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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Valerie Morvan|
|Date of Session||02/05/2019|
|Skill||Skill 3: Emotional Awareness|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Perfectly. Very clear that she has a lot of group leadership experience. Her self-confidence helped everyone to sit back, relax and enjoy. She also had a good back & forth with her co-facilitator, someone with much less experience and that helped him significantly. She was very encouraging of him.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Valerie obviously understands this subject very will so was able to expand on the concepts to everyone's benefit. The group especially enjoyed her teaching on equanimity.
|How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Her co-facilitator took a leadership role on this, but Valerie added good support.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Like a pro. I will use her phrase "remember - first thought, best thought" when I encourage participants not to overthink before they answer the questions in reflective writing exercise. I also liked the way she encouraged participants to listen to themselves during mindful dialogue. She's such a natural at this.
|What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.|
Although Valerie has a lot of knowledge around this content from past experience, she remains open-minded to looking at things in a new way. I also liked the way she invited people to engage in discussion.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
Good pacing and her voice was calm and soothing. It was clear that she has had a lot of experience leading meditation.
|What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.|
I really can't think of anything. Valerie will be an excellent facilitator.
|Do you recommend this facilitator to become certified?||Yes|
|Entry Date||February 11, 2019|