The Art of Compassionate Facilitation

The Art of Compassionate Facilitation

When students and clients feel safe, their vulnerability is able to surface. It is through vulnerability that we are able to connect, and it is through connection that we are able to heal.

 

As facilitators, it is necessary that we understand how to become safe havens for our clients and students without causing harm to ourselves. Often, in our attempts to serve others, we end up overwhelmed, over-invested, or overcompensating. Holding space for others brings up our own wounds, triggers, and reactions; and an attachment to our students’ growth can become too much to bear.

 

In this intensive workshop, we explore ways we can help set up conditions of safety for ourselves and our clients. We look at how tohold space as facilitators and be open to our own emotional experiences while also staying grounded and centered, regardless of what dynamics arrive or play out in sessions or classes. We explore attachment theory, boundaries, shadow work, family systems, and group dynamics in order to become the kind of containers that are informed, sustained, and competent. Using a lens of intersectionality, this dynamic, embodied, and participative workshop will give you the skills you need to serve as a safe container for your clients and students on retreat, in class, or in workshops.