This course is a two day introduction into the basics of Gentle Teaching and is taught by Nancy Nicolaus and Tracy Mauk, Gentle Teaching Educators with assistance from members of the Heart of America GTI Network. Gentle Teaching is based on a psychology of human interdependence. During the interactive training caregivers are asked to look at themselves and their spirit of gentleness. The training exercises assist the caregiver in identifying ways to express warmth and unconditional love toward the people in their lives, especially those supported who are the most disenfranchised from family and community life. Outcomes of this training are an understanding of and ability to teach others to feel safe, loved, loving and engaged through their own presence, words, touch and eyes; and to understand the concepts of community, companionship and connectedness.
Two day – six hours each day. Attendance at both days of training is required for certification of participation. Enrollment: 25 Maximum
Fees: $10 Registration Fee for Jackson County providers and residents; $35 Registration Fee for non-Jackson County participants. See Training Calendar for course dates. All sessions are 9:00 AM-3:00PM.