Now that your time with the class has ended, I wanted to touch base to learn more about your experience with When Food is Your Mother.
I have an end of class survey for you below. Would you be willing to answer seven questions about your experience in the class?
There are three intentions behind this survey:
First, your feedback is a great help – it helps us understand what works and what doesn’t, what we need to add more or less of, and what we need to tweak. 95% of the changes that we’ve made to improve the course over the years have come from suggestions from our class alumni. We need your feedback and we listen to it!
I appreciate how awkward it may feel to offer ‘negative’ feedback, especially if it’s offered to someone you care about or feel fondly towards. I want to reassure you that there’s room in our relationship for your constructive feedback. You’re welcome to talk about aspects of the course that didn’t work for you, what needs improvement, what felt wonky, or changes that can make the course even better.
Second, writing about your experience helps you integrate what you’ve learned. It’s so easy to feel lost in the busyness of life, where our daily habits take over – and seemingly all our insights fall to naught. Ah, this can be so frustrating!
This is one reason why taking time to ‘close’ your time with the course and to be with your takeaways is so important. Taking time to notice, honor and to spend time with your experience crystallizes and grounds the insights that you’ve received. By mindfully pausing, honoring your insights, and consciously noticing where you see changes, you strengthen these changes and support your brain’s capacity for healing and regeneration. You also feed your courage!
Our third intention is to reach new people. In my role as the facilitator at Growing Humankindness, I see myself as her steward, working in service to these teachings. I care about getting the materials into the hands of people who can use them. I also care about people and that they get the help that supports them.
It can be so vulnerable to reach out and get support! It takes courage and trust. And it can be so frustrating when you spend money for support and it doesn’t help.
One of the ways I help potential students get to know me is by sharing stories, experiences, and testimonials of alumni on the sales pages and website. If you feel moved to do so, I’d be honored to have your permission to share your experience publicly on our website.
Reading about other students’ experiences helps new students know if we’re the right fit for them and helps them better understand what we’re about. Your story also helps them feel less alone and feeds their courage to get support. This helps them make informed decisions about what kind of help is best for them, whether it’s with us or with another resource.
Please know that there is no pressure and you can say yes or no to this request.
Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We read every email, are grateful for the time you spent with us in When Food is Your Mother, and hope that she continues to ‘bless and keep you,’ to become a part of your inner landscape of care, support, warmth and nourishment.
With warmth, Karly and the Growing Humankindness team