CONFERENCE 2000 in HUNGARY
“Children’s Inner & Outer Peace”

 

Information for the Facilitating of the Focusing/Self-Reflection-group
based information from Marta Stapert and a letter of Eileen Fendick

The time is one hour in the morning, from 9-10. It is the beginning of the day, because two years ago we heard that there were groups who were too tired in the evening.

The first time is Sunday-morning, so you will have 4 times together: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

It is a good idea to propose that group-members always can find each other during the day when somebody would like to reflect /focus on something.
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Proposals to the facilitators for the Focusing / Self-Reflection-group

The idea / goal of the focusing / self-reflection -group is that everybody has the opportunity to be with / work on personal issues and themes, and to deepen the personal learning experience.

In the learning-group the most important goal is to work on learning how to focus with children. This can evoke personal reactions, thoughts, feelings, memories and bring new questions, puzzles, for the participants. In the Focusing / Self-Reflection-groups we all have the opportunity to look where each of us is, and what we need to be able to continue in the most fruitful and learning way.

The leading idea is, that the participants of the Focusing / Self Reflection-group is, that everybody is responsible for his/her own learning-process, and well-being in the Conference.

The facilitator can start the first meeting with explaining in short what the idea and goal of the Focusing / Self-Reflection-group is, with an explication of the means how the group can do this:

always being in the focusing attitude with each other
clearing a space as a group or in partnerships
talking / sharing in a personal way one after the other, maybe with an other participant mirroring
focusing in pairs.

The facilitator is the person, who will make it possible for the participants to use the time according the goals of the group.
The facilitator is also participant in the group.

The facilitators can ask Ynse for consulting.
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For the Focusing/Self-Reflection-group.

The proposals tie in well with how I (Eileen Fendick) envisage facilitating the group.

After explaining the purpose of the group, which you have written. I would ask that we all spend some time reflecting on the day and noticing how the experiences of the day feel on the inside, by sitting with the felt sense of it all. I would suggest they notice how that inside place would like them to be with it,

Would it like them to sit quietly on their own, or
Be accompanied by a focusing companion, or
Would it like them to share in a personal way with the group,

with perhaps another participant reflecting back in a focusing way.  I may then suggest that we first check out how participants want to spend this time in a way that would most deepen their own personal learning.

It means that some may want to be on their own. Some may go off in pairs, and some may stay and share in the group. How much time is there for the Self-Reflection groups ? Would it be OK to suggest that the group reforms for feedback of the learning of the day, and anything else they want to mention ?


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CONFERENCE '00
 
PAMPHLET
  ORGANIZATION
  PROGRAM
  REGISTRATION

OPENING
  R. STELTER
  M. HENDRICKS
  M. STAPERT

TEAM
  LEARNINGGR.
  TRAIN. /FACIL.
   SELF-REFL.GR.
  English-Hungar.

INTRO
  ANCHOR
  LEARNING

PARENT/INFANT
 
PARENT/INF.
  FOCUS at BIRTH
  english-hungarian
  PARENTS-CLUB
  english-hungarian

REPORTS
  E. FENDICK
  C. SCHENK-song
  NEWSPAPER-hu
  A. van HOLST

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  HOLLOKO
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