From Disconnection to Support
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Training from the Iron Mill College
Having lived through 2020, we all know much more than we would like about the disruption of connection. Exploring Connection is a series of 3 x 3.5 online sessions, which will take us through an enquiry into both disconnection and connection in a variety of realms, using movement, writing and sharing with each other.
Through exploring how connection and disconnection works in your own experience, as well as benefitting from the wisdom of your peers, you will come out of this work feeling better resourced to hold space for others who are struggling with disconnection, as well as learning some simple, but effective embodiment tools for quick re-connection to resourcing and ways to clear distress and disconnection from the nervous system. So that 2021 can offer us a renewed opportunity to look at how we can support CONNECTION, INTERCONNECTION and RE-CONNECTION with what benefits us, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
Come to all three or one, as a stand alone training.
Part 1 of 3: From Disconnection to Support (this training)
Part 2 of 3: From Over-Doing it and "Over It" to Self-Care
Part 3 of 3: Replenishing the well
In session one we will look at the signs and symptoms of burnout and disconnection in self and others, whether they are overworked professionals, overstretched parents or undervalued carers, enabling us to identify patterns of overload, under stimulation, lack of self-care and disconnect.
"Even before Coronavirus many of us found ourselves working ever-increasing hours, feeling greater pressures to be and do more, unable to switch off from technology, social media and the daily diet of bad news. In a rapidly changing cultural environment it becomes easy to feel like it’s all “out of control”.
And then we found ourselves utterly beyond the known in the midst of a global pandemic. This has escalated and amplified all our social and personal “fault lines”. In session one we will look at the signs and symptoms of burnout and disconnection in self and others, whether they are overworked professionals, overstretched parents or undervalued carers, enabling us to identify patterns of overload, under stimulation, lack of self-care and disconnect.
We will then journey into relationship with the four elements of earth, fire, water and air, in music and movement, enabling a direct connection with the sources of all life. We will emerge with a brand new relationship with these often taken for granted aspects of every day life, which when approached directly can become allies and resources, with the capacity to support, heal and enable us and those around us. I will be asking you to commit to two weeks of daily “nature dates” in the weeks after we meet. I promise you, that should you agree, you will not need your money back. You may even find your relationship with money changed.
About the tutor:
Dr Ali Young began her professional life as a performer before training as a social worker and then systemic (family) psychotherapist and has worked with conscious dance practices for nearly 30 years. Ali, a qualified Movement Medicine teacher and mentor, who ran a range of online offerings for us throughout successive lockdowns last year, has recently been interviewed for a newly published book on The Feminine Face of Embodied Leadership by Marion Gibbon.
Ali's workshops are open to anyone with an interest in the subject matter, wants to develop their skills and expand their knowledge.
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