This book is for facilitators and professionals who work with people in the process of recovery and wellness. It is filled with useful tools and experiential activities that are sure to liven up your next group meeting. We firmly believe that if you are bored with your group meetings, guess who else is bored? Your participants! However, if you are excited, energized, and inspired then your participants will be as well – and you will observe a noticeable change in their journey. The experiential approach in Facilitated Growth is sure to bring a new energy and excitement into your recovery and wellness work.
Experiential activities provide an opportunity to intentionally surface behaviors or scenarios that happen in the real world in a more controlled environment. Walking participants through the process of what happened, why it is important, and how it impacts the future is an important part of the recovery process. We invite you to explore the intentional use of experiential activities in your recovery and wellness practice.
The kindness, compassion, and encouragement from a well-trained facilitator can be the very thing that instills hope in someone who is hopeless and closed off. The cohesion created by the facilitated growth group experience can be the very thing that unlocks a closed heart. The celebration of success at the accomplishment of a task can be the very thing that empowers the dispirited. With the tools and skills refined by the facilitated growth experience it is our wish that you find a new spirit to instill hope, new energy to overcome challenges, and new approaches to doing this work.