Empowering civic activism toward a culture of peace.
THE CALIFORNIA PEACE ALLIANCE/
CAMPAIGN FOR A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF PEACEBUILDING
Invites You to Join Our
Second Monday Telephone Conference on 4/11/16
RITA MARIE JOHNSON
Founder Rasur Foundation International
Educator, Author, Innovator
BEING COMPLETELY CONNECTED
APRIL 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (Pacific Time)
Call-in No. 1-712-775-7031, Access Code 719-062-520#
If unable to get through on that number, dial 1-951-262-7373
This call is open to all who are interested.
The Connection Practice combines empathy and insight to increase an individual’s ability to skillfully respond to whatever comes up in life. “Empathy is attained through a conscious connection to [their] feelings and needs and those of others at any given moment. Insight is accessed through heart-brain coherence, which is when the heart, mind and emotions are in sync with one another. Through coherence, the reactions of the amygdala (the center of emotional memories in the brain) are reduced and you think more clearly.” - Rasur Foundation International.
This practice has boosted the social and emotional intelligence of over 100,000 students in Costa Rican schools, has been taught as a graduate course at the United Nations University for Peace and is now offered in businesses, schools, and non profits in the United States. There is currently a program in San Jose, CA for parents of at risk kids, teaching them the Connection Practice so they can eliminate unnecessary conflict and enrich family life. This practice is also being taught in Japan.
Rita Marie Johnson is the founder of the Rasur Foundation International, an author, educator and innovator. After moving to Costa Rica in 1993, Rita Marie sought a method of social-emotional learning that could prevent violence in schools. Her research led to the realization that empathy is most efficiently attained through a conscious connection to feelings and needs, and insight is most reliably accessed through heat-brain coherence. She discovered a synergy between empathy and insight that maximizes social and emotional intelligence, eliminates unnecessary suffering and leads to life-enriching choices. This epiphany resulted in the Connection Practice, which is extremely powerful, and scalable, in school settings. (See www.rasurinternational.org and Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results by Rita Marie Johnson.)
Rita Marie also initiated a bill in Costa Rica’s legislative assembly in 2006 to establish a Ministry for Peace and it passed in 2009 and Costa Rica now has a Ministry of Justice and Peace.
California State Coordinator/ Northern CA
The Peace Alliance
Campaign for a U.S. Department of Peacebuilding
Join this historic effort to create a culture of peace.