Training for Mentors
Training consists of several parts:
Celebrate Love Seminar.
Begin your training with this private two day retreat for married couples. It will give you the opportunity to refresh your own relationship, as well as introducing you to the main concepts that form the foundation of the Embrace programme. For more information on the Celebrate Love seminar, including dates and venues, click here. Couples who have recently attended a Marriage Encounter Weekend can attend the Embrace Core Training with the view to attending a Celebrate Love seminar at a later time.
Conducted on an ‘as-needed’ basis, the Embrace Core Training (~ 8 hours) is designed to brief you the structure of the programme, coach you in Mentoring methodology, and get you started on preparing your personal examples which will supplement the content. Don’t worry if you don’t know what Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body is about, by the time you finish your training, we are sure you will be as excited as we are, about this amazing philosophy of human sexuality. You leave with a DVD for use in each session, Mentor’s Guide, Couple Pack and other formation material. Contact us for more details or to register your interest.
Coaching by another Mentor.
As you begin with your first Engaged couple, you will be coached by another Mentor couple to ensure you feel confident and have someone with whom to debrief.
Annual Inservice & Ongoing Support.
There will be plenty of opportunities to network with other Mentors and participate in renewal days and conferences run by Celebrate Love. In addition, you’ll receive the PMRC e-newsletter and regular e-mail support. We’ll also provide you with materials to promote Embrace in your parish or area.