The primary purpose of this training is to provide an introductory overview of Gentle Teaching; it’s founder, history, and philosophical foundations. Additionally, the facilitator will teach both the central purpose and basic principles of Gentle Teaching, including: the Four Pillars: to feel safe, to feel valued (loved), to become more loving and to become more engaged. Within this training the learner will be introduced to the Four Tools of Gentle Teaching: our hands, our eyes, our words and our presence.
- Establishing the perspective that a caregivers/teachers role is critical and requires a deep commitment to personal and social change.
- Gentle Teaching must begin with us: we must be intentional with our warmth toward others, our willingness to give without any expectation of receiving anything in return, and our intense desire to form feelings of companionship and community with those who are pushed to the edge of society.