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Course – Raising & Educating Our Children Without Punishment or Rewards

Submitted by on May 3, 2011 – 5:34 pm


Raising & Educating Our Children Without Punishment or Rewards
A Workshop presented by JUSTINE MOL from THE NETHERLANDS
for parents, grandparents, teachers & anyone working with children
Sunday, 8 May 2011, 9 am – 5 pm @ Senior Citizen’s Hall, Takaka
Cost: sliding scale of $60 – $80, T: (03) 525 7888 or (03) 527 8060

E: om@orcon.net.nz or kfp@dyslexiacorrectiontasmanbay.co.nz

Punishment and rewards are attempts to make children (+ our partners, colleagues and others) into the men or women we think they should be. If we trust the inner wisdom of our children so that they can blossom and become the unique persons they were born to be, we don’t need punishment and rewards.
In this workshop, we will make the shift from the reliance on right/wrong thinking towards an approach based on trust. We will explore NVC alternatives, like focusing on needs and finding interdependent solutions, expressing gratitude, celebrating and mourning. We will work with our own examples from everyday life.
This workshop is based on the book, GROWING UP IN TRUST, that Justine wrote in 2005. Matthew Rich writes about the book in the magazine ‘Montessore Leadership’: “Reading Mol’s work, I had the sense of a wise mentor guiding those who work with children in diverse contexts through this new territory. She has immense patience and understanding for how foreign, and difficult, this enormous shift in consciousness can be and enormous celebration for how fulfilling it is. Her tone is confidently reassuring but never patronizing.” The book will be for sale at the workshop at a discounted price.

Justine has written more books about her experience and perspectives regarding NVC.  She is also the co-creator of the Dutch version of the NVC game GROK (2008). One of her special skills is to ‘disarm’ formal documents such as contracts and letters. In May 2008 she received a diploma as Zen-Coach after training with Kare Landfald in Sweden and she offers coaching sessions via telephone and Skype. In 2004 she became an international certified NVC trainer. During 2007 she translated the NVC Dance Floors of Gina Lawrie and Bridget Belgrave.
She says, “I’m from a Catholic family of ten children and have raised three children myself. During 1998 I discovered Nonviolent Communication (NVC) by Marshall Rosenberg. I’d been a speech therapist for 25 years in Rudolf Steiner schools and other workplaces. I experience these recent years as a totally new phase in my life. What I did before, I see as a preparation to create a fertile soil on which I could flourish as a trainer in NVC, author and Zen-coach. NVC is also a great support in my efforts to get a man out of a Dutch prison who is not guilty and has been imprisoned for more than nine years (English summary at www.onschuldiggevangen.nl). I have explored spirituality by reading and taking courses in the fields of edukinology, reiki, different arts and anthroposophy. I am fascinated by Celtic Christianity, which teaches me to combine religion and nature. It’s principles are summarised as:
there is only one country – the earth
there is only one people – mankind
there is only one religion – love
For further information about Justine Mol & her work, visit her website, part of which is in English:

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