ValuesJam Fanzine Edition 24
Value of the month:
Important dates this month:
1st Oct to 31st Oct
A month-long observance devoted to education about the history of Black people and the celebration of their contributions to history.
Grandparents Day UK – The UK’s celebration of grandmothers, grandfathers and all grandparents.
World Smile Day – A day started by Harvey Ball, creater of the smiley, as a day which is dedicated to smiles and kind acts throughout the world.
World Teachers Day – Where would we be without the value of Learning and education?.
Shwmae Su’mae Day – An annual celebration of the Welsh Language, encouraging people to have a go at speaking Welsh with their friends. Not sure this should be here but co-founder Alan is Welsh!
World Values Day (see below)
World Singing Day – World Singing Day is a global sing-along held annually on the 3rd Saturday in October. As a catalyst for positive human connection, this one day each year serves as an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music.
Diwali – the Hindu festival of Lights, which is celebrated with fireworks, decoration and feasting.
What is World Values Day?
World Values Day is an annual campaign to increase the awareness and practice of values around the world.
Values are what matter most to us. They motivate and guide us. They are the passion in our hearts, the reason we do the things we do.
In a world that can feel increasingly divided, values help unite us. They are the glue holding together our communities and wider society.
The theme this year is Values Bring Us Together. So on World Values Day let’s put our values into action, reaching across the growing barriers that divide us to build stronger communities and a more united world. Celebrations take place from 1-31 October and ValuesJam is a great way to be involved with values-led conversations in your community.
People loved the Peace playlist last month so here is a playlist for bringing us together 21 Songs About Belonging to a Community and Coming Together (developgoodhabits.com)
ValuesJam on YouTube
ValuesJam Guide for Communities
ValuesJam have created a FREE guide for communities which can be downloaded from our website: https://values-jam.com/
To get you ready for ValuesJam sessions in October and embrace the ValuesJam vibe of passing it forward, use the promocode WVD2023 when you order two card decks or more to save £10. About | Values Jam (values-jam.com)
If you are ready to step it up a level, consider joining Certified ValuesJammer Pro training – learn how to facilitate values-led conversations to connect people using the acclaimed ValuesJam card deck let us know at Jamming@Values-Jam.com.
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ValuesJammer Call To Action
REMEMBER TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE at:
If you haven’t done so already you still have time to complete our ValuesJam survey: https://www.menti.com/es967haiey We will be announcing the results in early November.
This month co-founder Alan is striving to have a ValuesJam each day 1-31 October. If you would like to help him and join for a ValuesJam during October be in touch.
Values Jammer in the Spotlight
We believe that the value of TOGETHERNESS is closely related to this year’s World Values Day theme of VALUES Bring Us Together. ValuesJammer Liliana Mandal is this month’s ValuesJammer in the Spotlight
Who are you?
My name is Liliana, I am dyslexic, dyspraxic, vegetarian and an occupational therapist with a passion for supporting people with mental health difficulties to build a life worth living.
What are your core values?
My core values are gratitude, because I have so much to be grateful for, and compassion, because through compassion the world becomes a better place.
Why did you join the ValuesJam community?
I joined the ValuesJam community because I love the values card game, which connects people through values.
How are you using your ValuesJam card decks?
I use the cards for my therapeutic groups, I use them as an icebreaker, or a way to start positive conversation, or in my goal setting sessions. They always bring so much insight and they open a window of wisdom.
Fave rock n roll moment of magic from a ValuesJam session?
When a client flips over a ValuesJam card and instantly the value on the card they picked resonates with them, and they realize that it is a value they hold dear. This simple thing can truly help someone to understand themselves and their goals for the future.
How could more TOGETHERNESS improve the world?
By recognising our togetherness and actively engaging in collective actions, we can create a more peaceful, equitable and sustainable world.
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