I took part in a week long course at Ecodharma called 'Transformative collaboration' we did a day on understanding power dynamics, which i found incredibly helpful.
I also took part in Edventure: Frome, an apprenticeship in social enterprise, about a year ago, and after being at ecodharma, felt like this day would be incredibly helpful for the new apprentices that started this March.
I proposed the workshop to Neil, who works at Edventure, and he was really up for me running day. A friend, Joana who also took part in Edventure with me, was really excited to help facilitate. I described to her in detail everything that happened when i had done the workshop, and I wrote a plan, with her feedback, we finalised the plan, worked out who would facilitate which parts, added and removed bits we felt needed to change.
The day went really well, there were some challenges, but we received some really great feedback, and started some difficult conversations within the group, around power dynamics, people talking more than others, and emotions such as anxiety.
Below is an A2 map I drew of the day, practically what happened, what we would do differently next time, some reflections, comments etc. And some of the theory handouts we gave out.
The theory on power below is taken from the Ecodharma 'transformative collaboration' course, and the task/group/individual theory below on the left is taken from Oliver-Barclay partnerships facilitation course booklet.
I posted some adverts around in Frome and on facebook to try and start up a meditation group for young people (under 40). There are a few meditation groups in Frome, but normally no young people at them! So I wanted to encourage younger people to meet and meditate together, with space to chat, explore, what ever we want. After i collected emails from friends and those who contacted me through the adverts, i sent out a doodle poll to see when people could meet. Here are my plans, and a review of the first meeting.
This is a place for me to collect and show explorations, observations and creations. Doing this helps me to reflect and remember all of the amazing things is have been a part of. Some of this work is very personal, some purely observational, some practical things i don't want to forget.