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Mindfulness and compassionate presence are essential pillars in the way we relate to ourselves and each other.  We also use nonviolent communication tools to support difficult conversation and unpacking conflict, including hurt feelings.  Some of our previous work can be found here.

On Sensations
NVC Language Stories
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Grok Cards for Adolescents & Adults

NVC Resources

NVC Resources for young 

Learning NVC

Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness for Adolescents
Activity Cards
Mindful Curriculums Completed by HGEC

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. 


Influenced by:

MBSR founder Jon Kabat-Zinn

Homeschooling Peace Club in Santa Fe, NM

Mindfulness Practice Community of Houston

Fall & Spring 2017

Mindful Kids Pause covered Hawn Foundation's MindUp curriculum.

Spring 2018

Mindful Kids Pause facilitated

Marshall Rosenberg's Non-Violent Communication for Kids.

The NVC Family Practice was adapted from

The No-Fault Classroom and Giraffe Juice Workbook.

Fall 2018

Mindfulness for Kids: Classes in October and November

Summer 2019

Joint effort with The Homeschool Peace Club of Santa Fe

Practiced Pebble Meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh

Interested in setting up a private group series? Please Contact Us

Learn more about mindfulness here and

Non-Violent (Compassionate) Communication



Mindfulness in School Primary Grade Pilot Program (UK)

Mindfulness in Schools .b Program in UK 

Tutorial School: democratic school with a bibliography of their major influences.  (Santa Fe, NM)

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.

Bringing Mindfulness to our Public Schools (Tim Ryan, US Congressman)

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.

English Dharma Group @ Jade Buddha Temple offers children's Dharma classes for young kids (4-7)and older kids (8-11).

Respectful Parents, Respectful Kids: Non-Violent Communication resource for parent-child relationships.

The No-Fault Classroom: Resource for teaching NVC in a school setting.  Also see Giraffe Juice for younger kids and more aligned with the Giraffe and Jackal characters of NVC language.

Non-Violent Communication (Parenting): 

Self Empathy:  

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.

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