Etikett: Inner capacities

Pilgrimage to the innermost, Summer Retreat 2024

Pilgrimage to the innermost is a six-day small scale, intensive retreat.

A journey or a pilgrimage where we try to get in contact with the deepest source within oneself and explore how profound changes can subtly and naturally emerge from within, without trying to force any change to come.

A process pointing both towards a richer and more awake everyday life and towards daring to take the next step in the development process of your private and professional life. It’s not a quick fix, it’s part of the long-term, maybe lifelong process it is to grow as a person and a professional.  We hope you’ll get tools, methods and insights that can help on the way towards a sustainable direction.

Meditation and the embodied awareness practice Social Presencing Theater (SPT) will be the main practice during the retreat. The two methods are intertwined into a very powerful awareness training.  We use the training to explore and dive into the inner capacities and life skills that you can acquire from practicing embodiment and presence. We will refine our capacity of getting and staying in touch with ourselves, others, and nature.

With our routines of practices over the 6 days we strengthen our sense of being present in the surrounding nature, in the social field of participants and facilitators, in our own bodies. To sense deeper into the balance of doing and non-doing we take the two days in the middle of the retreat to take excursions into remote natural environments on a mountain and by the water, thus diving into the yang qualities of taking initiative, stepping forward, persevering in going ahead, and the yin qualities of letting go, persevering in following, letting things happen.

THE RETREAT

You will receive process questions and instructions before you leave home, so that the journey can become an integral part of the process, the journey to the retreat is not just a transport route, but an important part of the retreat/pilgrimage process.

The basic frames will be similar to a meditation retreat. That means that we limit our contacts with the outside world in order to deepen our individual and collective journey. We also structure the day in a way that will support a deepening process. The retreat format is offering an intense and expanded experience of a safe space, where vulnerability, subtility, and complexity can unfold.

The overall structure of the retreat follows the five phases of a change process, as described in the awareness based learning and leadership method Theory U. Theory U will also serve as one of our main theoretical frameworks to navigate the retreat process.

We will be spending time in group as well as having solo time. There will be time for both reflection, dialogue, feedback, and silence.

It will also be an integrated part of the retreat for participants to help with daily duties such as preparing food, making the tables and similar.

Retreat day 1 and 2: we arrive and start the journey down the left side of the U

Retreat day 3 and 4: at the retreat, will be in silence in nature, a yang-day where we weave the practice into walking and a yin-day where we stay in the same place and examine what ”not doing” can offer.

Retreat day 5 and 6: the journey goes up the right side of the U, how can insights be harvested and implemented in everyday life on the other side of the retreat.

We use SPT as we have learned it from Arawana Hayashi,  in terms of meditation, Anders will introduce the bidirectional practice which is the main practice in the Dzogchen training, Anders has learned from Jes Bertelsen.

PARTICIPATION

The retreat design allows every participant to work from where they are in their own process and life, right now. The program will deepen and develop individual skills, independent of previous experience with SPT and meditation.

We welcome both previous participants from SPT summer retreats and SPT Deep Dive retreats and even new participants . If you are new, you should either have previous SPT and/or meditation experience. It is an intensive retreat process, therefore it is not suitable if you do not have previous experience, if you are in doubt contact us for a dialogue.

Retreat Team

Your hosts at the retreat will be Anders Fabricius, Andrea Chlopczik and Vivian Fabricius. All three of us have long experience as well as advanced training in SPT and meditation. We also have a lot of personal experience with retreats as well as guiding others in retreat
processes. All of us have a background studying and / or using Theory U and we have practiced different kind of embodied awareness practices.

Anders Fabricius; SPT teacher, teacher on meditation courses and retreats, body worker and gardener. He has more than 45 years of meditation practice and embodied awareness training—Tai Chi and Qigong. Nature has always been an integrated part of his practice. For the past 22 years, Anders has been training Dzogchen meditation with the Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen and is approved as a meditation teacher by Jes Bertelsen. As a teacher, Anders’ main interest is to carry out training in a simple and effective way, without compromising on depth and complexity.

 

Andrea Chlopczik; SPT teacher. She holds a Master of Arts in literature and language and a Master of Science in applied psychology (earned with a thesis on Theory U, published in 2015). She has a background in theater and a natural interest in observing and cultivating aesthetic phenomena. As a coach and facilitator, she works with individuals, teams, and organizations. A practitioner of Daoist meditation and Qi Kung since 1999, she qualified as an Associate Instructure of the Universal Dao Basics (Manak Chia) in 2007.

Vivian Fabricius; advances SPT practitioner with more than 45 years of meditation practice. She is educated reflexology therapist and have been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi. She is the hostess of the retreat place and will be responsible for practical things like food and accommodation during the SPT Summer Retreat.

 

INFORMATION & PRACTICALITIES

DATES ● July 30th to August 4th
Starts: July 30th, at 09:00 (9 am). End:  August 4th, at 16:00 (4 pm).
Optional: arrive early and/or stay after the retreat.
If you want to spend a few days here before and/or after the retreat, you can do so by agreement and at
Bed and Breakfast prices. Contact us for further information.
LOCATION ● Ulriksfors, Strömsund ● SWEDEN
Nearest airport: Östersund-Åre (OSD) or train to Östersund with connecting bus to Strömsund.
We can help with pick up at the airport or the train station, at cost price (90 minutes drive).

PARTICIPATION in the retreat
Maximum 14 participants.
Please write a few words about your previous experience of meditation, SPT and Theory U in
the application.
Participants will join different practical tasks, such as cooking, to integrate the training into everyday
situations this will also keep the participation fee low.

PARTICIPATION FEE ● €600
The price includes food, accommodation in shared twin bedrooms, Note that the participation fee includes dinner and accommodation from July 29st
A few spots will be available for a reduced price (€500).
When you send your application for the retreat you can apply for one of those spots if needed.
Payment is to be made upon letter of approval.

SIGN UP ● before June 25th 2024 ● info@fabriciusresurs.se

THE RETREAT PLACE

The retreat will take place in northern Jämtland, a sparsely populated forest and mountain district in
Sweden. The houses are traditional Swedish wooden houses and they are surrounded by a big flower and kitchen garden that provides organic food as well as space for contemplation.

The property is not isolated from the outside world, as it is close to the road and there are neighbors around, however the large garden creates a feeling of protection and peace. Within a stone’s throw away you will find wild nature; forest, rivers and lakes. Anders and Vivian Fabricius own and live at the property since 1994, and have worked ever since to cultivate the special qualities of calm and care that permeates the retreat place.

 

SPT Deep Dive – Summer Retreat in Sweden

We are open for late applications.

The SPT Deep Dive Retreat will focus on deepening previous training. With emphasis on getting more clarity, inspiration and connection between meditation practice and SPT / embodiment practice. Explore how the two kinds of practices can enrich each other and your daily life and work. The focus will be less on how you can apply the tools in your context, and more about how you can develop, apply and polish the inner capacities and life skills that you can acquire through the practice itself. We refine our capacities of getting and staying in touch with ourselves, others and nature.

On the SPT Deep Dive Retreat we explore Social Presencing Theater (SPT) and meditation as sources of deeper Life Skills

Capacity building and deepening of the practice, through:

MEDITATION • SPT • NATURE • THEORY U 

The intention:

  • Deepen the relationship between meditation and SPT.
  • Develop previous individual practice.
  • Explore deeper landscapes of social fields.
  • Get time and space to invite and stay with the not knowing.

The basic frames will be like a meditation retreat

– we limit our contacts with the outside world in order to deepen our individual and collective journey. We reconnect with our most natural
(re)sources by turning our attention towards ourselves. The connection to nature will be an
important part of the retreat and we will involve both the garden and the wild nature in the area throughout the program. We work in a balance between teaching and exercises, dialog and silence, movement and stillness. Two follow up calls on Zoom will be offered, to help participants further ground the practice in their everyday context.

Teachers / Hosting team

Your hosts at the SPT Deep Dive retreat will be Anders Fabricius, Vivian Fabricius and Liv Fabricius.

All three of us have long experience as well as advanced training in SPT and meditation. We also have a background studying and using Theory U and we have all practiced different kinds of embodied awareness practices such as martial arts, Qigong or Tai Chi.

Anders Fabricius; SPT teacher, bodyworker, gardener and teacher on meditation courses and retreats. He has more than 40 years of meditation practice and embodied awareness training – Tai Chi and Qigong. Nature has always been an integrated part of his practice. For the past 20 years, Anders has been training Dzogchen meditation with the Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen. As a teacher, Anders main interest is to carry out training in a simple and effective way, without compromising on depth and complexity. Anders will be the main teacher, guiding you through the program.

Vivian Fabricius; advanced SPT practitioner with more than 40 years of meditation practice. She is educated reflexology therapist and have been teaching Qigong and Tai Chi. She is the hostess of the retreat place itself and will be responsible for practical things like food and accommodation during the SPT Deep Dive.

Liv Fabricius; SPT teacher. She holds a Master of Science with a major in Quality Management and Leadership (earned with a thesis on Theory U). She has been training Dzogchen meditation with the Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen since 2005. Liv have focused on improving the pedagogical approach to SPT, with the intention of making the practice more accessible. As a mother of two small kids, Liv will take on the organizing roll, assisting you from application to the follow up Zoom calls, and if her situation allows it she will do some teaching or facilitation during the retreat.

Full invitation and practical information

The program take place at our retreat place in Ulriksfors, in the north of Sweden.

Participation fee: €500
The price includes food, accommodation in shared twin bedrooms, the program fee and two follow up calls on Zoom (exact dates for the follow up calls will be set during the retreat). It includes dinner and accommodation from August 5th.

We are open for late applications, please contact us at info@fabriciusresurs.se
Please write a few words about your previous experience with meditation, SPT and / or Theory U in the application.

Read full invitation, including practical details here: Invitation SPT Deep Dive – Summer Retreat in Sweden

Covid-19 update

We will be able to go through with the retreat this year. When you sign up, you will get the full terms – including what happens in case you need to cancel due to Covid-19 or travel restrictions due to the pandemic.

How to apply Social Presencing Theater (SPT) in your context

INNER CAPACITIES & THINGS TO CONCIDER

You believe that the SPT method could benefit your team, hub, organization, network, project or something else. The problem is just that you don’t feel comfortable facilitating it yet or find it difficult to bring it out into your context in a good way. Then this course is for you, as it will help you to take the next steps!

The course

There are some specific challenges to facilitate an embodied awareness-based practice such as SPT. It is not enough to know the method and give the instructions step by step. You need to be able to embody the practice and to create a safe space, so that people will be wiling to follow you into unknown territory. You need to know what practice to use to achieve different things and how to frame it so that it fits within your specific context.

Every time you facilitate SPT it will be unique, but there is some general consideration that can help you on the way—that is what we want to explore during this course. The course will focus on:

  • SPT practice, to improve your skills and knowledge about SPT.
  • Exploring the inner capacities of a SPT facilitator, some things you can develop during the course other capacities might need more practice.
  • How you can integrate your knowledge and skills from other areas.
  • The use of different SPT methods and when to use which method.
  • The framing of the practices. Important points of framing and what to consider when introducing the SPT practice to beginners.
  • How to go from SPT insights to action that makes a positive impact.
  • How to take the next steps with your case or key challenges.

We will adjust the course to the needs and challenges of the participants.

Application for the course

The course is for people with prior exposure to SPT, if you didn’t try it yet—consider joining our “Embodied leadership” program in November 2019 in Malmö, Sweden. That will give you the basic understanding of SPT.

If you want to join the course, please write us a short email, stating your previous experience with SPT, your aspirations or what motivates you to join the program and finally a bit about your context and your SPT challenges. Send your application to: info@fabriciusresurs.se

 

 

Read more about the course here!

Apply to the course here / or send us an email here!

Embodied Leadership

MEDITATION & SOCIAL PRESENCING THEATER (SPT)

When we feel more connected to ourselves and to others it is easier to make the right choices and to navigate in life. Getting more embodied helps us discover new things about ourselves, our relationships and the systems that we are part of (family, organizations, society etc). On this course our focus will be to build inner capacities for leadership and change.

 

The course

Focusing on the body helps us to be present, the body is here and now. We will explore the capacity to really be present in the situation and lean into the needs and the potential that is always present in every situation.

We listen to the body, get in dialogue with it and move the awareness down in the body—a journey from head to body, from delimitation to openness and wholeness. We also listen to the “social body” that we as a group form—what does it want? How does it feel? How can we contribute? Together we explore what it means to be human—our patterns, our habits, and the possibilities that we have to influence our lives and systems.

 

“SPT is a unique way to explore the intelligence of the body. To practice my responsiveness to what arises between me and my fellow human beings and become aware of how I affect others just by my presence.”

– course participant

 

The practices

We will introduce you to a modern Nordic meditation path, with roots in depth psychology, Tibetan Buddhism and values such as democracy, gender equality and sustainability. It is an inclusive, stripped-down, deep and complex method based on the Danish meditation teacher Jes Bertelsen’s work.

The other method we will use is Social Presencing Theater (SPT). SPT is a form of mindfulness in motion, that helps to make visible and explore social systems and change processes. It is also a method for personal and group development, as it helps practitioners to see their own role and contribution in the system. The method cultivates important capacities for better relationships, self-leadership, change and understanding of social systems.

Read more about the course here!

Apply to the course here / or send us an email here!

THERE IS STILL SPOTS LEFT, SO PLEASE SIGN UP IF YOU WANT TO JOIN US!

The Inner Capacities for Change

At the end of July 2019, eight participants from five different countries joined us in Sweden for the first Social Presencing Theater (SPT) Summer Retreat. A small-scale five days program to conduct an in-depth exploration of the capacities that can be cultivated through practicing SPT. To help deepen the practice we added meditation and experiences in nature. The retreat brought “subtle big change” as one of the participants put it, and despite of meeting challenges along the way – there was a shared sense of deep gratitude for the experience.

Fortsätt läsa

Social Presencing Theater Summer Retreat

Explore the hidden fruits of Social Presencing Theater.

Focusing on: Capacity building and deepening the practice.

MEDITATION # SOCIAL PRESENCING THEATER # THEORY U

 

The intention

The basic frames will be similar to a meditation retreat – we limit our contacts with the outside world in order to deepen our individual and collective journey. We will explore the relationship between meditation and SPT and dive into the “hidden fruits” of SPT, that is the capacities and life skills that you can acquire from practicing SPT. Nature will also be an important part of our SPT Summer Retreat, we will use the wonderful garden at our retreat place as well as the wild nature in the area with forest, lakes and mountains.

The SPT Summer Retreat should give the basic components of SPT, Theory U and meditation but also deepen and develop individual skills independent of previous experiences and skills. The retreat will include all elements of a basic SPT course and it will qualify to join advanced SPT programs. The program will be based on the participants’ needs and skills, there will be time for co-creation and both individual and group journeys.

 

About us

Your hosts at the SPT Summer Retreat will be Anders, Liv and Vivian Fabricius. All three have long experience of SPT, advanced meditation training, embodied awareness training and Theory U. Anders and Liv are both SPT teachers.

 

Full invitation

Read more about us, the retreat place and the practicalities here: SPT Summer Retreat July 2019

 

Sign up

Sign up by writing an e-mail to info@fabriciusresurs.se
Don’t forget to write a few words about yourself and your previous experience with meditation, SPT and / or Theory U in the application.

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