At the beginning of January Margaret Kerr resigned from Natural Change Limited and withdrew from all involvement with Natural Change into the future.
This triggered a major review of Natural Change – its purpose, the way it’s facilitated, its philosophical basis, its strategy for creating change and the tension between educational and therapeutic processes that are at its core.
At first this was a bewildering and stressful process as Trustees, clients and staff struggled to find ground. But by the end of February a new and powerful energy started to emerge.
By March we had a revised two-year facilitator training course in place, with nine participants, and a fully-booked one-week Introduction to Facilitating Natural Course taking place at Doune in the middle of the month.
By the end of May, we had a new collaborative project with a partner in Hungary, funded through the European Union’s Erasmus + programme confirmed and scheduled to start in September. And this month, we are working on a redevelopment of the Natural Change suite of websites, supported by a crowd-funding campaign.
Last week I posted new dates for the next Introduction for Facilitating Natural Change course at Doune, on Knoydart in October.
Margaret’s leaving was sad and challenging. It has been hard work for everyone involved to gather in the threads, find ways of making sense of what has happened and make plans for the future. But it now feels like Natural Change has entered a new and vibrant phase.