Compassion is … knowing children’s learning styles. And our own. Each one of us has our own individual conative style (Kathy Kolbe) and our own energy style and these effect how we learn. It breaks my heart over and over when children get damaged and think that there is something wrong with them and feel shame for not understanding things because a teacher or a school insists on teaching for only one type of energy type and conative style. We’re just not made from one mold and it’s so important for schools and teachers to understand this. When I’m with my clients, I’m careful to have an understanding of how they take action in the world and what their energy style is so that they are in alignment with their being.
8th day of the Jewish month of Av – the month of Compassion