The group meets once a week, and it is a three-hour class.
I started by taking 12 people per group. The setting was a room with a big table and chairs and a white board or flip chart that I could write and draw on as I explained different concepts.
Now I host bigger groups (22-30 people). They sit in chairs which are placed theatre-style looking at the white board. They all have a wooden board with a clip so that they can write easily. We move the chairs to make a circle when we are sharing, or if there is an exercise. I put them into threesomes to work in groups. The class is the same for big or small groups.
Class Content and Progression:
– I talk about confidentiality first.
– I explain that this is not group therapy, but that everyone must feel safe to share.
– I ask everyone to present themselves, why they’re taking the class and what does forgiveness mean
– I present myself, talk about Radical Forgiveness in my life, talk about Colin Tipping, and the method
– I ask them what does the word “Spirituality” mean to them? I do this as a way for me to know what is
their spiritual or religious background so that I know exactly how to lead the class. I’ve had people
ranging from atheists to very Catholic people taking the class, and this helps me know what kind of
examples to use with them. I find it to be not a problem.
– I finish with an explanation of how we’re human and spiritual beings.
Read Jill’s Story and two more chapters of the book.
Do a Forgiveness List.
– This is the “Rapport” class. Everyone has a chance to talk about what they learned by doing the
Forgiveness List, how there are patterns in their stories; they talk about how Jill’s Story resonates with them.
– I use this class to show them how to listen to each other, and I have a chance to know them and their stories.
– I end the class by explaining the difference between Radical Forgiveness and traditional forgiveness.
Read 3 chapters of the book.
Do a Time Line, plotting significant events in your life.
– Some share what they have discovered by doing their Time Line (that is to say, number patterns, repetitions, emotions, etc.)
– I explain the 5-Stages of Radical Forgiveness.
– I introduce the worksheet for the first time to the group so it shouldn’t be a big emotional issue where people can get distracted with their judgments. I need to be able to focus in the tool, how to fill it in, and what does every sentence mean and how it fits into the 5-Stages of Radical Forgiveness.
– So, I ask the group if anyone has a simple silly situation that has recently happened which I can use
as an excuse to teach. It can be something like the dog peed on the rug, or that the neighbor parked the car blocking their garage, or that someone didn’t pick up their plates after eating, and so on.
– Then I just choose ONE story and do the process slowly with the person while the rest of the group take notes. Since it is silly, we can have fun, and since the class before was a “rapport” class, I already
know a little bit about the person so I can relate to whatever they talked about before to see patterns in their lives.
Read 3 chapters.
Do at least 2 worksheets.
– People share their experience with the Worksheet.
– They all tried to do worksheets for homework, so I answer their questions, and then everyone gets to
do a worksheet, and it can be on any issue that they want.
– Everyone tells their “victim” story to the group in order, and it is a great way to see how people react
differently to similar situation and how our belief system is behind every story.
– I answer questions and give examples as we go through the process together.
– We then go through the worksheet together, reading it out loud as a group.
– At the end, I teach them ways to get to the reframe. It is a fun class.
Read 3 chapters.
Keep working on their timelines,
And do two more Worksheets.
– I talk about how our unfelt uncomfortable emotions are energy patterns that stay in our bodies.
– I talk about Caroline Myss, Louis Hay, and Hammer as evidence of how this may affect our bodies.
– I explain how Radical Forgiveness unblocks and shifts the energy.
– We do a worksheet on a body issue.
– It is a fun class as they realize that the way they describe the situation and the emotions that arise
are similar to other stories and worksheet That they did before.
Read 3 more chapters.
– We do a positive mirror exercise where they realize that what they like in the other person is something
they like or want to improve in themselves.
– Then I explain how this works with the shadow stuff. When you spot it, you’ve got it!
– We end this class with the 13-Steps.
Read 3 more chapters.
Use the 13-Steps with anything that arises during the week.
– This is a special class. They experience the 3-Letters. They do the first one the night before, and I
take them through the other two in class.
– We also do mandalas and the rose. It is like a workshop where they go through an amazing energy shift.
Read 3 chapters.
– They share their experience with the 3-Letters and how they felt afterward.
– I explain the process and how to do the letters at home, each letter a different day.
– Then I explain the 4-Steps process.
Read 3 more
Practice the 4-Steps.
– This class is about consciousness — energy. We talk about David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness,
how Radical Forgiveness shifts the energy, and is a bridging technology.
– We end the class as I take them through the Satori 7-Step process.
Read the remaining chapters of the Radical Forgiveness book.
– We do the Wake for the Inner Child meditation.
– We talk about how their lives have changed during the last two months.
– Where do they go from here, how they are now living in the Oneness paradigm?
– We talk about Radical Living as a way of life.
– We end with the Radical Release Letter.
Lately, since I have bigger groups, I have changed this last class. Now I do the Radical Forgiveness:
Ceremony first, and then we have an hour where we talk about how their lives have changed during the last two months. Where do they go from here, how they are now living in the Oneness paradigm, etc.? We talk about Radical Living as a way of life.
So, there you have it. Get a group organized as soon as possible and put this into action. I’m sure you will enjoy it.
Finally, I need to point out, since we have talked in this module about the need to leverage your time so you don’t spend all your time doing one-on-one sessions at an hourly rate, which is not a good business model and can be a recipe for burnout, there are ways other than this 10-week course to do it.
Group coaching is another really good way to leverage your time. You are less likely to do this soon after starting, like you can with the 10-week course, because you really need to get a bit of a following before you are likely to get sign-ups. But keep it in mind as you build your list.
However, this is another good reason to establish yourself as an expert in a specific niche. You may soon get a reputation, and even with a relatively small list, you will soon reach the point of being able to put together a group coaching offer that will appeal to the folks in that niche. Conversely, if you are trying to hit everyone, then you have to build a very large list before you can offer group coaching.
So, next, we go to Video #7 of Module #6, which is basically a list of presentation pieces that you need to practice and become really proficient at so that you can pull any one of them out of the hat whenever you need to illustrate a particular point.
So, we’ll see you in Lesson 7…