Date(s) - September 10, 2017 - September 15, 2017
I’m thrilled to announce the fourth TEPP facilitators’ training. It will be starting next September at Hope Springs Institute – a gorgeous retreat nestled in the Ohio woods among the Appalachian foothills.
A full description of the TEPP facilitators’ training can be found here. The basic facts of it are:
- The training prepares people to facilitate the Radical Wholeness weekend workshop. Enrolment is limited to 18.
- Anyone can apply to join the training who has taken my weekend workshop, or is planning to take it before the training begins. For those who are interested but can’t make any other workshop, there will be a workshop in Columbus, Ohio on the weekend just prior to the training.
- The training takes place over a year, and includes three five-day training periods in Ohio, frequent group video calls and audio exercises, as well as teaching and study aids.
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 with a desire to live from wholeness, and a willingness to feel their way there. Participants will be expected to commit to all three sessions.
A little bit about the venue: Hope Springs has it all, at a very reasonable price. Set on 130 acres, with hiking trails, an outdoor hot tub, a fire pit, 3 ponds, and a labyrinth, it is the perfect environment to support the work we’ll be doing. They also provide 3 beautifully prepared meals a day (all dietary restrictions catered to) and a spacious, welcoming space for the training.
The Columbus Ohio Teacher Training will run over three five-day sessions, spaced out over one year: September 10 – 15, 2017; March 4 – 9, 2018; and September 9 – 14, 2018. The number of participants will be limited to 18, and over the year they will receive as much support as I can provide.
The beautiful Hope Springs Institute is almost equidistant from Cincinnati and Columbus. Shuttles and ride shares will be available. The institute’s mission 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: Each of the five-day sessions will cost $1525 or $1595 (depending on shared or single accommodation). This price includes all your food and accommodation at the retreat, 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.
CEU credits are available for TEPP participants at a cost of $15.
To apply for the TEPP Facilitators’ Training in Columbus Ohio, please contact Philip by filling out this form.
To read comments from others who have gone through the TEPP teacher training, click here. (See the comments at the bottom of the page.)
Hope Springs Institute
Here’s some additional information about the workshop (*Not the Talks!):What to prepare (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
Some of the exercises require that you know a short text by heart. Rest assured, this is not something you will ever be asked to perform – it’s just needed for some of the exercises. You can use one you are familiar with, or find a new one. It can be anything at all – a nursery rhyme, a song lyric, a Shakespearean monologue, the national anthem, a poem, anything. It really doesn't matter, although it does help if it’s something you enjoy. It can get pretty tedious saying, “Row, row, row your boat” over and over. Just saying... Whatever you choose to memorize, it should be at least 45 seconds long, though any length in excess of that is fine. Having it WELL memorized is important.
What to bring (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
Apart from lunch and maybe a snack and a water bottle, you might wish to bring something to lie on for exercises (a yoga mat or even just a towel) and clothes that are comfortable to move in.
Lunch (For the workshop - not for the talks!)
There will be a one-hour lunch break.