DEEP STREAM T GROUPS
EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS WITH WHOLE-BODY AND SOMATIC APPROACHES
A POWERFUL WEEKEND THAT WILL TRANSFORM
HOW YOU ENGAGE, LEAD, AND CONNECT
Discovery. Practice. Inspiration. Fun. Transformation. SUPPORT!
WORKSHOP DETAILS (Contact us with inquiries for your team)
What is a T Group?
Participants become aware of “blind spots” they have about themselves, and group dynamics that emerge from social identity, power, and status.
T Group is the pillar of the renowned Leadership and Interpersonal Dynamics course at Stanford University Graduate School of Business (GSB). Taught for over 50 years, alumni from all over the world consistently rate it the #1 course that has most contributed to their development as leaders in personal and professional arenas.
Why is T Group such an effective format?
- The “goal” of a T Group is to practice skills and competencies to build safety and trust that in turn, enable growth and learning. In the absence of pre-determined activities and structure, dynamics and differences arise as participants engage with each other. Interacting, responding, and sharing reactions real-time in a context of actual dynamics is a profoundly effective and powerful process for learning and developing new behaviors (vs. scripted role plays).
- Skilled and experienced facilitators build safety, provide skilled in-the-moment coaching, model effective behaviors, and explicitly point out interpersonal and group dynamics for learning.
- T Group is a supportive learning environment where participants can freely practice, take some risks, make “mistakes,” and receive immediate feedback and support from facilitators and other participants.
Note: Although T Group may “look” similar to therapy or group therapy, it’s not either one, nor a substitute. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, please discuss your participation in this workshop with your therapist before registering.
How is this workshop uniquely impactful?
EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING: You will spend most of the workshop engaged in experiential activities and direct interaction with other participants in T Group.
MOVEMENT: Whole-body activities and somatic approaches enable you to practice embodied leadership, flexibility, and creativity in a spirit of fun and learning.
HIGH-IMPACT COACHING: Senior facilitators from Berkeley Haas School of Business and Stanford Graduate School of Business provide supportive in-the-moment coaching to optimize learning as you engage with participants and the group.
DIRECT FEEDBACK: Feedback from different participants and facilitators provides rare and valuable information about how you come across, including verbal and non-verbal behaviors you may not even be aware of. You will also practice giving feedback with the goal of minimizing defensiveness and influencing the recipient of your feedback to consider and take responsibility of their impact.
Is this workshop for me?
Join us if you are ready to take some generative risks with others in an intense small group “Learning Lab” experience
- Increase awareness of emotions and reactivity
- Proactively build rapport and connection among a group with diverse working styles and backgrounds
- Communicate with more verbal and non-verbal congruence
- Manage hot button “triggers” in-the-moment
- Receive feedback about how others perceive me, what I do to positively influence others, and what I do that negatively impacts others
- Give direct positive and constructive feedback
- Align the impact I have with my intentions
- Engage in conflict productively
- Support and encourage others with their learning and development
Note: Although T Group may “look” similar to therapy or group therapy, it’s not either one, nor a substitute. If you are currently a client in psychotherapy, please indicate this on your application and discuss your participation in this workshop with your therapist before applying.
Schedule and Location
We will meet in a warm and inviting office/loft in the Strawberry Creek Design Center, a renovated complex of historic landmark buildings. The Design Center is at 1250 Addison Street in Berkeley, a 15- minute walk from the North Berkeley BART station.
Cost & Application Deadlines
APPLICATION + DEPOSIT DEADLINE:
Once accepted a non-refundable $1500 deposit will hold a spot in the workshop.
FULL PAYMENT DUE BY:
REFUND POLICY: Due to the small size of each group, there are no refunds for cancellation. If you have paid in full and cancel, 50% of your registration cost can be applied to a future workshop.
Once we receive your Application we will contact you within a few days. If you have questions or need more information, please email Erica at firstname.lastname@example.org