Thank you, East Coast immersion program participants! I took such energy from our recent intensive training (May 4-8) in Essex, Massachusetts. There seemed to be a new level of enthusiasm and excitement from everyone about how the training produced change and growth in them and their lives and how it opened up new possibilities. A key, I think, is the depth of experience and the shifts that reliably happen through the practices. It’s deeply satisfying to see our training evolve and have a greater impact on what people want to do and create for themselves and the world.
I’d like to express my deep appreciation to Shivani Carroll, Paul Merrill, Pat Arcady and Mark Roth for their support with the training.
Ike and I have begun emailing weekly practice suggestions to our participants when they are in-between intensives. We request that the yearlong participants to commit to the following:
2. Weekly dyad practice:
- Before (pre-mediation): EIP for empathy and 2-chair role play
- After (post-mediation): Mourn/Celebrate/Learn (MCL) for empathy
3. Weekly triad practice:
- Connecting requests
- “Pulling by the ears”
- Emergency first-aid empathy
- Solution requests (including the “Need behind the No” process and the 3 types agreements—main, supporting, and restoring)