An inside job for a trainer/facilitator
Date: 31 May – 3 June 2022
Time: 18:00-21:30 (CET/Berlin time)
Cost: Sliding scale 85-250 EUR or fixed price 190 EUR
Decades ago, when I was still holding my private psychotherapeutic practice, a fellow psychotherapist said to me in one conversation: “Therapists who don’t themselves go to therapy, will not be therapists for much longer.” These words stayed with me since then, pointing at one of the core principles that I later became more and more aware of. Namely, being a trainer and working with groups of people is, like all other activities in this world, a very personal journey. Navigating among our needs, understandings, challenges, values, fears, projections, patterns of behaviour…
In this course we will therefore not be focusing on how to carry out trainings and workshops among all the challenges that this kind of work poses. Rather we will focus on the inner world of the trainer. Wishing to tidy it up a bit, so that there is more room for clarity, authenticity as well as for the undivided focus on participants who come to us for help.
In the five 3-hour online meetings we will be exploring the following topics:
– Why me?
How can we get to the uttermost clarity about our needs, reasons, purpose, values, goals… that are driving us into working as a trainer? This clarity will help us keep inner balance while navigating on our challenging mission.
– Growing up as a trainer
There seems to be a strong tendency in our personas to adapt the world to our patterns, and therefore also to adapt the concept of NVC (or whatever is the focal point of our work) and the way we work with it to our subconscious patterns and ways. How can we make sure that our work will not end up as a strategy for us to heal our personal wounds instead of being of service to the participants?
– Facing our monsters
We will be exploring our fears and self-judgements we have about the absolutely worst things that could happen within trainings. We will examine our demands and expectations of ourselves, so that we can be fully present in front of the participants, ready to embrace whatever wants to emerge.
– Am I sharing, teaching or imposing?
We don’t really see the world as it is, but actually filtered through our conditioned mind. Therefore we will explore how the culture we were growing up in has shaped our perception and how we can make sure that we will not end up imposing our own conditioning on others. Rather we want to keep exploring the mystery of life together with them, in dialogue and with curiosity.
– Designing a workshop
Ideally, a workshop/retreat will be exciting for the trainer as well as for the participants. To deliver what was announced as well as embrace and attend to what is emerging, speak to people that are similar as well as to those who are very different from the trainer… Obviously there are very many choices to be made for a trainer, and we probably want to make them from a space of inner clarity and balance.
We invite people who work or have the desire to work as trainers inside or outside of NVC settings.
31 May – 3 June 2022 (from Monday to Friday) at 18:00-21:30 (CEST/Berlin time), 5 sessions
Online on Zoom (we will send you the link to the meeting after registration, check your email and SPAM folder!).
To participate you need a stable internet connection, your preferred device with microphone and camera, pen and notebook.
What do you get:
– 4 online workshops
– Online platform with recordings and a forum (access for at least one year)
– The certificate of participation
Sliding scale 85-250 EUR or fixed price 190 EUR
How to use the sliding scale
In order to include as many people as possible, we are offering a sliding scale from 85 EUR to 250 EUR for the whole course. The choice of how much to contribute, is left to each participant. If you prefer a fixed price, please, choose 190 EUR which makes it sustainable for Robert and the organisers. If you give more than 190 EUR, it supports other people to participate for less.