Presence & Know-How

Principles of Facilitation

Facilitation is an art, professional know-how and an attitude towards life. 

Social Art

Facilitation is a social art. It is the creative process to open with one’s own presence and know-how a space of safety and connection for others so that they can touch something of meaning and significance in themselves and bring that into light. It is the art to help a group of people to access its own innate intelligence and to connect with each other  in new ways so that something new can emerge from it. It is also the art to create a space where humans can grow individually and collectively – to create something good and healing for the world. 


Facilitation involves a lot of professional know-how ranging from various models (relating, amongst others, to organization, systems, integral perspectives, leadership), process design of an organizational transformation process, sensitivity regarding the impact of language, theoretical and practical knowledge of the “human software”, in particular human emotions and how to work with them, body-centered approaches for centering and grounding, mindfulness & meditation experience. See under “Sources” to learn more about what inspires our work. 

towards life

Humans beings have a physical, a mental and a spiritual dimension. Nowadays, in the business world, it is mostly about our head, about thinking. The spiritual and the physical aspect of our being are often grossly neglected. Some of us have become so habituated to this fact that they seemingly do not sense this loss of meaning. But our souls feel it. Because within each living organism, there is a power that strives towards its fullest expression – to become alive. Facilitation is about providing the space where that essence, that something, can be touched by the individual or a group to allow them move towards it. As facilitators, we trust in this essence. 

Serving and LEading

The facilitator serves the group process – to help the group move towards their goals. The facilitator also leads the group in the sense that he / she makes a decision on the interventions and the process he / she considers serve the group’s interests best. The facilitator becomes part of the group – but is also outside of the group at the same time. Together, something new can be created.


The facilitator is impartial to the individual group members. He / she will help the group members to realize and communicate to each other their deeper needs and unveil their interests, rather than positions. He /she supports the group to find a new balance within their conflicting needs. 

The facilitator
as a resource

The facilitator him/herself is a resource ín the process. As a third party, the facilitator is in a systemically different position to the group members. He / she is outside the group’s hierarchy and therefore more independant from the group. From this position, he / she has a greater freedom to mirror aspects to the group which may not be so easy for the individual group members to address.

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As facilitators we are inspired in our work by a wide range of traditions, teachers and methods.