Ottawa Dialogue’s Fall 2021 Practitioner Piece: Community Building & Track Two

Discretion is often considered a cornerstone of Track Two, and while there is demonstrated value in this, what is the impact on Track Two facilitators? Can Track Two be an isolating practice? This practitioner piece seeks to explore the question of community building and mental health in Track Two, and the potential need for further work in our field to emphasize self-care and burnout prevention for Track Two conveners. We also explore current community building efforts and events in the Track Two field.

The Ottawa Dialogue hopes that this brief newsletter feature will serve as a steppingstone in exploring all sides of this discussion, breakdown stigma surrounding conversations on mental health, and spur further exploration of community building strategies in Track Two.