When times get tough, it can be helpful to remind ourselves to trust the process - the group will get where they need to, trust them and give them time to get there.
It can be stressful trying to stay in the moment when we perceive our group to be processing concepts too slowly or veering off track completely. Throughout the program whenever there weren't immediate and expected results, the meeting seemed like a total failure. However, I understand more than ever that stressing about these expectations further stifles the process.
The experience is just as much about developing as an individual and member of a group as it is about social justice education and practices. Just because a certain member or the entire group missed the point we as facilitators were trying to get across, does not mean that a certain member or the entire group didn't experience any personal development during that process.
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