Sword Work Facilitation Training

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Sword Work Facilitation Training

June 4, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sword Work & Facilitation Training
with Paul McNicholls (Accredited Shadow Work Practitioner)

An experiential small group training for men; especially suitable for those with an interest in deep mentoring work, leadership and facilitation skills

Would you like to…
– Develop your ability to hold a creative ‘edge’ in your interactions?
– Be able to consistently and flexibly hold clear boundaries that serve you and those around you?
– Feel more open, comfortable and effective in positions of leadership?
– Address your fears of asserting authority with teenagers and young people?
– Understand the timeless symbolism of The Sword and it’s relevance to mentoring work with teenage boys?

This training is interactive and self-reflective; designed to support you in exploring, embracing and acknowledging your experience of leadership and decision making.

Although of definite interest to Journeyman mentors (www.JourneymanUK.org) and those involved with other mentoring organisations such as Band of Brothers, this training is open to all men, no matter their experience and is an excellent contribution to a professional and personal development program.

Training overview

Working with local Journeyman UK Leaders, Paul McNicholls will support participants to develop their sense of presence, purpose and potency in facilitation through bringing awareness to their wounds and gifts and how they can show up in the initiation process.

This will happen through real-time demonstration processes and sharing circles where we explore our fears and shadows in this courageous work.

If you are interested in staffing or are already staffing at a mentoring circle or the Rites of Passage Adventure, this training will be a powerful next step in your experience of holding space, creating authentic community and giving your gifts.

Testimonials for Paul McNicholls

I have just recently completed a questionnaire for a study on Men and counselling and I realised that there are four important questions when I consider guidance in this field. Firstly, is the practitioner trustworthy as a person; second, does he/she have the ability to draw from a range of skills I value and does he have his own experience of transformational healing; thirdly, is he comfortable and flexible enough with moments of my input ,direction and challenge, and changing tack if something is not working; and finally, is his work good value for money for clients with different means, which is all collectively a way of saying does his guidance work. With Paul McNicholls the answer to all theses questions is a resounding yes.
David – (Building Design & Environmental Teaching)

Paul’s ability to draw upon various methods allowed him to steer me smoothly to depths of self understanding that I had not previously been able to reach. I felt confidence in Paul from the start, and allowed myself feelings which led graciously through wonderful insights. The active work brought these insights strongly into the present, and I could anchor into my body what I had learnt.
Kai Paulden – (Freelance Community Engagement Consultant)

Date: Saturday 4th June
Time: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Location: Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB
Cost: £38 waged and £25 concessions (bursaries are available, please ask for details – no one will be turned away for lack of funds)

*We have a maximum of 25 places so please book soon*

If you need accommodation get in touch. It may be possible to get accommodation from a local Journeyman host.
Please eat before you arrive on Saturday and bring food to share for a buffet style lunch.
Hot drinks and snacks will be provided, bring a water bottle.

For booking and more information:
Ianto Doyle ianto.doyle@journeymanuk.org
Luke Harney bristol@journeymanuk.org

Testimonials for Journeyman from Previous Participants

I’m a pretty angry person and I didn’t know myself at all but doing this weekend has opened up so many thing for me. Step back, look at myself and not let anyone tell me how to deal with my situations.
It’s just an amazing experience; I feel like every young boy should do it. Life changing.
– Cas

I was nervous at the start. I didn’t show it, but I was quite nervous. Now I feel a lot calmer. I can be myself, instead of trying to act like one of the lads. Which is good.I think anyone can do it. And I think everyone should do it. I couldn’t explain it, you have to experience it yourself.
– Connor


June 4, 2016
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Journeyman UK


Friends Meeting House, Champion Square, Bristol BS2 9DB