The journey of Inner ….
2006: Hilary Prentice launched a ‘psychology of change’ group in Totnes as one of the theme groups of the newly formed Transition Town Totnes project.
2007: Transition Network’s Inner Transition strand was co-founded by Hilary Prentice and Sophy Banks back in 2007. You can watch them sharing about the history of Inner Transition in this video.
2007 – 2015: Sophy Banks coordinated the Inner Transition strand of Transition Network (TN), raising awareness amongst TN staff and Board members so they could integrate it within their work serving the growing number of Transition groups initially around the UK and then internationally as the Transition movement spread. You can hear Sophy sharing about what Inner Transition means for her in this video.
2016 – 2019: Sophy passed the Inner Transition torch to Claire Milne, who became Inner Transition International Coordinator from January 2016 to May 2019. Claire’s priority was coordinating and supporting the integration of Inner Transition into Transition Initiatives around the world, as well as reaching out to communities, movements, organisations, projects, groups and individuals who are already on a strong inner journey and who are ripe for marrying this with more practical engagement in the world.
2019 – 2021 and beyond: Conscious of this need for inner resourcing, in late 2019 the Transition Hubs group called for volunteer collaboration to re-activate the work/space for Inner Transition. During 2020 a group of 10 lovers of Inner work from diverse parts of the world met to deeply connect and get to know each other. At the end of the year the Inner Transition Circle emerged with the purpose of being a collective voice on a global scale, to inspire and support local transformative actions. The Circle has started its work by activating three main projects: Spirit-hub gatherings, a Conflict Transformation Programme and Inner Learning Journeys. At present, the Circle is building its database (Spanish version here) and is creating offerings for wider gatherings, collaboration spaces, learning opportunities, a community of practice for peer-to-peer support, and more.