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Introduced the skill with open invitation and "check in." Jennifer's experience poignant about "stunning" sunrise. Becky brought some early focus on Appreciating Interdependence through the lens of "Climate Change," and systems surrounding that theme. I agree with Michael's comment that perhaps bringing a focus to a particular system early on may dampen others from suggesting other systems the group might want to consider later in the break-out sessions, and also could potentially be "triggering" for some in the group. Becky's use of a recent poverty simulation experience as example of a system looking at itself was good. I think Becky could have spent more time on the Owl Metaphor in delineating what Compassion is or may actually lead to harm, emphasizing that compassion in CIT is a motivation, not an action. Overall Becky did a great job.
Introducing and setting a safe space with calmness, openness, and gentleness was exceptional. Engaging the group early on to share was good and should be the standard for facilitators at every point in each presentation of a skill, along with the received knowledge and the exercises to "embody." I really appreciate that Becky facilitated and did not slip into teaching, which seems to have been an issue for those who are teachers by education, training, and experience.
Just a reminder to ask participants if they have had the opportunity to establish formal practice(s) between skill sets.