So often, we avoid talking or dealing with the problems an agency or institution is facing out of fear, emotional escalation or lawsuits. But, like all problems that aren’t dealt with, they are simply postponed and continue to grow and fester. At the forefront of all concerns are the need to be seen, understood, and valued. But foremost, there needs to be the willingness to self-reflect, take responsibility, and to change.
In this popular workshop/training we will be exploring and discussing the following issues through personal stories and filmed vignettes. Participants will learn a myriad of Mindful Techniques to rebuild a sense of community and trust through authenticity and curiosity, compassion and empathy.
Here are some questions that are essential to beginning the process of healing:
- What are some problems/issues that this agency/institution is afraid to talk about or confront? Why?
- What are some the consequences to this agency/institution when these issues/problems are not dealt with or confronted?
- What do you leave at the door when coming to this agency/institution? Why or why not?
- What do you need/want from this agency/institution in order for you to feel seen, understood, and valued? What don’t you need/want? Why?
- What do you think is the ‘fear’ of this agency/institution to changing? Why?
- What were you like when you first came to this agency/institution and what are you like now? What happened/didn’t happen? How have you changed?
- What would ‘real change’ look like for you?
- Do you believe this agency/institution can change? What would it take for you to believe that they would change?
- If this agency/institution is unwilling to change, how does it affect you?