I. Summarize participants’ evaluations, and how their feedback resulted in new learning or growth for you this past year.:
sometimes I listen to more words than I really enjoy and participants ask me to stop "discussions", I try to be more connected with myself and stop discussion when I realize that I am not connected.
One participant left a seminar earlier because she had expected to learn some theory and not going into processes where people share their pain.
I was able to connect with her and her need for protection and offered her part of the fee back with which felt satisfied.
Otherwise I usually receive thh feedback that participants feel safe in my seminars.
J. What are your current growing edges or challenges as a trainer that you will be working on in the future?:
Mostly it is living NVC consciousness around our own organization, to stay connected to everybody as a human being independent on the roles people have in the organization.
Wearing “giraffe-ears” when I get into contact with people who feel pain around their experiences with CNVC, whatever this term means to them.
I try to stop generalizing and refer to real observations and realize it is a challenge at times, when there is more pain.
There is pain (for me and others) around the founding of the German speaking network D-A-CH which includes requests from the board of the Munich network which sometimes I need special care to really receive as requests. My desire is to negotiate this within the German speaking network. We had a face-to-face meeting in August 2009 after wich I felt more connected. I am very happy about this.
Additionally sometimes it is a challenge to stay connected with abundance, especially when I look at my bank account. I contributed so much work on a volunteer basis to each project I mentioned under social change, and also financially to the Kenya-project, that I really need to care for my needs of financial safety now.
K. If you found opportunities to work with other trainers this year, please share the most meaningful experiences for you.:
There are so many meaningful experiences:
first of all working together with my colleague Nicole Leipert-Knaup, with whom I developed and facilitate the two 10-days trainings and the 15 days mediation and coaching-training. I feel so enriched and inspired working with her.
then with Christiane Welk, a certification candidate, who accompanied me to Kenya for the second time. She was of much suport for me, supoorting me in trainings as well as in sharing our experiences, listening to me during our 4-week-adventure
I also enjoyed working together with Glenda, Anne Bourrit, Jerry Koch-Gonzales in the GCC, with Bjarte Bjorsvik, Gitte Skjaer-Westerman and Ray Taylor in the Europe-Africa-Circle.
Not to forget about our German speaking network D-A-CH and my local network, where I worked with many trainers (certified or not)
I celebrate I was able to work togther with so many people, that is dream of mine coming true.