A Residential Workshop for Experienced Facilitators AND Potential Trainers of Reading, Writing and Storytelling for Wellbeing
2nd to 5th November 2017 Thursday from 5pm till Sunday 4pm at Whatton Lodge, East Lothian
Whatton lodge is located on Hill Road, Gullane and overlooks Gullane Bay and offers spectacular views over the Firth of Forth, quoted in the ‘Times’ ….”one of the finest views of the United Kingdom
Now come thoughts knocking my heart, of the high waves, clashing salt-crests, I am to cross again
from The Seafarer, translated from the Anglo-Saxon by Michael Alexander
Join us for a Residential Weekend
Disruptive changes, losses and the resulting grief, and the yearning for healing and hope are the stuff of life. Yet, group facilitators find losses of group members one of the most challenging situations in groups. In this residential training workshop, registrants will be presented with, practice, discuss, and extend their comfort zone, competence and confidence when facing change in a words–for–wellbeing support group.
A further emphasis will be on the use of experiential processes when leading such groups. The use of the arts – literary, visual, music and movement will equip facilitators with these tools. Picture yourself not only skilfully guided by the leadership team but also surrounded by other experienced facilitators…all seeking to extend and deepen their skills in facilitating healing through reading, writing, and storytelling.
Advanced means that the registrant has attended a previous Lapidus Scotland basic facilitation workshop or residential; has led several reading and writing for wellbeing groups in past years; would like to train others; or has a diploma that includes attention to facilitation of groups.
This residential will include perspectives and tools for enriching both content and process of facilitation. Projected topics include:
How facilitators run their groups
Containment of difficult or emotional material
Balancing content and process
Building a repertoire of literary resources
Responses to personal disclosure
Ethical issues related to boundaries
Meeting challenging behaviours
Clarity about purpose and what is allowed
Co-leadership and consultation with colleagues
Giving feedback to oneself and to co-leaders
Moving groups to deeper considerations
Balancing diverse needs of individual members
Responding to offensive comments or prejudice
Diversity in its many variations: (age, race, country of origin, spiritual, sexual orientation, etc)
The residential will be a rich mixture of experiential and reflective processes. Practice, discernment of individual strengths, feedback, demonstration, and sharing of perspectives and resources will occur.
Limited Registration!! – Only 20 registrants can attend this experience. Register soon to ensure your slot.