I’ve been wondering about running workshops on things that I enjoy and am interested in – for example, crystals in the home and for healing, using essential oils around the home, health remedies with essential oils, and of course I’m already qualified to teach all levels of Usui Reiki. It took me some time to decide I would attend the L3 Teacher Training Award at Weston College in October, now the course has been and gone – so fast!
It was a very busy time with a lot of homework but was also quite good fun because I got to meet so many people from different backgrounds, of all genders and all ages. The prospect of a 20 minute microteach was a bit terrifying but come the day, it was actually a really interesting time. The scenario suggested was we use it in the setting we plan to work (I ended up doing a microteach on what Reiki is, its history, its uses and my journey with it) – the variety of scenarios portrayed was amazing e.g. a scientist presented on making elephant toothpaste – which we all had a go at making; a support worker presented on the origins of coffee along with an explanation of the types; a housewife demonstrated how to make healthy Halloween snacks and included samples; a mental health worker talked to us about journaling and story writing and got us to write reflections on our own lives. So the course started with a group of nervously excited individuals who got on very well but ended with a group of very supportive people who egged each other on and made constructive comments if we saw fit. We were all very hopeful of a pass.
So if you’d like to have a go at acquiring basic teaching skills, give this course a go! I look forward to running shorter and longer workshops of all types in the new year so watch this space!