Teachers Empowering Students With Empatharian

Our Western countries seem to have gotten education all wrong, teaching to the test, standardized qualifications, and knowledge of facts being the primary focus. The all important ability to discuss and empathize has been lost, and our modern world is shattered into divisions that seem unbreachable. Many teachers work very hard to support and empower …

What is Going ON? What we CAN do about it: cultural changemakers

With George Floyd’s last straw/draw of breath, our world ruptured into heartbreak for the racism, injustice, and inequity that pervades us All the while this epic pandemic has ravaged our most vulnerable, stopping our supercilious and exploitative consumer culture, perhaps forever. We are all in mourning for our old unconscious lives, but they are gone …

Prayer in movement- 1971 Tammy Teaching A Special Ed Class

“The teacher … confided that it was very difficult to teach this class of 11 (Special Education Junior High) boys. It took 3 teachers to supervise as the boys were brutal to each other, wrestling one another on the floor and screaming foul language. She told me to ignore these happenings. “One of the boys, …

A Peace Movement that’s Sustainable

This Peace Movement is about a body movement language where a particular position of the arms and torso and legs, means a particular thing, something that Tammy Narena, innovator and dancer, created. It is not just for dancers, but is great fun to dance, and makes a choreography language that is interesting and meaningful. The …

a video of Tammy

Tammy Narena, aka Tamara Ressman, was my mom and she was the creator of Telesymbols, which was the pre-cursor to Empatharian. I just posted a video to the Empatharian Movement for Peace Facebook Group, of her explaining her work. She also was demonstrating it, playing a few of her original piano compositions, dancing, and even …