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18 Dec 2012 17:24 - 21 Dec 2012 10:20 #1 by Inspired
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Hello,

I am wondering if anyone has worked with/incorporated the Levels of Resistance into the PBs training? I am going to Tanzania 10th January to do some training and for a charity trying to set up a multi-agency child protection programme in northern tanzania.

From my contact so far I know that physical abuse and punishment is accepted as the norm so I am anticipating meeting with some resistences and would like to have some ideas as to how I might use the levels of resistence to counter the cultural differences/UR that might be thrown up.

Any ideas/experiences would be appreciated - thank you.

best wishes
Lucy

PS: Also love the website and am looking forward to being able to network more regularly and have more PBs connection.
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18 Dec 2012 17:48 - 21 Dec 2012 10:21 #2 by Sally Ann
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Hi Lucy,

Great to hear from you and wow, what an adventure! Simon Sneath and I recently included Levels of Resistence in our 4 day Process into Practice course, (we wouldn't normally include this in the 2 day Foundation Course unless it was clear it was either needed by or asked for from the group. Where did you come across it?
It certainly sounds like a great tool to have in your trainers box for some of the potential responses you might get. I'll have a chat with Simon if he doesn't see this post and ask if it would be ok for us to share the handouts we used with you.
One further thought is perhaps the need to generate ideas that meet resistence generally and then apply the model with a view to the process being transferable to any situation where resistence is met - as in employing the One Step Removed strategy.

Will think some more and get back to you. :)
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22 Dec 2012 23:51 - 22 Dec 2012 23:51 #3 by dimar
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Hi Lucy
Di from OZ here. WOW what a wonderful experience you are going to have. I have done training in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu as well as Russia where cultural differences are profound. In Vanuatu we worked in 3 languages, PNG it was English and in Russia it was 2. We had many laughs thats for sure, however the PB process works wherever you are. It may also be, like in OZ, there are many differing cultural groups represented in the group you are working with. Lots of balls to juggle however like clowning, the important element is having fun. I wish you all the best.(And wish I was there)

In the early days of PBs (1985) we always used levels of resistence as part of the day. There are many good reason why this is now done as option on day 2.

There are a number of ways of doing LOR depending on what groups you are working with.
One option could be using the 'Barriers and Strategies' exercise.
Another option could be the straight Levels Of Resistence Exercise.
These are only 2 of the possible ways. No doubt the fab Sally Ann and Simon will have other ideas as well
If you wish I could email you the relevant pages from my process into practice manual. These pages detail possible ways of doing group work. Much also depends on how the group you are working with wish to proceed.
My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cheers from Di Downunder :silly:
P.S. Happy holidays and roll on to a wonderful 2013
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25 Dec 2012 08:58 #4 by Inspired
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Hi Di,
Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your response. And yes please to further information – see below….

One option could be using the 'Barriers and Strategies' exercise.
Another option could be the straight Levels Of Resistence Exercise.
Not sure I am familiar with these so any further info on them would be appreciated Di

If you wish I could email you the relevant pages from my process into practice manual. Yes please – that would be great
These pages detail possible ways of doing group work. Much also depends on how the group you are working with wish to proceed.

I was very sorry I missed you when you were over this year – somehow I missed getting any emails about your visit and the get together – so I hope 2014 comes off with Donna too…What are you up to these days?
In the meantime wishing you a Merry Christmas and New Year
best wishes
Lucy
PS I sent an email response to you too, but had it returned to me so not sure if you received it or not and hence my response here.

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25 Dec 2012 10:17 - 25 Dec 2012 10:18 #5 by dimar
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Hi Lucy. Am not surprised the email was returned!! My email is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. !! I forgot to write the s on my name. Sorry about that.
I sent a private message to you as it was only after responding to your post I found out who you were. Am busting to hear what you are doing too. I am retired and to my amazement turn 70 next year. gulp.... I still talk about PBs, and still get inspired but sadly there is basically nothing happening in the state where I live. Although fit and well i do not have the energy or desire to start off all over again. Like you I love whats happening with this site and believe it can do so much to assist trainers and ensure we all know about what others are doing. PBs is certainly alive and well.
Suggest best way to send the information is via email so please can you try again
Cheers from Di in a coolish summer day in Melbourne. :)
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28 Aug 2013 19:46 #6 by Sally Ann
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Hi There,
Lucy Holbrook has just sent through her article 'Risking on Purpose in Tanzania' which shares her amazing PB adventure.Many thanks Lucy. Wonderful to read about how this experience came about and all that it could do to help people feel empowered and safe. Fantastic - looking forward to hearing more.

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