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Leading an Empowerment Group is Easy: See How Others Have Made It Work

By May 22, 2020 No Comments

Interested in leading an Empowerment Group but still have questions about how they work?

We understand that Empowerment Groups are a new concept for many, and the Real Immunity Team is here to nurture you through the process of setting up your group. Reach out to us at anytime if you have a questions –our Empowerment Group specialist, Courtney, is here to help!

Meet three individuals and learn how they set about helping themselves and their group members embrace a new paradigm health paradigm. It was easy to execute and brought them together for support in a meaningful way.

Check out the Q and A section at the bottom of the blog, that answers commonly asked questions.

Meet Adrian

Adrian is a school counselor who has been using her time during quarantine to finally get together with some like-minded friends on Zoom. She decided it would be a lot of fun for her group of five friends to watch the Quest for Real Immunity Film together and participate in the Empowerment Group. The members of the group all chipped in $5 each to cover the costs of the program (it is currently on sale for half off!). They have their own “happy hour” once a week where they watch the 30-minute episodes together (Adrian shares her screen with the group) and review the discussion questions afterwards. Their sessions are very laid back, and sometimes the group’s husbands chime in too. The group has decided they are going to all chip in for a one-hour question and answer session with Cilla as well.

 

Meet Heather

Heather is a prenatal yoga instructor. She has seen the Quest film already and wanted to share it with her students, as she feels the concepts are essential for new parents. Before purchasing the program, she selected the dates and times that she would be holding her discussion sessions and posted this information on her Facebook page. She had enough people interested to create two groups (groups are limited to 10 students) so she purchased two Empowerment Group programs. She charged each of her group members $10 each, and made a little extra money to cover her fees and time. Currently, she is meeting twice a week with both of her groups. Heather looks forward to being able to run these Empowerment Groups as an on-going part of her prenatal education program and hopes that when quarantine is over she can meet with her groups in person.

Meet Philicia

Philicia is a stay at home mom to six kids whom she homeschools. She wanted to create an opportunity for the teenagers in her homeschool coop to learn the concepts of Real Immunity as part of their health curriculum. Philicia organized a group of six teenagers who are currently meeting once a week to discuss the concepts of the episodes that they watch on their own. The parents all pitched in to cover the costs for the program, and the group will be setting up a Q and A session with Cilla, as so many amazing questions have come up during their discussion sessions. Philicia mentioned that the program has really been an enlightening experience for all of the students, and she wishes she were exposed to these concepts at such an early age as well

Below you will find common questions asked about Empowerment Groups and the answers:

Can my group members watch the episodes in their one time?
Yes, group members can view each episode on their own, and then you would convene (via Zoom, Skype, phone, in person, etc.) to have a group discussion. It is also an option to view the episodes together, as Adrian’s group did, above.

How often should my group meet to discuss? Is once a week ok?
You have 6 weeks with the links and program materials. You can roll it out on whatever schedule you’d like. During the beta testing, we found that one session each week worked well, but you can create whatever schedule works for you and your group members.

Is it $25 for 2 months or $25 per group that goes through?
$25 is paid by the group leader per group that she sets up. (Leaders can ask participants to chip in a small fee, or not). It covers links, discussion questions, discount for participants who want to take Cilla’s online classes, and a discount code for participants to use at a homeopathic pharmacy when they are done. If leaders want to run another group, they will need to repurchase the program each time.

In what format will I be receiving the material?
You receive the episode links by email and you will be able to distribute these to your group members. The discussion questions/materials are online for you to grab and you are able to access this material as soon as you purchase the program.

Can the material be shared with my group members?  
The video links are all shared with them, and you are free to share discussion questions, but we found it makes for a better discussion if you act as a catalyst instead of just feeding them the questions.

I see that there is the opportunity to have Cilla as a guest speaker, what does this look like? Is there a fee?
Yes, there is an opportunity for Cilla to attend a Zoom meeting for an hour to meet everyone and answer questions. You schedule it (there’s a link to schedule in the class materials), and the fee is $90. Many people choose this option as there may be additional questions the students have. This is not a time for Cilla to take anyone’s case, however.

If you’re interested in more details, including: Costs, what’s included, where to join or find out more about leading an Empowerment Group, testimonials from our focus group, and more, please go here.

Blog Resources:

Find out more about Empowerment Groups
Join an Empowerment Group
Lead an Empowerment Group
Watch this video with Cilla describing the benefits of Empowerment Groups
Read this blog on Empowerment Groups to learn more on how they work