- Consulting / Coaching
- Training / Speaking
Date(s) - 24/11/2018 - 29/11/2018
5:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This contemplative, mindfulness-based retreat will provide a thorough training in The Way of Council(Council Trainings 1 & II), the dialogue, circling, community building and peacemaking practice developed at the Ojai Foundation and described in the book, The Way of Council by Jack Zimmerman and Virginia Coyle. Participants will develop their fluency with and capacity to practice and offer Council, and to bring this practice into their personal lives, communities and professions. The retreat and training is ideal for community leaders interested in leading from a place of awareness and resilience and facilitating resilience, healing, peacemaking and social cohesion in their organizations and communities.
In Council Training I, the history, fundamentals and nuances of the forms and modalities of Council are explored in some depth and a good deal of background is offered on the intentions and forms used in the practice. In addition to a grounding in the basic procedures and tools of Council, broader applications to a variety of settings are explored, including classrooms, boardrooms, prisons, communities — as well as in more intimate settings like families and couples. Council Training 1 workshops attract educators, artists, business people, therapists, social service workers and many others. Many experienced practitioners repeat this essential training in Council basics, relishing the opportunity to refresh their practice and rediscover “the four intentions,” exploring the subtleties of listening and speaking from the heart and what it means to truly embody spontaneity and leanness.
Council Training II offers a powerful opportunity to deepen one’s practice and explore the more complex contours of the work. This training is geared toward working with the sometimes challenging, situations that arise – including encountering resistance, conflict and “The Shadow.” Facilitators may also be starting to look at some personal obstacles and “blind spots” that have shown up in their development as a practitioner, as well as the need for greater fluency in self-regulation and grounding, for oneself and in one’s work with groups. The Council Training II workshop delves into the specific forms of Council suited for a variety of situations and explores the joys and challenges of bringing Council into different parts of our lives. It offers a chance to develop more facility with reading the intersubjective or inter-relational field and learning to invite the Witness perspective.
For registration and more info, please visit karmecholing.org