We have had a busy summer here in Guatemala!
Since we began teaching two classes on Wednesday (in the mornings and afternoons) at the new location, that was kindly offered to us by our good friend ‘Pastor’ Mike of Iglesia del Camino, we have maintained a great consistency in our class schedule. Teaching as we did within the public/NGO school system subjected us the many holiday and fiestas that occur here in Guatemala, good for play, not so good for learning and teaching!
We have been working on an Ego/Shadow module with our 32 regularly attending teens this year. We are teaching them to become aware of when an emotion has arisen in their awareness and they are also learning a technique to objectify and dissect the emotion(s) as a precursor to determining whether the emotion is authentic, demanding a response and not a reaction, or a shadow emotion, demanding integration.
Anger is one emotion we dealt with a lot and we even had the teens break into couples and consciously call the voice of anger and act out a little scene in front of the class so that they could practice the objectification and integration techniques. This exercise also shows the students that the main reasons we cite for getting and expressing anger has little to do with external situations, but our very own repressed shadow anger.
We also had a very special guest give a lecture by video-skype. Andrew Cohen joined us for 90 minutes of q and a on self and Self development. The kids (and we and special invited guests) loved this class and there we many questions asked and answered.
Again, we thank you for your on-going support of this Critical-Thinking Program.
With warmest regards,
Mick, Debora and all the Team at IHF.
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