Descúbrete [discover yourself in English] is a personal growth counseling program that seeks to enrich the lives of local women, youths and in the near future men, via a cohesive program focused on self-discovery, self-reliance and empowerment. The aim is to help them gain insight into what is driving them, their motivations, their skills and abilities, strengths and weaknesses, and the patterns of behavior that keep them from achieving their potential. By understanding themselves, they find out what they really want, what is preventing them from having it, and how to overcome obstacles. This powerful program has been implemented around the world with much success.
In the Punta Mita area, the program was initially targeted at women who would meet in groups guided by facilitators, to share their experiences, assess their skills and personal attributes and generally help and encourage each other on their paths toward personal growth and more satisfying lives for themselves, their families and their communities.
The initial women’s 2014 Descúbrete workshops, attended by 18 women, were so successful, that attendance in the following year 2015, increased to 42 women. Descúbrete was expanded in the spring of 2015 to include youths aged 13 to 19. Seventy youths from the Punta de Mita area attended one and a half day workshops during the fall of 2015.
Both the women’s and youth’s programs are on-going and a set of 5 workshops for women and 5 for youths will be held this year in 2016. For each Descúbrete session a group of trained and experienced counselors and psychologists from Guadalajara facilitate the workshops.