“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~ Albert Einstein
Restorative Solutions utilizes this approach to train school personnel and students in the skill of compassionate communication. The inspiration of Compassionate Communication— Nonviolent Communication, has been taught in 60 countries by Dr. Rosenberg. He worked with many diverse groups, as educators, managers, mental health and health care providers, lawyers, military officers, prisoners, police and prison officials, clergy, government officials, and individual families. He was also active in war-torn areas and economically disadvantaged countries, offering Nonviolent Communication training to promote reconciliation and peaceful resolution of differences (Founder’s Bio, Center for Nonviolent Communication). Of course such a simple natural technique can also be taught to children.
“Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by fear of punishment, and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.” – Mahatma Gandhi