Gentle Teaching Stories:
“Relationships take time and effort.”
July 25, 2023/in, ,
Gentle Teaching has instilled many positive attributes to my personality and character. To me, Gentle Teaching refers to an approach of interacting with others that embraces empathy, patience, and reciprocal trust. It is the understanding that all individuals are unique, important, and deserve to be treated fairly. It means having warm, caring, and passionate interactions with the people that I support. It refers to offering unconditional love to those we serve. It is all of the above.
What I’ve learned over the years is that relationships take time and effort in order to culminate into something special and reciprocal. Each and every single day that I step foot into Jarred and Jamie’s home, I strive to bring a better version of myself. I am constantly looking to improve the way I communicate and interact with the individuals so that I can not only provide better care, but also become a better mentor and role model in their lives.
This ongoing journey toward personal betterment has translated very effectively into many other areas of my life. Outside of work, I try to employ the same principles of Gentle Teaching with my family and friends. I have become a more patient, understanding, and empathetic individual. I’ve come to understand that your actions speak louder than your words, meaning that you can claim to be a student of Gentle Teaching but it is ultimately your actions that define you as a person. It’s about voluntarily orienting your life to produce the best version of yourself as humanly possible, and consciously manifesting it in all aspects of your life.
Gentle Teaching has helped transform me into the person that I ultimately would like to become – an individual with a strong desire to bring out the best in myself as well as others and be committed to becoming a better support, coworker, friend, and brother, and son.
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