Eden Alternative Associates are people who have completed a three-day training in the principles and practices of The Eden Alternative. When The Eden Alternative first started out, it was thought possible to teach people to teach others about Eden in just a couple of hours. It turns out that it wasn’t. As a result, the Eden Associate Training was developed which is delivered around the United States, Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and now South Africa by Certified Eden Educators. Over 21,000 people have completed the training at this point, and the results have been very encouraging.
The Associate Training teaches the Ten Principles of the Eden Alternative and gives specific suggestions and guidelines for putting them into practice. Also, it helps us learn about each other and create communities of support after we leave the training, roll up our sleeves, and go to work teaching, preparing for, and implementing The Eden Alternative philosophy. Many people who work in long-term-care organisations are Eden Associates, but the training is open to everyone.
By becoming an Eden Associate, one is joining an ever-growing group of people who are committing to the hard work of changing the way we care for our Elders. This invaluable network of caring people can draw on each others’ experiences to help in their own journeys.
Show and tell others in your own community
By attending the three-day Eden Associate Training, Eden Associates have earned the right to teach and spread the good word of Eden in their own communities. Many organisations send as many people as possible to our Associate Trainings, as the special experience of becoming an Eden Associate is invaluable in making the commitment for the journey.
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