3-week online workshop | October 19, 26 and November 2, 2022
Deepen your skills and develop more ease in inquiry
Inquiry is one of the important tools of a mindfulness teacher. Reflecting on experiences with participants, it can help lead them to new insights into their lives. At the same time, inquiry can be a challenging part of the work – especially when we feel we need to ask the right questions, or even the one question leading to the ultimate insight. In this workshop, we look at beliefs like these, that can prevent us from being fully present with our groups, and explore various forms and styles of inquiry. The weekly meetings are interactive, and theory and reflection are alternated with lots of practice. The intention is to demystify ‘perfect inquiry’ and, instead, develop more connection and ease in dialogue with the group.
These 3 weekly meetings are devoted to practice and exploration. We look at different forms of inquiry, as well as some of the theory behind it. We explore the role of a mindfulness teacher / professional, which is essentially different from that of a therapist or teacher, and requires different skills and attitude. As meditation is informing our work, there will be practice in each session to support embodiment. Apart from that, each of the meetings offers mutual inquiry practice in dyads and small groups, and the possibility to exchange.
A training for new and experienced teachers alike. For those who wish to refresh or deepen their inquiry skills. And for those who wish to leave the “list of good inquiry questions” and are open to experiment with ways to connect with greater ease, rather than “do the right thing”.
The past period has shown that learning and deepening Inquiry is also very well possible via Zoom. To allow the workshop to land and digest well, meditation practice and bio-breaks will be part of the program.
After this training, you will:
- have more insight into the role and application of inquiry;
- have more knowledge of and experience with the different forms of inquiry;
- be more comfortable in the dialogue with individual participants;
- have greater skill and ease in tuning in to the group process;
Experiences of participants in previous Inquiry workshops:
“I used to be focused on asking the right questions and, as a result, often felt lost when participants brought in something slightly different than what was on my list of questions. After this workshop I feel more relaxed, and confident that I can connect with what my participants really need.”
“Great workshop with many new insights. I have learned to explore with participants with curiosity and more ease.”