Tending the Knowing Field: A Soul-Infused Group Facilitation Training Program for 2018 with Sheila Belanger, M.A. and Anne Hayden
“To be human is to become visible while carrying what is hiddenas a gift to others. To remember the other world in this worldis to live in your true inheritance.”
–from the poem “What To Remember When Waking” by David Whyte
The “knowing field” is a term that describes the field of interconnectedness with all life that is not subject to time, space, nor physical laws. The term comes from systemic family constellation work. Similar ways of describing it are the morphogenic field, universal consciousness, Essence Level, and the Web of Life. The knowing field is an unseen presence in all human relationships. The Tending the Knowing Field Training Program offers tangible experiential skills for cultivating conscious and reciprocal engagement with the knowing field in service to being a carrier of one’s soul gifts in the world as a group facilitator.
Tending the Knowing Field is a nature-based program aligned with the wisdom and mysteries of the four seasons and four directions. Each session builds on foundational tools and practices (see below) to support your authentic expression of group facilitation skills and competencies. Like our other offerings, this is a highly experiential program informed by Process Work and Soulcraft™ practices, modern depth psychology, and immersed in ancient and enduring earth-based ways of knowing, the poetic traditions, and initiatory rites.
Tending the Knowing Field is designed for people who work in some capacity with groups to cultivate healing, greater wholeness, and soul depths. Participants who could benefit from this training program include therapists, coaches, group facilitators, healers, mentors, spiritual directors, shamanic practitioners, and soul guides. Participants have a readiness to embody and give out the vibrancy of their soul depths. They have successfully done enough of their own personal healing work with wounds and shadow material to allow them to be available to work in co-creation with the knowing field in service to the world. The program is not primarily designed for personal healing work (although it is often one of the benefits).
Between sessions, participants are expected to practice group facilitation skills in their own communities or professional work. As part of the program, each participant will receive three personal mentoring sessions with one of the guides. A quarterly group conference call will also be available to support community connections and the practical applications of the work.
2018 PROGRAM DATES (not all activities take place at the Whidbey Institute):
Winter Session: Rooting in the Knowing Field February 21 to 25
Spring Session: Widening the Circles of Relationship April 18 to 22
Summer Session: Engaging with the Whole Heart June 27 to July 1
Early Autumn Session: Partnering with the Muse August 15 to 19