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The wisdom of groups: unfolding group process
March 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - March 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
There is nothing quite like the thrill of being able to facilitate the process of a group and help it unfold its process. Worldwork teaches us how to do this. Worldwork has been used in business and community groups, with politicians and with social and world issues to help facilitate conflicts and bring awareness to the background tensions that disturb groups. It has also been used to find the future direction and vision of a group. The core concept of Worldwork is that by valuing the various points of view of roles in a group we create sustainable community. This is called Deep Democracy.
We have found that awareness of your own deepest self, developed through awareness and working on your own process, is an essential addition to the techniques and tools for facilitating groups. Therefore in this seminar we will focus on not only the basic techniques and tools of group work but we will also explore methods for working from this deep connection in ourselves. We will practice in the large group and in sub groups and we will use innerwork to access the deep resources within us that help facilitate group life. We will work on:
- Field theory and the goals and attitudes of group process
- Working with group structure: sorting, roles, ghost roles, edges, escalation and de-escalation
- finding and following the secondary process of the group
- Using second training methods at difficult moments: bringing in the non-linear aspects of personal experience and mysterious knowledge