A few thoughts on Love classes for Support Staff in Feb 2016

Last 2 days of Love classes with the support staff were full of surprising experiences. We talked about forgiveness at length screened the movie “Bachna Ae Haseeno” for the participants. All the participants, especially the didis, came up with some interesting reflections on the movie. Some of them were also surprised us by bringing up some brilliant examples. We also decided that one the second day we will be writing a forgiveness letter and an apology letter.

As decided, the participants were given time to write the two letters. It was such an amazing sight to see all of them quietly engrossed in writing the letters. Some of them also shared the contents of their letters with us. This clearly indicated the kind of understanding that they had developed. A few of them expressed that it made them attain inner peace and also promised to actually hand over the letters for whom they were written.

One of the things observed during these classes is that it would be really incredible if all the “bhaiyaas” (male support staff) also display a higher amount of interest and enthusiasm for these classes. However, a few of them came up with really commendable amount of sharing. All the didis enthusiastically participated in and reflected upon most activities.

Facilitating this classes has enhanced the learning of we as facilitators as well and has acted as a reinforcement of the learning. So much so that two of the facilitators actually landed up writing a forgiveness letter one more time.

All the participants got transformed into children when we made them play the game “Satodi” after a really heavy session. They thoroughly enjoyed it and were seen fighting, cheating, giggling and laughing like children. They mentioned that it brought back their childhood memories.

Priti Pimpalkhare
Vaidehi Sethji
Rucha Kinariwala
Anwer Hans
Mitesh Patel

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