As its name indicates in English, it is “Thinking with the heart” giving way to a happier and fuller life in the case of adults, learning to manage our own emotions and at the same time being able to provide an education to our children based on positive education and values such as humility, compassion, positive thinking or empathy.
The name of the project is English not because it sounds cooler, but because, it’s part of a priori dream that seems impossible but as a famous Walt Disney phrase says: “If you can dream it, you can do it. Think, believe, dream and dare”. My dream is to unite educational communities around the world to fight for a law of universal emotional education, where it is something essential for the education of children by adults as a right, but also included in the curriculum of teacher training as essential for the teaching-learning process. I know it seems difficult but that’s why I’m not going to stop trying, and as the Dalai Lama says, we start with pilot schools so that later on they spread to the rest, thus making everyone aware.
For this it is essential to educate our own emotional intelligence, since it is impossible to educate the emotions of our children if we do not know how to manage our own. Taking into account that children learn by imitating adults that surround them, we are the key piece to getting an education based on values and love.
For this, Heart Thinking works on emotional education in two different programs:
One for parents and teachers where we work on management of our emotions, working on aspects as important as self-esteem, resilience and empathy among others. Positive education and tools for respectful education from love.
And another for children, where specific programs are developed to work with children’s emotional education, study of their needs, based on your objectives, age, family and school environments. For this we use the tools and specific activities of emotional education. Since it is not the same to do an emotional education program to include a child in the class group because he/she is introverted, than to another because he/she is rejected by his classmates because of his/her aggressive behaviour, for example. It is clear that each child and group of children are different, hence a study of their emotional needs and what we intend to achieve.