Gentle Teaching Stories:
“There is no need for force when someone just wants to be understood and heard.”
February 24, 2023/inBlog, Employment, Gentle Teaching, Stories
When I first heard about Gentle Teaching, I had no idea what is was all about. At the same time, I was also excited to learn about it. I am glad that I have had the chance to gain the skills I now have from learning Gentle Teaching.
Gentle Teaching is a way to connect with not only the individuals that I serve, but also the people in my everyday life. For me, it has transformed me to be the person that I am today. It has provided me with the tools I need to make better connections with the individuals that I support at COR, with my family members, friends and peers, and with the people I will be helping after obtaining my degree.
Gentle Teaching has provided me with better skills to be able to create stronger relationships with the individuals I serve and the people in my community. I have more of a personal connection with my peers, and family, and I am able to use Gentle Teaching in everyday life from communicating with people around me to making those meaningful relationships.
I think Gentle Teaching is important for everyone to know about because it has made me realize that there is no need for force when someone just wants to be understood and heard. It really is all about being gentle. Gentle Teaching is a form of communication and is it a way to help individuals to feel safe, to feel valued (loved), to become more loving and to become more engaged, but to help them feel empowered in their everyday lives.
Gentle Teaching has taught me that it is important to value people no matter what. I want the individuals to feel the love and care that I feel within my own family and friends. I find that I am trusted more with the individuals that I support, when I listen to what they have to say, and when I am in their presence. I like to feel a sense of belonging within my circle of people and I want the same for the individuals that I support. I think that it provides a more meaningful relationship between myself and the individuals.
Gentle Teaching allows me to constantly watch the individuals grow. I am able to learn what works and what doesn’t work, it may not be a quick process, but I am still able to learn with the individuals. While supporting I like to interact with the individuals when times are rough, I want them to be able to come to me with and feel that they can express how they are feeling. When a person has something going on in their life that upsets them, and they are able to talk to me about it, especially those individuals I serve, I go home with the biggest smile on my face.
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