Circuit Breaker - Arresting Anger - Preventing Violence - Strengthening Families

Circuit Breaker Facilitators

The Circuit Breaker program is a group-based program, and is only to be delivered in small groups by two trained and licensed facilitators. It's easy to complete the training at one of the facilitator training events listed on the events page, or you can complete it online at your own pace at the Circuit Breaker Training School. Once you've completed the training, gaining your licensed provider certificate is even easier, and will take about 10-15 mins to complete online.

Circuit Breaker Manuals & Video Package

If you're trained and licensed to deliver the Circuit Breaker program, you'll need a Circuit Breaker Facilitator manual (available on our Books and Courses page). It contains detailed Facilitator Notes, including Session Goals, how to conduct Group Feedback, tips on Using the Notes, and even Concluding the Session. The Facilitator Manual is a must for anyone delivering the program, and both facilitators (in each small group) will require their own copy. The manual is designed to set you up for success, and contains detailed policies, procedures and instructions for delivery.

Links for all of the ten video sessions are provided below. You can view or download session one and two without a password, but the remainder of the sessions will require you to enter the first two words of that session's Session Goals, found in the Facilitator Manual (eg. Session One's password would be "To create"). This is to ensure that sessions are delivered by facilitators in a Circuit Breaker group, and not in isolation. Please scroll down to see directions on how to facilitate your group using the videos.

The Links

Session Five - "Letting Go" (Running Time - 44:18)

Session Six - "Opening Your Mind" (Running Time - 31:38)

Session Eight - "A Time to Talk" (Running Time - 37:46)

Session Ten - "The New You" (Running Time - 33:45)

How to use the Video Package

When using the videos, it is recommended that groups begin with the video, whilst allowing participants to follow along in their participant's manuals. Participants should be encouraged to highlight or scribble notes to mark key passages which speak to them, challenge them, or which they wish to disagree with. Larger churches and community groups might like to watch the session together as a large group, and then break into their small groups.

Once in small groups, facilitators should begin with the group feedback sessions, and later open their manuals to discuss what the group has just seen on the video (if time allows). Participants should be encouraged to share their thoughts on topics discussed, but be sure to try to include any set questions or exercises in the notes. You will find it helpful to continue to follow the detailed session goals, notes for the session, and tips for concluding each session.

The video package, presented by the author Matt Boulton, is designed to be flexible. It is just as at home on the big screen or on a tablet device with a small group gathered around in a library or Cafe meeting room. If you have any suggestions or seek any further permissions for the use of these videos, please don't hesitate to ask using the Product Support / Contact Us page. We're here to do everything we can to make your group a success.

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