Why train to conduct

THE HUMAN JOURNEY® experience fosters belonging, meaning, and communication via ...

An inclusive experience

The THJ® method is relevant across cultures and learning styles.

A focus on what matters

Groups learn to ask meaningful questions — and listen for the answers.

Productive communication patterns

The unique facilitation method and solid ground rules land everyone in their adult selves.

The capacity to share decision-making and responsibility

Families are readied to share decisions when in the heart of change.

... in an experience that is ...

Emotionally safe

for even the most reluctant participants

Simultaneously playful and meaningful

The board game brings life and laughter even to difficult subjects.

Structured to lead to a predictable end point

of belonging, insight, and enduring communication skills in an experience participants will never forget

When used with groups facing end of life, THE HUMAN JOURNEY® ...

Lands Families on the Same Page

THE HUMAN JOURNEY® helps families listen for values, while building their strength for engaging in shared decision-making.

Addresses members' anticipatory grief

The THJ® experience helps families acknowledge realities and share their grief.

Helps Patients Let Go When They Need To

THE HUMAN JOURNEY® gives patients — whether they’re well enough to participate actively or not — a lived experience of the family’s ability to carry on without them at the center.

In every context, participants experience THE HUMAN JOURNEY® with laughter, tears, meaning-making, and a recognition of a new opportunity to step forward — together.

For Helping Professionals, Learning to Conduct THE HUMAN JOURNEY® Will:

  • Build your toolbox for bringing groups of 2 to 6 adults together in BOTH online and face-to-face formats;
  • Teach you to use a non-threatening, playful technique for helping participants exchange communication defeaters
    such as tuning each other out, avoiding talking about the important things, and failing to listen for the deeper meanings of statements, for behaviors that promote connection, such as offering quiet attention, asking questions that matter, and demonstrating respect for others’ contrasting experiences;
  • Equip you with a safe means of engaging those who run screaming from therapists, clergy, organized religion, or anyone they think wants to “improve” them;
  • Rig you up with a method for engaging those who are more visual or physical than verbal;

For Skilled Volunteers, Including Those Offering Pastoral Care

  • Offers a way to be of service to bridge the isolation, grief, and fear of the COVID-19 era, with ordinary methods of grieving and connecting disrupted; and
  • Provides a reliable and accessible structure for helping families connect that depends on the twin skills of being able to hold safe space for small groups and to hold groups to simple ground rules.

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