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|Facilitator-in-Training Name||Barbara Kaufmann|
|Evaluator(s)||Rebecca Koch and Jennifer Valtos|
|Date of Session||05/21/2019|
|Skill||Skill 8: Compassion|
|How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.|
Hearts were full for this facilitator since regrettably, as the result of a trauma in her local community, the facilitator was too dysregulated as a result of that trauma to create a safe space for others, and it is hoped that the experience provided some regulation and perhaps even some sense of safety from the co-facilitator and participants. It should also be noted that there were a number of technical difficulties that also had to be navigated. Overall, an exceedingly challenging situation that was completed in the face of it all.
|How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.|
Using the slide of Jews being hidden from the Holocaust to illustrate the agency aspect of compassion was good; could have been more clearly applied to those who acted compassionately to hide the Jews, and the Viktor Frankl quote would have been applied to those Jews who survived the Holocaust being those who had been able to find meaning in their suffering.
Overall, there needs to be a more clear connection between CIT concepts and the images and analogies offered to participants.
|How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.|
Using the example of Native Americans making decisions looking seven generations ahead as an approach to compassion in the present was very thought-provoking, and could even be expanded as a connection to our Empathic Concern for and Common Humanity with the generations that will come after us.
|How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.|
|What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.|
It was difficult to follow the comparison between Christ and the biological basis of compassion during the session. It was not clear at all. However, thinking about in now, in retrospect, I can see a connection between God/Holy Spirit expressing compassion through the biological embodiment of Christ.
Again, overall, clearer connection between CIT concepts and the provided illustrations, metaphors and analogies.
|Entry Date||May 24, 2019|