Material from the Retreat on Saturday, Sept. 19
Options for Learning
Monday Evening at 7:30 PM Zoom
Thursday Morning at 9:00 AM at Faith in the Intersection Building
Session 1: Orientation
The Group Covenant created by the Thursday morning class
Session 2: Deep Listening
(also available as an MP3 - right-click to save)
Session 3: Bowen, Ch. 1 (Nuclear Family Emotional Systems):
More information about the Eight concepts of Bowen Theory can be found at the Bowen Center Website. But be forewarned, they are not covered in the same order as in Gilbert's Book. So, Nuclear Family Emotional Systems is concept #3 on their website (see here)
Session 4: Identify Anxiety and Managing Yourself
Please watch this video on Managing Your Own Anxiety.
Before you watch, you might download the supplement notes.
Session 5: Bowen, Ch. 2 (The Differentiation of Self Scale)
Session 6: Asking Good Questions
Good Coaching Questions (It's also in the appendix)
Session 7: Bowen, Ch. 3 (Triangles)
Session 8: Boundaries
Session 9: Bowen, Ch. 4 (Cutoff)
Thanksgiving Optional Work: Listen to Recorded Coaching Calls:
A - Jim Herrington
B - Trisha Taylor
C - Chris DeVos
Session 10: Challenge & Safety
Session 11: Bowen, Ch. 5 (Family Projection Process)
Do a review of all the course materials, reflections, and notes. In the process, enjoy yourself and the journey you've taken with us and God. Also, make sure you understand the content and how it plays out in our lives. Take note of where you want to explore more. Take note of any questions.
Then, compose a one-page reflection to send the rest of the class. The one-page reflection could be anything: it could be your greatest takeaway, a summary of your combined learning, your experience around ___such-and-such___, a newfound thing for you to explore with God. It should be something that reflects your experience, and if so, it will inherently be a blessing to others.