Responding with Resilience

As part of a private intervention addressing trauma in a company during the riots, our programme includes: 

Dialogue inspired by Poetry

Poems tell stories in a powerful way and encourage us to look deeper at our own stories and experiences and how we affect each other in communities. We have found this true even in groups where there is no previous appreciation for poetry. We use poems as a catalyst to facilitate a process of self-reflection and sense-making, as we connect with each other in shared experiences that could prevent us from flourishing in home and work environments. In this particular dialogue we will present poetry about the experience of trauma and pain from different perspectives. Expect a heart-to-heart session on where we presently find ourselves – necessary before we can move forward meaningfully towards any possible solutions. This session will also forge a sense of connection as a community.

Our Response to Trauma

During this session we will look at the different ways that people react or respond to trauma. This will cover some teaching about the way our nervous systems are designed and the way this affects our bodies, how we think about trauma and how this influences whether we react or are able to respond in a more resilient way. We will explore where we find ourselves in our own experience of our bodies, thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

Practical skills for anxiety management

These skills will include different ways of controlling anxiety and regulating ones’ nervous system. There will be time allocated to practicing the skills in a non-threatening environment so that they will be available for people to use and share with others when they leave the course. The skills we will focus on in this session will be short effective exercises that can be immediately used in anxiety-provoking situations without preparation, new resources or changes in routine.

Practical skills for Resilience

The skills we will focus on in the second session on practical skills will be regular practices that help reduce anxiety and increase our ability to respond with resilience. Here we will focus on practices that need a little more planning and preparation to include our daily routines.

Think Tank – From potential to practice

This is a group coaching session which will involve people developing solutions around implementing some of their learnings from the previous process. During this group process, we come up with a picture of the positive and what these new possibilities could actually look like. And how each person can contribute to achieving the potential we have identified in practical ways by working together and starting new projects that will support them during the weeks and months to come. We also explore the resources needed to begin the journey.

There are regular comfort breaks throughout the sessions in consideration of the emotionally loaded content and the online environment.

 

Responding with Resilience

As part of a private intervention addressing trauma in a company during the riots, our programme includes: 

Dialogue inspired by Poetry

Poems tell stories in a powerful way and encourage us to look deeper at our own stories and experiences and how we affect each other in communities. We have found this true even in groups where there is no previous appreciation for poetry. We use poems as a catalyst to facilitate a process of self-reflection and sense-making, as we connect with each other in shared experiences that could prevent us from flourishing in home and work environments. In this particular dialogue we will present poetry about the experience of trauma and pain from different perspectives. Expect a heart-to-heart session on where we presently find ourselves – necessary before we can move forward meaningfully towards any possible solutions. This session will also forge a sense of connection as a community.

Our Response to Trauma

During this session we will look at the different ways that people react or respond to trauma. This will cover some teaching about the way our nervous systems are designed and the way this affects our bodies, how we think about trauma and how this influences whether we react or are able to respond in a more resilient way. We will explore where we find ourselves in our own experience of our bodies, thoughts, emotions and behaviour.

Practical skills for anxiety management

These skills will include different ways of controlling anxiety and regulating ones’ nervous system. There will be time allocated to practicing the skills in a non-threatening environment so that they will be available for people to use and share with others when they leave the course. The skills we will focus on in this session will be short effective exercises that can be immediately used in anxiety-provoking situations without preparation, new resources or changes in routine.

Practical skills for Resilience

The skills we will focus on in the second session on practical skills will be regular practices that help reduce anxiety and increase our ability to respond with resilience. Here we will focus on practices that need a little more planning and preparation to include our daily routines.

Think Tank – From potential to practice

This is a group coaching session which will involve people developing solutions around implementing some of their learnings from the previous process. During this group process, we come up with a picture of the positive and what these new possibilities could actually look like. And how each person can contribute to achieving the potential we have identified in practical ways by working together and starting new projects that will support them during the weeks and months to come. We also explore the resources needed to begin the journey.

There are regular comfort breaks throughout the sessions in consideration of the emotionally loaded content and the online environment.

 

Needing a change?

You may have realised that you want something to change in your life – it may be a change in daily routine or something as big as a change in career. You may not have worked out the details. You just feel that something is not quite right.

Join us for this Think Tank to think and talk thru what it is you want to change, what you would like to experience in its place, and some brainstorming around where to start. Let’s openly discuss, encourage, support and share ideas with one another.

Book your place with vera@tt-tt.co.za to get the zoom call details.

Think Tank – Unconscious Bias

Unconscious biases are the underlying attitudes and stereotypes that people assign to another person or group without being aware of it. These biases affect how people interact with each other.

Do you feel you have been exposed to unconscious bias? At what cost? Are you aware of your own unconscious bias? During this Think Tank we will explore what we can constructively do when we are faced with unconscious bias directed at us, but also have an honest look at our own.

Join Khanyi Mthimunye & Vera Marbach on a group coaching whatsapp call to explore unconscious bias together.

Send a private message or email to vera@tt-tt.co.za to book your place and get details for payment. Suggested donation: R50.

If you cannot make this time on Saturday, could you make the earlier one at 11.30?

Think Tank – Social Distancing & Social Isolation

It is usually easy for us to describe what we dislike, what we are fed up with. Our next step is often to look around us for someone to blame. We seldom move beyond this experience towards something new that we would like to see in its place.

In this group coaching session, we will identify which problems arising from social distancing we want changed. We will also come up with a picture of the positive – what new possibilities could actually look like – and how we can take practical steps towards the potential we have identified.

Join Vera Marbach & Khanyi Mthimunye on a group whatsapp video call

Thursday 13 August

 19.00 – 20.30

R50/$3/£3/€3 (suggested donation)

Book your place with vera@tt-tt.co.za

Numbers limited to 8

Think Tank – Social Distancing & Social Isolation

It is usually easy for us to describe what we dislike, what we are fed up with. Our next step is often to look around us for someone to blame. We seldom move beyond this experience towards something new that we would like to see in its place.

In this group coaching session, we will identify which problems arising from social distancing we want changed. We will also come up with a picture of the positive – what new possibilities could actually look like – and how we can take practical steps towards the potential we have identified.

Join Vera Marbach & Khanyi Mthimunye on a group whatsapp video call

Saturday 8 August

 10.00 – 11.30

R50/$3/£3/€3 (suggested donation)

Book your place with vera@tt-tt.co.za

Numbers limited to 8

Think Tank – Social Distancing & Social Isolation

It is usually easy for us to describe what we dislike, what we are fed up with. Our next step is often to look around us for someone to blame. We seldom move beyond this experience towards something new that we would like to see in its place.

In this group coaching session, we will identify which problems arising from social distancing we want changed. We will also come up with a picture of the positive – what new possibilities could actually look like – and how we can take practical steps towards the potential we have identified.

Join Vera Marbach & Khanyi Mthimunye online

Saturday 25 July

14.00 – 15.30

R50/$3/£3/€3 (suggested donation)

Book your place with vera@tt-tt.co.za

Numbers limited to 10

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