Are you looking to register? Please use the form below:
The dates of the event you are signing up for: 15th - 16th of October, 2022
Location: Hilton Garden Inn, Bradley Airport, Connecticut, USA
The participation fee presently is the following:
$210 (workshop, lunch and coffee breaks) - until the 1st of October
After the 1st of October, 2022 it will be $260
+$125/night hotel rooms are available at Hilton
My assumption is that you are interested in developing yourself.
If that is true, then you have probably been reading books, attending seminars, you may even have counseled a psychologist or two. And yet, you may still feel that something is missing. At least, that was my sentiment.
How do you find it yourself? Would you want something more transformational? Something more effective?
The Community Building Workshop can be the answer for you!
"What makes it more effective than other ways to learn and grow?" - you may understandably want to ask.
Let me get into that!
Here is the secret of our souls: our souls have a self-healing ability.
This means two things: I can’t heal you or fix you. This is important to know, because no matter how much I know about psychology, theology, therapy or anything else I can’t possibly be efficient trying to fix you up.
Believe it or not, this is something most people and even most psychologists or trainers don’t understand. We can only make matters worse by trying to fix someone up.
All right! So why would you need to be around people then, if your soul can heal and grow itself?
Our souls can grow and heal themselves in a highly respectful and safe environment. Being together with others in an outstandingly respectful and safe atmosphere brings out the best in you and others. Your soul can and will feel liberated. It will grow and clean itself from the inside out.
This workshop is not about putting something inside of you. This is a highly experiential and a highly emotional process and experience. This is why it accelerates your growth. Because it is emotional. Nothing changes really in our lives and actions until something affects our emotions.
We are not going to lecture you. (This is not to say that providing content has no value at all. - you are reading such a piece right now :) ) Content is valuable at a certain point in our development. It kind of gives us the ladder we need or want to climb up on.
We are going to provide you a safe environment where you can do two things:
focus on yourself and your own inner processes (thought and emotional processes)
you can share things with others if you really feel a need to without any pressure or solicitation from our part (participation can be verbal and non-verbal)
In other words: we are going to listen to you! Listen to you and be there for you for two days!
This is not something you normally get at a seminar, do you?
Do the speakers bring value? Yes, usually they do!
But I can tell you this: it is hard to compare a seminar to a Community Building experience in terms of how much growth and positive change can bring you.
Information is good. If you can apply it, it will bring you results.
However more often than not a presentation doesn’t speak to where you are at that very moment. Can you relate?
Even when a famous motivational speaker is trying to add value to you, he or she can’t possibly “meet” everyone at the same time.
This is why a CB workshop can be very different: the focus is on you.
But not only on you! So you don’t need to perform or entertain others. You can relax and be yourself while you are still an equally important participant like all the other participants.
And you will learn about yourself and about leading a group to consensus.
You are going to learn about individual and group responsibility.
You are going to learn about listening. You are going to learn about initiative. You are going to learn about conflict resolution. And all this is going to be practical and experiential.
Its experiential nature makes it lively and effective!
There is no written-in-advance script! There is no boss or commander to save you from chaos. But there are facilitators that make sure everyone’s safe!
Important: the roles of the facilitators are to provide safety and provide feedback. Facilitators do something few people can or are willing to do: will be fully present, listen to each participant, follow patiently the evolution of the group and make the difficult decisions whether to make an intervention or not.
I have to tell you this: I haven’t met anyone else who exhibited and provided this level of patience and attention that some good facilitators provide. It is a challenging task. It is much easier to present, to talk and tell. It is much more challenging to patiently assist a group until a group realizes what helps and what doesn’t.
Just like a parent with his or her child: the only reasonable thing to do is to be patient with your kid when he/she is trying to learn a new skill and takes one step at a time towards adulthood over the years. We sometimes wish they grew up (or at least understood something) overnight. It doesn’t work that way, does it?
On the other hand you might also know how good it is when you can discover and experience something for yourself without anyone rushing you.
So, I can only tell you what I would say to my own two sisters: this is the best thing that happened to me and this is what I am most thankful for.
Time: two or three days are a significant amount of time. No doubt about it.
And I wish I could tell you that we can divide it up into bite size pieces and give it to you one hour at a time.
However, this is not about sharing some content. This is an emotional process and it takes a critical mass of:
It takes time to gather our own experiences. This cannot be rushed. And we certainly don’t want to rush you.
Note: The experience says that it takes two days to be able to experience all the four stages of group development. In the case of the Community Building Skills Workshop a third day is added to reflect on the whole process.
You are probably a busy person since you are a motivated and ambitious individual. So we understand that taking two or three days off is a serious thing to ask.
However, it is worth it! You’ll gain more time! This is a good investment when it comes to time management! This is not a tiring seminar. You’ll gain months in your personal growth journey without the need to form any new habit!
On the other hand: although this process can be challenging your soul will feel reinvigorated. Don’t be surprised if you’ll need less sleep during or after the event (for a day or two!). You’ll probably feel energized and renewed!
BTW: once I am mentioning sleeping, I can tell you, that
I sleep better ever since I attended my first Community Building events. Somehow it has given me an improved peace of mind and calmness.
And it can save you a year or two in therapy (if you have a need for it) and grow you like months worth of leadership seminars!
I heard a very successful person say this:
‘Problems are a sign of life, and life is a sign of problems’
So I guess it is safe to assume you have problems or you are going to have some in the next few months.
And you know what: I don’t even have to know what your problem is for me to be confident that a community building experience will help you with that. (This is not to say we would not want to hear about it if you want to share while in the workshop).
Do you know why?
The way to solve a problem is to become a bigger person than the problem. We cannot eliminate it, we can just grow above it.
And the safe and emotionally supportive environment a Community Building Workshop provides for you will help you grow emotionally.
You may not even be able to articulate or put into words your problem. It doesn’t matter. The beauty of this process is that it doesn’t give you intellectual answers (like do this, or do that).
It provides emotional support!
And once you feel heard, understood and accepted you will instantly be able to feel more hopeful.
Can we actually guarantee that you will feel heard and understood? Not quite 100%.
Although our whole focus is on listening so the chances are really good (around 90-95%) it also depends on whether the group will be ready.
What this workshop is about is a 180 degrees in the opposite direction of controlling behaviour. So we do depend on the gifts of life (and gifts of community). When we talk about people's emotions and attitudes we have no control over those things, whatsoever.
However, those gifts we usually find under such safe and respectful circumstances are usually more valuable than anything we could give you in a controlled and guaranteed way.