BEDROCK BOOKS BENEFITS
Bedrock Books aims to encourage reading of books that support Bedrock Books’ values, and to encourage personal and group reflection on the message(s) in the books.
The hope is that by encouraging reading and reflection on particular themes; people and ultimately society will benefit in terms of well being, harmonious relationships, and peaceful actions.
BB READING GROUPS -POSITIVE OUTCOMES
We believe that the reading groups can achieve positive effects at three levels: affective (socio- emotional), values and practice (skills) levels.
At the affective level the reading groups can generate feelings and actions towards being in harmony and empathy with the self and others.
Values: focus on the positive values of compassion, respect for diversity and nonviolent cooperation.
Skills: conflict resolution, deep listening, problem solving, critical thinking, dialogue, and empathy building.The groups can also be used to develop literacy.
By using open-ended questions in the discussion, participants are being asked to think freely and openly, without judgement on different topics.