A Culture of Gentleness
February 28 @ 10:00 am - March 3 @ 2:00 pm$20
Gentle Teaching incorporates compassion as an alternative to the reactive practices there can be when working with people who may use their actions to communicate, or who may have complex needs. It’s central purpose is to nurture; teach; and sustain a sense of companionship, connectedness, and community for people who have repeatedly experienced an existence of disconnectedness, isolation and loneliness.
Gentle Teaching is based on the premise that we all have a right to feel safe and valued in our homes; with our families and carers; and at our job, school, or other meaningful activities.
People who are most vulnerable to being restricted and controlled, need to experience interactions that are overwhelmingly positive and uplifting (vs. critical and demanding).
This is a genuine and intentional cultural shift to, or in some cases a deepening of, those principles that provide a solid base for helping people experience companionship and connectedness.
This workshop will introduce the Central Purpose of Gentle Teaching and The Six Elements will be explored in detail.
Emphasis is placed on strategies that can lead to others feeling safer and more valued, how one’s trauma history can influence behaviour, planning proactively to reduce stress and challenges, and the value of supporting all involved.
There are two dates to choose from
Tues 28th Feb 10am to 2pm OR Fri 3rd Mar 10am to 2pm