Overview of Facilitation Paths
If you would like to become qualified as a Shadow Work group facilitator and/or coach, there are two possible facilitation paths:
Becoming a Qualified Shadow Work Group Facilitator
The Shadow Work group facilitation path consists of three trainings followed by a certification process:
- The Basic Facilitator Training (BFT)
- The Advanced Facilitator Training (AFT)
- The Leader Training (LT)
Included in the fee for each training is the cost of the training manual and, for the BFT and AFT, a set of online videos.
These three trainings proceed in sequence. You must complete the BFT before attending the AFT, and the AFT is a prerequisite for the LT.
The certification process is discussed in detail with you at the end of the Leader Training. This will require plenty of live practice with fellow trainees in environments set up by trainees themselves, sometimes with a trainer or mentor present. If you decide you would like to become qualified, you will choose a mentor who will work with you to create a plan to ensure that you have all the knowledge, skill and experience you will need to run a successful Certification Group Session. Your mentor will be present at this weekend, both to support you and witness the whole event. If your mentor believes you have fulfilled the criteria, you will be recommended for certification on completion of the session.
Becoming a Qualified Shadow Work Coach
For those who wish to work with individuals, three trainings and a certification process are also required:
– The Basic Facilitator Training (BFT)
– The Advanced Facilitator Training (AFT)
– The Coaching Training (CT)
Included in the fee for each training is the cost of the training manual, and for the BFT and AFT there are supporting online videos.
These three trainings proceed in sequence. You must complete the BFT before attending the AFT, and the AFT is a prerequisite for the CT.
At the end of the Coaching Training, if you wish to become a qualified Coach, the trainers will discuss with you what further practice and experience may be needed. You will be assigned a mentor with whom you will discuss your practice sessions. They may suggest additional steps to ensure that you are fully proficient and confident in the use of all the Shadow Work tools and also that you are able to create and maintain an environment of shame-free safety for your participants. Once you have demonstrated your ability to do this, you will be recommended for qualification as a Shadow Work coach.
It is recommended that you attend at least one Shadow Work seminar before attending the Basic Facilitator Training. For upcoming seminars, see shadowwork.eu.
Other possible options – to be assessed by the trainers – include Women in Power, the New Warrior Training Adventure, Woman Within and A Band of Brothers.
For more information about facilitation trainings and coaching trainings, please contact us.