Would you like to bring awareness of compassionate communication and mindfulness to the young people in your life? Are you curious as to how mindfulness can help cultivate Non-Violent Communication (NVC) for young people?
As a parent of a 7 and 10-year old, I intersect at the crossroads of mindfulness and NVC on a daily basis, moment to moment throughout the day.
I learned about mindfulness at a retreat over a decade ago with Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of MBSR, and then found Marshall Rosenberg’s NVC as the perfect connector to help make life wonderful.
I am the founder of Holistic Global Education, learner-centered cooperative for ages 5-14 in Houston, and am available to meet with your group of learners to craft dialogue around these important topics of humanity.
NVC Resources for young
Grok Cards for Adolescents & Adults
Mindful Compassion Practice
Kids choosing peace, kindness & empathy over reactivity.
Mindful Kids Pause offers resources for kids to practice the pause,
reflect, shift energy before responding.
Homeschooling Peace Club in Santa Fe, NM
Mindful Kids Pause covered Hawn Foundation's MindUp curriculum.
Mindful Kids Pause facilitated
Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication for Kids.
The NVC Family Practice was adapted from
Mindfulness for Kids: Classes in October and November
Joint effort with The Homeschool Peace Club of Santa Fe
Practiced Pebble Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh
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Peace Camp/ Peace Club (sponsored by Houston Peace and Justice Center):Peace camp recently completed its 14th summer camp in Houston. To keep the community of children and parents bonded and to continue watering the seeds of peace, the Peace Club meets during the year on Sundays. You can follow Peace Club on Facebook.
Mindful Schools: Mindful Schools was founded in 2007 as a program of a single school in Oakland CA. Today, it is a not-for-profit training organization with online and in-person courses, content, and a network of mindful educators spanning all 50 U.S. states and 100+ countries.
MindUP Curriculum: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.
Random Acts of Kindness ideas: This research-based curriculum features 15 lessons that use the latest information about the brain to dramatically improve behavior and learning for all students.
North Star community of learners: If you choose to leave school, you can go to college, find meaningful work, fulfill your dreams and have a great life. Together we envision and map a personal educational approach. The academic plan is based on the teen’s interests while also fulfilling the family’s needs. North Star facilitates this process through discussion and recommendations based on nearly two decades of experience.
Kind Mind, Happy Life: A program for ages 4-8 at Dawn Mountain in Houston, TX
The Dalai Lama Center: Heart-Mind well-being refers to creating a balance between educating the mind and educating the heart. The focus of most formal education systems is on teaching cognitive skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic. While there is a great focus in our society on academic achievement, a growing body of research demonstrates the positive impacts of social and emotional learning. In fact, research shows that heart and mind learning are highly interconnected, and that improving children's social and emotional skills directly benefits their ability to learn and apply cognitive skills.
Sahara School: non-profit alternative education private school, employing project-based learning methods and integrating child-oriented Buddhist teachings of mindfulness, kindness and compassionate virtue within a full and rigorous academic curriculum. (Eugene, OR)
Wake Up Schools supports educators to bring the practices of mindfulness and applied ethics into their own lives so they may be happy and free, and so they may in turn share these practices with colleagues and students in their school communities.
Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: Non-Violent Communication resource for parent-child relationships.
Non-Violent Communication (Parenting):
The parents should find the compassionate and deep awareness of their inner experience. They should learn what their children should feel when they do something just to discipline them.
This is the phase wherein parents should listen to their kids in deep compassionate. This is sure to give your children the understanding that you are there ready to listen with whatever they want to say.
Honest Self Expression:
It is defined to be the way of expressing parents through an authentic way and at the same time inspire their children to show compassion to other as well.
When these 3 phases are met, parents can easily do something to show their love with their kids without the need to use violence but compassion alone.