Adjusted program due to the Covid-19 situation, please read below!
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
• Deepen and develop individual practice
• Explore the relationship between meditation and SPT
• Connecting inner nature with outer nature
• Provide theoretical background to explore the effectiveness of SPT
• Deepen the relationship between meditation and SPT
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 reconnect with our most natural (re)sources by turning our attention towards ourselves.
We will explore the relationship between meditation and SPT and dive into the inner capacities and life skills that you can acquire from practicing embodiment and presence. We refine our capacities of getting and staying in touch with ourselves, others and nature. The connection to nature will be an important part of the SPT Summer Retreat and we will involve both the garden and the wild nature in the area throughout the program.
SPT was developed as a mindfulness and awareness of body method within the framework of the social technology of presencing, Theory U. We will introduce the main aspects of Theory U and explore them more deeply with our practice. This allows us to generate ideas and prototypes how to utilize SPT for our personal development and as a means of transformation in our professional roles. The emphasis of the program is the practice and the shared experiences, but we also work with the relevant theoretical background that can help us navigate and deepen the exploration of the SPT practice.
The SPT Summer Retreat will count as a basic SPT course and qualify participants to join advanced SPT Programs. The program will also deepen and develop individual skills independent of previous experience with SPT and meditation.
Teachers / Hosting team
Your hosts at the SPT Summer Retreat will be Anders Fabricius, Liv Fabricius, Andrea Chlopzik and Vivian Fabricius.
All four 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 19 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.
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 Instructor of the Universal Dao Basics (Mantak Chia) in 2007.
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. She has developed methods that removes or reduces common hurdles and helps the practitioners to reach the deeper layers of the practice.
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 Summer Retreat.
For more information and practical details, please read the full invitation here: Invitation SPT Summer Retreat in Sweden
Applications are sent to email@example.com including a brief description of your previous experience with SPT, meditation and Theory U. Apply before May 15th 2020.
Covid-19 update, offering an adjusted retreat program
We have decided to cancel the SPT Summer Retreat in its current format, due to the Covid-19 situation.
We have decided to offer an adjusted program for those who are still able or wish to join. It will be the same dates and a reduced price (€225 – basically convering only food and accomodation). Anders Fabricius will be the main teacher, supported by Liv and Vivian – Andrea will not join us this year.
The program will not count as a SPT basic course, as some of the exercises depends a minimum number of participants. Our idea is to offer a program that can keep a high quality, regardless of the number of participants who can make it. What we will offer is a retreat program with more emphasis on the individual process and skills, building capacities through meditation, SPT and embodiment training, nature experiences and using Theory U as an integrated framework. We will be able to do most of the planned SPT exercises, with some adjustments and with more ephasis on the individual capacity building and less on the social journey. There will be few participants and more possibility to adjust according to the individual needs.
All participants will also get a single room, unless they explicitly wish to share the room with a partner / friend that they are coming with.
If you are interested to join this adjusted program, please contact us – we will be open for late applications until 1 week before the start of the program or when the maximum number (7 in order to give everyone a single room) of participants has been reached. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to sign up.