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Kate has such an amazing gift for making people feel comfortable. The participants feel her warmth and care right from the beginning of the session. She sounds very at-ease and confident while facilitating, which gives people a sense of safety.
Kate used the slides to guide and explain the second group activity so the participants would know what to expect as they completed the activity.
Kate did a great job of explaining breakout session 2 and how the whiteboard would be used for the activity. This is the first time the group used the whiteboard so that was helpful in explaining the purpose of it and how it could be used by the group. Kate gave a great explanation of the activity itself so the participants would know what to expect.
Kate did a great job explaining the activities and how they would be completed. The participants had questions about Naikan and Kate was able to explain the practice.
Kate has a natural warmth that shines through. Acknowledging the comments from the participants is critical to keeping the conversation flowing and you did that exceptionally well. Reminding the group about the writing activities in the guides is a great way to reinforce what was discussed in the session.
Kate did a great job leading a modified version of the contemplative practice. Her tone of voice, modulation and tempo all allowed the participants to have a positive experience with the practice.
When sharing personal examples, we need to take care that we do not trigger the participants. While your example of being in the hospital and all that went along with that provided insight to multiple skills the traumatic nature of the story could have triggered an emotional response from a participant. We need to have care with what personal experiences we share with the group.