As a result of having suffered one or more traumatic experiences, two thirds of Americans are prone to responding to perceived threats by fighting, flighting (aka fleeing), or freezing in an attempt to achieve safety – even when there’s no actual threat. This Fight-Flight-Freeze response frequently results in behavior ranging from disruptive to dangerous. This is what we are seeing in America’s schools. This is the problem.
Connection – the feeling of ease and flow that occurs within yourself and between people when we experience being seen, heard, and valued without judgment – is the antidote for trauma and the secret magic of the Bigbie Method. Connection is a teachable, replicable process that the Bigbie Method teaches to school communities - students and staff - to interrupt the cycle of trauma and create peace in the classroom.
Why the Bigbie Method works
We bring about systemwide connection through an NVC approach that is mindful, immersive, and deeply practical.
We don’t “target” students. We create a culture of connection where everyone in the system is seen, heard, and valued without judgment.
No quick-fixes to drive short-term. Our approach engages the entire system over the course of the entire school year – and beyond.
We begin each deployment by defining detailed goals and milestones. Our easy-to-understand reporting makes ROI visible.
What our partners say
Principal, Leon County Schools
Inviting Dr. Bigbie and her method onto your campus would be a huge investment in your school community as it was in mine.
There’s never been a better time to drive transformative change in your school system.
The heightened tensions in our cities create an opportunity for you to not just create a safer, more peaceful and productive school environment, but to also demonstrate leadership – to create a model for change that can inspire and guide other school systems.
Choose the Bigbie Method to change the trajectory of your school system
Give your students and teachers the opportunity to understand and connect with themselves and each other in a new, more meaningful and productive context.