Facilitators training in South Africa – August 2015
Healthcare workers from all parts of South Africa and neighbouring countries of Botswana and Mozambique came together at Kempton Park, Johannesburg for a VIHASA facilitator training from 27-30 August 2015.
Thirty participants, the majority of whom were healthcare professionals, learnt about the origins and use of the VIHASA programme and spent a whole day working on the Inner Values module. The group enjoyed experiencing the seven learning tools – there was much fun and laughter as teams of facilitators honed the skills of creativity by producing a minute advertisement for VIHASA.
The participants also learnt about feedback skills, which they then practised with their teams. On the final day they looked at how they could share the knowledge and experiences they’d had from the training in their working world.
As part of the holistic approach, each morning began with yoga stretches, walks and Raja Yoga meditation, an optional side to the retreat that the participants greatly appreciated.
Many rich and nurturing conversations occurred between the trainings and reinforced the participants’ purpose in attending. All in all, the training was a great success! For many this was the first-time they had determinedly taken time out with to do something for themselves.
Dr Raksha Balbadhur
VIHASA Co-ordinator South Africa