May 5th, 2009

In my last post I mentioned visualisation. This is my main way of preparing for a workshop. Once I have a general idea of what I will be doing I visualise myself doing it. Step by step. I rehearse what I will say.¬†This most often happens when I’m immersed in something else – walking, riding my bike, swimming laps in the pool, sleeping (OK, not sleeping, but resting).

It’s doing this visualisation process that I often identify something I may need. It also alerts me to what I’m not really prepared for and suggests a bit of extra thinking or exploration may be in order.¬†

There’s no one right way to prepare for facilitating. I tried writing a script for a long while but it just didn’t work as well, for me, as visualising. How do you prepare?

1 Comment so far

  1. Lisa Keedle on June 26, 2009 5:58 pm

    Hi Viv,

    I am so glad I came across your blog today! Refelcting on “do I spend too much time thinking & planning/preparing” for a faciliataion session?

    My visualisation occurs in the shower, shopping for groceries, walking out of my yoga class! Then I make bullet point notes, so that I can let go until the “gig”. For me this – bullet points, allows some quiet mind moments leading up to the “gig”. Bullet points are my guiding direction and then on the day I look to the group to conifrm or redirect.

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