Presentations, workshops and facilitation.
These courses are suitable for networking groups, small business or green interest groups or organisations, spiritual groups. I also welcome being invited to add an ‘inner transition’ or ‘psychology of change’ element to courses on Permaculture or Practical Sustainablility for those who wish to embrace a holistic approach to teaching skills for resilience and a post peak oil society.
My approach to group work is to facilitate, guide and mediate rather than focussing on teaching, although that element is also included.
- Short introductory presentations,
- 1/2 day workshops
- 1 or 2 day workshops
- Longer courses by arrangement
Working in Harmony – how to thrive amidst the triple crunch of climate change, energy insecurity and economic uncertainty. A new business paradigm for small businesses based on working to the ‘triple bottom line’ of People, Planet and Profit, using an emotionally and spiritually intelligent approach. This material is particularly applicable to those starting small, ethical businesses, complementary health practices, holistic teaching, mentoring, coaching or consultancy services.
Conscious Communication Skills for Earth Community – mindful communication based on compassion for ourselves and others. Includes topics such as: listening skills, compassionate enquiry, peace making and conflict resolution (including Non-Violent Communication (NVC)) , handling strong emotions, starting and nurturing wholesome relationships, giving and receiving feedback, group visioning and backcasting.
The Work That Reconnects – a pioneering form of group work that was begun in the 1970s by Joanna Macy. It demonstrates our interconnectedness in the web of life and our authority to take action on its behalf. It has helped many thousands around the globe find insight, solidarity, and courage to act, despite the rapidly worsening conditions caused by our Industrial Growth model of society. Based on systems theory, spiritual teachings and deep ecology, its methods are described in Coming Back to Life, the book Joanna Macy wrote with Molly Young Brown. I facilitate and co-facilitate The Work That Reconnects Workshops with colleagues in the South West of England.
Group Dynamics and Conscious Relationships – for teams, organisational groups, charity trustees wishing to cultivate more compassionate, fulfilling and meaningful ways of relating and achieving aims together. Includes visioning and unearthing purpose, effective meetings and communication skills (including Non-Violent Communication (NVC)), effective relationships with clients and stakeholders through ethical marketing.
In the interests of minimising travel, I offer face to face presentations, workshops and facilitation mostly in the South West of England. However, for those who live or work further afield, I can present any of this material by teleclass.
What is a teleClass?
A teleclass is a straightforward, low cost and sustainable way of taking part in a group learning session. It’s like a conference telephone call. Each participant is supplied with a phone number to call at the appointed time. When you call, you will be welcomed to a virtual classroom where you can listen to the class leader present the teleclass material and you can participate by asking or answering questions if you wish. So it’s just like being in a real classroom or workshop setting except that you can take part in the comfort of your own home, from anywhere in the world, without having to travel.
Please contact me to discuss the specific requirements of your group or training course.