Anita Sheehan-Nutz's Blog (8)

Additional Points to Ponder Following our English SALT training

As I am rereading the summary of our initiation weekend, I realize that there were two learning items that I had not included in the initial report.

The first reflection was around the envelopes.  While the core of our work consists of identifying our strengths and those of others, I believe we need to be mindful not to create an artificial and contrived exercise around the envelopes.  In other words, the observations should be stimulated but not forced.  Otherwise the danger is to…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on February 8, 2018 at 6:42pm — 4 Comments

Three Times is a Charm--3rd English SALT initiation weekend in Brussels

A drizzly February Friday afternoon, but soon the halls of our new training venue (Institute of Neurocognitivism) is filled with warmth and laughter around the cocktail tables filled with edibles and drinks.  Our 12 participants have all arrived and are getting to know each other.…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on February 8, 2018 at 1:37am — 2 Comments

“Let us start with Love. Everything else will follow”

The above words were spoken by Namara Arthur Araali, the founder and Director of Health Nest Uganda (HENU).

What follows is the story of an extraordinary man who has accomplished extraordinary things.

The story of Namara Arthur Araali, now 48, probably began with his childhood, more specifically…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on November 2, 2017 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

SALT training sessions in English on their way to becoming a mainstay in Brussels and beyond

On September 17-19, we had our second SALT training in English in the Belgian capital. 

12 inspired, curious and inspiring participants came from many places (even as far as Switzerland), but most were from around here and many were professional facilitators who came to know and appreciate the SALT approach and who expressed their dream of building it into their work. …


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on October 2, 2017 at 6:23pm — 5 Comments

The Beautiful Beginnings of a SALT Journey in Eghezée-Fernelmont— A G100 #2

A rainy spring morning in a small village in Wallonia (Belgium), but the faces greeting us were bright and shiny.  The sun came from a different place.

And it kept shining throughout the day as we, a team of 8 Belcompetence facilitators, accompanied about 40 citizens (aged 15-70+) hailing from different surrounding villages for a whole weekend of SALT.…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on May 9, 2017 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Back to Molenbeek . . .

Back to Molenbeek . . .

. . . This time on a smaller, but certainly not less important scale!

During one of the follow-up meetings on the Molenbeek initiative, there was a new face in the circle:  Karim…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on February 2, 2017 at 7:00pm — 2 Comments

Reinventing Vilvoorde--One Volunteer at a Time

Picture this:  14 citizens of all ages (well, not really.  Most were aged 50 and beyond) and different backgrounds and social levels in a large room of the town’s large cultural center.  14 people who committed themselves for two full days, plus one evening, of learning about Community Life Competence Practices (CLCP).  When asked what brought them there, one middle-aged lady said:  “My feet.”  Others provided more content:  Wanting to learn something new; wanting to become involved; wanting…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on December 7, 2016 at 1:27am — 1 Comment

First Steps toward a Molenbeek where Citizens Feel Safe and at Ease

Molenbeek, a Brussels municipality that has gained international attention for being of the most prolific  breeding grounds for jihadists.  There are many reasons and possible explanations for the genesis of this fact.  I will however, not go into the root causes for this situation.  Instead, what I’d…


Added by Anita Sheehan-Nutz on July 14, 2016 at 12:18am — 5 Comments

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