The purpose of the Processwork Learning Lab, when it started in September 2012, was the sharing of ideas on how Processwork and other approaches intermingle in our lives and in our work. It was also intended to allow people to experiment, share new ideas and generate discussion. While most of the meetings so far have fulfilled this purpose recently there has been a greater call to explore Processwork theory more directly. However, this needs to be balanced with making room for more diversity of experiences and knowledge among the people who come to the Learning Lab to share their ideas. Some of the learnings from a recent evaluation are that the Learning Lab provides connection and a sense of community, of a shared space and that safety is important.
The Learning Lab is a peer led learning group, where all participants share responsibility for facilitating the group and generating topics for discussion at future Learning Labs. There is no pressure on anyone to present, but this space is kept open and the role of facilitating a workshop is available to everyone who attends. The aim is to create a safe space for learning and sharing. The Learning Lab always has an experiential element. A group contract is needed for each Learning Lab
The meeting includes time for an evaluation of the meeting and future plans for the Learning Lab.
The meeting take place monthly and is two hours in duration. Participants donate towards the cost of the room rental.
Processwork Learning Lab
Saturday 22 April 2017, 2.30-4.30pm
Carmelite Community Centre, Aungier Street, Dublin 2
WAVES IN MOTION
‘I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.’
In this month’s Learning Lab we return to exploring Gabrielle Roth’s 5 Rhythms (www.5rhythms.com) in the light of Mindell’s Process-oriented thinking and practice. Roth describes the 5 rhythms in terms of a wave, whereas Mindell asks us to follow the Tao or Nature as a river. ‘His 1985 book River’s Way: The process science of the dreambody, laid out the principles and concepts of process oriented psychology’ (www.aamindell.net). Concepts relevant to the 5 Rhythms experience will be introduced with a view to applying them to our experience of the 5 Rhythms, a movement and innerwork practice such as may also be found in Processwork. Where do these two practices overlap? Or do they? Each of us will have our own individual experience and response; our experience may be enriched by sharing with others and time will be allocated for that.
There is no need to have attended last month’s Learning Lab in order to participate in this one, though those who attended last month are particularly invited to do so. Facilitation of the Five Rhythms input will be by Anne Hederman and of the Processwork input by Mary O’Neill. Donations of €5 towards the cost of the room will be gratefully accepted. Please contact Grace Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.