Become A Facilitator
Learn to care for yourself.
Learn to care for your
front line peers.
Get trained in under 8 hours to lead ReST group sessions with your peers
Why be a facilitator?
To be a ReST facilitator is an opportunity to support your fellow healthcare professionals by providing a space where peers can find solace for grief, calm for stress, and strength within themselves. As a facilitator, you have the privilege of seeing the core goodness in your peers and being inspired by the courage you and your peers demonstrate in the face of profound adversity.
What is a ReST Facilitator?
ReST uses co-facilitation teams of two peers who share the values and understand the context of frontline pandemic workers. ReST facilitators are trained for up to 8 hours in both in the use of the online platform and in ReST co-facilitation. Facilitators are paid monthly as independent contractors.
Co-facilitation is an improvisational art to create a positive experience for your group. During ReST sessions, you will share the work of:
- Establishing a friendly, caring, safe atmosphere
- Modeling empathetic, compassionate deep listening
- Making gentle interventions if problems arise
- Managing time and participation
- Insuring each hour ends on an uplifting note
How to be a Peer Facilitator?
After you apply and are accepted, you will receive a study manual which provides detailed information about moral distress and moral resilience; the goals of ReST; the skills required for being an effective co-facilitator; and a detailed facilitation guide on how to use the ReST hour.
You will be trained to host meetings on the online platform via an hour of self-taught recorded modules and two hours of hands-on training and practice. That training is followed by up to five hours of live, online practice in group settings. Trainings are scheduled to accommodate people’s work schedules.
Once you co-host a ReST group with an experienced co-facilitator, you will be ready to co-facilitate groups according to your schedule.
5 Skills of a Successful ReST Facilitator
Sensitivity to the emotions that accompany people’s words, ability to receive their feelings with empathy and show emotional responses when others share.
Helping participants seethe similarities among them
Intervening with kindness if participants start changing the subject or monopolizing the conversation
Offering encouragement andreassurance that participants are being heard and supported
Bringing awareness to what’s happening when good things are taking place