Masterfully resolve inner turmoil and conflicts with others - then help others do the same.
Many people in our time feel disconnected – the opposite of feeling heard and empowered to be their best selves. Disconnection results in inner confusion and outer conflicts that lead to a world of pain - loneliness, anxiety, depression, addiction, bullying, violence and wasted human potential.

We need a solution that restores hope.
The Connection Practice is a self-empowering skill for resolving conflicts that not only restores hope - it fulfills it.


empathy + insight = connection

This scientifically-based practice is elegant in its simplicity and awesome in its application.

There are people who teach empathy, there are people who teach insight, but no one combines these strengths like those who use the award-winning Connection Practice.

The Connection Practice is being used by counselors, educators, parents, certified life coaches, conflict resolution practitioners, health care professionals, nonprofit leaders, businesspeople and ministers.  Finally, a social-emotional skill proven to work for all ages and all walks of life.

Kelsey Visser, Connection Practice trainer, speaks about this unique social-emotional learning method, created by Rita Marie Johnson.
Students who star in the Connection Practice curriculum videos

The Connection Practice: The Profound made Practical

The innovative Connection Practice is simple to learn, easy to use and efficiently drives consistent personal growth. When it is integrated into schools throughout the world, a generation of children will know how to efficiently turn pain into peace.  On the heels of that achievement, we will witness a huge reduction in the number of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) that historically have been passed from generation to generation.

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The Connection Practice Yields Extraordinary Results

You have the joy of feeling heard and seen: Empathy is rare in today’s world. It’s a powerful and life-altering feeling that stays with you for days.
You use words that open another’s heart: You are masterful in helping to resolve conflicts and you feel warm satisfaction from being of service.
You get clear answers to your thorniest challenges: The fog lifts, and answers become obvious.
Your answers bring you peace: You know it’s the right answer because you feel relieved. You’re no longer bedeviled by whatever was bothering you.
You no longer feel stuck: Once you get clear answers, the actions become obvious, and the next step can be taken with confidence.
Extraordinary results for Makoto, Masumi's son
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Who We Work With

We work with professionals in the areas below who learn the Connection Practice and then become certified Coaches, Trainers or Curriculum Instructors so they can pass it on. We also teach individuals from any walk of life to accelerate their personal growth by taking an in-person or online Quickstart.

Counselors, Therapists, Coaches

Professionals skilled in interpersonal communication can serve clients more effectively using the Connection Practice. When individuals are lost and discouraged or want to improve their relationships, Connection Practice Boards guide them to self-empathy and empathy for others. Inner Balance, an app with a sensor for measuring heart-brain coherence, helps them access insights more consistently. The simplicity of the Connection Practice empowers clients to efficiently resolve inner and outer conflicts as they arise.

Educators, School Counselors & Psychologists

School professionals are faced with an increasing number of at-risk kids and not enough counselors to go around. Bullying, shootings, suicides, and addictions point to a lack of inner and outer connection. The Connection Practice gets to the heart of this issue while increasing students’ social-emotional intelligence. The tactile advantage of Connection Practice Boards makes it easier for students to open up. Documentation of 50,000 children who have learned it is an underestimate as teachers offer it to new students each year.

Business and Nonprofit Leaders

In business, conflicts carry enormous costs, including lack of teamwork, inefficiency and lost profit. The Connection Practice is a skill that reduces conflict and provides a roadmap through disagreements to harmonious solutions. It also inspires innovative thinking as a team. Connection Practice Trainers provide Quickstarts customized to individual businesses and nonprofits. Imagine the difference when your employees know how to sustain emotional balance during stressful times at work!

Spiritual Leaders

Faith-based communities often struggle with painful conflicts that can lead to fractured relationships and loss in membership. The Connection Practice teaches leaders how to establish emotional safety and resolve issues peacefully in their communities. The Practice is not associated with any religion; it enriches the social-emotional environment while building deep connection. Pastoral counseling is easier with Connection Practice boards that help congregants sort out their inner lives and access their best thinking.

Purpose and Vision

We are dedicated to spreading the Connection Practice globally. We envision a world where every person practices the art of connection and passes this gift on.
“A Simple Solution for Our Disconnected World”
A free, one-hour webinar with Rita Marie Johnson, CEO of Rasur Foundation International
Many people feel hopeless about the divisiveness in our country, scared about violence and worried about the future of our children and youth. We have been missing two key elements that are needed for a society to thrive: 
  • A clear, inspiring vision that captures our imaginations and our hearts
  • Each citizen’s development of a social-emotional skill that will create consistent progress toward that goal

Award-Winning Practice:

  • Ashoka Changemakers Innovation Award - Chosen from 79 projects in 32 countries
  • Nautilus Book Award in Psychology


Three studies validate the elements of the Connection Practice

Endorsed By:

  • United Nations University for Peace – Rita Marie Johnson taught the Connection Practice as a graduate course for credit
  • Testimonials from Connection Practice graduates
Nautilus Award-Winning Book from FROM OUR FOUNDER,

Completely Connected

Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results
In this book, Rita Marie Johnson shares the Connection Practice, and it's impact. Read about this unique method for connecting with ourselves and others that is supported by scientific research and testimony from people around the world.

empathy + insight = connection

FREE Daily Support to Build Your Coherence
We invite you to join us every day as we build our inner resilience by practicing heart-brain coherence from 8:30 - 8:45 am Pacific time in English or 11:00-11:30 am Hawaii time.
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Ways to Learn the Connection Practice or Become a Trainer

Upcoming Events

  • August 15th & August 22nd: Connection Practice Intensive (Online)
  • August 29th & September 12th: Connection Practice Intensive (Online)
  • September 12th - 13th: Connection Practice Quickstart (Location: TBD)
  • September 20th - 26th: Fast Track Trainer Certification (at Village Green - Gilroy, CA)
  • November 7th: Connection Practice Quickstart (Location: TBD)
  • November 21st - 22nd: Connection Practice Quickstart (Location: TBD)

The purpose of Rasur Foundation International is to spread the Connection Practice globally.

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