Jean-Louis shares his experiences with SALT:

We continue to learn about the power of appreciation.

That is why we would love to hear YOUR story in written or video form.

This is how people featured in the book approach SALT:

 

STORY EXPERIENCE AUTHOR
Astonishing idea of appreciation “It’s not about me appreciating people… It’s about me talking to people so that they appreciate their own strengths.” Phil, a British member of  the Constellation, current chair

 

The learning journey “It is necessary for all of us to be SALTy. It is the connector that helps bring life and nourishment to the theoretical movements that we all want but which has rarely seen in practice.” Ian, an Australian founding member of the Constellation, coordinator of “Affirm Facilitation Associates”
Strength as a connector “It requires this constant in my words mindfulness or awareness – oh yeah, let’s first look for strengths!” Gaston, a Dutch living in Thailand and working as an executive coach/entrepreneur
Trusting humanity “Instead of just trying to convince someone, I start listening first…I found a way how to be more myself and to relate more with others in this way.”

 

MariJo, a Spanish member of the Constellation
An internal and external compass “You’re actually always looking for what’s there, not what’s not there.” Claire, an Australian psychologist, came across SALT 15 years ago
Transformative change through sharing a present “At the same time as facilitating transformative change in other people, we’re letting people transform us. And that’s ok. […] It’s a way of insuring that when we come alongside those people, we are present in that moment with them in a way that allows us to acknowledge all things that have brought them and us to that point.” Matt, an Australian community development worker for local government
SALT as a way of being human, being natural “Be there, listen, care for eachother and be authentic. Be yourself” Marlou, a Dutch living in France and working as a manager of the Constellation’s Global Support Team
Always been inside “I think SALT was always part of my DNA from the very beginning anyway, before I discovered these letters. […] Whether you are an employer or a friend or a wife or a mother or a facilitator or a coach, you apply it. I apply it.” Olivia, an Australian living in Kenya and owning two businesses there
From expert to human: sharing builds trust “By putting them as simple victims of a situation, they are becoming second victims of our approach.” Joao, a Mozambique project manager

 

To continue, find out how people from many different fields experience SALT:

STORY EXPERIENCE AUTHOR
Sharing – Knowledge Exchange “It changed my relationships with people, especially with my friends because we now discuss more about our dreams, our emotions, what we didn’t do before and we are much closer because of that…I feel we understand eachother better.” Aurélie, a master student of Public Health
Encouraging conditions for development “From the first meeting, the [Constellation] coaches created the conditions for us to live the A of appreciation, the L of listening, of link … SALT is a constructive approach that contributes to the development of each and everyone … Facilitators and Malagasy communities are on their way to ownership of the approach in Madagascar. “

 

Santatra (in French), a facilitator from Madagascar
The power of many “There’s nobody that can come from the outside to solve your problems. You have so many strengths. You can solve your own problems.

We need not have a lot of money to really work in the field. You know what, all they require is some time to come together, share experiences, learn from eachother.”

 

Anthony, a social worker from India
A holistic approach “HIV is not isolated and we cannot address HIV without addressing other issues that affect us. […] SALT and communitylifecompetence contributed to communities using their strength to address common concerns.” Autry, an agriculturist from Guyana
Two-way street It’s not about questions and answers. It’s about what we’ve done and what do we enjoy in life and now we are free to talk.”

“You have to maybe reorient it, you have to relearn something. You have to maybe unlearn and relearn something. Then only you can be SALT facilitated.”

 

Rajib, a researcher/evaluator from India

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