I sat for some time underneath the 'Hive' sculpture at Kew Gardens at the weekend. There is a drone musical accompaniment which was intended to resemble the 'hum' of the bees. Honeybees communicate by vibrating messages against the honeycomb.
After sitting here, then sitting somewhere else where i could hear the hum, and then somewhere else, all in the range of about 20-50 metres of this large structure, i felt really relaxed and enlivened. There's something about humming that really relaxes and restores. Many sound and healing modalities encourage an intentional hum for self-soothing. Benefits of humming
I need constant reminding of how well my being responds to embodiment, to paying attention to all aspects of my being, to going within and connecting to sound.
All of the work I/we as individuals do is so important to create social justice, greater equity and a more peaceful work. It all requires being really grounded and resourced so that we can respond with empathy and self-connection in line with the greater good and truth that a situation is calling for.
So today, why don't you hum a little and envision healing, justice and equity as you do so!
Here are a couple of opportunities i want to tell you about:
Exploring Power and Privilege with NVC
- Intermediate session October 9th and 10th 10am - 1pm UK time
We will strengthen the foundations of your NVC practice
- By getting a handle on ways that white supremacy and patriarchy impact everyone, but differently
- By understanding the notions of ‘othering’ and ‘centring’
- By focussing on lived and felt experience of living in the body you live in, in the context of white supremacy
- By exploring anger and rage, and understanding a little bit more about allowing anger and rage ‘that’, rather than anger ‘at’
- By acknowledging shame and the stories we hold about how we have responded to oppression and injustice
- By practicing the skill of ‘bringing empathy’ to all of the above.
- The session will involve reflection, discussion, practice and role play.
Here is what people say about learning with ;me.
And our next Community Conversation (hosted by Conflict Transformation Weave)
Following on from our last Community conversation about NVC and Social Change (see harvesting
here), here is the next Conversation on October 15th 7-9pm UK time. Preparing for COP26 How can your NVC practice support?
Here are other Upcoming offerings for more beauty in your life!
Foundation Training beginning October 5th with Tracy Seed
Foundation Training with Carolyn Davies
beginning 27th October on Wednesday evenings
My next Foundation training is over 5 sessions beginning 1st November
Here is one participant's feedback
"I have wanted to do the NVC Foundation weekend with Ceri for years and finally, finally, I gave myself the gift, and what a gift it was. Ceri is one of those amazing people who understands the importance of the felt experience. Her talent for holding space and allowing everyone to be seen and heard is a skill. Her knowledge of NVC combined with her vulnerability, honesty and openness gives an opportunity for attendees to drop into the work, make real lasting changes in the way they feel, think, act and do, and transform they way they relate to both themselves and those around them. Please do this workshop!" Foundation training
Foundation training in Leeds with a fab team of Sarah Ludford, Viv Slack and Tom Wilkinson
. Face to face 27-28th November
Ongoing practice sessions with Cath Burke
Cath Burke runs ongoing deepening sessions in a great format of 5 sessions, one a month for 5 months. Many people love these practice sessions and return time and again for the support and community they offer. Cath is now recruiting for the next series. More info here
Here are all upcoming trainings
with the London trainers, still online at present.
And here are all upcoming trainings with trainers around the UK
most of which are still on line
One to one support