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chris bennett
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About Me:
A facilitator, trainer and consultant and also a writer and Tai Chi teacher
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Keep doing what I'm doing.
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The work I do with people.

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Aged Care & Disability Chair Chi Training

Posted on April 25, 2016 at 10:00am 4 Comments

Here's our new Aged Care & Disability Chair Chi Training video clip that members may be interested in.

It's a short clip of 4'50 duration and covers the workshop in action and interviews with staff and residents and myself at Bupa Donvale aged care here in Melbourne, Australia.

We currently run training programs for staff, carers and volunteers in aged care centres throughout Australia.

I'd be interested to read any feedback you may have to offer.…


AI: Enter the Gate

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 1:00pm 3 Comments

The expression ‘enter the gate’ is used in Tai Chi to denote the start of a journey. As you progress you arrive at many other gates that hopefully are the entrances to higher skill levels.

I sometimes wonder about those who enter the Appreciative Inquiry gate and where they will end up. Will the first path of their journey lead them to the:

  • Band Aid Gate – where a quick fix mindset develops which usually leads to the ‘it…

Creativity: Are You a Hamster?

Posted on February 27, 2013 at 7:05am 0 Comments

When Sue and I came up with our AQ-KQ framework several years ago we included a section on the theme of creativity.

And under the theme of creativity we agreed there were three essential elements;

  • imagination
  • discovery
  • fun &…

Jacque the Shark

Posted on October 30, 2012 at 2:35pm 3 Comments

She stood there in the middle of the gym, disengaged, as the other fifty grade 5 and 6 students swirled around her.

I tried to encourage her to join in with this organised chaos but she wasn’t interested. Her 10-year old body and tense brow indicated she wanted to be elsewhere.

I was puzzled. It was the fourth session of my ‘Pozitive Kidz are happy kidz’ program and she was still disengaged.

The theme for these workshops was on building self esteem from a Tai Chi…


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At 3:01pm on October 1, 2013, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Thanks Chris for your comment. 

At 11:03pm on December 17, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

A very happy birthday Chris. Enjoy every moment of it!

At 12:22pm on October 4, 2012, Munyandinda Philibert said…

Hello Chris,

Thank you for your message, I would like to ask you to tell me how are you working with older people, because I am also interested to the aged people day-living needs. Would you give me in details your experience about it?


At 7:26pm on August 27, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Manifestation and prayers for AI, story telling and Tai chi with Chris and Sue at Global Learning Festival!

At 9:25am on August 27, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Chris, waiting for the blog on your recent work with Children in China. It would be dream come true if Sue and you can make it for our Global Learning Event personally hear your experience. Warm greetings from Delhi!

At 12:23pm on May 29, 2012, Rituu B. Nanda said…

Hi Chris,


I am very happy to see you here. We aim to bring together those who apply AI and strength-based approaches to share and exchange. There are some groups here which might interest you. you can post your blog in the blog section.


Warm wishes,


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