A listening and story sharing circle on how wabi-sabi is or might serve your one wild and precious life. This experience will use the following guidelines from Meg Wheatley’s The Practice of Conversation. We acknowledge one another as equals. We stay curious about each other. We recognize that we need each other’s help to become better listeners. We slow down so we have time to think and reflect. We remember that conversation is the natural way humans think together. We expect it to be messy at times.
This practice of conversation takes courage, faith, and time. We don’t get it right the first time, and we don’t have to. We settle into conversation, we don’t just do it. As we risk talking to each other about something we care about, as we become curious about each other, as we slow things down, gradually we remember this timeless way of being together. Our rushed and thoughtless behaviors fade away, and we sit quietly in the gift of being together, just as we have always done.
The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session
- Practice generous listening to others
- Practice generous listening to yourself
- Experience the joy of speaking not what you know, but who you are
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Newell coaches leaders to innovate in today’s fast-changing complex global community. He believes that effective leadership is the key to a healthier world. His passion is helping leaders and teams develop organizations and communities people love to work and live in. Cultures that are attuned to being good neighbors locally and globally.
Newell is known for his capacity to create the safe psychological space for difficult conversations and breakthrough outcomes and for his creative facilitation of energizing experiential workshops and retreats. His motivational approach brings the latest adult development, neuroscience and mindfulness research to each client’s unique situation.
As someone entering his seventh decade of life he is actively embracing the transition to conscious elderhood and the benefits it can offer to self and others.
Newell is a returning presenter. Click here to see their sessions from previous years.
Working as a mind-body leadership coach and consultant, Allie loves to integrate several wisdom traditions as she curates experiences that help others connect to the emerging collective intelligence and natural forms of creativity. She has been practicing yoga and meditation for over 40 years is is grateful for a family background connected to several esoteric traditions.
After a diverse business career leading innovative start-ups in New York City and moonlighting as a wilderness trainer, she began to commit her life and work to energy healing practices and behavioral health systems change projects. She was deployed to the 9/11 disaster as a mental health crisis expert.
Allie combines embodied presence practices from the Presencing Institute (Presencing.org) teaching Social Presencing Theatre to encourage individuals and groups to innovate from the inside out. She serves as faculty to health care specialists in the emerging field of Yoga Therapy. She and her husband Newell live in the Hudson River Valley in New York and enjoy traveling to sacred sites, near and far.
Allie is a returning presenter. This year’s sessions:
- Biodanza or wabi dancing (Sophie Harvey)
- Boardroom Bushcraft How to thrive in any environment (Peter Zapf)
- Bouffon for Presenters (Massimo Agostinelli)
- Branding Boot Camp Bigger, better branding (Janet Rouss)
- The Convergence Challenge Navigating the emotional potholes of decision-making (Ismet Mamnoon)
- Creativity Beyond “A-ha!” (Dan Bigonesse, Katie Tagye)
- Cryptocurrencies Playing with the chain of trust (James McAnanama)
- Dash It Weh How to release your stuff and embrace the perfection of your imperfection (Marguerite Orane)
- Deep Listening Sonic awareness meditation (Paul Groncki)
- Elements of Creativity Tapping into natural elements to inspire our creative selves (Susannah Childers)
- Facilitating Impossible People Strategies to handle difficult personalities (Dawn DePasquale)
- Flower-up Your Process! Warning, this session is experimental. (Alexandre Eisenchteter)
- Game On! (Sharon Fisher)
- Gender Role Reversal What daily life really feels like for the opposite sex (Susan Robertson)
- Glimpses Exploring deeper realities (William Sturner)
- The Good, the Bad, and the Funny Celebrating perfect imperfection (Alison Cohen, Megan Mitchell)
- Grow | Transform | Emerge (Ana Matic, Goran Matic)
- Mirror, Mirror Feedback for creativity and change (John Sedgwick)
- The Museum of Me (Lisa Baxter)
- Objects of Genius Unleash creative genius with an apple and a chair (Philippe Brasseur)
- Out-of-the-Box Persona Crack your personality shell to build better relationships (Julia Zarina)
- Pages to Color (Emily White)
- Play with Ambiguity How might PLAY make more of our potential when facing complexity and uncertainty? (Katrin Elster)
- The Power of Power Learning to facilitate from positions of privilege or power (Robert Wakulat, Denise Pinto)
- Preach it! Applying the primal wisdom of preaching and storytelling to your presentations and talks (Allan Cole)
- Raising Individual Resilience Adapting to change (Deborah Jann, Giselle Kovary)
- Restore Repair an object, repair your soul (Leonardo Muñoz)
- Shower Thinking An Introduction to the art, science, and process of incubation (Clare Dus, Kristen Peterson)
- Simply Drawing (Kaz Ogino)
- Stay Sane (in an insane world) (Jens Hoffmann)
- Stimulocity Using expressive arts as stimulus for creation (Lee Kitchen, Terri Segal)
- Stop Selling Solar Panels Your customers don’t care about your products or services (Yoel Kluk)
- Threads An intuitive game that reveals our connections with self, others and universal energy (Karen Rudolf)
- The Wabi-Sabi Brain Or how to love the perfectly imperfect mind (Marc Hurwitz)
- Wabi-Sabi Conversation (Newell Eaton, Allie Middleton)
- Wabi-Sabi Poutine Can interculturality be a part of the challenge? (Jerome Faytre)
- Word Up! Clear language that inspires (Emily Nichols, Lee Kitchen)
- Writing the Vignette A first step in memoir writing (Michelle Tokarczyk)
- Yes, And … No, But (Janeen Halliwell, Paul Fleming)
- Your Magical Journey Experiencing the art and practice of magic (Bruce Baum)
- …or why not just hop to another random session?