Testimonials from the Communications Centre (participants)
"Ernest demonstrates a wit and level of practical ability the like of which I have never experienced before. With humour and empathy he managed to get the 70 participants to participate in the exercises with everything we had."
"It offered new tools to handle everyday life in constant flux. On top of which it was fun, extremely educational and worked completely!"
"To me it was very inspiring to focus on how mistakes could be interpreted in different ways. I now understand that apparant errors are a source of new learning. Wonderful!"
"It was good to feel the connection between body and mind: fixed patterns of thought and blocks in new situations can be felt in the body. It works the other way round as well: if I open up in my body it affects my mental attitude."
"It was delightful to play, laugh and paint with my colleagues and it was clear that we engaged with each other in a completely new way on Monday. Going to work after the course is actually a new and good feeling."
"It was a great experience. I am fundamentally sceptical towards these kinds of activities – I believe that action-oriented, dramatic learning is very valuable but it imposes extraordinarily high demands on the setup and the coach. I was keen to see if we were going to be exposed to CHALLENGES or CARE. Luckily, we got both – but in a way that let us feel the care before the challenge."
"The Mini-Cosmos-Karate-Exercise was pure magic, as was the use of music and the brilliant musician. I am still wondering whether I was seduced or if it really was that good."
"I found the coaches to be extremely competent and sympathetic! It was lovely and energizing with the background music. I especially liked the partner exercises in the morning and I absolutely loved the painting workshop in the afternoon."
"It was great to experience my colleagues as well as myself in new and different roles. Those were two important things to take home: "Yes, and ...", not "Yes, but ...". The positive approach really provides food for thought."
"It was frustrating to come home not having had my family there. It was so liberating to be able to say "What a wonderful mistake!"