The method of teaching comprises modelling processes, role playing games, theoretical input, self awareness and reflection. It contains elements of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic-Programming) and builds mainly on experiencing instead of cognitive learning. This makes it particularly adequate in the context of community based tourism since no previous knowledge is required. It is based on developing the resources that are present in each person and which surface in behaviour and conduct. Increasing awareness of the potential of one’s resources builds up self-esteem which is systemically operative and becomes visible in improved body language. This can be particularly useful in supporting female guides in their performance.
The trainee transfers and integrates immediately and almost automatically what is learned into his/her life. Success comes step by step while the learning process is proceeding. Instruction can be stopped at any stage and that which has been learned will be accessible and unfold its systemic effect. This allows a flexible response to any given financial situation.