Want a respectful and deliberate antidote to violence of the self, violence done to others and violence in society? This inclusive and accessible introduction to the fields of Peace Education and Yogic Science provides you with a toolkit to experience and share contemplative pro-peace practices with your student/participants and is the first Theory and Practice Manual for teacher/facilitators to bring personal peacebuilding into the classroom, community centre or the field.
Developed to answer the question: can we provide simple, accessible and affordable peacebuilding (an intervention that stops harm) to any learning environment and assist people to self-regulate and attune themselves to nonviolence? This book is the answer: a comprehensive and insightful learning tool that presents cutting edge research alongside personal reflections of what it is like to `teach' this kind of content and how these practices can find space with the hectic realities of 21st Century living. This book contains (10) preparatory exercises, (15) pro-peace practices, and (7) Chakra Coloring pages - a healing and creative activity useful in emotional grounding and stress management. Our ambition is to assist teacher/facilitators to add these practices to their own lives and then `live the learning' they hope to share with others.
Katerina Standish is Senior Lecturer at the National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Janine M. Joyce is a freelance wellness practitioner, social worker and counselor working on community building, child protection and trauma and stress management.