"This week has been the end of an era for Tim, although he is only 10months old, because of where his birthday falls in relation to the summer holidays he is already attending the last of groups that he has loved (well his mummy has anyway)."
“After the B.A.S.E.® sessions, we noticed right away that there was a good feeling in the group, that the children felt good and cared for. There was such a feeling of contentment, and the way I would describe it is that a plush blanket had been spread out over the group, and everyone cuddled up into it.
“When we first got there, we were a little nervous, particularly me. But the whole experience was so positive, and it made us feel so good that I would really recommend it to others.
“My motive for starting this project was simply that I happened to have a very difficult class and was looking for a way to improve the atmosphere.
“We simply talk more with each other. And in class we talk a lot more about what we’re feeling. I feel much more comfortable because things have really quieted down, and before, I often really didn’t want to go to school because things were so bad. Now things are different; now things are much quieter and smoother.” (Angergasse elementary school, Innsbruck, Austria)
“Frau Schäfer gave us an introduction to B.A.S.E.® Babywatching. Because the children live in groups on an inpatient basis in our home here, we got the idea of making Babywatching a permanent part of our program for certain groups."
“They talk about their feelings and say things like, ‘I’m angry’ or they say ‘I’m doing OK today, things are pretty good.’
“It’s wonderful for the group to experience how a baby develops."
“We had a bunch of pretty wild and rough boys who all of a sudden started saying things like, ‘Look at him; I don’t think he’s doing so good’ or go over to one of the little kids and stroke his face when he started to cry.
“This is especially interesting because Armin is my second; I’ve got an older son, and I simply don’t notice some of the things that are happening with him...