We believe in a society of equality.
“The most important reason why we are out of balance with Nature is the fact that we have lost complete sight of this unifying aspect and have made the feminine principle as well as Life and our Earth our enemy”
-The Whole Elephant Revealed, Marja de Vries.
We aim to offer an alternative to the often divisive gender debate, by providing a creative platform for a unifying dialogue on our strengths and commonalities found within the masculine and feminine principles that reside within all of us.
Creativity is the key to unlocking knowledge of our inner selves and building strong, open relationships with each other. We believe increasing opportunities for self-knowledge and understanding, and improved relationships will help create a more harmonious and balanced society, allowing us to exist peacefully alongside each other.
To enable this journey of personal transformation, we support the creative practices with dialogic discussions, based on David Bohm’s theory of dialogue; a method of communication to create new thinking through shared meaning. By providing a space for open, non-judgemental communication and self-reflection, we can discover and explore the elements of our identities that may have formed through social conditioning, challenge gender stereotypes, and nurture both our feminine and masculine energies to create a well-balanced whole in each of us.
This workshop explores the feminine principle and the innate feminine and masculine energies that exist within all of us regardless of gender. We discuss the qualities of both feminine and masculine energies; explore emotions meaningfully and consider how these influence thinking and behaviour in our lives and society.
Using a variety of poetry and creative writing techniques, the topic is introduced to the workshop participants to be examined on both a personal and group level.
The workshop and subsequent group discussion is framed by Bohm Dialogue, a communication technique that encourages the suspension of judgement when listening, and the creation of new thinking through shared meaning.
The exercises used ensure that the workshop is accessible to all, regardless of previous creative writing experience or knowledge of the topic. The tone of the workshop is inclusive and informal and the objectives are for it to be thought-provoking and empowering.
- Allows exploration of gender equality issues in an accessible, relaxed and non-threatening way
- Creates dialogue on best practice for gender equality in the workplace
- Improves listening techniques
- Contributes to employee/individual wellbeing through participation in creative practice
- Introduction to Bohm Dialogue as a means for improved communication and relationships·
- Allow participants to experience creative writing techniques as a way to explore personal thinking
This workshop is led in collaboration with Danielle Allen-Indigo Poetry. Danielle started Indigo Poetry as a platform for participants to create and share their own stories using the medium of poetry to support creativity and empower the individual.
If you would like to find out more about the project please visit www.thefeminineprinciple.com