Practices are something you experience (repeatedly).
In the Restorative Practices Neuro-developmental model, we have several different types of content. There are educational films, conversations, frameworks, and, as you may have guessed, a lot of practices. Practices are something that you experience. We might say that they are things that you do, except that some practices (many of them) are not so much doing as allowing. Because we are migrating away from human doing, reclaiming more of our human being.
A practice is designed to be neuro-plastic. It is deployed, at some level here, to support the transformation of your biology. Because we are, in essence, what we practice. And so for this reason the selection of particular practices is not unimportant. Our job, working with your curator, is to help you find practices that meet the intersection of your challenges (symptoms, dis-eases, struggles, etc.) and your meaning-making (connection, relatedness, yearning, growth edges, what's important to you). Here, at the fruitful collision of what you are struggling with and who you are becoming, are activities that are likely to both support your transformation, and be meaningful to you.
Because part of why we built this platform is that each of us is unique. We have a unique story, based on our unique experiences, our families of origin, how we've been socialized, the culture(s) we are part of, our social location (gender, race, social class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and geographic location), what is important to us, what has harmed us, and what we yearn for. We have a lot in common, and there is more that connects us than divides us, yet we are all differentiated by the manner in which we are becoming. And so there is no one-size-fits-all here. There is no generic formulation.
Our journey into practice involves tailoring education, frameworks, and practice to meet you in as personal a way as we can. And it is for this reason that the platform is never finished, but, like us, a work in progress. With 60, and growing, members of our faculty working to weave a choose-your-own-adventure that is useful to you.To get back to the dashboard, click here or on the My Dashboard button in the top right of your navigation (desktop) or hamburger menu (phone), or use your browser's back button.