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Flying University of Global Integral Competence

Flying University of Global Integral Competence

Developing Dialogic Competence through

"Listening to our Bodies"

May 20th - 23rd 2016 in Strunjan, Slovenia

David Bohm introduced the term “PROPRIOCEPTION of thought” to refer to the possibility for thought to become aware of its own movements as well through direct perception.

Proprioception allows us to be aware of the impulse to move in the physical world: Bohm believed that the same principle could be developed in the mental world, so that we could become aware of feelings, percepts and thought arising (the prereflective) before these become crystalized and “certain”, the point at which they become more static and rigid and part of our identity—which we often spontaneously defend. William Isaacs focused more on improving our awareness of the results of our thoughts – in our feelings, perceptions and actions.  We want to play with Bohm’s ideas and expand on Isaacs’ idea by starting with the body and the prereflective.

Some questions that will guide our exploration:

When engaged in collective dialogic processes based on circle form (Bohmian dialogue process, the Way of Council, the Circle Way …), participants largely rely on the auditive, visual, cognitive and linguistic communication channels for receiving, delivering and processing information. More subtle forms of exchange (bodily perceptions, breathing, feelings, energy flow …) are often ignored as a result of Western cultural conditioning that favours linear, rational line of exchange.  Searching for a balance between the two, in this experiential workshop, we will focus on strengthening the former (feelings, percepts, proprioception, exteroception, breathing, images).

The workshop will be highly experiential, offering space for:

For whom:
The workshop is intended for experienced facilitators of circle-based group dialogue practices such as Bohmian dialogue process, the Circle Way, the Way of Council, indigenous circle practices. The workshop is limited to 24 participants. 

Start: Friday, 20 May, 2016, at 18.00 hrs (with dinner)
End: Monday, 23 May, 2016, at 14.00 (after lunch)

The workshop takes place in the picturesque Strunjan/Strugnano bay on the Slovenian (Mediterranean) coast, next to the Strunjan Nature Reserve and the Talaso Spa hotel complex. We will be accommodated in the three-star Laguna Hotel, with access to some spa amenities in the nearby hotel Svoboda.

Address: Hotel Laguna; Strunjan 148, 6323  Strunjan, Slovenia.
How to get there: Google Traffic can help you work out your transportation to the venue. The nearest airports include Trieste/Italy (75km), Ljubljana/Slovenia (115km) and Pula/Croatia (95km). There is also a self-organising travel-sharing platform offered here.

How much:
The total costs for participating at the workshop equal 240 EUR (double occupancy). A limited number of single rooms are available against a surcharge of 40 EUR.
The participation fee covers: participation in the workshop; accommodation on a full-board basis; coffee breaks; organization costs. No facilitation fee is charged, as this is a peer-to-peer exploration. 

The core hosting team:

Registration: http://fugic.ifgic.org/registration

Contact: Markus Brockmann