The Connection Practice Board Packages

It seems to me the world is screaming for an answer that gets to the cause of increasing conflict, violence, mental and emotional distress and loss of human potential. The cause is that people do not know how to stay connected inside themselves and with others, especially in the face of challenges.  Now we have Connection Practice Boards that empower people, including at-risk kids, to move consistently from distress to peace and from confusion to clarity. 
~ Rita Marie Johnson

Here is a sample of the demonstration videos that come with these packages

There are two packages available

Each package contains one board set.  Additional boards are available in the store after the purchase of the package.

The Connection Practice Board Set Package is for individuals to use in their personal, family and professional lives (includes set of two boards, six videos, one self-study course, handouts, and weekly video-calls to provide ongoing support – details below)

The Connection Practice Curriculum Package is for use with children and youth in groups, classrooms, camps, after-school programs, etc. (includes all materials in the Connection Practice Board Set, curriculum manual, curriculum logistics video, six demonstration videos – one for each lesson, all other curriculum materials and an emWave, which provides biofeedback for learning coherence.) – details below)

Get Your Own Boards

The Connection Practice Boards are designed to provide ongoing value that lasts a lifetime. You will receive these benefits from the new Connection Practice boards, which:

  • Are visual and tactile, bringing the invisible inner life into sharper reality
  • Make it quicker to learn and to use as the steps of the practice are succinctly spelled out on the boards
  • Can be displayed permanently on a refrigerator, wall or easel so the visual reminder will encourage regular practice
  • Fold into 8 ½ x 11 size so they can be easily transported

The Connection Practice boards come as a set of two boards, a Connection Practice board and a Feelings & Needs board, along with video demonstrations.

The Connection Practice board leads you step-by-step through the practice.  The Feelings & Needs board has 32 feelings magnets and 32 needs magnets.  To process a challenge, you move the feelings and needs magnets from the Feelings & Needs board onto the Connection Practice board.  This experience results in self-empathy and empathy for the other.

The next section of the Connection Practice board leads to accessing an insight and identifying an action step.

There are places on the board to write in the challenge, the insight, and the action.  At the end, the magnets can be moved back and the written items erased so the boards are ready to help resolve the next issue that arises.

So, you may be asking, “How do I get a set of boards?”

We are in the midst of a beta test, and there are two ways to receive boards.

Rita Marie’s Story Led to the Boards

When I was ten years old, I had an experience I will never forget. It was a humid Fourth of July in Missouri, and we had already eaten our fill of watermelon. My sister, brother and I were sitting on the front porch of our farmhouse waiting for it to get dark so we could shoot off the fireworks. I felt restless – there was something burning inside of me but I wasn’t sure what – so I went for a walk down our country road.

As I walked along, the sun was setting and the sky filled up with glorious streams of light and breathtaking colors. I was thunderstruck with the beauty of it, and moments later, I felt deeply peaceful. Then a whisper inside my heart surprised me: You will work for peace. I never forgot those words – they answered a question I hadn’t yet articulated – but I didn’t know what to do with them. The idea of creating a more peaceful world seemed right, but I wasn’t attracted to politics, protesting or finding a guru.  I just wanted to know how best to live.

Years later, after learning about heart-brain coherence, I realized my appreciation of the sunset had moved me into a coherent state; it made it possible for me to hear that thunderous whisper. I also realized my way of working for peace was teaching the Connection Practice.

I have been teaching the Connection Practice since 2004 and have seen many lives transformed by it. However, I also saw individuals have a “wow” experience with it yet not move on to practice it regularly.  Now, our new magnetic Connection Practice Boards make it quicker and more efficient so that people will be encouraged to continue practicing regularly.

From my fifteen years of experience teaching the Connection Practice, I know it can make a huge contribution to achieving peace and progress. These new boards, along with video instruction, will make it possible for individuals around the world to become self-empowered, actualize their highest potential and contribute to society.  That is what it means to me to work for peace – empower every individual with the “know how” of inner and outer connection:

empathy + insight = connection

Please join us in spreading the Connection Practice, especially to at-risk kids, by getting these boards and video instruction out into the world.

~ Rita Marie Johnson

Beta Test

If you are interested in participating in our beta test, it is going on right now.  We have a limited number of boards, and we are asking people to assess their design, ease of use, etc.  Submit your proposal to, including:

  • A general description
  • The target population
  • The number of Connection Practice board sets needed
  • Timeframe for assessing the boards and sending in your evaluation

Beta Test Pricing

Connection Practice Board Set Package

  • Value: $397
  • Beta Test Price: $247
  • Actual Cost: $197 ($50 bonus sent after evaluation is received)

Submit a proposal to get access to these reduced prices

Connection Practice Curriculum Package (one set of boards)

  • Value: $997 (includes emWave software, $299)
  • Beta Test Price: $697 (includes emWave software)
  • Actual Cost: $647 ($50 bonus sent after evaluation is received)
  • Submit a proposal to get access to these reduced prices along with reduced price of $54.97 for additional board sets)

The Connection Practice Board Set Package

  • The Connection Practice Board
  • The Feelings and Needs Board with feelings and needs magnets
  • Pouch, marker, eraser, and cords for hanging
  • Two introductory videos
    • The challenge (Rita Marie)
    • General introduction (Rita Marie)
  • Four demonstration videos
    • Adult: Inner Issue and Celebration
    • Young person: Conflict
    • On your own: Conflict
    • Family: Conflict
  • Connection Practice Part 1 Self-Study webinar course (includes Part 1 manual) (7 ½ hours)
  • Handouts
    • Feelings & Needs lists
    • Judgmental Thoughts list
    • Connection Practice Worksheet
  • Weekly Zoom video-calls to provide support and answer questions
  • Link to HeartMath video on Coherence (optional information)
  • emWave, biofeedback software for learning coherence (optional)

The Connection Practice Curriculum Package

    • All of the materials in the Connection Practice Board Set Package, including the webinar course and the weekly Zoom video-calls to provide support and answer questions
    • Additional sets of boards (one set for every two students*) are priced separately
    • An introduction to the curriculum replaces the general introduction
    • Curriculum logistics video
    • Six demonstration videos (one for each lesson)
    • Instructor manual and all other curriculum materials
    • emWave, biofeedback software for learning coherence (included in the curriculum set price)

Board dimensions:

  • Open: 17” x 11”
  • Folded: 8 ½” x 11”

How the boards can be displayed:

  • Attached to a magnetic surface (the boards are magnetic)
  • On a flat surface
  • Hung from a cord through two holes at the top
  • Propped up on easels (not included)

* Discounts available for quantity orders (

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

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