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Council Training 2: Deepening the Practice

November 3 @ 5:00 pm - November 5 @ 4:00 pm

| $500

With Miriam Joy and Adam Rumack of the Center for Council

​Council Training Two (CT2) offers a powerful opportunity to deepen one’s practice and explore the more complex contours of the work. This training is geared toward participants who have taken a Council Training 1 workshop and have been facilitating Council for some time and have had some direct experience with the inspiring, and sometimes challenging, situations that arise — including encountering resistance, conflict and “The Shadow.” Facilitators may also be starting to look at some personal obstacles and “blind spots” that have shown up in their development as a practitioner, as well as the need for greater fluency in self-regulation and grounding, for oneself and in one’s work with groups.

The CT2 workshop delves into the specific forms of council suited for a variety of situations and explores the joys and challenges of bringing Council into different parts of our lives. It offers a chance to develop more facility with ‘Reading the Interactive Field’ and learning to invite ‘The Witness’ perspective.  ​

One of the primary intentions of CT2 is to support practitioners who are starting to encounter the sometimes powerful energies released in Council and to offer encouragement to move out of one’s comfort zones and to “Turn Into The Skid,” learning how to navigate and best serve the circle, while maintaining safety and containment.

To Apply

We request that applicants submit a brief “letter of intention,” to complete their registration for this workshop, reflecting on their experiences with Council to date and what may be stirring for them as they approach this opportunity to “deepen the practice”; this reflection serves to create some context for the participants, as well as the workshop trainers, and helps establish intention for the journey of CT2. Letters can be sent to: miriam@ojaifoundation.org

Who are the CT2 trainers?

Adam Rumack

Adam has Masters in Business Administration from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a BA in Modern Literary Studies from UC Santa Cruz.  In his stewardship of The Ojai Foundation’s land, business and cultural heritage, he integrates his experience and study of non-profit management, group facilitation, and yoga philosophy to lead with heart and passion.  He has traveled widely and is a lifelong learner. He shares council in California State Prisons and guides workshops in Ojai, at the Esalen, and at organizations in the US and abroad. He currently serves as co-executive director of The Ojai Foundation alongside Miriam Tassone.

Miriam Joy

Miriam is known as a thought leader in the area of individual and organizational transformation. Starting life as a theatre and film director, Miriam quickly developed a passion for using her “tools of the trade” in the service of community transformation. After developing a dual interest in business and education, Miriam began designing and delivering leadership programs and change efforts for organizations across the globe. In 2005 Miriam’s skill of synergizing ideas to create business outcomes and her passion for developing potential in individuals and organizations led her to be a founding partner of Australian consultancy firm Be Learning where she lead the organization for ten years until July 2015.  Miriam is currently focused on her role as co-executive director of The Ojai Foundation while continuing to teach and lead collective wisdom practices.

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November 3 @ 5:00 pm
November 5 @ 4:00 pm
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The Watershed Center
44 Kaye Road
Millerton, NY 12546 United States
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(518) 336-5318