Life Skills For Living
Empowering people to lead peaceful, productive lives
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Life Skills for Living (LSL) is a nonprofit organization offering evidence-based Anger Management, Stress Management, Conflict Resolution and Relationship Enrichment.  During the 27-year history of LSL we have helped thousands of individuals manage their negative emotions.  We serve youth, teens and adults of all ages. 

One unique aspect of LSL is that our services are accessible to individuals at a variety of settings – through individual and group classes facilitated at our home office, seminars provided at many local churches, school district adult community education classes, six state prisons, the Bexar County Adult Detention Center and Haven for Hope.  We even offer an excellent online class that is easily accessible through a mobile phone, a tablet and/or a personal computer! 
Many organizations provide help for those who need physical resources; LSL provides help for those with emotional needs.  Our trained and certified volunteer facilitators provide our programs to meet the emotional needs of our community.
    
Mission
The mission of Life Skills is to empower people to live peaceful and productive lives.  We live in an extremely fast paced, often stressful and complicated world.  Statistics show that much of the unacceptable behavior in our society is a direct result of uncontrolled negative anger, stress, conflicts and the inability to maintain peaceful and productive relationships.

LSL’s proven evidence-based programs directly target the root causes of negative emotions of anger and stress.  Our mission is complete when LSL principles and concepts are taught, accepted and practiced.  We are confident that the results are not only positive, but also life changing and on a permanent basis.  These principles and concepts will positively impact one’s life to live a peaceful and productive life.
Core Values
CORE VALUES OF LIFE SKILLS FOR LIVING

  • Dignity: respect the human rights and beliefs of our clients/staff.
  • Love: embrace people with openness, honesty and acceptance.
  • Hope: facilitate positive growth and emotional success of clients.
  • Integrity: be real with clients and humbly apply insights and wisdom.
  • Commitment: be diligent with clients and work as hard as they do.
  • Consistency: be loyal to our courses/services and wounded clients.
  • Growth: walk with clients as they mature their management of anger.
  • Value: teach our time tested programs as it is written and intended.
  • Respect: treat all races, ages, and ethnic groups with sincere respect.
  • Change: encourage positive change by using tools for management.
  • Impact: empower clients to experience significant life changes.
  • Speech: talk truthfully to people as they are, not as I wish them to be.
  • Honor: bring honor to God in our programs and client relationships.
  • Confidentiality: maintain client and their records confidentiality.
  • Work: produce excellent resources and environments for clients. 
  • Grace: practice daily the privilege of loving God and our clients.
  • Fun: find joy and laughter in client relationships and our sessions.
  • Accountability: considered highly essential to our clients and team.

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LIFE SKILLS FOR LIVING (LSL) STAFF CORE VALUES

  • Jesus Christ is the CEO, leader and model of this ministry team and organization, plus He is our Savior and Lord.
  • God’s inspired word the Bible is our foundation and standard for materials, programs, education, instruction, practices and policies.
  • We marvel in the Holy Spirit’s ability to help our clients be renewed in the spirit of their minds and to become new individuals in God. 
  • LSL prays for our clients and pay special attention to the less fortunate, discouraged, oppressed clients, students and inmates.
  • As Good Samaritans, we meet emotionally wounded clients where they are and promptly treat them with respect and courtesy.
  • We focus on meeting client needs, while we preserve and grow His ministry with accountability, but must avoid self-congratulation.
  • LSL respects the various Christian traditions and loyalties of our co-workers, fellow laborers and clients in this ministry of mercy. 
  • WE are only one specialty within the Body, ancillary to local churches, and LSL desires to co-labor with other Christian ministries.
  • Character is more important than talent, and we admit our fallibilities, while we welcome a sense of humor in our workplace with clients.

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