A training for organizational representatives who want to facilitate 10-Step Programs


Is your community struggling to embrace these unprecedented times?
Do you feel called to help people connect and talk about the state of the world?
Do you want to work with others to reimagine meaningful activism?

This training is for you.

Good Grief has shown me how to face the darkness of our increasingly uncertain world, and be transformed into who I am called to be. As a facilitator I am constantly awed by the courage of participants; I am renewed by every glimpse of the potential we hold together..”
—Josh Swenson, 10-Step Program facilitator

GGN’s Affiliate Facilitator Training is an 8-hour training for the representatives of organizations that want to run a 10-Step Program within their communities. 

This training will take place on Zoom on two consecutive Saturdays:

April 30, 2022 from 9:30am to 1:30pm Pacific Time (U.S. & Canada)

May 7, 2022 from 9:30am to 1:30pm Pacific Time (U.S. & Canada)

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*If you can’t attend the dates above, click here to be notified of the next Affiliate Facilitation Training dates.


If you work with a nonprofit organization that wants to run a 10-Step Program in your community, this training is for you!

Click the link below to learn more and register for this training.


If you work with an academic institution that wants to run a 10-Step Program at your institution, this training is for you!

Click the link below to learn more and register for this training.


If you work with a faith-based organization that wants to run a 10-Step Program in your community, this training is for you!

Click the link below to learn more and register for this training.


If you work with a company or corporation that wants to run a 10-Step Program for your team, this training is for you!

Click the link below to learn more and register for this training.

Important note: If you want to run 10-Step Programs but you have no organizational affiliation, you can still train with us! GGN is offering an intensive, 12-week GGN FLOW Facilitation Training in early fall 2022 for individuals who want to become Certified GGN 10-Step FLOW Facilitators.

The Curriculum

In this training, facilitators will:

      • Learn the philosophy and process of the 10-Step Program
      • Discuss the value of collective emotional processing
      • Practice deep listening, compassion, and non-judgment in diverse spaces
      • Have opportunities to share their feelings in small groups
      • Practice techniques for building brave and emergent containers
      • Discuss best practices for setting expectations, and managing tension, conflicting perspectives, overwhelming emotions
      • Learn techniques for checking in with and caring for themselves as facilitators
      • Explore creative ways to personalize the 10-Step Program to meet their community’s needs
      • Practice grounding exercises for individual regulation and collective co-regulation
      • Discuss best practices  for setting up and promoting 10-Step meetings

After you train as an affiliate facilitator, you will receive:

      • A training certificate  to establish your role as an affiliate facilitator
      • An opportunity to  partner with GGN as an affiliate organization
      • An affiliate organization agreement 
      • GGN’s affiliate 10-Step Program logos to include in promotional materials
      • A copy of GGN’s Facilitation Package which includes over 70 pages of:
                • Facilitation guidelines
                • Best practices for setting up meetings
                • Sample expectations and norms
                • The 10-Step Participation Packet to be shared with meeting participants
                • Recommended resources for each step
                • Suggested talking points and check-in/check-out questions
                • Poetry recommendations
                • Journaling prompts
                • Sample grounding exercises
                • …as well as a few surprises
I think the connection aspect of the group and non-judgmental space that is held in the group for people to openly say how they feel and be able to learn and grow from other perspectives is an incredibly useful tool. I am so glad to have found this group!
Abbey K.

The 10-Steps left me with a greater understanding of myself as well as questions I will continue to work with. I also gained an understanding of the intersection between personal and planetary resilience and a sense of hope that this community can create the new paradigm.
Shalini K.

Good Grief Network has helped me metabolize a build-up of climate grief that was leading to burn out and downshifting. Participating in the Good Grief Network is helping me continue my climate activism with more balance, resilience, and presence.
Park G.

Good Grief Network’s 10-Step Program is a peer-to-peer support group where people come together to process their heavy feelings about the state of the world, build resilient communities, and co-vision new futures. This program has helped thousands of people around the globe navigate heavy emotions, deconstruct cultural narratives, and redefine what meaningful action they can take for themselves and the collective.

Learn more about our 10-Step Program by clicking here.