WIYS training criteria


The following training criteria are a minimum requirement to ensure the quality of the training.

The completion of training with these criteria and the regular, annual training is the prerequisite to offer Walking-In-Your-Shoes courses and to be added to the Institute's Instructor List.

WIYS requirements

At least 8 full days of training (currently 52 hours), which extend over a period of approximately one year. It is recommended that this time be distributed over at least four weekends (4x2 full days), so that there is ample opportunity in between self-organized practice groups (at least 8 full days) to make their own experiences in between, and possibly afterwards Questions, experiences and difficulties from the groups to address directly in the subsequent training block. The practice groups are a central part of the training, the regular practice of which can not be waived. You can join an existing practice group or found a practice group yourself. The training period must be such that one training block alternates with at least one or two practice groups. The practice groups may also meet more frequently between the training blocks. At least 2 days internship with other WIYS instructors, outside of the educational context.It is important, over the period of training, to deal intensively with the practice. It is recommended that the practice groups continue to meet regularly after completing the training period in order to gain further experience in independent contexts, for example through the creation of a "working and exercise circle".The outer and inner experiences during the training go hand in hand. This development takes time to develop. A significant compression or shortening of training is therefore not recommended.

WIYS content

- theoretical fundamentals, development and development of WIYS- Basic knowledge about processes in a group course, setting a "framework"- Practical experience- own practice in working groups (peer groups), self-organized- own guiding of many "Walks"- Work in small groups and in the large group- Preliminary talk, "What is it really about," find a role, Geh-story to do so- Follow-up, integration- Accompaniment of the participant- many "walking" species, such as:Roles / theater Walk (eg roles from a piece, the end of a piece, a missing role in the piece),Stereotypes Walk (eg the dilettante, the guru, the worthless),Illness / Symptoms Walk,Double-Walk,Multiple Walk,Multi-Walk,Simulation: work with only one client, individual work (so only for two),Hidden Walk,Decision Walk,Options Walk,Animal Walk,People walk,Elements Walk (such as your higher self, your authenticity, your safety, your success, your undiscovered potential, your "blind spot", your inner child, your power animal, your vocation),own roles to walk yourself,same role multiply,Concern WalkAfter-talk: If the client had been completely at a loss and does not know what the walk should tell him / her. What would you give him / her from the walk? What was essential?-Leiten: With or without co-accompaniment of the leader or another person

WIYS training criteria

Completing an education with the above mentioned content is one of the prerequisites for self-offering WIYS courses and being added to the Instructor List of the Institute for WIYS. Further requirements are:

The regular participation in training weekends, as well as supervision, a total of min. 2 days a year.

Min. 1 day internship per year in other groups, or with other WIYS leaders.