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The goal of Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator Training is to prepare people to introduce others to the labyrinth in an articulate, professional and effective way. The training addresses both meditative walking and ceremonial use. It is focused primarily on the Eleven Circuit Medieval Labyrinth but is inclusive of all forms.

Walking the labyrinth is being embraced as a spiritual practice throughout the Western world mostly because of Veriditas trained facilitators. The Veriditas Facilitator Training -- which began in 1997 -- remains the most rigorous and comprehensive training offered. Some people take this two-day course to deepen their knowledge of labyrinths. Others take it with the goal of becoming a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitator.

To date, Veriditas has trained more than 5,000 labyrinth facilitators -- therapists, clergy, hospital administrators, parish teams, doctors, artists and labyrinth enthusiasts -- who are introducing the labyrinth to their communities. More than 2,000 people are now Veriditas Certified Labyrinth Facilitators. 

See below for more information about Veriditas training in Australia.

why train as a facilitator

Our experience has taught us that if a person does not have a satisfying first experience, they do not easily return to walk again. Over the years a body of knowledge about labyrinths, their history and how to use them effectively has developed. The labyrinth seems deceptively easy to introduce to others. However, common mistakes have begun to appear: presenting a 'right way' to walk a labyrinth or interrupting someone's experience due to the presenter's discomfort with emotion are just two examples. Benefit from our trainers' extensive experience and knowledge, through 16 hours of face-to- face engagement that is a behind-the-scenes conversation about using these powerful archetypal patterns as blue prints for transformation. 

steps to get trained

Training as a labyrinth facilitator is a two step process. Firstly, a Qualifying Workshop must be attended, and then a two day Facilitator Training workshop must be completed. If you prefer to allow some time between the workshops, you will need to show evidence of your Qualifying Workshop attendance when you register for the Facilitator Training workshop.

How to Prepare

We recommend you read Walking A Sacred Path and Sacred Path Companion by Lauren Artress before your Facilitator Training begins. The books are available from several online book-sellers.

Veriditas training - now with Aussie trainers

ALN is delighted to be partnering with Veriditas to offer face-to-face training in Australia with Australian Veriditas Trainers who have all completed the full Veriditas Training, and who are part of the Veriditas Faculty.

Australian Veriditas trainer details and locations

Tina Christensen - Hobart, Tasmania

Heather Middleton - Central Coast, NSW

Christina Rowntree - Melbourne, Victoria

Sue Thomas - Brisbane, Queensland

what happens in a qualifying workshop

If you are new to the labyrinth and are wanting to experience a labyrinth walk in a facilitated group setting, attending one of these workshops is a great place to start. 

If you want to do the Facilitator Training, it is important for you to attend a qualifying workshop first so that you can have an embodied experience of the labyrinth as Veriditas presents it, which will give you a solid experiential foundation from which to share the labyrinth with others.

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what topics are covered in the facilitator training

  • Different models i.e., workshops, conferences, open walks, retreats.
  • Communicating in the "language" of your audience.
  • Designing both the approach and content for presentations
  • History of labyrinths and their symbolic meaning
  • The difference between archetypal and contemporary designs
  • Application to various settings including healing centres, retreats, churches, hospices, schools, hospitals, prisons, corporate parks/offices, community parks, and spirituality groups.Meditative walking and ceremonial, or ritual use

  • Specific applications: as a path of prayer, in dream work, asking a question of discernment, and many more

  • How to "hold the space" before, during, and after the walk

  • Unusual experiences in the labyrinth

  • Various patterns to provide space between participants

  • How to interact with the media, which the labyrinth attracts.

  • The business aspects of presenting the labyrinth: fees for your time, considering non-profit status, distributing literature, brochures, copyright concerns

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