Nurturing Healthy Human Spirit

Nurturing A Healthy Human Spirit In The Young

CODE: bk-6181

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Parents, educators, youth animators, and anyone interested in the well-being of young people will find in this book not only principles of nurturing a healthy human spirit in the young but also an array of successful, down-to-earth, practical ways of doing so.

The book is based on Viv Bartlett's work with the Swindon Young People's Empowerment Program. The Programme focused on two ideas from key Bahá’í scriptures, as encapsulating all others – that the individual is full of potential, a ‘mine rich in gems of inestimable value’; and that individuals need to be focused on service to others. These are two sides of the same coin: we need to recognize that we have something to offer, and then understand that we can make a huge difference to the community. The journey towards this is however not simple.

The group eventually came to realize that the young people they were dealing with were dispirited; and that if they could detect at least the glimmerings of a healthy human spirit within themselves, then they would be inspired to view the world and their lives in a more rewarding way. Huge successes were experienced over the years with over 1,000 dispirited, vulnerable youngsters who were referred to the Empowerment Programme by a growing number of primary and secondary schools in Swindon. These successes were the inspiration behind this book.