Gentle Teaching Stories:
“I’m empowered to new heights as a leader, support, and friend.”
August 16, 2022/inBlog, Gentle Teaching, Stories
COR has empowered me to consistently reach new heights as a leader, support, and friend by investing in my growth by believing in my character & vision. Being shown years of opportunity, I am now motivated to actively show others their worth and help them access similar opportunities. I now understand where my heart truly is; seeing people lead healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.
The work I’ve done with COR consistently reveals how fulfilling it is to see those I care about succeed in their own ways and understand that every person has a unique gift to offer the world. This valuable insight has helped concentrate my passion for health and wellness into a meaningful future filled with empowering people to become the best versions of themselves. The Gentle Teaching philosophy incorporates compassion for people, putting dignity and respect at the forefront of the way we offer support. I’ve learned to see people for the amazing qualities they have, rather than treating them as a condition, behaviour, trauma, or challenge.
Gentle Teaching provides unique tools to best support the needs of that person to begin healing / progressing as they are, rather than simply meeting a standard set for them. Adopting this philosophy has been one of the most natural and important investments I’ve made in myself and who I am becoming.
Every day, we interact with people in our homes, neighbourhoods, communities and social groups. From how we greet a friend, to simply holding the door for a complete stranger, it is the genuineness in that encounter that defines our character. Gentle Teaching has taught me to be mindful of the way I interact with people as they may not remember what we say or what we do, but the love and compassion we show will make a lasting impact. Gentle Teaching showed me how much growth I needed to find within myself in order to care for and nurture all of my past, current, and future relationships. The way we treat other people is a true reflection of how much love we are first able to give ourselves.
The adoption of Gentle Teaching has facilitated the person I aspire to be and the direction my life is moving so naturally. It has shown me the power of relationships and how essential it is to build connection with others in order to establish trust and foster growth between both parties. Throughout more than five years with COR and under this philosophy, I have learned that the only way to empower someone to accept support and grow as an individual, trust must be established and remain at the core of your relationship. Growth and improvement is often met with hesitation, and when people experience a revolving door of support and people in their lives, lack of trust prevents any growth.
It has directly impacted the support I give and teaches me to accept the support from others, trusting they will be there for me when I need it as well. It has taught me the importance of my presence and how to project my energy in a loving, safe and welcoming way. Providing equitable opportunities for people to intrinsically see value in themselves and invest in their health is my passion. My vision and direction requires the utmost patience, unconditional acceptance and trust built every step moving forward. When people actively get the impression that we as supports aren’t leaving, a door for continuous trust and companionship presents itself. This can only occur when gentle teaching is at the core of the connections we build with people, which is precisely the person I aim to be everyday.
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