29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameCheryl Taqqee
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Evaluator(s)Jennifer Valtos and Rebecca Koch
LocationOnline
Date of Session05/22/2019
SkillSkill 8: Compassion
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Fairly well, given that you weren't feeling well, which by telling participants, you shared authentically about what was real (and unfortunate) for you in the moment. Authenticity is a vital component of creating a safe space. It also helped participants understand why you might be interacting a bit differently than usual (and, btw, you noticeably rallied a bit later in moments in which you were particularly engaged in the material and conversation; good work). Also, being very inviting of participant input when introducing new slides and material creates a space that feels safe for all ideas and opinions.

How well did the facilitator explain this Skill using the PowerPoint presentation? Please give examples.

Overall, used the slides well in sequencing the information. Possibly the best trigger warning yet for the Holocaust-related slide. Very good - and crucial - work.

How well did the facilitator explain and lead the activities in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

NA

How well did the facilitator lead the Mindful Dialogues and Reflective Writing Exercises in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

NA

What aspects of this Skill did you think the facilitator did exceptionally well? Please give examples.

Going to participants first for their input when introducing new material. Excellent clarifying questions when you hadn't followed a participant's input at first. Referred back to earlier participant input throughout, when it was also relevant at a later point in the presentation. "Born Different" reference to people who we might judge as suffering but who are thriving with what we perceive as a deficit, and perhaps even reaching greater levels of flourishing because of it.

Good work going back to the group in answer to a participant question about the effects of repressing empathy and compassion.

How well did the facilitator lead the Contemplative Practice in this Skill? Please explain and give specific examples.

NA

What aspects of this Skill could the facilitator improve? Please give examples.

Could give a bit more space for input or regulation after a participant shares a potentially triggering anecdote.

Entry DateMay 24, 2019