Growing Through 1: Offering Presence Experience

Our groundbreaking INTERNATIONALLY RECOMMENDED skills training is now fully online!

  • Multi-mode experiential learning

    Advanced people skills can be learned by anyone. Our courses combine on-demand content and intensive live Skills Sessions in a weekly seminar format. Along with master trainers our professional actors give learners a unique experience to develop skills and confidence.

  • Authentic Presence and Crisis Support

    Applying growth/recovery to personal distress means connecting with another intentionally as a peer ally. This course introduces practices for staying present at times of intensity, including simple mindfulness techniques anyone can use.

  • Compassionate Communication Skills

    Develop deep skills for listening and connecting at times of intensity, through the unique Growing Through practices of compassionate curiosity and positive inhibition.

  • Offering Personal Lived Experience

    Sharing can be powerful when a peer or friend is in pain. Learn the structured Growing Through practice of Offering to bring your journey into a crucial conversation when and where it can be truly helpful.

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You Need to Know!

Offering Presence (Growing Through 1) brings compassion and practical skills together to empower anyone as a growth ally.

  • How will Growing Through training benefit me or my staff?

    All Growing Through trainings provide techniques, concepts and real world skills practice for crisis support based in dignity and recovery. Our trainings are applicable for Continuing Education credits in several fields, based on your state or national process. Offering Presence (Growing Through 1) course certificates qualify participants to attend Growing Through 2 (Encountering Intensity).

  • OPEN Seminar discounts and packages for partners

    OPEN Seminars available to the general public only a few times a year and space is limited to 40 participants. Take advantage of early bird prices now to reserve your seat! Package prices for 10 or more. Other Growing Through Seminars available by contract only.

  • When will the course be held? Will there be more and when?

    Growing Through Offering Presence Seminars are scheduled on a contract basis for groups. Individuals are invited to join groups and/or register for open Public courses when available. The next open public GT1 Seminar is planned for the week of November 1-7, 2020. Register Below or contact us for group discounts.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I register for Growing Through training now?

    Growing Through trainings have been conducted in many communities and three countries and are highly in demand. GT1 is the only Growing Through training available without prior related experience. The full 4 course Growing Through Pro sequence must be completed within one year. Trainings are offered on a rolling basis waiting periods are expected due to class size limitations. Early bird discounts are available for all open Public courses.

  • What is Offering Presence and Growing Through?

    Offering Presence is a special Growing Through communications training designed for social service providers, crisis workers, volunteers or anyone who wants to be supportive. Combining practices for connecting authentically, using deep active listening and a highly structured approach for offering personal experience to others in the context of intensity or ‘crisis’, Offering Presence fills a crucial gap in suicide prevention, community mental health and peer specialist services.In addition to being a great learning experience for professionals and non-professionals alike, it is the first course in the Growing Pro Advanced Certificate series.

  • How long does it take? What will I be doing?

    Growing Through Offering Presence Online is conducted in a Seminar format including three live skills sessions, self-paced materials and online video content to be completed within a single training week. This intensive format combines the flexibility of online learning and the focus of in-person training.

  • Is experience required? Will this be a repeat of other mental health trainings?

    Growing Through is a unique 'deep skills' approach to engagement and support. For registration in Growing Through 1 (Offering Presence) prior training in mental health, suicide prevention or peer support is recommended but not required. (All other GT trainings require completion of GT1). Growing Through does not replicate existing training programs and models. It complements ASIST, QPR, Mental Health First Aid, Intentional Peer Support, WRAP, DBT Skills training, Motivational Interviewing, Compassion-based Therapy, CAMS and others. (If you don't know what that jargon all means no problem! For participants with little or no related experience, links to informational materials and videos will be provided by your trainers.)

  • Is it safe to talk about things like crisis and suicide in your online course?

    Yes. Safe and important too. To ensure an enriching, positive learning experience, Growing Through is provided entirely within a secure learning management platform that ensures participant privacy as well as direct communication. Live Skills Sessions focus on applying our skills and tools to real-world situations. The faculty of Humannovations-U are highly experienced mental health professionals, trainers and internationally recognized suicide prevention experts dedicated to creating a safe, exciting learning environment for all.

November 1-6 Open Seminar. Register by September 15 for amazing early bird price of $195

November GT1 public training. Time and Space are limited for our most in-demand course. Normal price $300.

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Scholarships Available

Based on our mission and the many intense challenges felt worldwide Humannovations is offering a limited number of need-based training scholarship discounts or waivers. Please apply below.