We invite you to an intensive SPT retreat. The intention is to explore the deeper, more subtle,
and complex layers of the SPT practice and social fields. During the retreat we work with a
combination of SPT, meditation, and nature exercises which all helps you to get deeper in your practice and allow you to softly get in touch with the edges of your comfort zone. The SPT Deep Dive retreat is an opportunity to give your own process some directed attention, to have the time and space for reflection and allowing yourself to stay with the not knowing.
Our focus will be on deepening previous SPT training with emphasis on getting more clarity, inspiration, and connection between meditation practice and SPT and to explore how those two kind of practices can enrich each other and your daily life and work. In general, SPT can be used in almost any situation if we focus on applying the inner capacities and life skills that we can get from the practice (rather than applying the exercises), acquiring and developing those capacities and skills will therefore be at the heart of the retreat process regardless of if your aim is a personal or a professional learning journey.
During the five days together we will get deeper into the nuances of the SPT work. Get more aware of habits. Discover stuck patterns. Lean into moments of MA. Sense into areas of more life and freedom. Play with possibilities. It is a small scale retreat, which creates an intimate space that comes with an
invitation to share our vulnerability, subtility, authenticity, and our inner raw strength. Together we refine our capacities of getting and staying in touch with ourselves, others, and nature.
Please note, to participate in this retreat previous SPT training is required.
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.
SPT and Meditation, by Anders Fabricius, Andrea Chlopczik and Liv Fabricius
Looking for eagles, but finding butterflies, by Anders Fabricius
The retreat design is focused on deepening an existing SPT practice. Gathering participants who are already familiar with SPT, gives us the opportunity to explore the deeper, more subtle, and complex layers of the individual and the collective practice and process. The retreat will be followed up by a Zoom call to reflect and deepen the process and the learning as well as help ground the experience from the retreat in the everyday context of the participants.
Participation in the SPT Deep Dive retreat requires that you are well acquainted with SPT. We believe you have attended the SPT Summer Retreat or other SPT basic courses, OR that you have completed an advanced SPT training program, OR you have participated in a SPT practice group or can document a SPT routine in another way (for example a letter of recommendation from a SPT teacher). It is also an advantage, but NOT a requirement, if you have a regular meditation practice. If you don’t meet the requirements, we suggest you to participate in the SPT Summer Retreat (July 22nd – 26th 2022), which is a similar retreat offer that is open to everyone, regardless of previous experience with SPT.
Read more: The Inner Capacities for Change, by Liv Fabricius
FULL INVITATION AND PRACTICAL INFORMATION
The price includes food, accommodation in shared twin bedrooms, the program fee and the follow up call on Zoom (exact date for the call will be set during the retreat). Note that the participation fee includes dinner and accommodation from July 21st.
We are open for late applications.
Read full invitation, including practical details here: Invitation – SPT Deep Dive Retreat 2022
YOUR HOSTING TEAM
Meet a team of very experienced facilitators and teachers. Your hosts at the SPT Deep Dive retreat will be Anders Fabricius, Liv Fabricius 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 such as martial arts, Qigong or Tai Chi.
Anders Fabricius; SPT teacher, body worker, 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 21 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.
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 has focused on improving the pedagogical approach to SPT, with the intention of making the practice more accessible as well as helping participants to get more precise in their SPT practice.
Vivian Fabricius; advances 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 and will be responsible for practical things like food and accommodation during the SPT Summer Retreat.
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.