Training: Facilitation of "change process and self-esteem" workshops

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Practice and build your skills in teaching the Satir tools, including sculpting. It's for all SLCO members interested in facilitating or deepening their understanding of the Satir Model.

Goals

Practice and build your skills in teaching the Satir tools, including sculpting. It's for all SLCO members interested in facilitating or deepening their understanding of the Satir Model.

Objectives

Working primarily in triads, participants will learn

  • to deepen their understanding of tools from the Satir Model (the Change Process, Ways of Viewing the World, the Stances, Affect Bridge, Ingredients of an Interaction, and the Iceberg Metaphor) and how to present them in an effective and creative way
  • how to practice the tools: know how to choose the appropriate tool to resolve an issue or reach a goal; know "where to tap"
  • to assess the Star and apply an appropriate intervention or healing process; those ready to do so will practice sculpting and lead a Star through the self-esteem sculpt, moving from a problem to a positive directional goal
  • to understand the importance of the Star's goals, themes, family patterns, and peerage in planning a Reconstruction
  • to have clarity regarding definition of roles (Star facilitators, group facilitators, cooks and coordinator[s]) and expectations of facilitators of each level
  • to develop skills in collaborative teamwork and mutual support
  • to understand the need for balance between challenge and risk-taking, and to create safety for the Star and participants
  • to create a context (group) for a family reconstruction and to connect participants with their own process
  • to work with group process
  • to identify the level of their work in the Satir Model

Facilitator levels

Participants will identify (a) their current level and (b) the level they would like to attain in the future:

  • level 0: have never facilitated
  • level 1: have been a facilitator once / would like to try it once again
  • level 2: able to present a tool or cognitive process to the group, or lead and demonstrate a practice
  • level 3: able to do a simple sculpt, such as enrolling and sculpting great grandparents, and write up part of an agenda for the process
  • level 4: able to lead an entire reconstruction under supervision
  • level 5: able to lead a reconstruction alone or, if not a therapist with liability insurance coverage, co-lead with a partner with coverage

Preparation two weeks ahead—meeting on Saturday, November 1, 1:30 pm

Those interested in (a) practicing the Satir tools or (b) being part of a triad in which one will be a "Star" on the weekend will meet at the Centre on this earlier day. They will then form "working triads" or "Star triads".

Working triad members will discuss how they might work together and at what level they consider they are.

Star triad members will each think of an issue they would like to change in their lives. The members will then choose who is most ready and willing to make changes and take risks. That person will be the Star and will choose one of the working triads with which to work, with their triad-mates as supporters and advisers.

They will then spend about an hour hearing the star's issue and deciding whether they can continue and get the Star's maps, or meet again before the workshop, or do the maps under supervision on the weekend. The better the preparation, the better the learning!

Those interested in being in a working triad but who are absolutely unable to come to this preparation meeting must make arrangements with Janet well ahead of time. Those interested in attending the workshop as participants and not in a facilitation of a process are welcome to attend it for their personal and professional learning.