|O is for Overcoming Fears|
At Cedar Ridge Academy, one thing that the students work on with the help from staff is to basically face your fears so you can become comfortable with things that you are uncomfortable with. An example of this would be that you are afraid of speaking in front of a large group of people and you get really nervous and don’t feel comfortable doing it. Instead of avoiding that the best thing that you could possible do is just get up there and do it so you can get better at it.
Another kind of fear that we approach here are things that have to do with the fears chart. Like a fear of rejection of feeling rejected from a certain peer group or just from one person that you are trying to gain acceptance from. The way you would usually avoid getting that feeling would be to basically not be yourself and do things that are cool to get accepted from that peer or peer group. One of the biggest things here at Cedar Ridge is to be yourself, get to know yourself better, and to most of all love and respect yourself for who you really are. If you can be yourself and not avoid being yourself you will find it a lot easier to make friends that way.