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People should receive new impressions, be inspired and remain curious, to discover the same and unequaled in order to meet themselves again. Then they are mobile, they are in the river with themselves and the others. New things can arise and find their space for integration.
An essential part of our work is to reflect our perception of the process, to feel our feelings, to connect them with our intuition, and to derive actions for the accompaniment of Change. With this constant internal process, we act as a facilitator.
What is Faciliating?
The following definition of Facilitating of us from the year 2008 is still relevant for us:
"Facilitating means working with people, structures, processes and thus work on the entire system. The Facilitator accompanies processes from initial firing through implementation to evaluation. He makes employees to be involved and offers the possibility, through specific methods and settings, that experiences, knowledge and attitudes of different employees - as experts of a company - come together. The Facilitator works with his methods as a process facilitator for internal dialogue and inner change in the workplace Company, Specific interventions aim to bring together different experiences and knowledge from different experts to create a relevant, learning system whose deep structure can be more consciously experienced and used with its specific resources. "
Between stimulus and reaction
We often use the phrase "between stimulus and reaction lies freedom". He becomes the Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist Dr. med. and Dr. phil. Attributed to Viktor Frankl (1905 - 1997), the founder of logotherapy.
However, there are experiments that prove that there is indeed a moment of freedom. "But you have a veto power, the ability to decide if you're actually acting impulsively. They have a 'free ego-not', which is the ability to bypass an impulse.
Compassion towards the unknown
But you have only a small time window available to prevent a reaction. And to use this time window, one can train through awareness of the separation of these processes - brain signal, desire, movement!
Complexity, ambivalence and insecurity have become a fixture in the day-to-day work of executives. Businesses and organizations have realized that control and optimization or top-down decisions are not the sole means of choice in change processes. What to do?
The Emperor's New Clothes
Already common practice in Anglo-American countries, a new philosophy of participation is now reaching decision-making levels in Germany: Facilitating Change. The main idea: authenticity, emotionality and a watchful serenity towards the unknown play a key role in change processes.
The fairy tale "The Emperor's New Clothes" by Hans Christian Andersen is about a vain emperor who is blind to everything that happens around him. His people are subservient and silent. Some clever crooks then find it easy to tell the emperor about very special and unique dresses that are only noble enough for him.
On the border between consciousness and unconsciousness
They said that these clothes could be seen only by persons worthy of their office and not dull. They pretended to weave the clothes and handed them over to him. Out of vanity and insecurity, the emperor did not dare to mention that he could not see the clothes himself. All the others whom he encountered pretended to be enthusiastic.
All doubters were silent, no one dared to tell the naked emperor the truth. After all, when a parade is held, it is a child who cries out: "But our emperor has no clothes at all!" The facilitator works on the boundary between consciousness and unconsciousness Process is at a dead end.
Find development potential
This is where development potential lies for us, which we gladly work out. It is about slowing down at such moments, setting a mindful frame, and developing an attitude that allows us to look and accept, so as not to create a struggle, a spreading or a standstill in the process.
In our perception, borders are guarded by frontier guards, which are expressed, for example, in the form of resistance. These are often reflex-like, unconscious reactions that make us visible and experienceable, thereby enabling freedom for other actions.
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