Have you ever heard the saying 'no one cares how much you know until they know how much you care'? I'm not sure who first said it, but nothing could be more true when it comes to facilitation and teaching.
When it comes to building trust-- and especially when it comes to teaching the skills that help others build trust -- there are endless nuances because the experience of trust is subjective. Each person is on their own journey to create it, receive it, feel it and grow it-- and our experience of trust shifts with our perspective.
The third learning adventure in the Elements of heART program has been a powerful tool in helping learning communities build trust as a group and in helping all of us as individuals discover what trust looks and feels like to each of us.
One of the magic pieces of the equation here (as with all of the programming we develop) is the arts integration component. As the littles learn to build 3D forms by applying what they explored in Linear Attention and Shape of Responsibility, they begin to open new ways of seeing and creating through experimentation in their art.
This work has a direct effect on their ability and motivation to connect to themselves and others in new ways. The learning adventure becomes an experience of recognizing the trust that is developing as our littles show up to develop their creative abilities.
Experiencing trust in our relationships and becoming trustworthy is a lifelong practice that is reciprocally fed by our relationships and by the space we experience within them. When we leverage our creativity in community, we deepen our ability to trust in ourselves and others along the way.