The Seven Powers for Conscious Adults
Power of Perception
No one can make you angry without your permission.
GOAL: To teach adults and children to take responsibility for our own upset.
Power of Unity
We are all in this together.
GOAL: To perceive compassionately, and offer compassion to others and to ourselves.
Power of Attention
Whatever we focus on, we get more of.
GOAL: To create images of expected behavior in a child’s brain.
Power of Free Will
The only person you can change is you.
GOAL: Learning to connect and guide instead of force and coerce.
Power of Acceptance
The moment is as it is.
GOAL: To learn to respond to what life offers instead of attempting to make the world go our way.
Power of Love
Choose to see the best in others.
GOAL: Seeing the best in others keeps us in the higher centers of our brain so we can consciously respond instead of unconsciously react to life events.
Power of Intention
Mistakes are opportunities to learn.
GOAL: To teach a new skill rather than punishing others for lacking skills we think they should possess by now.
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.
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