SERVICES

  • Facilitations as part of existing reconciliation projects
  • Interactive workshops
  • Demonstrations
  • Lectures
  • Assessments
  • SoulGym

Topics include:

IT’S HARDER TO HATE UP-CLOSE

Co-created dramas for community and organizational healing. In a safe structured forum, members of different groups explore their conflictual points of view. You’ll learn the commonality of human experiences, and that differences arise from within us – not between us. Using I4P’s signature format of warm-up, act-out and create healing new endings, you’ll leave with insight and opportunities for growth.

WHO’S TAKING CARE OF YOU?

Mediators, aid workers, therapists and anyone working with vulnerable populations: You deserve relief, self-care and re-energizing too! Look at your strengths, shadows and conflicting internal messages – so you can be more effective, present and passionate in serving your clients. Feel more relaxed, connected and hopeful.

MAKING PEACE WITH THE PAST

Level 1 (Demo/lecture): Peace-builders are introduced to the concepts of action work, re-writing traumatic group histories, and group processing. This includes exercises and simulations.

Level 2 (Full-length training): Demonstrations of action work and how to use simulations, using stories generated by participants. Teaches basic tools for facilitating and integrating these concepts into peace-building and intercultural work, for activists, policy-makers, peace-builders and NPOs. Offers opportunities for self-processing.

MEDIATING CULTURAL CONFLICT

Level 1 (Intro): Timely for mediating the current racial violence and social/political chasms…Do you get the sense your clients are too busy listening to the voices in their head to even hear you?  What are the “voices” about? — They’re the values, viewpoints and cultural histories they carry with them. They’re repeating the messages clients have had drilled into them from their ethnic, religious, racial backgrounds.  Learn how important it is to help clients get these voices out of their head and talk back to them, before they‘re open to mediation. This interactive presentation includes warm-ups and demos.

Level 2 (Training): For mediators and decision-makers. Includes demonstrations of action work and simulations, using stories generated by participants. Teaches basic tools for facilitating and integrating these concepts into peace-building and intercultural work.

STEPPING OUT OF YOUR OWN SHADOW

Learn to identify and de-activate your internal hot buttons to be more effective professionally and personally. Shadows are those parts of ourselves that we hide away and don’t express, until they come roaring out and control us. We’ll be working with shadows around the four archetypes of Thinker, Feeler, Do-er, and Ruler.

TALK BACK TO YOUR VOICES

Identify the internal messages that hold you back. In a group format, practice talking with the “voices” or mindsets that everyone has as part of the society in which they grew up. You’ll learn strategies to continue on your own, for more growth.

TRUMP, PELOSI AND OUR COLLECTIVE CULTURAL SHADOWS

What do top leaders in the US government represent? What dark parts of ourselves have we projected onto these public figures? If a nation suppresses its “shadows” (undesirable parts of itself) for too long, a larger-than-life person appears on the national or world scene to personify them for us. Learn how to reclaim and transform the parts, and re-integrate them into the national psyche in a healed way. This is not a political forum but an opportunity to role-play personal shadows in a co-created drama.

ASSESSMENT

Needs assessment for determining your organization’s goals and needs around internal peace-building and effective communication with client groups.

SOULGYM

A weekly drop-in group for talking back to your internal voices/shadows in a structured interactive forum. Based on our signature format of co-created dramas for community healing…Because your soul deserves a workout too! (In-house program, or enquire about local groups for the general public)