The Foundation of Safety
Becoming conscious of hurtful patterns and the willingness to change those patterns is the greatest gift we can give children. Becoming conscious allows us to access our own wisdom and remain calm in the face of antagonism and disorder. It is the foundation of choice and change.
Self-Regulation: Managing our own thoughts, feelings and actions – is the cornerstone of a successful life.
The “conscious” part of Conscious Discipline is based on consciousness and mindfulness research, and consists of seven powers. The Seven Powers for Conscious Adults empower us to self-regulate. The Seven Powers for Conscious Adults create long-term, lasting success by guiding us to become conscious, present, attuned and responsive to the needs of ourselves and children.
The seven powers provide a foundation that facilitates our access to the integrated executive brain state where all higher-order thinking occurs. From this state, we can override impulsive and reactive tendencies. Any classroom management or discipline system that fails to address the conscious awareness and emotional intelligence of the adult is ultimately doomed. The Seven Powers for Conscious Adults create long-term, lasting success by guiding us to become conscious, present, attuned and responsive to the needs of ourselves and children.
Power of Perception
BIG IDEA: No one can make you angry without your permission.
GOAL: To teach adults and children to take responsibility for our own upset.