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TEPP Facilitator Training – Session 3: Massachusetts
June 2 - June 7
The response to the TEPP Facilitators Training has been all that I could have wished for and more. It’s a profound joy to be with a small group of committed adventurers over a year, helping them navigate the personal, liberating surrender to wholeness. I’ve held two Trainings in Canada, two in the USA, one in Ireland – and now the sixth is scheduled to begin on June 27th in Leyden, MA in the beautiful Angels’ Rest Retreat Center.
If you are interested in a full description of what the TEPP Training entails, please follow this link. The Training takes place over three five-day sessions at Angel’s Rest, with lots of support in between in the form of group video calls and audio exercises, as well as teaching and study aids. The group is limited to sixteen participants, and anyone can apply who has taken my weekend workshop, or is planning to take it before the training begins. There are workshops in Shelburne Falls, MA and Burlington VT in the weeks prior to the training. (Anyone taking the Facilitator training can also take the weekend workshops just preceding the training at a 50% discount.)
Although the stated purpose of the training is to prepare participants to facilitate the Radical Wholeness weekend workshop, the training actually supports a significant and life-changing challenge. To facilitate a workshop, you need to model the work. To support you in that, the training focuses on helping you deepen into the body’s intelligence, so you can ease into your wholeness and model it effortlessly.
At the end of the training, graduates who want to go ahead and run Radical Wholeness workshops usually begin with two- or three-hour events, sharing the curriculum in bite-sized chunks as they become increasingly familiar with it. When a graduate and I both feel they are ready to facilitate the full weekend workshop, I will include their name on my website as a certified facilitator.
People are drawn to the Facilitators’ Training for different reasons, and I honor them all. Some are drawn to it for reasons of personal growth, some to complement a modality they already practice, and some to share the work with others. Whatever the motivation, my conviction is that anyone who takes the training will be carrying the work into the world in some form or another. What really matters is that they come to it wanting to undertake a personal journey to wholeness, and willing to encounter and soften the divisions in the body that keep us from it. Participants are expected to commit to all three sessions.
The MA Facilitator Training will run over three five-day sessions, spaced out over one year:
Session 1 – June 27 – July 2, 2018
Session 2 – October 28 – November 2, 2018
Session 3 – June 2 – 7, 2019
Times for Session 2 training are as follows:
Sunday October 28
Check-in after 4pm, Dinner 6:30, Training: 8 – 9:30 pm
Monday – Thursday
Training: 10:00 am – 6:30 pm
Friday November 2
Training 10 am – 1:30 pm, Lunch, Check-out by 4pm
There will be morning and afternoon coffee/tea breaks, and an hour-long lunch break.
The number of participants will be limited to 16, and over the year they will receive as much support as I can provide.
The beautiful Angels’ Rest Retreat Center is located on 19 acres of private woodlands and meadows in the foothills of Western Massachusetts, the elevation of Angels’ Rest offers breathtaking and far-reaching views of mountains to the East and South. The centre is beautifully aligned with the intent of TEPP and the physical environment will beautifully support our work. Food is nutritious, mostly organic and tailored to your needs.
Training and Accommodation Cost:
Each of the five-day sessions will cost $1585 (includes state taxes). This price includes all your food (15 meals) and shared accommodation (5 nights) at the retreat center, a facilitators’ manual, at least one large group video call each month and informal calls the other weeks, and a key teaching aid (we don’t want to spoil the surprise). It will also include fun, because it’s in the spirit of play that we most fully engage and learn.
Meals to be clean and wholesome vegetarian, fish and poultry with as much organic as is in season and available. Gluten and dairy free options available. Angels’ Rest policy on other needs: Notice of additional special dietary needs must be given two weeks in advance. A $35 per person/stay for special requirements charge may be applied for meals requiring extra planning, shopping and/or preparation.
Philip Shepherd is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. His provider number is 282. Each training session provides 35 CEUs. A certificate can be purchased after each session for $15 US.
To read comments from others who have gone through the TEPP teacher training, click here. (See the comments at the bottom of the page.)