Unleashing our personal and collective gifts through culture design.
We are living in times of cultural chaos and uncertainty. This cultural emergency calls for new levels of personal, group and cultural resilience.
Increasing levels of uncertainty are leading many of us to feel overwhelmed and helpless about our ability to make a difference in the world. For many of us our groups often feel chaotic and our workloads increasingly stressful and unrealistic. Burnout and conflict are leading more and more of us to feel exhausted and despairing.
This cultural chaos is calling us to co-create group cultures that enable us to work with emergence by learning how to respond creatively to uncertainty and to reclaim our power in the face of disenfranchisement.
In this way, together, we can transform this cultural emergency into a mass cultural emergence, where compassion, care and connection become a part of our everyday way of being and empower us with the self-awareness and resilience to more and more work in solidarity with those most marginalised and oppressed by our current culture.
What will this workshop involve?
This three – five day workshop we will bring to life a group culture which offers a ‘below the brain’ experience of what it’s like to initiate the cultural repair and regeneration our world is longing for through us, as well as a conscious understanding of how to do this in your groups and communities.
Together we will explore:
– What do we mean by ‘cultural emergence’?
– Why is emergence important to look at in our groups and communities at this particular historical moment?
– What challenges do we face in working with emergence?
– What skills and practices might help us relate with emergence in a good way?
– What can history teach us about responding to emergence?
– What do we mean by ‘culture’?
– How can we co-create a culture that supports us all to collaborate most effectively?
Cultural Emergence is a new body of work drawing inspiration from the US 8 Shields Institute, the UK Social Permaculture network and Inner Transition, focussing on learning from effective earth based cultures around the word, and exploring how to use those patterns to regenerate our culture and society.
– Engaging our heads, hearts and hands as well as inviting our connection to a
wider field of wisdom and possibility;
– Exploring theoretical frameworks, maps and practices of change;
– Experiential, embodied and ‘below the brain’ inquiries grounded in systems
thinking and feeling;
– Inquiring as a whole group, small groups, pairs and on our own.
The course will unleash and build on participants’ and the event team’s distinct, rich and diverse voices, skills, creativity and life experiences – bringing a vitality and spontaneity to the workshop.
We give deep thanks for all the teachings and lineages this workshop has benefitted from, including; The Work that Reconnects; Process Work; Transition movement, Ecodharma, Movement of Being; body-based psychotherapy; Movement in Relationship; Social Alchemy; Shadow Work; NVC (non-violent communication); 8 Shields; Social Permaculture; and Cultural Emergence.
Who is this workshop for?
Anyone who longs to support their group, community, organisation or network to unleash its creative genius and cross-fertilize their ideas and skills with other change-makers across Bristol – and beyond.
Cultural Emergence has a rich and diverse pool of international facilitators all of whom have been trained by Jon Young from 8 Shields Insitute and Looby MacNamara as part of the recently launched CELT: Cultural Emergence Leadership Training.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more and/or invite us to bring Cultural Emergence to your group, community and/ or region.