United Front: Building Community Group Coaching Pilot
- 13 (Registered)
Course exploring the intertwined concepts of what creates community, an intricate and strong internal culture, and builds system resilience against being (re-)traumatized in the future.
Self-paced with live discussions on Sundays 2:00pm – 3:30pm EST/EDT
Coaching group alumni only. Stand by for the course to be re-released as a stand-alone, self-paced course later in 2022.
This our most dense course. Join us to explore the intersection of community, culture, communication, trust, and selves-care woven together with the idea that there’s a direct connection between deliberately building internal culture and developing system-level resilience that may help protect your members from taking on new traumas in the future.
This ongoing selves-paced course discusses:
- How 5 components of building culture relate with 6 qualities of resilience (and working on them!)
- Developing internal values that y’all can hang your& collective hat on
- Taking your internal trust to a new level
- Fostering a sense of group identity, belongingness, equality and internal inclusion
- Up-leveling your internal teamwork
Suitable candidates for this advanced-level course will have completed the United Front: Building Trust course (required: pilot alumni, coaching group, or the self-paced version coming soon), or read United Front: Rebels, and incorporated building trust into their system culture. In addition, we recommend at least several of these qualities:
- Have watched the Better Spoons conference presentation, or taken the United Front: Developing Better Spoons course, and have system members working on incorporating the principles into their own life, and working presence & passion into their culture.
- Have taken a prior group coaching pilot with the Crisses (required for now).
- Already done significant group headwork, group projects, or have developed a sense of internal community already. (Can include elaborate innerworld design projects, rescue missions, trauma work, completing the United Front Boot Camp, etc.)
- Have a strong “leadership role” group of residents (“elders”, for example) who work together and help foster and guide other (consenting) headmates in their system.
- Excellent of communication in-system (the ability to have large system forums, system-wide votes, debate forums, internal workshops, skill-sharing, working groups, or other types of elaborate internal meetings).
- Working deliberately with overwhelming majority consent of known system members towards becoming a lifelong plural or group entity (i.e. healthy multiplicity, or a similar concept).
- Have a group shared value of continual selves-improvement, or lifelong learning.
Accessibility & Workload
This coaching group contains a mix of audio, video, and written materials/suggested assignments. To get the most from the course it’s suggested to take advantage of all the provided materials unless it is marked as optional.
Please notify us if you& require accommodations we are always working on ways to increase accessibility within our limited resources and will gladly discuss how to make the course more accessible. One known issue with this course is that the material is rather dense, which is why it is selves-paced now. We always take feedback, so those with text-processing issues, for example, may need us to modify course materials.
Live meetings currently are being held on a video/audio/text platform. We will gladly work out ways to make this more accessible as needed.
This is the course introductory materials.
We're Back to Trust: Wisdom & Justice
This is the "Week 1" section.
Belongingness: "Humanity" - Inclusion & Celebration
This is the "Week 2" section.
No Hidden Agendas: Transparency & Courage
This is the "Week 3" section.
Going Where Life Takes Us: Moderation & Principles
This is the "Week 4" section.
Onward & Upward: Transcendence & Hope
This is the "Week 5" section.
Bringing it all Together
This is the "Week 6" and final section.
We believe in inclusive community, and strong advocacy and support for struggling, disabled and stigmatized community members. We advocate for faster diagnosis, better therapies, adjunct & complementary offerings that can help boost the efficacy of recovery efforts on behalf of disordered, dysfunctional and struggling plural & DID systems. For our full background pertaining to creating courses on this site please see Instructor Background: The Crisses. We are an autistic, disabled, non-binary, gender-fluid, plural-identified quoigenic DID-diagnosed polyfragmented modular system with about 157+ system members of a wide variety of types. We are geeks, authors, content creators, instructors, healers, coaches, and mental health advocates. We have hEDS, CIDP, Reynaud's syndrome, several other related issues, and are transition opportunists. We live in upstate New York in the USA, and we moonlight as a pet sitter. For our full CV, please see https://Crisses.org.
Going through Our Own CourseWe like to eat our own dog food, so we're going through our own course as a self-paced course as well. A subset of Crisses wrote this course in a deep state of inspiration, like Jung's Philemon — each of the course authors (Warren, Elvair, Drendel, Aliessa & others…) brought perspective and a depth of understanding of culture and aspects of community-building to the course that many of our other system members have not explored or incorporated into the various subsystems or working groups of The Crisses. As a result, even we will be returning to our own course again and again as we onboard new members and reconsider changes and how to "level-up" our system. It's a process, continual learning & continual improvement. This is not a beginner or intermediate course. It may be our Magnum Opus. Consider this course for intermediate-to-advanced internal communities — after going through trust building, and at least some other courses — but also consider how plurals can take this work to the external world to examine and inspire external communities and groups to deliberately guide and craft their own cultures. We will consider and revisit this course from many angles time and again.
A fresh take at building community by empowering individual traits and personal choicesWhen we started the course we had very little idea about what we were getting into. We have read plenty of self improvement and community building exercises created from the singlet perspectives, but this course took us through epiphanies and perspectives we had not considered before. For a few weeks since the start we had been telling our friends how wonderful it had been to be learning ideas that we had not considered before. The course material here takes two different bodies of knowledge and finds a new yet profound connection between them. The combined wisdom created by this association is empowered by both the individual strengths of the two sources as well as the experience of the system who put the course together. We were inspired by how the material helps build mutual respect between the different members of the community being built, and how much each member is encouraged to seek out their own strengths and values. The ideas on leading by example and giving room for each member's free will and how that leads to building a strong community, was particularly enlightening for us. The material is so extensive in its depth that whenever we re-visited any part of it, we seemed to gain something new, and yet, the concepts were also presented in a wide enough variety of media (text, videos, audios, etc.) that we could invest various levels of energy at different times and still learn something significant. This course is definitely suited for a self-paced format. And it is a good resource for systems looking to build long lasting wellbeing of their inner community.