This is a weekend of embodied and playful approaches to transformative communication, conflict transformation and grief work as a way into soulful intimacy.
At the heart of being human, there are always raw and tender emotions. For example, all of the following can create rawness and tenderness
Date: Friday 24th February 2023 – Sunday 26th February 2023
Times: Friday evening 6.30 – 9pm
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 7pm
Venue: Lebensraum, Basel, Switzerland
Why do we need support around conflict?
Punitive justice prevails in our societies (which leads to cancel culture, victim-blaming, lack of accountability, conflict avoidance and suppression of grief) and attempts to do things differently are hard and under-resourced. This weekend we will have an embodied experience of what non-punitive accountability looks and feels like. We will move into frames that allow empathy, compassion, togetherness, resilience to conflict, curiosity, accountability and movement.
This weekend is an invitation to see the connections between things and to see the systems of separation we operate in. This supports us to not take things personally and find more effective solutions to problems.
This weekend is an invitation to acknowledge failure. It’s an invitation to be light-hearted, full-hearted, but not careless about failure. Let’s not ultimately be embittered by it (although there may be bitterness on the way), not allowing it to close our open and willing hearts (although that may happen on the way). We cannot not fail within this culture of separation. Everyone fails.
This weekend is an invitation to get curious ….. curious about what isn’t known, beyond the binary certainty of right and wrong that often comes in to protect us from raw feelings. When we get curious, when we approach tension and conflict as important feedback surfacing, we can approach it as the seed of a better solution, and conflict can become a revitalising driver for change.
This weekend is an invitation to soften …. soften into our vulnerability beyond the hard shell of all that we use to defend our hearts from grief and pain. It can be hard to be vulnerable and it can be erotic when we allow ourselves to be. Grief can be a highly sensual and enlivening experience. When we soften, everything has the potential to become erotic.
Early bird price (before 31st December 2022)
Please get in touch if these costs would prevent you from coming.
Size of group: There will be 20-30 participants