FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1What is The Synergy Basic?

You will participate in creating an environment of authenticity, openness and honest communication. You have the opportunity to develop the tools and awareness necessary to maximize your effectiveness and enhance your abilities.

The Synergy Basic is comprised of :

  • Interactive Group Discussions
  • One on One Discussions
  • Small Group Exercises
  • Closed-Eye Processes
  • Voluntary Sharing
  • Interactions with the Synergy Trainer.
2What Exactly Will I Be Doing?
Ground Rules

The purpose of Ground Rules is to assist the group in working cooperatively within a consistent framework. On the first day of the workshop, the trainer will review the Ground Rules and ask you to agree to them as a condition for participating in the workshop. Show me the Ground Rules

Interactive Discussions

The trainer will present various topics relevant to living in the 2000's. In these discussions the trainer will discuss a particular point of view about these subjects. The purpose is not for you to agree or disagree with what is said, but rather to assist you in observing how you relate to these particular subjects. In observing yourself in the training, you can learn about your principles, commitments, and relationships.

Dyads

A dyad is a one-on-one interaction with another participant. You may be asked to answer a series of questions, tell a story, complete sentences, or assume a particular body stance. You will have the opportunity to look directly at personal issues and to support your dyad partner in doing the same.

Mingles

A mingle exercise involves moving throughout the room while having short interactions with many people. As in dyads, the communication you have with other people during a mingle is structured.

Small Group Exercises

At the start of the workshop you will choose a small group with an average of 8-12 other participants. During the 4 days of the workshop, you will meet with your small group to discuss and share what you are learning as well as to participate in other experiential exercises. A volunteer staff member will act as facilitator for your group.

Closed-Eye Processes

During a closed-eye process the trainer will guide you through a creative visualization. Frequently music and the lowering of lights are used during these processes to facilitate relaxation and promote creativity.

You will, as part of a group, play games to reveal the competitive and cooperative strategies you use, and also to illuminate the possibility of meeting both group and individual commitments throughout your life.

Sharing

Throughout the workshop you will have the opportunity to learn about yourself through communication: speaking about what you are learning, and listening to the experiences of others. Such sharing occurs one-on-one, in small groups, or in front of the entire workshop group.

Interactions with the Trainer

At times you may have direct interaction with the trainer. The trainer will relate to you from the perspective that you are capable of effectively handling the circumstances in your life and that you are committed to extraordinary accomplishments. The trainer will also ask you to take personal responsibility rather than being powerless in the face of life's obstacles. Interactions with the trainer are an opportunity for you to examine the limitations of your worldview; therefore you may feel challenged, anxious or uncomfortable in going outside of your comfort zone.

Homework

At the close of each day you will be given a homework assignment to be completed before the next session begins. The homework is designed for you to continue your discovery, bring greater clarity to what you are learning, and prepare you for the next day's session.

Food and Rest

During the 4-day session, it is important that you get sufficient rest and food. Every 2 to 4 hours there will be a 20-30 minute break. In addition, during the 2 full days, there is one meal break each day for approximately 1-1/2 hours in the late afternoon. Be sure to eat a sustaining meal each day before coming to the workshop. You may need to adjust your schedule to be assured of getting sufficient sleep. This is your personal responsibility. Without sufficient food and rest, your training experience will be diminished. Please arrange your schedule accordingly.

3How often are there Breaks?
During the four-day workshop session, every 2 to 3 hours there will be a 20 – 30 minute break. In addition, there is one meal break each weekend day for approximately 1–1½ hours in the late afternoon.
4Should I bring Food?
Please ensure to eat a sustaining meal each day before coming to the workshop. You may wish to bring snack foods to eat during the breaks. You may have bottled water at your seat during the workshop.
5How should I Dress?
Dress is casual and comfortable. You may wish to dress in layers for possible room temperature changes. You may also wish to dress more formally on Sunday (or bring special attire) for your celebration.
6What if I’m taking Medication?
Follow your doctor’s instructions. Bring any medications, food and beverages you may require and keep them with you.
7What is the Synergy Post Evening?

The Post Workshop is an opportunity to explore the breakthroughs you have achieved and complete your experience in the Basic. At the Post you will have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow participants while you review and celebrate your accomplishments.

It is also an opportunity for you to bring others from your life you’d like to share the Basic Workshop with. While in the Post Workshop, your guests will be attending their Introduction Evening to the Basic. The Introduction Evening is an opportunity for your friends, family and colleagues to learn more about Synergy Education and specifically, the Basic Workshop.

8Why don't my friends and family members tell me more specifics about the training?

We encourage graduates to share what they learn and what results they create, but request they don't explain specific games, exercises, and activities. This helps to create a new and spontaneous experience when you attend the workshops, which will maximize your learning.

9What comes after The Synergy Basic?

The next step… The Advanced Course is a powerful source of breakthrough and coaching for the commitments in your life. It is scheduled within a few weeks of The Basic. Tuition for the Advanced is $1,195. If you pre-register for the Advanced Course, the tuition for both training’s is $1,395.

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