I think that the philosophy of Gentle Teaching and the idea of forming therapeutic relationships has really shaped me into the person that I am today. It has helped me support those I serve and has helped me foster relationships in my personal life. It has shaped the way that I provide nursing care and gives me a deeper understanding of the way I can provide the best care possible, holistically, as well as in Western medicine practices. I had a fair amount of healthcare experience before coming to COR, but after learning Gentle Teaching, the way that I nurture in the healthcare field has grown and is continuing to grow.
My body language is something that I often think about when I am talking to someone or caring for them, and this was something that stood out to me in my Gentle Teaching training. I now take time to think about my body language and understand what signals I am giving off. I believe that I am often seen as someone my friends, family, and co-supports can come to if they are struggling in their personal or support life and that people feel comfortable doing this because of my presence, body language, honesty and the energy that I give off. The four pillars of gentle teaching have shaped the way that I look at all my personal relationships and have become key values of what principles I want to provide, as well as receive in my relationships.