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I lead labyrinth facilitator trainings of one-half day, one day, and two days duration. These are always sponsored events, planned and organized by churches, retreat centers, or interested parties. As a result, they can be anywhere in the United States.
Different from Veriditas
My training differs from the excellent facilitator training offered by Lauren Artress at Veriditas in several ways. First, I assume people already know about labyrinths, so the program is less experiential. I don't think it is necessary to spend a lot of valuable time out walking the labyrinth when people have done that before. Instead, I have a distinctly male left-brain stuff-them-full-of-information approach. Secondly, I offer instruction on how to make labyrinths, which Lauren Artress does not. My training is well-suited for someone already experienced in working with groups and giving presentations, who simply wants to know more applying those skills to labyrinths.
Topics to be covered in a typical training:
A visual history of labyrinths covering 5000 years
The labyrinth revival: Why now? Why labyrinths?
Contemporary labyrinth designs and uses
Religious and secular labyrinth traditions
Conducting public labyrinth events, rituals, and ceremonies
How to promote getting a labyrinth in schools, parks, and hospitals, and how to use them
Introduction to sacred geometry, symbolism, and sacred space
How to build a temporary labyrinth in 15 minutes
Important considerations for permanent labyrinths
Who should attend
This intensive training is designed to give participants the full range of skills necessary to organize or present labyrinth events and ceremonies, to be a labyrinth docent at retreat centers or churches that have labyrinth programs, and to construct temporary labyrinths. A considerable body of information will be presented, designed to broaden one's understanding and practical utilization of labyrinths.