Lesson 3 Homework


We invite you to strengthen your skill of mapping by using the Alma map to make sense of specific challenges you have encountered in the past or that are current in your own life. These can be big challenges, like coping with a conflict with someone you care about, or they can be smaller challenges, like finding that an item you purchased from the store is damaged or defective. Also, it is ok if it is a one-time challenge, like a friend canceling at the last minute, or one that is likely to stick around for a while, like being on the second tough week of your babyu2019s teething. We include these examples just as food for thought. Itu2019s important to focus on a challenge that will help you get more familiar with the parts of the map and how they fit together.


Instructions: Complete a map, using either the PDF or the web map for one specific challenge or difficulty in your life. You can even pull out a blank sheet of paper! Fill in the following steps:

What happened at this time?

How did you feel at this time?

What did you do (or not do) at this time?

Were any downward spirals present?

  • Was there a first downward spiral at this time, or could you imagine how one could be created over time?
  • Was there a second downward spiral at this time, or could you imagine how one could be created if the first downward spiral were to continue?

Were any upward spirals present?

Bonus question: If you got active in a way that prevented or reversed a downward spiral, make some notes of that too!

Instructions: Youu2019ve created a map of the Circles of Connection in your life. Review the circles of connection and make any revisions to get more familiar with the Circles of Connection activity, considering these questions:

Are there any people in your life you forgot to include?

Do you want to make any changes to where you placed people in relation to you (closer or farther away)?

Complete the reflection below after you finish the Homework.


Reflections will appear here

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