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For the Facilitators, Day One is critical for:

  • creating a safe, respectful space;
  • assessing the priorities of individual participants and group dynamics; and
  • conceptual grounding.

The evening of the first day is a key opportunity to adjust and adapt planned Day Two sessions to priority themes and group dynamics that have emerged.

For the Participants, Day One is:

  • a transition from their daily lives to a safe, comfortable space where they can focus on their own needs;
  • a day of release, when they are given the space, time and respect to tell their stories—often, for the first time in their lives; and
  • an introduction to new and challenging concepts of security, which take time to absorb in context.