Come Meet us in the Field – Beyond Thinking about Diversity, Creativity and Wisdom

“Presencing: the blending of sensing and presence, means to connect from the Source of the highest future possibility and to bring it into the now”      Otto Scharmer.

This practical workshop will explore two key practices of Presencing: Listening on 4 levels and Social Presencing Theatre, to tap into the source of our inner knowing, creativity and wisdom. These practices can assist with shifts in perception that invites future possibilities and what wants to emerge, to be sensed in surprising ways.

Working together we will explore the following questions through dialogue and Presencing practices.

  • Is it possible to tap into the wisdom of emergent future possibilities without thinking?
  • Are there more ways to reimagine creative inspiration?
    How can diverse ways of being and knowing enhance our facilitation capabilities?
  • What does it mean to sense into the highest future possibility when individuals and groups come together?
  • What’s emerging now and what might this mean in your practice?

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”

The Presenter

Pam Searle,a North Queensland woman with many years of facilitation particularly using TOP methods, has recently been pondering how to deepen listening and discussions in groups, to generate meaningful ways forward.  This has taken her to exploring methods from Deep Democracy and Presencing – Theory U over the last few years. At this workshop, she will share her learnings and is interested in how others are creating this space in groups.

Heather Lawrence spent 30 years in academic settings where ‘intellectual rigour” was privileged and creativity, wisdom and diverse ways of knowing were paradoxically included as additions to “real” knowledge or hard data.  Her search for other ways of being and knowing led her to sense more deeply what is Presence and other ways to connect with her Self and others human longings and becomings.

Questions such as, What does it mean to be Human? Who is my Self?  and What is my Work are uppermost in her work now.  Her explorations of Foresight and Futures Methods, Systems Theories, Focusing and Indigenous and other Wisdom knowledge’s plus many small and large “U” Journeys have supported her own journey of conscious awareness and hopefully facilitated possibilities for others.