Education 4 Peace

Acceptance, Compassion, Respect, Behaviour, Emotions, Empathy, Feelings, Understanding, Knowledge, Self-esteem, Tolerance, Positivity, Peace, Determination, Creativity, Empowerment, Integrity, Patience, Happiness, Humor, Trust, Humility, Communication, Concentration, Caring, Openness, Listening

Cannes (Foot Citoyen, France)

Cannes, France, October 2009 to May 2010

An eight-session training was given for coaches and referees from three football clubs in the city of Cannes (AS Cannes, USCBO, Olympique Suquetan), in which they explored and experimented with the mind-management tools, NonViolent Communication and relaxation. They discovered the benefits these tools can bring in their respective roles as coaches and referees, both in managing their own emotions and those of the players. More specifically, they learned the power of empathic listening in conflict management and its positive impact on the mood and performance of the players.