Facilitate the healing power of human connection

SeekHealing’s Social Health Facilitation Training (SHFT) is a master class in authentic leadership and human connection. It’s a powerful 3-month course that prepares you to hold groups that support any stage of a healing journey, with special focus on trauma and addiction. SHFT teaches emergent community leaders how to show up in the world with dignity, humility, and integrity, and to facilitate healing experiences of connection.
Our next training begins March 2023. Registration opens Jan 2023.
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Social Health Facilitation Training - SHFT

SHFT is led by SeekHealing co-founder Jennifer Nicolaisen and other SeekHealing certified facilitators. Participants are guided through an intensive and deeply immersive program in weekly live online classes. SHFT combines mentorship, self-study, group explorations, and accountability structures that together create an emergent leadership pathway that produces profound transformation.

Upon completing all assignments and graduating from the program, you will receive a Certificate of Graduation that demonstrates your having met the standards of the program and qualifies you for SeekHealing’s 100-hour Social Health Professional Certification.

3-Month Social Health Leadership Training

A Powerful and Unique Developmental Adventure
Receive Comprehensive Support in Integrating Social Health Skills into your life and work
Join a Focused and Committed Practice Group Exploring the Depths of Self-Leadership and Interconnection
Experience Greater Confidence and Ease in Guiding Groups
Sink into a Community and Container designed to Support you to bring your Highest Potential into the World
Certify as a Social Health Professional, and qualify as a Seeker Practicing Facilitation within a SeekHealing community (optional)
Gain the foundational skills to start your own place-based chapter of SeekHealing (optional)

Details

The classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm EST, starting March 29, 2023 and run for 12 weeks. The last class is June 14, 2023. Aside from live classes, you will also be expected to watch 1-2 hours of video content each week and meet with an assigned small practice group 3 times during the course.

Early Bird Pricing before March 1st:
$2,250 paid in full or 9 monthly payments of $250

Pricing After March 1st:
$2,500 paid in full or 10 monthly payments of $250

*Note:
There is a limited number of partial payments and scholarships available. There is a waitlist for partial payments that will open up the week before class starts if the paid seats aren’t filled.

What does it involve?

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12 weeks with a two-hour class via Zoom each week
These classes focus on developing your leadership capacities as well as exploring the fundamental principles behind the SeekHealing model. You'll practice facilitation in real time, and open doors to transformational connection with others. Course content also includes weekly videos, and work with triads and dyads outside of class.
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A one-of-a-kind social health curriculum
As a leader and innovator in the field of Social Health, SeekHealing’s Social Health Facilitation Training is the first of its kind. Through meticulous and thorough information sharing and experiential learning, SHFT will thoroughly prepare you to create healing spaces of authentic human connection.
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Earn your 100 hour Certification as a Social Health Professional (Optional)
SHFT is highly practical and experiential. During and after the initial three months of classes, you’ll have the opportunity to facilitate in a variety of settings and get feedback from experienced facilitators in the community. Completion of the course will assure that you become confident and prepared to begin your facilitation practice.

Spring 2022 Social Health Facilitation Training
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What sets SeekHealing apart?

SeekHealing offers a unique and revolutionary model of co-participatory Social Health as a means of achieving personal and collective healing from trauma, addiction, and other mental/emotional wellness challenges.

We focus on fostering the felt sense of acceptance and belonging that allows attachment and identity traumas to transform with long-lasting and beneficial results. Because relationships are so important to all aspects of health–mental, emotional, and even physical–we promote social wellness as a key strategy for an overall healthy life.

What will you personally gain?

Deepen authenticity, intimacy, and connection with yourself and others.
Create more connection in your everyday life.
Gain vision and appreciation for your natural gifts and competencies.
Get a wider and more integrated perspective of the human journey and how it is informed by lived experiences of connection.
Deepen your personal growth and transformation.
Strengthen your capacity for authentic leadership.
Upgrade the way you show up in your relationships.
Have more confidence initiating courageous conversations.
Be submerged in a practice and context that calls you to continually open your heart, confront your blind spots, and soften habits like criticism, judgment, and projection.
Own your unique wisdom, style, and voice in group or individual work.

What professional skills will you learn?

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Learn to hold a healing space, one to one and in groups
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Facilitate Authentic Relating Games, Listening Exercises, and SeekHealing Connection Practice Meetings
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Introduce and speak about relational practice for people who are new to modalities that focus on connection
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Learn to lead gracefully and team up with other facilitators
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Deepen your capacity to work with groups
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Work with defensiveness and/or resistance that shows up when practicing facilitation
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Skillfully track and speak the collective ‘group field’ as it evolves
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Artfully manage projections and judgments while maintaining compassion
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Learn to weave connection and deep listening practices into your other professional roles
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Learn the art of enrollment, and how this is essential at every stage of working with people
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Learn how to set the context for a meeting or interaction in a way that is relational, engaging, and moves forward the experience of all involved

What professional skills will you learn?

Learn to hold a healing space, one to one and in groups
Facilitate Authentic Relating Games, Listening Exercises, and SeekHealing Connection Practice Meetings
Introduce and speak about relational practice for people who are new to modalities that focus on connection
Learn to lead gracefully and team up with other facilitators
Deepen your capacity to work with groups
Work with defensiveness and/or resistance that shows up when practicing facilitation
Skillfully track and speak the collective ‘group field’ as it evolves
Artfully manage projections and judgments while maintaining compassion
Learn to weave connection and deep listening practices into your other professional roles
Learn the art of enrollment, and how this is essential at every stage of working with people
Learn how to set the context for a meeting or interaction in a way that is relational, engaging, and moves forward the experience of all involved

Course leaders

Jennifer Nicolaisen
Jennifer Nicolaisen is the Executive Director and co-founder of SeekHealing, a non-profit organization pioneering Social Health as a means to address addiction and prevent deaths of despair. After a school friend barely survived a heroin overdose, Nicolaisen left her consulting job and co-founded SeekHealing alongside a neuroscientist and a technologist, launching the first pilot program in March of 2018.

SeekHealing now has thriving communities in Asheville, Waynesville, and online; and has impacted over 3,000 people – many of whom say that the program has saved their lives.
Jason Digges
Author of Conflict = Energy, The Transformative practice of Authentic Relating, Jason is a modern renaissance man. Equal parts artist, philosopher, teacher, and media producer, from 2003-2012 he worked for Integral Institute to create thousands of hours of educational media on the topics of transpersonal psychology, spirituality, productivity, and personal growth.

Obsessed with how humans can live and relate optimally, he’s facilitated groups and taught authentic relating and circling since 2012. Since 2017, Jason has led courses in 20 cities around the world.

Register for Seekhealing's Social Health Facilitation Training

Join us for this powerful 3-month training to prepare you for holding group spaces that support all people, especially those healing from trauma and addiction.

If you have questions about the training, a free 30 minute consultation is available after you fill out our brief application.

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