6-Month Facilitation Training & Mentorship: The Heart of Listening, 4 Parts Spiral
Feb 5 - Jul 23Free
This training is for experienced practitioners and those who facilitate meditation, mindfulness, or other forms of awareness practice or healing. It is also appropriate for community leaders and activists with a spiritual practice. It is for those who are ready to go much deeper in their embodiment of practice, leadership, and relational intelligence on behalf of collective transformation. Personal growth and transformation is also a welcome motivation for joining this program. Those who do not currently facilitate but are ready to commit to embodying presence and listening more fully in their everyday life may also apply. Please do not be intimidated if you are not a facilitator.
This is an opportunity to work closely with Eden for 6 months to deepen your embodiment of practice and to expand your capacity as a facilitator of compassionate awareness and healing in changing times. This training will help you to cultivate your capacity to access relational intelligence in everyday life; hold a heartfelt, inclusive, and transformative space; and to guide transformative Mindful Inquiry with individuals and groups. Eden will help you to identify and address the areas that you need to grow in personally as a practitioner, facilitator and leader, and will offer demonstration of how to skillfully use the tools she offers.
This training does not offer a certificate, It offers an invitation to work intimately with Eden and a community of experienced practitioners on behalf of the greater good. It is about being of service in an age of global uncertainty, rather than collecting an external credential. This training will impact every aspect of your life, and not just your work as a facilitator. It offers an exploration of the integration between presence, relational intelligence, and collective transformation.
The Heart of Listening draws from the wisdom streams of Zen Buddhism, Relational Mindfulness, Regenerative Leadership, and the Work That Reconnects.
There are 4 basic understandings that are pre-requisites for this course:
1- We can only ever teach what we know deeply. Empowering oneself as a facilitator requires deepening one’s personal practice, and understanding facilitation as a sacred expression of presence.
2- Being of service as a leader or facilitator requires the willingness to “get out of the way” and allow oneself to be guided.. Being open to receiving guidance requires an understanding of the interplay of both the light and dark elements of the human experience.
3- The dominant paradigm follows a leadership model that affirms “power over” rather than “power with.” Practice offers a path for investigating and releasing collective biases that stem from patriarchy, colonialism, and individualism and that affirm the lens of separation, hierarchy and domination/subordination. We see these biases reflected in systemic oppression throughout our world and in a “top down” approach to leadership. The Heart of Listening offers a radically different approach.
4- We are living in an age of global uncertainty. The times we are living in provide a unique set of circumstances and an incredible opportunity to expand our embodiment of true nature, resilience, right action, acceptance, and collective healing.