SOI Teaching Imagery for Practitioners | Invitation Only | with Catherine Shainberg
February 3 + 4, 2024 | 7:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT (US) / 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM CET (EU)
Catherine is continuing her special training workshop to interested SOI Practitioners and Teachers who feel called to teaching. The focus will be about how to teach Saphire Imagery in both Imagery and DreamBirth classes and workshops. This is in response to the requests of many Practitioners.
As the School increasingly engages you all in teaching, it is important that the methods of teaching are also integrated into your repertoire, not just the content of class material.
Teaching is always different from the work of a Practitioner. While Practitioner work is very important, the skills required and the questions you have are adressed in Supervision class and when appropriate, in private sessions.
Catherine thinks of these two days together as “a supervision session for teachers…(and those called to it). It will be an open forum for you to bring exercises and questions to all of us.” This may be the first of many supervision sessions on teaching.
Over two sessions, Catherine will lead an open-format class to help address two types of questions:
Day 1 – Deepening Understanding / Writing Exercises
This session will explore how to create exercises that suit the teaching circumstances you face or will face. Please bring exercises that you’ve written. As Catherine says: “We will all be experiencing your exercises. That is the best way to establish whether the exercises are doing what you intend them to do.” You will also write some exercises in this sesssion.
Day 2 – More on Teaching Imagery
This session will address your questions about teaching itself. Catherine will provide some basic guidelines but ultimately, this time is for you to ask your questions. Please bring outlines of classes and other teaching materials with you.
The skill of teaching Imagery is both more complex and in some ways more subtle than one-on-one work. The fact of group work vs individual work is one element of this difference, but also the purposes of this work. In teaching, other key elements come into play: the conceptual focus of each session and the overall class; the practical, mental and spiritual preparation for each session; choice and/or creation of exercises; selection of participants in illustrative exercises; choice of support materials, follow-up, “homework” and so much more.
Please send any exercises, classes and questions you want to submit ahead of time. Best to send a week ahead (by January 28), so that she has time to review them and offer specific insights. Or you can jump in during your time together and present or improvise.
Catherine invites you all to this two-day, 10-hour workshop in which she will give you a glimpse into the art and skill of teaching Saphire Imagery as she sees it and does it and as you see it and experience it.
Catherine offers this free of charge but she does ask you to consider making a donation to the School.
Registration is required. Please register before January 28. Thank you!
SOI Teaching Imagery for Practitioners | Invitation Only | with Catherine Shainberg | Feb 3 + 4, 2024 | 7:00 AM – 10:45 AM EDT (US) / 1:00 PM – 4:45 PM CET (EU)