Basics of EcoListening Study Circle
This study circle will be facilitated by students from the Introductory Course in EcoListening held at the end of 2012.
A Study Circle is different from a course:
A) Each week everyone studies selected materials on their own
B) Then they discuss these materials during the study circle (there are Factilitators, not Teachers)
C) And they practice and discuss the exercises proposed
It is more like a meeting place with lots of dialog and lots of learning, too than a traditional class.
This study circle will be Facilitated by José and Rebecca, who participated in the Introduction to EcoListening course held in 2012, with Stella’s (who taught the course) supervision.
The students from last year’s class asked for more time to gather and review the content (since it was an intense and interesting course), so we decided to offer this format to combine two things:
1) A review for the more advanced students
2) A mini-course in Introduction to EcoListening open to new people
History; how to use it effectively; examples of use and how it has change people’s lives; what is bringing this model into the radical social change movements; how to start practicing and … let’s start!
The Basic Theory
We explain the simple but revolutionary model that the pioneers of the CoCounseling movement discovered 50 years ago, which is the basis for its practice.
Chronic and Intermittant Patterns
What often confuses us is how we and the people around us can act rationally one minute and irrationally the next. We’ll solve this mystery and provide tools to solve the problem.
The earlier distress patterns are developed the more ingrained they become in establishing our manners of reacting, and also the easier they are to find and discharge effectively and permanently.
The Importance of Goals
We end with a class that looks to the future and provides effective tools for planning – with another’s attention – and putting our decisions in a global context.
Goals and Final Celebration
The last meeting will be designed by the group members. A suggestion to start out is to share our goals and have a final celebration for completing the study circle (and anything else that’s proposed).