Introduction to Gentleness
Held at the Eitas Training Center, 8508 Hillcrest Road, Kansas City, MO 64138
Cost: $11 - For Jackson County providers and residents.; $16 - For non-Jackson County participants.
This is a four-hour course into the basics of Gentle Teaching and is taught by Gentle Teaching educators Tracy Mauk and Sarah Vallandingham with assistance from local mentors. Gentle Teaching is based on a psychology of human interdependence. During the interactive training caregivers are asked to look at themselves and their spirit of gentleness. The training exercises assist the caregiver in identifying ways to express warmth and unconditional love toward the people in their lives, especially those supported who are the most disenfranchised from family and community life. Outcomes of this training are an understanding of and ability to teach others to feel safe, loved, loving and engaged through their own presence, words, touch and eyes; and to understand the concepts of community, companionship and connectedness.