Council Training 2 – Putney, VT

Event Category: Council Trainings

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    Council Training 2:  Deepening the Practice
    With Bonnie Mennell & Paul LeVasseur of the New England Council Collective

    This council training offers a powerful opportunity to deepen one’s practice and explore the more complex contours of masterful council facilitation. The weekend is geared toward participants who have taken a Council 1 training and have been facilitating Council for some time and have had some direct experience with the inspiring, and 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

    This Council 2 training 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 Interactive Field” and learning to invite “The Witness” perspective.

    One of the primary intentions of Council 2 is to support practitioners who are starting to encounter the sometimes-powerful energies released in Council and to offer encouragement to move out of one’s comfort zones and to “turn into the skid,” learning how to navigate and best serve the circle, while maintaining safety and containment.


    Times: Friday, 5:30 pm to Sunday, 4:00 pm

    Location: Sun Hill Farm, Putney

    Tuition: $300 includes two lunches and two dinners. Some scholarships available.

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