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REAL change with IofC - accessing the Power of Presence-in-action
Sun, 6 Aug 2017, 16:00 – Sun, 13 Aug 2017, 12:00 CEST
The present was made in the past. Our future is born today. What future are you birthing?
We make our futures not by what we do tomorrow but…
…by what we do and don’t do today
…by what we say and don’t say today
…by what we see and feel and think today
… by what we miss, deny, ignore, distort today.
IS IT TIME TO ACCESS THE POWER OF PRESENCE-IN-ACTION IN YOUR LIFE?
This programme will equip you to connect your daily practice to the sacred and systemic: to your authentic self, to others, our precious planet, your divine inspiration. It is about liberating and channelling yourself, your intentions and actions for good in the world
It is about PERSONAL, RELATIONAL, SPIRITUAL, PRACTICAL development!
WHAT’S IN THE MIX?
We will draw insights from different faiths, spiritual and other traditions. Starting with IofC’s roots, we will explore what is embodied in community Seed Behaviours which have evolved over 75+ years.
We will make connections between ancient wisdoms and new sciences – learning to use the P6 Constellation daily as a presence-in-action map to guide our personal, relational and spiritual inquiry. This will equip you to better see, adapt, communicate and take coherent, wise action. We will:
- ... dive deep and stretch high…
- ... reach outwards and touch inwards…
- ... explore what happens within and between us…
- ... engage lovingly and boldly with our deepest selves…
- ... experiment with the best of IOFC’s wisdom and knowhow…
- ... play wholly and wholeheartedly as ourselves, in action together…
- ... connect where the sacred meets the systemic within, between and beyond…
THE SHAPE OF OUR DAYS
Each day we will gather as a whole group from 0900-1230h and then 1630-1830h and will encourage you to start your morning before breakfast with a period of Quiet Time - in a way that works for you.
During our scheduled sessions we will engage in solo reflection, 1-1 activities, in trios and small groups and as a whole group. Our sessions will be anchored in experiential learning. We will focus on issues and concerns that really matter to us which are affecting the quality of our lives and relationships in our parts of the world. We will also have fun and will be creative. We will use our bodies and we will experiment with ways of being and communicating that will stretch, surprise and excite us!
Every afternoon after lunch from 1330-1600h will be free for you to explore up, down or around the mountain.
As a group we will share in house duties for a short time on several (not all) days - time tbc
We will also have 2-3 evening activities as a group and there may be other opportunities in the house or in Montreux in which you may chose to participate.
WHEN AND WHERE WILL WE MEET?
6th – 13th August 2017, starting 1400h and departing after breakfast on 13 August.
We gather at Caux Palace (Conference Centre), Switzerland which is:
- The spiritual home and global gathering place of Initiatives of Change
- Where individuals share, learn, play and seek inspiration to address global concerns
- Where individual and community transformation is forged in the fabric of daily living and learning
WHAT ELSE CAN WE EXPECT?
Caux is a unique setting. Everyone staying in the building participates in making it a space for giving and receiving; for sharing in duties that enable the smooth running of the house. In addition to our training sessions we will help to prepare and serve meals or do the washing up alongside people from all over the world. This is a vital dimension of our shared experience which over the years, has often proved to be a highlight for participants who have found themselves cutting carrots or making porridge alongside an Ambassador or Cabinet minister or some other dignatory! In this place we come to know the extraordinariness of ordinary people dedicated to making the world a better place for everyone. It is a place where we, as human beings engage as equals and where status is set aside.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Training fees (6.5 days) booked through Potent 6 via Eventbrite: payable in pounds sterling
Accommodation + meals (7 nights to be booked directly with Caux): Swiss francs CHF 1,155 (circa £930)
Please follow this link for Caux registration: [to be added soon]
Who are the trainers? Louie Gardiner and Su Riddell
Louie is the creator of the P6 Constellation and founder of Potent 6. Her details can be found in the Organiser section.
Su has worked as a full-time supported volunteer with IofC since 1980. She travelled for three years with the IofC France theatre production ‘Un soleil en pleine nuit’, typeset the newsletter ‘New World News’ for three years in London, has lived in 26 Catherine Place, an IofC centre for hospitality in Westminster, London, as well as Tirley Garth, a residential IofC centre in Cheshire. Since 1990 she has lived in Oxford, part of the IofC team working in the city, and since 1993 jointly responsible for the IofC house in Oxford. In 2007 she initiated her first Creators of Peace Circle in Oxford, and from 2008 to 2015 was UK Co-ordinator for the programme. She co-ordinated the development of the Creators of Peace Facilitator Training, and with CoP teams has delivered it in Oxford, Edinburgh, as well as in an international context in Caux and Sydney.
Su’s first IofC step was to take a good, hard look in the mirror at her own nature and assess what she was hiding from herself. Acting on these new discoveries unlocked energy, brought inspiration, and opened her horizons.
In 2016 she felt called to work with the REAL with IofC programme, which brings new tools which are illuminating IofC’s basic methods, enabling us to deliver engagement through group work and one-to-one conversations.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Flights to Geneva airport. National and regional trains to Montreux then get the Mountain Train up to Caux Conference Centre.
What can I bring into the event?
Yourselves and your wholehearted willingness to engage
How can I contact the organisers with any questions?
For anything to do with Caux and IofC: firstname.lastname@example.org
For anything to do with the training: email@example.com
What's the refund policy?
Training: £100 non-refundable booking fee. No refunds for cancellations with less than 8 weeks notice from training commencement. If you cancel, you may take advantage of a one-time transfer to the Potent 6 training scheduled for 19-22 September in Edinburgh, UK - "The Power of Presence-in-action: get into flow with the P6 Constellation". NB. This will not focus on the IofC context