourself, sympathize, listen and give hope.
This is where Going MILES can be of help. We provide interactive workshops on suicide prevention. We have several artists who can go the extra mile to assisting youth to develop positive attitudes and self-esteem in their personal growth and inner development.