Giraffe Talk July 6
Things To Know
Giraffe Talk is a program for children ages 6-12 in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network (rmccn.org). Giraffe Talk is intended to help children integrate the intelligence of the mind with the intelligence of the heart. Why a giraffe? We use a giraffe as our mascot because they have really big hearts, around 25 pounds as compared to a human heart that weighs around 11 ounces. Giraffe Talk is about wanting our thoughts, words, and actions to come from our heart. We know we are in our hearts when we pay attention to what we’re feeling and what’s important to us, and when we pay attention to what others are feeling and what’s important to them. It’s easy to share and talk during interactive activities so we use play as a strategy for connecting. In Giraffe Talk, we develop insight around our own experiences, expand our feelings, and learn to understand that those feelings are telling us what’s important to us. This helps us understand why we behave the ways in which we do. We are encouraged to take action and ask for what we want. All of this supports us to develop empathy, kindness, and compassion, find meaningful relationships, feel good about who we are, and become more completely and fully ourselves. Imagine a world where every child learned Giraffe Talk.
“If we are to reach real peace in this world, we shall have to begin with the children.” Mahatma Gandhi
Event Date & Time
Begins Monday, July 6
3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
This is a multi-session program with sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from July 6-31. Registration required.
Free for all participants
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Login instructions will be emailed to you upon registration.
About the instructor:
Giraffe Talk founder and Certified Nonviolent Communication Trainer Susan Jennings will serve as lead facilitator. Adult and junior giraffes will assist in facilitating fun activities and lively conversations.
Susan Jennings holds a Master of Science Degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, a Master of Arts Degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She has created three businesses of her own in the private sector, taught and supervised graduate students at the university level, worked as a Divisional Rehabilitation Director in the corporate world, taught high school, and served as a mediator for the Colorado District Court in the 14th Judicial District. Susan is a certified trainer for the Center of Nonviolent Communication (cnvc.org), a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Compassionate Communication Network (rmccn.org), and an assistant on the leadership team for the Parent Peer Leadership Program (nvc-pplp.com). Because Susan’s heart yearns to support children, she founded Giraffe Talk in 2013 and she continues to serve as the lead facilitator for this program.
Watch this video to learn more about Giraffe Talk