People who work with Gentle Teaching soon find out that that it’s more important to change themselves in the way they are interacting with the persons with special needs, than to change the person. When we are able to be unconditionally safe and loving in an authentic way, we see that the person changes almost by himself.



This change in our posture doesn’t come by itself. You have to work on it intentionally. This seems to ask much from you, but it also gives you a lot of benefit. You find more pleasure and satisfaction in your work, and it can also help you on all kind of moments in your personal life.

Many caregivers who gone through the Gentle Teaching training mention that at first it helped them a lot in dealing with their own children, especially in their puberty.  And later they found it more easy to apply in their work with people with special needs.