Thanks to the work and impact of Mama Geri Lynn Peak, who introduced The Virtues Project to WombWork Productions, Inc. in 2009, which represents integral and core values. The five strategies of the virtues help performers and audience members alike live more authentic, purposeful lives that allows children to grow with compassion and idealism. This also fosters a culture of character in our schools, workplaces, and communities.
Strategy I: Speak the Language of Virtues
Language has the power to discourage or to inspire. Using virtues to acknowledge, guide; correct and thank awakens the best within us. Encouragement and Appreciations are great motivators. Virtues language also allows us to balance discipline with tact.
Strategy III: Set Clear Boundaries
Boundaries based on respect and restorative justice create a climate of peace, cooperation, and safety in our homes, schools and communities. Students give their best both ethically and energetically when guidelines and parameters are clear, as opposed to the chaos of constantly shifting priorities and agreements.
Strategy V: Offer Companioning
Being deeply present and listening with compassionate curiosity guides others to find clarity and to create their own solutions. It supports healing and growth.
Strategy II: Recognize Teachable Moments
Recognizing the virtues needed in daily challenges helps us to become life-long learners open to the lessons of character. Avoiding shaming and blaming defuses disunity and backbiting. Calling students to a high level of accountability motivates them to perform with excellence and to make amends instead of excuses.
Strategy IV: Honor the Spirit
We sustain our vision and purpose by integrating virtues into our activities, surroundings, celebrations and the arts. This strategy is also about nurturing individual dignity at all times.