Hi Rachel - thank you for your great energy! This community has so many elements and groups and forums that sometimes we get overwhelmed and loose our momentum. I need a few people like you to fearlessly jump in! So glad you are working with women in a shelter - this process can be so healing in such a natural and non-invasive way - for women who have trauma, body issues, etc. It is a deeply feminine process. Have you gotten the Facilitator Workbook? It has everything I can think of to support you to find your own way with facilitating.
I bought the Facilitator's Workbook and the video at the beginning of 2011. I lost the hard drive on my computer, so the info was lost, but I picked the workbook up again this evening. I spent some time exploring touch drawing before sharing it with my clients. It is such a lovely process. I am not at the shelter any more but have several ways I want to continue sharing it. I will let you know how they go.
Created by five different ten year olds, during a series of images created in a brief period of time (one hour), with no embellishment, single color, mounted against white poster board...simplicity and complexity. All imagined without being aware of what the others were creating yet there appears to be a connection between the images. I simply let them be, put on some music, and allow them to be alone in their own space. Even though there were 25 students in a classroom each had their own invisible wall around them like a safe cocoon in which to create and become something new. None looked up from their images and were lost within their own strokes.
I love the synchronicity between the pieces. Thanks for sharing!