The fundamental principles and processes of Lewis Deep Democracy grew out of Myrna and Greg Lewis’s work in post-apartheid South Africa (1995-1998). (Click here to know more)
The method brings together Myrna and Greg’s experiences in clinical psychology with the paradigms of Newtonian and quantum thinking, in particular the psychoanalytical work of Sigmund Freud, Eric Bern and Richard Erskin, together with the work of the founder of Process Oriented Psychotherapy, Arnold Mindell.
CoResolve was recently introduced to people on the autistic and asperger spectrum, supported by a Social Company in Sweden, to enhance communication skills thus enabling them to re enter the workforce.
Coresolve has been used in a special project enabling people on the autistic and asperger spectrum to communicate in a Social Company. This is a new initiative enabling people to re enter the workforce Through the staff, participants and employers using the Coresolve methodology, as a clear system of communication all are able to be included and to communicate. Through the active participation of all participants the solutions uncovered reflect the wisdom that is present in the group. The hierarchical lines are softened and all participate with shared accountability and responsibility.
Through using the Coresolve methodology the new initiative is functioning well, the participants have improved the social and communication skill and there have been very real therapeutic benefits to the participants.
The therapeutic effects will be explored further with thirty staff members of various NGO ‘s who provide a wide range of services to differing populations groups, undergoing the Coresolve training.
Dealing with hot topics in educational settings has the potential to be a powerful learning opportunity, and a potentially disastrous endeavour. Discussions of large historic or current societal conflicts often bring these issues right into the classroom, possibly dividing the learners. Teachers often avoid addressing sensitive topics because they are concerned they won’t be able to handle them well, or that they may offend someone or some group. While these concerns are legitimate, leaving the sensitive topics out of the classroom is an enormous missed opportunity. It is exactly these issues that capture the attention of learners, providing disruptive and transformative learning opportunities. And the classroom represents one of the only spaces in which we can learn to have productive conversations.
Recognizing the above, CoResolve Youth Speaks provides a classroom-friendly version of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy toolkit. It enables teachers and educators to convene difficult conversations and resolve tension and conflict in educational settings at all levels, from primary schools to universities.
The Method supports young people, teachers and practitioners to learn about themselves and others by engaging in structured conversations and discussions. It turns these moments into learning opportunities. Working with this method and tools will also help to foster a culture of participation, dialogue, involvement and mutual respect at school. EVENS FOUNDATION, www. evensfoundation.be
Youth Speaks - provides a classroom-friendly version of the Lewis Method of Deep Democracy toolkit. It enables teachers and educators to convene difficult conversations and resolve tension and conflict in educational settings at all levels, from primary schools to universities