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THE HUMAN JOURNEY® online trainings for guiding families forward in the face of change

May 8 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

“THE HUMAN JOURNEY®” sounds cool, but what is it for? 

When you learn to conduct THE HUMAN JOURNEY® experience, you can help groups, families, and individuals make meaning in the face of life challenges and play their way toward a deeper belonging.

THE HUMAN JOURNEY® helps families—and families of choice—co-construct their story when they are facing the challenge of their lives, such as an approaching loss, a return from rehab, major news, or a big decision ahead.

Practitioners and volunteers who work with people:

  • in peer support groups;
  • in palliative care or with life-altering illnesses; or 
  • who are returning to the family or community after a time away 

will find this a particularly relevant tool. Other applications include work with families who are dealing with eating disorders, incarceration, a return from military service, addiction, a need for change of care plan, an alteration of mental status, and many other applications.

THE HUMAN JOURNEY® is relevant to any situation in which the changes taking place in one individual alter the identity and function of the group as well. 

A game, are you serious?

We are. The game structure makes it safe for those who might be scared off by the idea of anything that looks like therapy, counseling, or even a family meeting to join in.

The ground rules are part of what makes THE HUMAN JOURNEY® experience sing. Here is what trained THJ® Conductors identify as the experience’s strengths:

  • “Participants can identify the level of openness, vulnerability, and sharing that feel right to them.”
  • “THJ invites curiosity very naturally. That can be hard to generate!”
  • “The guidelines, the word of the cards, etc. ‘hold’ participants as we move through this journey.”

 In the end, what looks like a game ends up being what one Conductor has called “more of an experience.”

And the game itself is now packaged in a beautiful tin box–smaller than a bread box, and lovelier. You get the deluxe Conductor’s Kit as part of your registration. (THE HUMAN JOURNEY® Tote Bag is sold separately.)

How THE HUMAN JOURNEY® Live Webinar Training Works

You will select:

*Saturdays, 4/18 & 4/25 (9:30 – 11:30 am Central)


*Tuesdays, 4/28 & 5/5 (9:30 – 11:30 am Central)


*Fridays, 5/8 & 5/15 (1:30 – 3:30 pm Central)

Two weeks ahead of time*, we’ll ship you the beautiful tin-boxed THE HUMAN JOURNEY® Conductor’s Kit and send you the download link for the Conductor’s Guidebook so you have a sense of the way to take folks. It’ll be like unpacking a board game.

And then, for two two-hour sessions, you’ll meet in a limited group online for a live, interactive webinar with THJ® Founder & CEO Sara K. Schneider. You’ll learn how to lead the Journey using this tool that is board game, conversation tool, and living instrument to help families commit to the future, themselves, and each other–all in one.

The live webinar includes an opportunity for optional practice with a few friends or family members in the week between sessions, allowing participants to get live coaching on their experience conducting the first portion of the experience. This feature is exclusive to the live webinar format!

We’re so glad that those outside Chicago can at last train and be fully equipped to conduct THE HUMAN JOURNEY® at a very reasonable cost. Please join us and let your colleagues know.

Registration is limited for each training to maintain a meaningful interactive training experience.

*We recommend ordering tickets well in advance because you’ll particularly enjoy exploring your Conductor’s Kit (shipped) and the Conductor’s Guidebook (sent as download link) prior to the start of training. Both are sent out two weeks in advance of the training date. Conductor’s Kits will also be shipped on a rolling basis with incoming registrations.

Who conducts THE HUMAN JOURNEY®?

  • Therapists in private practice
  • Chaplains
  • Art therapists
  • Hospice social workers
  • Geriatric care managers
  • Medical social workers
  • Volunteers with skills in group facilitation

What do professionals have to say about THE HUMAN JOURNEY®? 

“The opening up, the sharing, the evolution, it’s built into the game … A powerful immersion experience that can really open up lines of communication and lead to better communication.” — Hospice social worker

“THE HUMAN JOURNEY® opens the doors of the heart for others.” — Medical social worker

“It leads to a conversation … there’s always a resolution.” — Administrator

“THE HUMAN JOURNEY® is our way of helping them, at one of the most difficult times of their life, to learn some coping skills and maybe some communication and listening skills, and become better for it as they pass through that tunnel. And, once they get to the other side of the tunnel, our hope is that they will be closer together. If they were close before, they’ll be even closer now.” — Volunteer


May 8
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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