The Tools of Gentle Teaching
Within a Culture of Gentleness, caregivers use themselves as the tools to teach others to feel safe, loved, loving and engaged – their own presence, words, hands, and eyes.
Through the use of our four tools, educators and caregivers are taught that they themselves are instruments of peace, bringing messages of non-violence, forgiveness, empathy and total acceptance. These tools are not fancy, tricky to use, or expensive. They are things that we use everyday to connect with those around us — our hands, our eyes, our words, and our presence. Our tools are instruments to connect and build relationships with those around us.