Monday, June 14, 2010

‘I take a deep breath’ … Lowering trainer trainers’ affective filter - Session 1.1 10.40-11.40

Presenters: Simon Smith & Radmila Popovic
This workshop was about ten suggested strategies to cope with trainer trainers’ fear demonstrating common fears expressed by fellow teachers. Mostly, there is fear of exposure of being on display or lacking knowledge in front of an audience in the ‘know’. The presenters made a distinction between healthy fear that can keep teachers on their toes and unhealthy anxiety. They also identified potential causes of fear: those coming from the context of training, those coming from someone else, and those coming from within. The presenters came up with ten strategies to help alleviate the negative emotions the most important of which is breathing exercises before training sessions.

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