Visual facilitation is a broad term for using visualisation such as drawing, mind mapping and illustration to facilitate processes with individuals or groups. It can be combined with graphic recording so that the recorder takes a more active role prompting discussion.
Auralab offers visual facilitation for groups and individuals.
On a group level I offer graphic facilitation for
- Vision & value mapping
- Problem solving and finding new ideas
- Deeper discussion & discovery
- Collection and visualisation of experiential data
- Community engagement
This works in a very similar way to graphic recording in that I create a large scale visualisation of the discussion but also actively take part in the process by asking questions and prompting conversation. I can act as a third party, objective facilitator to help you get more out of meetings and events – I can work with a small group on my own or take part in bigger events with other facilitators.
I can also help facilitate collaborative visual activities for groups – these can include opinion and comment walls and mapping feelings and underlying themes relating to a topic, place or space. These activities can be short pop-up events in a temporary or unusual space, or standalone installations for a longer period of time.
People who have done this with me have said it has helped them to
- Find focus in their life and career
- Recognise unhelpful patterns of behaviour or thinking
- Uncovering obstacles preventing them doing what they really want
- Reconnect with inner desires and passions in life
- Get back their self-confidence
I can help you with finding focus, exploring new ideas, untangling obstacles. During an informal one to one mapping session I create a space for you to reflect and build awareness and help you find patterns and opportunities in areas you want to change. It is not therapy but a facilitated process with paper, colours, lots of scribbling and connecting things together.
The sessions usually last for a few hours and it can take place in your home or in a nice laid back café. I can do shorter or longer sessions depending on how much you want to do and how deep you want to dig – it’s all up to you.
If this sounds like something you would like to try, please get in touch to find out more or book a session.