ENCOUNTER GROUP | JAPAN & INTERNATIONAL   国際エンカウンターグループ

ENCOUNTER GROUP | JAPAN & INTERNATIONAL 国際エンカウンターグループ

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£21 – £84

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    Online event

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    No Refunds

    A meeting of self-connection & connection to others where Japan meets the World | Group facilitated by Francesco Coni & Kazuo Yamashita

    About this event

    PLEASE SCROLL DOWN if you are an ENGLISH SPEAKER PARTICIPANT :-)

     国や文化を超えた出会いを体験してみたい。そのような時間を過ごそうとするのがこのグループです。

     日本と欧米とには様々な面で違いがあります。人との関係のあり方、思想のあり方、組織のあり方、社会のあり方等です。この二つはある意味対照的なところがあります。

     また、同時に共通点もあります。同じ人間ですから当然です。うれしい、悲しい、いとおしい、希望、絶望、愛するなど特に気持ちはそうです。また、人生には様々な困難に遭遇します。それらに直面し、悩み、乗り越えていこうとする。これらは本当に共通です。それらを共有する時、ああ、同じ人間だなと心から思います。

     このグループでは等価値にその違いを明確にすると同時に理解し合うことを目指したいと思います。

     この目的にかなうためにはパーソンセンタード・アプローチ(PCA)がとても大きな働きをすると思っています。じっくり聞き合い、真摯に表現し合う、また、時には質問しあったり、議論しあったりすることもとても楽しいと思います。PCAにはそれらを促進する人間関係のあり方の知恵を持っています。

     こうして双方に学び合うこと、交流すること。そこからさらに今後の国際社会のあり方についてひとつの道筋を見いだすことになると確信します。

    ファシリテーター:フランチェスコ・コーニー、山下和夫

    言語:ひとまず手段として英語を使います。が、時に応じてそれぞれの言葉を使うことも可能です。また、Webによる翻訳機能もフルに活用して異言語での交流にも挑戦してみたいと思っています。

    日時:毎月第2土曜日。時間は北・南アメリカ大陸、ヨーロッパ、日本と広く交流するために3つの時間帯で交互に行うことにしています。詳細はチケット購入欄をご覧下さい。

    場所:オンライン(Zoom)

    参加費:1回 £21 (英国ポンド)。約3,000円。為替レートは変動します。

    申し込み先:日本語:山下和夫 英語:Francesco Coni whatsapp 00447765164873

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    Facilitated by Kazuo Yamashita and Francesco Coni

    A Group for people:

    - Either Fluent in English, OR Fluent in Japanese(with beginner English)

    - Interested in Self-Development

    The Main Language spoken in this group will be English (however it would be possible to express some sentences in Japanese sometimes)

    WHEN

    - Once a month: every second SATURDAY (No Meeting in July and August due to summer break)

    -11:00🇬🇧 time | 20:00🇯🇵 time

    - ONLINE (on Zoom)

    QUERIES

    yamakaz@mvi.biglobe.ne.jp for any queries in Japanese 🇯🇵

    whatsapp 00447765164873 for any queries in English 🇬🇧

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    What is an Encounter Group?

    An Encounter Group is essentially a field where you can grow, experiment and practise being authentic. It is based on person-centred values and provides a space to meet one another in more profound and personal ways than is possible in most social relationships.

    The shared intention of honesty invites a caring, genuine and intimate exchange. How you use the circle is up to you. You may find yourself for the first time standing up for yourself, speaking your truth – or expressing your vulnerability and owning some unfulfilled needs.

    We invite you to pay attention to the things that are touched in you as you participate or witness others in their interaction. More than anything, Encounter Groups are a fertile ground for self-discovery. Even in your silence, you will learn much about who you are and where you wish to go in your life.

    You don’t need to bring any specific issues along. The happenings in the group will naturally bring up anything you might not be quite at peace with and the invitation is always to be honest about what is going on for you. It is here where you can start meeting not just the others, but yourself!

    The unfolding of the action is something that you can develop a deep relationship with and so everything that happens can become highly significant to your personal journey.

    We as facilitators do not aim to engage you in talking therapy. Instead, we hold the space and support the group in finding its most real expression and connection.

    What are the ‘rules’?

    We agree on staying in the circle for the duration of the session.

    Are Encounter Groups very confrontational?

    There is no agenda of confrontation. You may witness more boldness among participants than you would in a conventional context and we invite you to stay in touch with whatever that brings up for you, e.g. shyness, anxiety or anger. You are always free to share when you experience something in the group as challenging. It can be very liberating to own how you feel and it may trigger an important process in the group and for yourself.

    Is this therapy?

    No. It is a self-exploration workshop.

    Note: Neither the facilitators nor the group are there to sort out anybody’s specific life problems - after all, 'encounter group' does not equal 'therapy'. However, participants are always welcome to share with the group when they are struggling with something that is occurring for them in the present moment.

    Do you have any helpful guidelines?

    There is no agenda as to what is supposed to happen. In fact, the space may be used by people in any way they like. This freedom creates an ambience of permission and exploration. The focus is always on what is happening RIGHT NOW.

    Rather than reflecting on and discussing the past, the invitation is to see what impulses and feelings are arising in this very moment.

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