29619 CIT Practicum Feedback Forms 071820 – Compassionate Integrity Training
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Facilitator-in-Training NameMerida McCarthy
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Evaluator(s)Jennifer Valtos and Michael Karlin
LocationZoom
Date of Session10/23/2018
SkillSkill 4: Self-Compassion
How well did the facilitator lead the group and create a safe space? Please explain and give examples.

Reminders of the sky metaphor and the contemplative practice from the previous week helped to ease the participants in to the new material. The sunshine is always there behind the clouds is a very positive reminder.

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

As you become more familiar with the material this may not be a challenge, try to read less from the notes and facilitator guide.

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

Going through the questions after the activity was well done. Try to read less and engage the group when asking the questions.

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

Reminders for the "rules" of the writing and dialogues prior to the start of the activity is always a good idea.

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

The action of bringing the hands together in prayer was beautiful! Absolutely wonderful analogy and a great visual representation. Merida, you are very genuine with your interactions with the group. Your tone of voice and pacing in your speech are very good and easy to follow.

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.

Merida, don't be afraid to ask more questions. You want to facilitate more than teach. Asking more questions helps folks process information and allow them to come to their own conclusions. Try not to bring up traumatic experiences (like your divorce). you might be past it and it may trigger an afflictive mental state for other participants. Let the question sit in silence; you don't have to fill the silence and the silence helps participants process information.

Entry DateOctober 26, 2018