Can I charge a fee for my support group?
While you are allowed to charge a fee for your group.
Remember, you are unable to provide therapy or coach on an individual basis unless you are a licensed practitioner.
You must be clear, unless you’re a licensed practitioner, that you’re providing support not therapy.
How Can I Let People Know About My Group?
The last session of the training includes a section on marketing.
Barbra's expertise is in social media / marketing.
All facilitators will create a bio that includes their intentions for their group.
What is the fee? Attendance requirements?
Fee for the training is $379 and includes a manual full of content, discussion starters, activities, and ideas. You will receive updates to the manual.
You must attend all 5 sessions and complete an *assignment to receive a certificate.
*All facilitators will create a bio that includes their intentions for their group.
(Exception: If extraordinary circumstances prevent you from attending ONE session, you must email Barbra at least 48 hours in advance. All sessions are recorded and replays are provided.
We are excited you are making this important commitment, and participating in this training. We assure you it will add meaning and purpose to your life!
What will Facilitators learn?
Five week, one-hour-a-week session zoom session conducted by Barbra Drizin.
Facilitators learn how to:
· Present a topic and address issues identified by the group
· Use practical, participatory methods to encourage group discussion and participation
"The Art of Facilitation"
· Facilitate an honest and open exchange of ideas
· Draw out and build on the knowledge of the group
· Know where and when to introduce further information on a subject
· Build relationships in the group based on trust, respect, and a desire to serve
· Create values / intentions for your group. Discover your niche focus.
· Recognize that the main value of the group is expressed in giving and receiving support, reducing feelings of shame and isolation, encouraging self-compassion, and regaining self-esteem and identity.
Extensive content on estrangement, healing strategies, and resources is included in the manual.
What are the types of specific interest groups requested?
Specifically for Grandparents
Specifically for Fathers
Specifically for Mothers
Parents of Sons
Parents of Daughters
Issues of Divorce
Issues of Single Parenting
Issues with Difficult Sons-in-law or Daughters-in-law
Issues with Troubled and Difficult Adult Children
What does the training include?
Manual plus five one-hour training sessions by Zoom with Barbra Drizin.
Curriculum includes the art of facilitation, conducting and structuring meetings, content based on Dr. Coleman’s books and webinars, and a variety of resource material covering skills and topics you’ll be able to use in your group.
You will receive updates to the manual as additions are made. Marketing your group is included in the final session.
-Facilitators will create a short bio with the intentions/focus of their group.
-Approved bios and contact info are uploaded to our private Facebook group.
-Facilitators who complete training will be announced in Dr. Coleman’s newsletter, and Bios will be highlighted each week.
-Facilitators will have access to a private ‘Facilitators Facebook Group’ for sharing insights, progress, questions, support, and information.
About Barbra Drizin
Barbra has a degree in education, a certificate in Positive Psychology / Core Coaching, and is a life-long participant in ongoing personal development courses. Her professional experience includes principal of a private elementary school, director of two International English Language Institutes, Human Resource Manager, and Social Media solopreneur.
Barbra has been working closely with Dr. Joshua Coleman since November 2019.
Barbra created and administers Dr. Coleman’s private
Facebook group, facilitates support groups, and presents the
“Strategies on Living With The Pain Of Estrangement” webinars which are foundational, experiential introductions to Radical Acceptance, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Self-Compassion, and Mindfulness.
Barbra presents Dr. Coleman’s five-session “Facilitator Training,” program, which focuses on the “Art of Facilitation.” Barbra compiled the accompanying Facilitator Training Manual, filled with content, worksheets, and activities useful for the complex issues surrounding estrangement. Our mission is to create a world-wide network of support groups with specific interests that the facilitator chooses, including: faith-based, specifically for grandparents, specifically for fathers, specifically for mothers, issues of divorce, issues of single parenting, issues with difficult sons-in-law or daughters-in-law, and by location.
Barbra is Dr. Coleman’s first certified Coach for Parents and Grandparents of Estranged Children and she works with individuals one-on-one. Her coaching philosophy is
“Commitment and Accountability,
” and her desire is “empowering you to radically accept your circumstances with self-compassion, and mindfully live a strong, meaningful, valuable life.”