Teaching Resources

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  • Getting FeedbackHelp Using ZoomFinding MusicCreating Exercises and MeditationsGuidelines for Creating a PowerPoint or Keynote PresentationImages – Where and How to Find ThemYouTube Lectures given by Pathwork HelpersOther Resources
  • Getting Feedback

    The Teacher’s Council is here for that very reason. If you have some idea you want to run by the Council, or want to vet your exercise or meditation, or have a concept you’re struggling with, email it the Council chairperson who will circulate it for feedback. (Click here to download the Lecture Support Form)

  • Help Using Zoom

    Billy did a couple of two-hour Zoom trainings for Helpers around the country. They can be found here and here. This document has a lot of the Zoom basics.

  • Finding Music

    Sometimes you can find great music just by going to YouTube and typing in something like, “blocked feelings.” Or by Google, e.g., “lyrics blocked feelings.” If you are struggling, there are people that like to help people find music, including Julie, Kathy, Billy, etc.

  • Creating Exercises and Meditations

    From this Dropbox folder you can download 91 different lecture handouts created by Pathwork Helpers. Some of these address a single lecture; some address multiple lectures. Or you can contact people who like to think about these things like most of the people on the Teacher’s Council.

  • Guidelines for Creating a PowerPoint or Keynote Presentation

    Here’s a great article with tons of tips for creating presentations. Here’s a short list. If you need help, contact Joann Gago for Keynote and Billy for PowerPoint.

    • Try to limit to 5-10 words per slide. People cannot read a slide and listen to you at the same time. Exception: If you want to have a quote, and you’re going to read that quote (probably should read it twice), or just be silent and give the audience time to read it.
    • Don’t stretch images – much better to size them proportionally and crop if need be.
    • Have no text be smaller than 18pt (ideally no smaller than 24pt). If it’s smaller than 18pt, no one can read it – and it’s frustrating to know there’s text there you can’t read.

  • Images – Where and How to Find Them

    1. Start at images.google.com and type any phrase in the search bar, e.g., higher self. You’ll see a ton of thumbnail images.
    2. Typically you’ll want a large one, so go click on
      1. Tools, then
      2. Size and then
      3. Large (see image).
    3. Once you do this, all the thumbnail images that display, even when you do another search right here in Google Images, will be restricted to images that are large enough to fill a PowerPoint/Keynote slide.
    4. Click on the thumbnail of an image you’d like to get.
    5. Right-click (PC) on the image to either Copy it (and then paste it in PowerPoint/Keynote, etc.), or Save Image As to save it on your computer.

  • YouTube Lectures given by Pathwork Helpers

    Searching for Jan Rigsby Pathwork in YouTube brings up a treasure trove of lecture videos by this veteran Pathwork Helper.

  • Other Resources

    As we continue to expand resource guide, we’ll add more items above. Until then, here are some things you should know about.  There are a ton of resources here – please explore to see what’s there: https://sites.google.com/a/pathwork.org/resources/resources

    The Bratnick Index of where Pathwork terms can be found in lectures here: http://pathwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Bratnick-Index.pdf

    Sue Van Doeren and others love Richard Rohr’s website. Books and poets who have strong Pathwork messages (and this list could be endless): Maya Angelou, Marge Piercey, Anne Lamott, Rumi, Hafiz, Mary Oliver, Eileen Cady, Thich Nhat Hanh, Eckhart Tolle.

    Susan Thesenga’s Book, The Undefended Self  has a lot of really good exercises.

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