Carpet Work Facilitation Training
for Women and Men
Dates in 2018 TBD
Giles Carwyn and Bridget Benton
This training introduces basic recipe and underlying philosophy of Carpet Work style of process facilitation. It is the perfect place to start if you are interested in leading process work in your I-group or E-circle, but feel like you lack the skills and knowledge to step out and facilitate a process from beginning to end. It is also a great way for more experienced facilitators to step more deeply into their intuitive and intellectual mastery of the skill.
Carpet Work style facilitation was specifically designed by Shadow Work Seminars to be safe and effective in both mixed and single gender containers. The same recipe we will be teaching you is used by both men and women all over the world.
- We will start by creating a strong container
- Each of you will have a chance to identify what it is you want from your growth as a facilitator.
- We will look what things inside of you get in the way of your growth as a facilitator. Through teaching and practicing the Honoring the Risk process, we will validate those resistant parts of yourself, find out where they are coming from and what they are trying to accomplish, and seek their support as you continue your journey.
- We will learn the basic recipe for a carpet work process. We will identify each “part” of a carpet work process learn how each part fits into the whole. You will have an opportunity to practice each step with a partner and get constructive feedback on how effectively you are using the skill.
- Then each of you will have a chance to do a full carpet work process. You can work on whatever you choose, but I encourage you to take a deeper look at what is holding you back in your facilitation. My assumption is that your desires and struggles with facilitation mirror your desires and struggles with the rest of your life and working on one will benefit the other.
- Each participant will have an opportunity to facilitate another person’s work supported by myself and the rest of the group. We will use a “freeze frame” process to share insights and consider options at each major decision point along the way. Each participant will have a chance to facilitate a process all the way through from beginning to end.
- Then we will integrate what we have learned, discuss additional tips and tricks, and make a plan for how we want to bring these new skills back to your E-circle or I-group.
By the end of the weekend you should be familiar with:
- What is carpet work and why it is so effective
- The stages of learning to facilitate
- How to facilitate more safely
- Ways to address and handle issues that might arise in a mixed-gender container.
- Identifying your shadows that might show up when you are facilitating
- The basic recipe for carpet work including:
- Finding the Big Want
- Splitting out the Dynamic
- Building a Perfect Part
- Regressing the Splits
- Choosing a Direction
- Running the Process
- Anchoring and Affirmation
- Skills to use within the process including:
- Honoring the Risk
- Warrior Runs
- Ideal Support
- Conforming to a Feeling
- The energetic purpose behind each step of the process
- When to ditch the recipe
- How to make meaningful suggestions by noticing which archetypal energies are out of balance
- Helping the participant bring in missing archetypal energies and/or tap into more mature versions of the energies that already exist
- A menu of other processes you can run
- Where and why participants get stuck
- How to keep things on time and on track
- How to create trust and safety by the energy you embody on the carpet
- Common problems & how to solve them
Giles is a novelist, screenwriter, father, and leader in the Asheville, NC ManKind Project. His passion for Shadow Work stems from a lifelong calling to dig under the surface, find the compassionate truth and bring it forth into the world.
Bridget is an artist and award-winning author of “The Creative Conversation: ArtMaking as Playful Prayer.” She is in the process of becoming a certified Shadow Work® Coach & Facilitator. Her passion is creating spaces where people can find their authentic voice and change the stories that hold them back. 503-913-4558 firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 5:30PM – 10PM
Saturday 10AM – 7PM
Sunday 10AM – 6PM
A $50 deposit reserves your spot.
Typically these trainings are offered for between $250-$300, but this weekend is being offered on a gift economy basis.
That means, once your deposit is in, the weekend is being offered as a gift from Bridget and myself to you. No other financial contribution is required.
And… At the end of the weekend you will have an opportunity to give a gift back to us if you feel inspired to do so. We encourage you to offer an amount based on the value you received from the weekend, your current financial situation, and your desire to see this kind of opportunity made available to others. Any amount will be gladly accepted.
The training will be limited to 10 people.