Creating Compassionate Cultures
1 two-hour session
This course offers a brief introduction to Creating Compassionate Cultures touching on the points that will be explored in more depth in the Seven Steps on Knowledge Strength and Compassion workshops. We review the core curriculum and how to begin creating mindfulness and compassion within yourself and others.
Creating Compassionate Cultures for Parents & Caregivers
7 ninety-minute sessions
This course introduces the foundation for the Creating Compassionate Cultures curriculum with an emphasis on how it can be implemented in the home and within family dynamics. Discussions and content cover the influence of culture, personal values, parenting styles, child development, learning methodologies (Montessori, etc.), multiple intelligences (including emotional intelligence), and social and emotional learning. It also reviews neuroscience research that supports the curriculum. The course concludes with a brief overview of the Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength, and Compassion curriculum (presented more fully in the 2-day workshop).
The Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength, and Compassion
2 day, fourteen-hour workshop
This course presents the core curriculum for the Seven Steps to Knowledge, Strength, and Compassion that was developed at Tara Redwood School. After 20 years of practice, this curriculum emerged as an integrated approach to help ignite the wish in the hearts of children to be kind and wise. Emphasizing the ideas of mindfulness, interconnection of all beings, the nature of change, how perception creates our reality, how we can transform harmful emotions, and the development of empathy and compassion, this course provides a guide to empowering you and the children in your life to make a positive difference in the world. We explore practical tools and methodologies developed at Tara Redwood School and allow time for group innovation to create new ideas and activities based on the Seven Steps.