MATES Cafe is a network of everyday people of all cultures and ethnicity (including teens, elders and lgbt+) who are trained to meet with a person in crisis or isolation at a local cafe, and provide emotional support and encouragement.
MATES Cafe will empower your life so you can in turn empower the lives of others in need.
MATES are here:
To help people of all ages, gender, culture, ethnicity and personal beliefs through the challenges and tough times of life including relationship breakdown, depression, anxiety, loss and grief, bullying, loneliness and isolation. MATES are trained to be there for someone in need and helping them through a point of crisis in their life. It's not about therapy, fixing or giving advice, just simply listening and helping them to find new direction in their life.
At MATES, we encourage every person to understand that maintaining high energy is one of the best defenses to prevent low energy emotions such as anxiety, frustration, anger, sadness, despair and disempowerment.
In the 21 day Challenge which is a prelude to the official MATES facilitator training program, we offer the opportunity to overlay 5 high energy subconscious programs which will reorient your mental focus. This will change the filters in your brain and activate the reward pathway (rather than the threat pathway which sabotages your happiness).
The first stage of MATES training is for participants to understand and apply these powerful transformative processes in their own lives.
The MATES 21-Day Challenge:
Do each of the five tasks below every day for the next 21 days:
Drink 2.0 litres (women) 2.5 litres (men) of water per day (filtered, room temp) Have the first 500ml first thing in morning… you can add 1 tsp of lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar for balancing PH levels and to aid in detoxing your liver which works hard to filters out toxins
Write down in your Journal 3 things you are grateful for and feel the gratitude for each as you write them
Laugh out loud once per day, you can fake it if you have to or need to
Say “Thankyou” to someone once a day… feel the appreciation, open yourself up to receiving
Write down in your Journal at the end of the day, the best thing that happened to you that day… relive the event in your mind and celebrate it with a physical action like a fist pump or dance etc.(this is important as it becomes a psychological anchor)
Please consider helping us with your time, expertise or financial donations. MATES TRUST NZ is a Registered Charitable Trust: RN CC 44541