The COR Approach

At COR, our approach is to teach caregivers that they themselves are instruments of peace, bringing messages of non-violence, forgiveness, empathy and total acceptance. Our central purpose is to teach the value of companionship and to develop a sense of community with those we support. We do not aim to to teach others skills, such as house cleaning or hygiene; or to stop hurting themselves or others. Although these are important skills to learn, they are not our central purpose at COR.

Before any learning is possible, we must first teach that it is safe to be with us, that the other person is good, and that we value them, regardless of what they do, or do not do. The caregiver must develop a sense of inner peace, bringing warmth and love during good moments and bad.