The Pending Protégés walked into the usual multi-purpose room at the American University of Kuwait. As per usual the second day of the program is dense, usually challenging the mind and tickling the imagination. The day focused on the students’ cognitive abilities, and it wasn’t anything beyond their grasp.
Former mentor Reem Al-Huneidi kicked off the day of heavy thinking with a session titled “Why the Proteges?” She started by pointing out how the human is a “mixture of experiences”, and led on to talk about becoming free of guilt. “Don’t be a banana monkey,” she said. “Let it go.” Al-Huneidi believes that by acknowledging one’s emotions it becomes easier to cleanse yourself of the painful memories. Additionally, she strongly believes that one can do anything to take their mind of their worries, as long as they hurt no one. Al-Huneidi finished the session by guiding the students through a series of mental exercises that exhibited the most majestic organ; the brain.
Once the first session was over, mentor Mishari Al-Mufarreh lit up the room with his black suit jacket. His presentation, titled “The Beginning” delved into the core basics of Neuro Linguistic Programming, one of Al-Muffareh’s many areas of study. The session began with Mentor Mishari discussing the principles of success, labeling the strategies and methods through which the students can start building a more fulfilled life. The second half of the session delved into the ways through which the students could program their minds to believe whatever they wanted, as long as they wanted it enough.
The day was long but fruitful. But again, that can also be said about the program at a whole.