There is a significant amount of preparation needed for this course. We have spaced out the days of the course so that you can prepare each week for the upcoming assessments.
✓ Please print off the Overview & General Information prior to the first day of the course
✓ DO NOT PRINT the Assessment Forms below; instead save them to your computer:
You should already have received Rita Marie's book, Completely Connected: Uniting Our Empathy and Insight for Extraordinary Results, the Connection Practice Boards and Feelings & Needs Cards. If you do not have these, write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please read the book prior to the course. It is important as a Connection Practice Trainer that you know our history and impact in various arenas such as education, business, nonprofits, parenting, etc.
The easiest way to prepare for the first and second day of this course is to watch the video of Rita Marie teaching the Public Intensive (now called, Inner Wellness). In addition, please watch the videos on the Connection Practice Boards Information and Resource Page.
✓ Please print off the Inner Wellness Trainer Guide
✓ Please print off the Inner Wellness Manual
[If you have taken the Inner Wellness course, you should have the manual - no need to print]
✓ Please watch this video of Rita Marie teaching the Public Intensive
✓ Please watch this video of how to facilitate the emWave
(Video Link) [Password: Rita Marie]
On the first day, you will be assessed on your ability to teach Heart-Brain Insight. Pay attention in the Intensive video to how Rita Marie teaches it. She will demonstrate how to do it before you are assessed but the video will help you feel prepared.
On the first day, you will teach an example of “What Empathy is Not” and be assessed on it. Pay attention in the video to how Rita Marie shares an example of “explaining” from Little House on the Prairie. Choose a habitual response from the list on page 24 of the Intensive Manual that you can turn into a little story. You will have a maximum of 3 minutes for your story example, but it can be shorter.
After the first day, you will set a time in the following week with your assessor to be assessed on emWave or Inner Balance.
✓ Please review the checklist. The checklist will help prepare you for the second day.
You will share a story of successfully using a Heart-Brain Insight to resolve a challenge in your life. Rita Marie shares several stories in the Intensive video that you can watch. Here are the parts of the story that should be included:
On the second day, you will be assessed on your teach-back. You received a teach-back assignment on the course agenda. You can watch Rita Marie teach that part of the course in the Intensive video.
On the second day, you will do a demonstration using a real-life story and you will be assessed on it. You can watch Rita Marie demonstrate a real-life CP story at the link above. It is just after the beginning of the Intensive.
✓ Please print off the Coach Guide
✓ Please print off the Liability Statement
✓ Please be prepared to be assessed on a coaching session using the Boards and the slides.
✓ Please watch the Facilitating Feelings & Needs Cards training video:
(Open video ) [Password: Rita Marie]
✓ Please print the Feelings & Needs Cards Checklist
✓ Please watch the Partner Coaching on an Issue with Another Person (without Boards) video:
(Open video) [Password: Rita Marie]
✓ Please print off the handout on Partner Coaching on an Issue with Another Person (without Boards)
✓ Please print off and review this Trainer Agreement prior to the course. It will be signed after you have been approved as a certified Trainer/Coach.
✓ Please print off and, prior to your final interview, fill in the Launch Plan. You will share it with us at your final interview.
✓ Please print off Connection Circles