Q: Is the 3-Month Group HD Cycle just another way to name a Workshop?
A workshop is traditionally rooted in discussion and problem solving. This is one of the main challenges participants face transitioning into HD. A discussion is an exchange of ideas and between two points of views or more. In HD the exchange is not that of ideas and information but a different, yet to be discovered, kind of exchange and while psychological problems do get resolved in an HD yet the mindset that would make the most out of an HD is one that is not rooted in problem solving. Instead, it requires openness to explore and understand consciousness in a broader manner holistically.
Q: What are the benefits I should expect from participating in HD?
Another aspect that makes HD an impossibility to many of us is how people approach it and interaction in general. If you think about it, any interaction driven solely by a goal, desire, or intention is not holistic. With the previous understanding, the following benefits could be noted without prejudice:
Discovering the magnitude of facing and going through conflict without limiting it to a compromise.
Discovering a kind of learning that is not intellectual or analytical.
Approaching our problems in non-problem solving way.
For more detailed answer check out Holistic Dialogue Overview
Q: What do I need to prepare for attending the 3-month cycle?
Other than the Holistic Dialogue Overview and Call for holistic action pages nothing else is of due necessity. Having said that, it is worth mentioning that such work is energy intensive so being sober helps a lot, not just for the duration of an HD meetings but for the whole period of the cycle. Sober in the sense of not consuming any mind altering substances, including caffeine and nicotine, but then again it is only a recommendation not a requirement.
Q: What is the nature of work the HD facilitator does?
The facilitator is a participants who has all the technical and some of flow responsibilities. The technical sides includes arranging and setting up the necessary foundation for various HD meet-ups. While the flow of the HD responsibilities are never planned nor scripted. For more information about the flow of an HD, check out the "What About The How" under Holistic Dialogue [Overview].
Q: When does the weekly meetings take place and using which technology?
The weekly meeting time will be determined once we have the total number of participants registered for each cycle. This will allow us to make a median/appropriate time slot selection that accommodates participants across different time zones.
We will be using Google Meet.