Practice Group Report
Welcome to Terry who joined us for the first time last night. And thanks to everyone else who came along - it was good to see you!
Our topic this month was Developing Resource Metaphors and we started with a discussion about what is a resource, concluding that anything could be a resource, depending on how it is used / perceived. Next we looked at how to develop a resource metaphor, including finding the source of the resource and discovering the effects of knowing that. The group worked in threes with a facilitator, client and observer in each group, which took most of the evening, with time for a just a mini-debrief at the end.
Some 'client' learnings were:
- that I have got resources
- that I often use cliches, which can be developed into metaphors
- that I think differently from the way I thought I thought
- how powerful it can be to take the time to develop personal resources in this way
And as facilitators, learnings were:
- that asking 'where does x come from' repeatedly is different from modelling a sequence
- that sometimes a client's metaphors can shift dramatically
- that I need to stop writing notes and have more of a conversation
- focussing on a certain aspect of facilitation like this, reminds me to keep an eye on it when I am facilitating my clients
- I sometimes lose the flow when I am in a practice environment
These last two comments led to a brief discussion about whether it is better to have a topic for the evening or just to come together to practice facilitating desired outcomes. We agreed that a bit of both is good.
I enjoyed the meeting very much and hope you did, too. Our next meeting is on June 21st and I hope to see you there.