Facilitation / Resiliency Tips

  • Acknowledge discomfort.

  • Remember to correct missteps, and also to forgive them.

  • Welcome and repair shame and resistance.

  • Rotate Facilitator responsibilities each time you meet.

    • Be sure to create a few guidelines for the role at your first meeting. Such as:

      • Have one individual open the meeting and read the prompts out loud.

      • Facilitators can keep track of time while others share.

      • Facilitators can further discussion with questions, others should simply actively listen.

  • Have a scribe, or note-taker, and rotate this role each time you meet.

    • People all learn in different ways, using a large sheet of paper taped to the wall to take notes can help to deepen learning.

  • Create a confidentiality agreement.

  • Rotate the location, or hosting duties, each time you meet.

  • Incorporate mindfulness or body based practices such as meditation and yoga poses at the beginning and/or ending of each meeting.

    • Perhaps your facilitator could lead this, or perhaps it could be a role in itself.

  • Create agreements for speaking and listening. Such as:

    • Allow each person to speak without interruption, until they signal that they are finished.

    • Use a timer so that all people have an equal amount of time, or structure time based on intersectional privileges.

Living Yoga Staff Member Liz Eisman Facilitating A Living Yoga Trauma Resiliency Training

Living Yoga Staff Member Liz Eisman Facilitating A Living Yoga Trauma Resiliency Training