Current and Coming Programmes, Workshops and Courses2017 contains various initiatives reaching wider or more contained publics. These are innovative and different ventures, and we hope you may join us for at least one of them. For further information about any of the programmes, workshops or courses offered, please contact us.
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Living With and Beyond Fear - A workshop for women
Cape Town, October 2017
"When the root is deep there is no reason to fear the wind"
African ProverbWe are living in the darkest of times. For the first time in the history of our world, a future – for all life on this planet, and for our beloved Earth itself – is no longer a given. Fear, rage and rising hopelessness are rife. How do we navigate our way in a time that has no precedent? How do we face this collective ‘dark night of the soul’? How, in the face of crushing fear and anguish, can we find a way, not to close down, but to open to our deepest humanity?
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6 to 10 February 2018 (full days), Monte da Mariposa - Algarve, Portugal
The instrumental nature of much contemporary social activism has become a contributing factor to - rather than a resolution of - the rapid and escalating social and ecological crises that beset our world. Our urgency to achieve change often unfolds a calculative, strategic mindset; results, rather than process, become primary. Yet a closer look at how life actually lives reveals that means are the ends that we arrive at - that our points of departure foretell our places of arrival. Read full brochure here.
Encontro Formativo de 1 a 4 de Fevereiro de 2018
Cada vez que atuamos dentro de um contexto social, somos confrontados com um mundo recheado de complexidades e contradições que nos podem causar aflição e influenciar as nossas relações, a nossa participação civica e as nossas intervenções sociais. Tudo isto pode desmobilizar-nos ou levar-nos a uma abordagem de gestão – basta que encontremos um mapa com as coordenadas precisas, os planos estratégicos e planos de ação predeterminados, que o mundo irá moldar-se às nossas ambições. Esta atuação que muitos de nós, servidores da mudança, eventualmente incorporam, impede-nos de reconhecer os mesmos aspectos sombrios do nosso inconsciente que alimentam os processos vivos dos organismos sociais. As nossas respostas geralmente indicam a necessidade de controlar a vida. Mas as nossas próprias tentativas de "gerir" esses caminhos podem estar a criar os "problemas" que então nos dominam. A maneira como estamos a responder às múltiplas crises do nosso tempo pode muito bem fazer parte da própria crise. O nosso desafio pode ser que, para efetivar mudanças, nos tornemos tão instrumentais nas nossas ações que exibimos os mesmos comportamentos que ameaçam o tecido vivo do nosso mundo. Para ler o folheto completo, clique aqui.
An Invitation to join a group in Cape Town
Those of us who have been exposed to − and by? - the ‘Goethean Glance’ know that it renders the world a World once more, with all the promise that it contained in childhood, deepened and strengthened by our experiences of coming up against it. We know that it leaves us able to see further − though such seeing can also be painful. We know that seeing further ‘out’ can only be achieved simultaneously with seeing further ‘in’ − and we know what that entails.
The world reveals itself through us, we reveal ourselves through the world, we change the world through changing ourselves − yes, all of this, and all so elusive, so hard to catch, so impossible to hold, because what we hold can only ever be what has been, we can never hold the becoming. We know that, when we catch a glimpse of the becoming, the world becomes enthusiastic and inspired once more, yet that becoming comes with its own tearing sadness (who of us, asks Borges, has not lost something infinite in their lives?). We know, perhaps, that when we see through to the groundswell, to the incoming wave, of life, we see through to a world that is new; and those of us who are social practitioners, most of all, we know that, to see through the prism of our own burnished practice, lightly, is to hold a candle to the dark, and allow the world to breath once more. Read the full brochure HERE.
Offered in association with the Crossfields Institute
Invites enquiries and applications for
A new international MA Degree in Reflective Social Practice
This programme offers the possibility to understand and work with more attuned,
open and organic approaches to social understanding and practice. To work in ways that are
respectful of the complexity and true nature of the challenges we face in the social field.
We offer a programme that seeks to work with an enlarged picture of
the human being (and the world we inhabit).
Offered by The Proteus ‘School of Reflective Social Practice’
Accredited by the Alanus University
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