WHAT IS CLEAR?
CLEAR is a national evidenced-based program focused on empowerment and overall health and wellness for people living with HIV.
CLEAR workshops are one-on-one and specific to each client’s individual needs and interest. You’ll have the freedom to speak openly, without fear of a group’s reaction, or your partner’s reaction.
CLEAR is for anyone living with HIV regardless of gender or sexual orientation.
IT STARTS WITH 5 CORE SESSIONS
Sessions focus on:
Dealing with stressful situations and people
Identify your triggers to help you maintain your composure and act according to who you want to be.
Managing stress and learning relaxation techniques
Stress is a roadblock to accomplishing your goals. CLEAR provides instructions on various relaxation techniques such as meditation, visualization, and breathing exercises.
SMART problem solving
CLEAR will teach you a method for making decisions as well as ways to cope when decisions are laid upon you.
Improving communication skills
Being assertive is crucial to becoming your ideal self. Practice speaking your mind without shutting down your audience.
Setting goals for your future
The cornerstone of CLEAR is making goals. People who have taken CLEAR are often amazed how much they accomplish in a few short weeks.
ADDITIONAL SESSIONS CAN INCLUDE:
- Sexual risk
- Substance use
- Self care
HOW DOES IT WORK?
CLEAR appointments are once a week or bi-weekly and generally last an hour.
CLEAR is a process of self-discovery and is meant to be fun. Each session will be customized to fit the individuals needs!
If you have ever wanted to improve self care, learn to set goals, or address issues in your life in a no-pressure, fun environment, CLEAR is for you.
Call (515) 248-1595 and speak with one of our CLEAR counselors.