It is hard to believe, but already a month has passed since graduating from SCHOENAKER AKADEMIE in Genemuiden! What a wonderful last weekend of the training did we have and what a fine ceremony and celebration. We DID it, all 8 of us: Andrea, Haleh, Femke, Janny, Lilian, Ruth, and yours truly. With great thanks to our teachers Julitta Schoenaker (and Theo Schoenaker, the founder/creator of the "encouraging trainings) and the wise coaching and supervision of Katja Goepfert.
7 times we got together since September last year, for whole weekends and some Saturdays - time filled to the brim with new insights, lots of learning, sharing, openness, heartfulness, some tears and much laughter!
We all did a first run-through of the ten-week encouraging cursus with friends and/or family from out of our own livingrooms and then dared to to a second run-through with "real participants" outside of our homes. How much we learned, how much we were gifted with by the participants during the process! Both run-throughs were supervised and we had to write up all sessions and got valuable (and loving!) feedback on our work every single time.
Some more slowly (myself) and some more quickly did we grow into the role of being a facilitator to help people re-discover how they can encourage themselves and others, how they can become their own best friend, see again how wonderful they already are, unearth treasures of self-discovery, and always, always also direct their loving, constructive attitude to those around them! Encouraged beings, in the world to encourage each other ...
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO YOU, THEO SCHOENAKER, FOR BRINGING THIS GEM OF A COURSE INTO THE WORLD, and thank you for your wisdom and sparkle and laughing eyes and for all you were willing to share with us during this journey!
Beata, all-round encourager:: of art and artists of Nepal, of a preschool in Kathmandu, of the great work of encouragement based on Adlerian psychology and the Theo Schoenaker's concept!