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Gareth, you (co-)lead the session incredibly well. Also, you created a safe space by your peaceful voice and your natural, calm, and professional facilitation style. You created a safe space and an atmosphere of trust and confidentiality by your warm welcome right at the beginning of the session when you revealed personal nervousness and vulnerability expressing that the group will deal with it supportively. And the participants did and felt invited to express the same openness, knowing the group will deal with it kindly and safely. You gave space for all three of you to introduce themselves personally, which contributed to the safe space. Also, you also created a safe space by referring to the guidelines and some beautiful general remarks.
Moreover, did you provide space for check-in about skill 2 and inspired wonderful discussion about the previous week’s learning and structure of CIT by asking two succinct questions. It was great that you put those questions also in the chat and appreciated both channel of replies, chat and spoken.
Wonderful how you facilitated the “I know it-list”, coming back to it at the end of the session and referring to how knowledge needs to become transformative and ultimately embodied.
However, you invested a bit too much time in the three levels of learning, explaining this part of the foundational concept and the whole introduction. At skill 3 we will have to be careful with our time as skill 3 and 4 have so much content. Your facilitation has been enriching without doubt and this is possibly the most challenging part: renounce some of the precious repetition and information for the sake of giving enough space for more material to come.
You have given a great overview of the structure of skill 3. Wonderful how you integrated the chat. You found a simple, yet profound method to engage the group by asking the participants to read out parts of the slides.
Beautiful how you added to Anne Marie’s facilitation and picking up a participant’s remark that CIT is not categorizing mental states as generally afflictive or beneficial.
There has been a nice and natural flow between you co-facilitators.
Your wrap-up has been succinct and knowledgable. Beautiful how you set a frame of learning by introducing the concept of the knowledge and its application.
Your very natural, professional and inspiring way of facilitation has been outstanding. You were great at monitoring the group and the chat at the same time, picking up the needs here, allowing space for participants and expressing great teamwork regarding your co-facilitators.
You facilitation of the CP has been amazing. The pacing, the calm and peaceful voice made it easy to engage in the practice.
Regarding the skill, I would not have a suggestion of improvement. Regarding time management and shorter check-in and introduction, please see my remarks above.