Gentle Teaching Stories:
“I have blossomed into someone I love and respect.”
August 31, 2022/inBlog, Gentle Teaching, Stories
Gentle Teaching has greatly transformed the person I am today, and I know it will play a huge role in guiding me towards my goals and into the person I aspire to be. This past year has been one of a huge change for me. I have fought my way out of a deep, dark place, and blossomed into someone I love and respect.
Gentle Teaching has taught me to see the intrinsic value of each and every person. Being gentle with others has never been a struggle for me. I believe what brought me to COR was the desire to be a positive, bright light in someone else’s life. However, being gentle with myself has always been immensely difficult. I have always been hard on myself, which led me down a path of low self-esteem and low self-worth. I struggled with mental health problems, physical health problems and addiction.
Throughout my time with COR, I have witnessed what an impact Gentle Teaching and creating a culture of gentleness has on individuals’ lives. I have watched people flourish and grow. I have seen amazing things happen, just by being gentler with one another.
I strive to be kind and gentle to those I support, but often I was anything but kind and gentle to myself. When I started being gentler with myself, my whole life changed. Gentle Teaching has transformed the person I am today. I allow myself to make mistakes, to learn and to grow. Even if I am not perfect, I too have intrinsic value as a human being. Gentle Teaching has helped me love myself.
Since accepting myself for exactly who I am, I have become the happiest and healthiest version of me. I am more confident, and I see the value in the person I am. By loving myself first, I am able to be a better support, friend, student, daughter and sister. There are more positive parts of me to give. I will take everything Gentle Teaching has taught me in my life going forward, and I know it will play a huge role in helping me reach my goals and dreams.
COR Family Member