Clients come to you to be witnessed - seen for their deepest experiences, feelings, stories as well as their meaning.
They come to be UnShamed: To have you help them discover the truth, wisdom, and intelligence hidden in their difficulties and disturbances.
Being certified in Process Facilitation means that you will be able to touch these sources of their depth and reach into the heart of their struggles with skills that work with the body/soma, movement/dance, voice, inner criticism/role play, abuse and trauma, and the Earth.
It means you will have a fine awareness of how to proceed when issues of abuse and trauma arise in addition to unique skills and interventions in serving their healing and gifts to unfold.
It means you will have a unique and refined clarity about the psychological ethics that arise as you proceed in facilitating your clients' healing and flowering.
It means your heart and mind will view your clients from a new paradigm or healing - one that doesn't pathologize, but instead sees the seed of new life in all that they bring to you.
It means you will have a level of mastery in a powerful vision and skill set - one that treats your clients in ways that they have likely never experienced before. In ways that will shape and shift their lives in profound ways.
Learn to see with new eyes the medicine, magic, and miracles that will make you practice a meditation, a prayer, a spiritual calling.
Develop and deepen your somatic skills. We’ll be focusing first on physical symptoms and how to access the body as a doorway to the emotional life and intelligence of those we serve. We will expand our understanding of how and when to access the soma and integrate them with other interventions methods to support just about any difficulty people face.
Learn how to work with the body’s movement, via posture, hand motions, body language, and dance - an important method so people can then learn to express what is in their body.
Work with the voice and learning how to integrate voice with the soma and movement; supporting people with accessing body intelligence and wisdom, with sound and verbal communication. We’ll also learn how to deepen people’s process through using sound and music.
Work with shamanic interventions and client shape shifting: Deep experiential learning that comes when one embodies and occupies split-off shadow aspects of themselves, building and strengthening the inner wiring, the pathway, to the freedom of accessing more of their whole selves.
Work with drama therapy and role play: So much goes on in the psyche that shows up as inner dialogue, especially and importantly when it comes to inner criticism, self-hatred, shame, introjected parental figures and internalized oppression. Playing it out in dramatic role play can be a powerful intervention to powerfully raise awareness and work out conflicts and tensions.
Learn how to work with client stories: Using our eyes, ears, intuitions and the methods above to fill in the gaps that allow these stories to complete themselves.
Learn how to work with and navigate abuse: Learning how to discern the client’s consent when it is not made explicit through watching for minimal cues and signals as we proceed with each intervention. We’ll spend signifiant time learning about these communications so that the interaction we are having with our client is not re-abusing or re-traumatizing.
Learn the functions of those who witness or didn’t witness an abusive event or history. These witnesses are keys to understanding how abuse lives in our clients and what the healing path looks like.
The Earth is our home and our connection to the Earth is not only one of the great wisdoms of most Indigenous cultures, but also our indigenous selves. We’ll be working with a number of Earth-based interventions: 'go-to' Earth spots or locations in dreaming, directionality, polarities and magnetism. We'll be using these connections to work with trauma and help people find their path.
Work with trauma using the above interventions and having a multitude of methods and awareness oriented facilitation options. We will also 1) look at the intelligence of dissociation, helping our clients move closer to or away from traumatic experiences, 2) learn how to help people find their inner healer, and 3) work with death and detachment.
These skills will be applied to areas of healing beyond abuse and trauma, including addictive tendencies and dependencies, deep feeling states (anxiety, depression, jealousy), relationship difficulties, life/career paths, body shame, esteem, and more.
Mastery in the training content will be developed by:
Two hour live training sessions 3 times per month. The sessions include theory, exercises and modeling the interventions. Further into the training you will facilitate another student while I coach you in order to deepen the learning process.
Meeting in small groups 2 times per month to to practice learning and specific elements of the training.
Individual feedback from David within classes and small group work about your awareness and skills development.
Reading about one book per month from recommended book list. A digital copy of David's book, "You Can't Judge a Body by Its Cover" is included with the training. All other books are purchased independently.
Each aspect of the training curriculum are key components in the certification process of this training. A certificate in Process-Oriented Facilitation Training is issued upon successful completion of the program.
This is a 10 month program that begins in November 2023. Class times will be 12pm to 2pm Mountain Time on 3 Fridays a month.
Specific dates to be determined.
In order to best serve students, facilitate learning and provide feedback for certification in this program, the cohorts are kept small at a maximum of 25 students.
Pay in Full - $7500 USD
($1500 non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance into the program to secure your spot and the remaining $6000 due by October 31st)
Payment Plan - $1500 non-refundable deposit will be due upon acceptance into the program to secure your spot and then a monthly payment plan of 10 x $600 will start the last week of October.
If you're interested in applying for this training, click the link below to email David's team.
You will then be sent to a questionnaire for you to fill out to help you and David determine your fit.
David Bedrick, J.D., Dipl. PW is a process worker, attorney and facilitator. He is the author of Talking Back to Dr. Phil: Alternatives to Mainstream Psychology and Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and Diversity to Individual and Social Change. His latest book is You Can’t Judge a Body by Its Cover: 17 Women's Stories of Hunger, Body Shame and Redemption. About his new book, Publisher’s Weekly wrote, “Bedrick celebrates 'the deep wisdom held in... hearts, minds, and bodies' of women in this powerful collection of profiles.”
David is the founder of the Santa Fe Institute for Shame based Studies where he teaches and works with individuals around the world.