If you are planning to attend the Advance Facilitator Training, you must have fulfilled the prerequisite by facilitating live, In-Person processes using the following BFT (Basic Facilitator Training) tools:
- The Pre-Process Steps
- The Risk Manage Process
- The What’s at Risk Process
- The Ideal Support Process
- The Working-In-Support Process
- The Switch Process
- The Metaphorical Pull-Out Process
- The Warrior Run Process
- The Ending-A-Process
YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY FULFILLED THE PREREQUISITE
- if you have recently attended an In-Person BFT, and if you were able to facilitate live, In-Person processes with others, using the BFT tools, during that training.
YOU MAY STILL NEED TO FULFILL THE PREREQUISITE
- if you have attended an Online BFT where you did not facilitate live-In-Person processes.
- if you attended an In-Person BFT long ago such that your ability to facilitate live, In-Person processes has diminished over time without having much practice.
- if you attended an In-Person BFT but facilitating live, In-Person processes was difficult for you, and you have not had much practice or mentoring since.
YOU MAY NOT NEED TO FULFILL THE PREREQUISITE
- if you wish to attend the Online Advanced Facilitator Training, (Online AFT), but you are not interested in Shadow Work Certification as a Facilitator or Coach and you do not wish to use the term “Shadow Work” as the title of your work, possibly because you have other certification, or you only wish to facilitate or coach inside another organization.
If you are unsure of your status for attending the AFT or any other training, please contact Vicki Woodard at email@example.com or +1 (303) 442-7989. You may also consult the “Coaching Trainings Flow Chart” here or the “Facilitator Trainings Flow Chart” here.
It is important that you have fulfilled the prerequisite because in the AFT Processes you will be taught how to take your participant much deeper. But in going deeper, your participant will become much more vulnerable, and will consequently need much more safety from you as the facilitator. We have found that the best safety comes from your ability to facilitate the prerequisite processes from the BFT. In many cases the AFT processes actually contain whole BFT processes. So your knowing how to use the Risk Manager, or What’s at Risk, or the Switch is essential for keeping whatever AFT process you are facilitating safe enough that the participant does not experience any damaging shame.
The AFT Prerequisite Seminar offers a multitude of opportunities for learning. You will facilitate processes with the supervision and personalized coaching and feedback from expert mentors. You will be facilitated yourself by other students who are backed up by the mentors. You will also participate in thorough feedback sessions at the end of each process.
In this experiential way, rather than through lecture or reading, you can learn:
- how your own shadows get triggered and block your ability to facilitate cleanly.
- how to manage your own “stuff” as it builds up over the stretch of facilitating a whole live process “for real.”
- how to conduct a Risk Manger process without actually splitting out the RM onto the carpet, by continually maintaining your awareness of the participant’s RM throughout the process and thereby running a RM process on the “Master Overlay” Level.
- how the depth of a process can be determined by your ability to bring onto the carpet a Bad Guy at a deeper level.
- how to distinguish between a real Bad Guy and a “Risk Manager as Bad Guy” and when to proceed with either one, depending on the participant’s desire for depth and safety in the process.
- how to apply your knowledge of the Magician Woundology to a participant, and what “Trim Tabs” to adopt to help facilitate that wound.
- how to apply your knowledge of the Sovereign Woundology to a participant through your tone of voice.
- how to “cast” your compassionate voice, so that you can create the required level of support for your participant while still being heard by everyone in the room.
- how to apply your knowledge of the Lover Woundology by supporting your participant’s flow of emotion while at the same time keeping the process on track and on time.
- how to take your participant into more emotion or out of emotion.
- how to apply your knowledge of the Warrior Woundology by providing your participant with maximum choice as a way to bring more Warrior energy on a Master Overlay Level.
- how to employ the What’s at Risk Process in the middle of an Ideal Support Process.
- how to employ Ideal Support in the middle of a Warrior Run.
- the miracle of watching the Switch process transform the participant’s experience of almost any difficult emotion or issue.
- how to help a stoic participant sink into deeper emotion.
- how to use the Warrior energy of the Metaphorical Pull-Out process to protect and rescue a participant with troublesome somatic events happening in the body.
- the power of helping a participant set a new boundary to protect and prevent further harm from happening.
- the use of Trim Tabs to enhance your own emotional approach to a participant who triggers you.
- how to work with sensitive information on the participant’s Confidential Information sheet.
- how to “lean in” or “lean out” of your own emotional reaction to the participant, or the participant’s issue, in order to empower the way you facilitate.
- how to shift the experience of “leaning out of something harmful” to “leaning into something helpful.
- which archetypes are an easy “lean” for you and which are more difficult.
- how to bring up whichever archetypal energies are difficult for you to employ in your facilitation.
- how to put “into your back pocket” your own predictions or reactions to the participant’s want.
- how to deal with issues that are never safe to work in a Shadow Work process.
- how to offer your support to the participant without making yourself the judge of whether or not they are doing “good work.”
- how to turn your participant’s comments about a part into messages which the part player can deliver and thereby deepen the process.
- how to see the three Loops which you have learned in the BFT, the Connection Loop, the Independence Loop and the Security Loop in action, together with ways to bring in whichever loop might be “a quart low” in your participant’s process.
- how to discover the incredible depth in a What’s at Risk Process, both for you and for your participant.
As you are facilitating processes at the AFT Prerequisite Seminar, you will be supported and mentored by the trainers, who can help you learn….
- how to align your own emotions so they can help you, rather than hinder you, with a participant who triggers something difficult in you.
- how to determine your own distance from the participant to moderate your access to your Magician energy or your Lover energy.
- how to spot your own most prevalent shadows and the ways they hinder your facilitation.
- that “you can do it” if you have the right support present.
- some deeper applications of the four-directional model by showing you ways of seeing whatever dynamics are presented by the participant in the four directions or in the loops, or in one of the twelve types.
When you are being facilitated as the participant, you can have a very powerful experience for your own growth. And you can also learn……
- how to pick the right level of depth for your process, depending on your level of safety with any given group or any facilitators.
- how to work at a safe level of vulnerability in your process, even as you explore deeper levels safely within yourself.
- how to work with anyone in the container with whom you are not completely comfortable.
The Agenda for the AFT-PS Weekend – What We Actually Do
Day 1 – 8:15AM to 6PM – Check in and Seminar Logistics
- Determine what’s up for you (usually a good deal of fear about actually facilitating someone else’s real process).
- Determining what you want to accomplish as your own personal goals for facilitation. None of us have stopped learning how to facilitate better. None of us has stopped seeing our own shadows in relationship to our participants’ shadows. This is an ongoing form of personal work for all of us Shadow Work Facilitators and Coaches.
- Determining what level of support you wish to receive from the trainers as you facilitate by answering the question: “What kind of support might you like from us? We can be “right in your ear” or we can give you lots of space and provide you with help only when you ask for it. We will always come in with help if the process starts “going off the rails” or if it starts to risk harming your participant in some way. So what kind of support might you like from us?”
Set up the schedule for processes for the Seminar.
Day 1 through Day 3 – Facilitate real live processes, mentored by the trainers.
Debrief each process afterwards by:
- hearing from the participant about “How was that for you?”
- hearing from each facilitator about “How that was for you?” and about “What do you think you did well?” and “What do you think you could improve upon?”
- hearing from facilitators about the shadows they encounter in facilitating.
- hearing from the trainers about some of the deeper perspectives that can help better facilitate any similar processes or participants.
- hearing from witnesses to the process, and how they experienced the process in themselves almost as if they were on the carpet, too.
- learning how you might have facilitated the process, even if you were not facilitating.
Costs And Logistics
The Tuition for the AFT-PS is $1150.
You will also be responsible for your own Room, Board and Transportation for 3 nights in Boulder CO. (If you attended the Online BFT, you already saved on Room, Board and Transportation for 6 nights in Boulder, CO, which can cost as much or more than the AFT-PS tuition, depending on the season. The In-Person BFT also requires you to be away from home for 6 more days, which can cost you income from losing time at work.)
For training dates and costs, see the Calendar of Events.