Gentle Teaching Stories:
I love the fact that I have been able to support at such an amazing place like COR
December 29, 2022/inBlog, Employment, Gentle Teaching, Stories
After learning about Gentle Teaching, I now understand how to nurture and create a culture of gentleness in my life. I am often looking to check in with family and friends to make sure they are feeling wellness in their lives, and if they are not, I am reaching out to see how I can assist them.
When supporting, I am constantly reinforcing with the people I support that they are amazing individuals and celebrating with them when they succeed in their goals, and even the small successes in their life. I make sure to let them know I care about them, and during the more difficult times, I remind them that I’m there for them. After a negative interaction happens, I check in to see how they are feeling and remind them that I care for them no matter what happens. I am constantly trying new activities and ideas to create new engagement opportunities among the people I support and support with. I do my best to help the people we support grow as individuals.
Additionally, I strive to provide support to team members when they require it. When I hear it has been a more difficult day, I bring in some coffee and have a quick chat with my colleague to help them debrief what had happened earlier and give them a bit of a break before the end of their support time. I love the fact that I have been able to support at such an amazing place like COR. It has taught me so much! Thank you for the opportunity to grow as a person and as a social worker.
COR family member