Speakers & Artists

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Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science, illuminating both with his profound understanding.

Thomas Hübl is a modern mystic, a spiritual teacher whose work integrates the core insights of the great wisdom traditions with the discoveries of contemporary science, illuminating both with his profound understanding.

Thomas’s teachings offer a unique approach for living as a mystic in the “marketplace” of human activity. His work combines somatic awareness practices, advanced meditative practices, a sophisticated analysis of cultural architecture, and transformational processes that address trauma and shadow issues. His teachings aim to guide practitioners toward a deeper level of self-awareness—from an ego-centered worldview to a life of authentic expression, service, and alignment.

Since 2004 Thomas has been leading workshops, multi-year training programs, and larger events and festivals. A sought-after private advisor to social entrepreneurs, business leaders, government officials, and spiritual aspirants, Thomas is a regularly featured speaker at conferences and workshops worldwide.

www.thomashuebl.com

Module 1/ AT Home within myself

Do I feel at home within myself? What is my basic feeling of security and belonging? Is my family of origin a positive resource for me? How can I today create a warm home? Have I developed a healthy core from which I can enter into contact with the world?

In the first module workshops we will explore our basic programming that arose during our early childhood bonding process and determine to what extent it influences the degree of intimacy and authenticity in our relationships today. How is a fear of bonding expressed, and what is the balance between giving and taking within the context of relationships? We will explore the deep roots of fear in our lives, strengthen our contact with ourselves and experiment with how we can unfold our own expression in life.

Saturday, July 27

10:30am – 1:30pm  &  3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Sunday, July 28

Thomas Hübl in dialogue with Christina Bethell

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Monday, July 29

10:30am – 1:30pm  &  3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Module 2: “AT Home in the World”

Do I feel at home in my home country? How do I relate to Germany after the experiences during the Third Reich, during the war, in divided Germany? How can I feel at home in a world that is changing rapidly through the climate crisis and technology? And how can I, as a local citizen, develop a global awareness?

In the workshops of the second module we will focus on the global context and span the range from home country to home planet: The changes in the world confront us with collective traumatizations at many different levels.

Tuesday, July 30 

10:30am – 1:30pm, Main Hall  

Large Group Process: Topic East-West

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall 

This workshop is conceived as an East-West dialog about unconscious dynamics from the time when Germany and Europe were divided.

How does what used to be a divided Germany affect the present? How are different influences and values still today reflected in the interactions between individual and collective?

In guided large group processes, small group work and Voice Dialogues, we become aware of nuanced differences and explore how we can use traumatizations for a collective learning process. We will reflect on how opportunities can arise from injuries, thus increasing resilience.

Wednesday, July 31

At Home in the World / Global Citizenship

10:30am – 1:30pm & 3:30 – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Flows of information at lightning speed, mobility, technology … our neighbors live all over the world. A global village has arisen. Social and religious conditionings that separate no longer make sense. The collective development requires us to be able to act as a global unit. A new evolutionary necessity has arisen: Collaboration instead of alienation.

In the workshop we will deal with our role as global citizens and explore our fears and hopes and the responsibility that goes with them. When are we overburdened or dismissive, and when are we excited and inspired? Have we found our place in the new forms of society or do we feel homeless? Can we authentically live our purpose and make a meaningful contribution in the world?

Thomas Hübl in dialogue with Tristan Harris

4:30pm -5:30pm 

Ken Wilber in dialogue with Thomas Hübl

9:00pm – 10:00pm, Main Hall

Thursday, August 1

Climate Lab – A guided exploration journey with Thomas Hübl, Karen O’Brien & Andrea Steckert

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

“How can I/we relate to the climate and be a creative, active part in a powerful growing movement for a sustainable culture and future?”

In this lab we will and engage and activate CLF participants to relate to climate change in a different way. Through experiential exercises and group activities, we will explore the relationship between individual and collective change. Highlighting the role of emotions, somatic experience, and perspective change, we invite participants to step out of their comfort zone and uncover their greatest potential for activating and accelerating the transformations that are called for in response to climate change.

Focus: Social Issues and environmental issues

Goal: Engaging and activating the CLF-participants in climate change in a different way. Finding own resources in resonance.

 

Module 3: “At Home in God”

Can I leave the map behind and be at home in the present? Do I have access to the mystical space of consciousness in which I am living my life? Am I leading an inspired, creative and innovative life in this inner connection? Is “the Sacred” a part of my resources in life?

In the workshops of the third module, we will experiment with the possibilities of how to lead an essential life that arises from the original creativity of the Universe. We will explore to what extent we feel embedded in the larger context and how we can use a spiritual practice as a resource for our daily challenges.

Can I be at home in silence, in presence, for example in meditation or prayer? And can I find home in an inner connection, in the deepening of my inspiration? To what extent do I feel at home in the changing movement of life?

Through meditation, exchange and talks, and by going inside we will explore finding home in God as an immanent and transcendent power, access to innovation and inspiration, as well as to the principle of divine effectiveness.

Freitag, 2. August 

10:30am – 13:30pm 

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Saturday, August 3 

10:30am – 1:30pm

Thomas Hübl in dialogue with Brian Swimme 

3:30pm – 5:30pm, Main Hall

Sunday, August 4 

10:30am – 1:30pm, Main Hall 

Dr. Christina D. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities.

Christina D. Bethell is a Professor at Johns Hopkins University in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, where she advances a new integrated Science of Thriving to promote early and lifelong health of children, youth, families and communities.

With roots in culturally-competent, community-engaged approaches to assessing and improving health and well-being, she is the founding director (1996) of the national Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative (CAHMI) and the Mindfulness in Maternal and Child Health consortium.

This work operates to promote “top down” (context sensitive knowledge and data to reveal the big picture and possibilities), “bottom up” (methods to ensure conscious, real time feedback to track progress around shared vision) and “inside out” (relationship-centered strategies to ensure co-creation and innovations for real change).

She led the design of a widely endorsed national agenda to address childhood trauma and promote healing and flourishing. Christina earned an MBA an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and PhD in public policy from the University of Chicago.

She teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Healing Through Revealing methods and is an avid student of transparent communication, presence and human evolution.  She writes poetry, dances and believes that connection with ourselves, life and others is the source of our creativity and joy.

Entering the Heart of Home

Human Development, Childhood Adversity and Flourishing in an Era of Ordinary Magic

with Christina Bethell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Sunday, July 28
10:30am – 1:30pm 
Main Hall 

We think of home as a safe place to “be”.  Yet, to be at home and safe in ourselves-to “be”- requires intimacy within. The conditions of our early life –from before conception and all throughout childhood-are foundational to the ability to develop this abiding sense of safety.  Attuned, responsive and consistently loving relationships are required. Yet, most people today carry trauma from adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) –like physical or emotional abuse or neglect, sexual abuse and family conditions like alcohol or drug abuse, parental divorce, death of a parent or violence in the home.  These conditions can pass down through generations and are socially conditioned responses that both reflect and perpetuate the larger trauma held in the world.

Without the buffering love brings, ACEs have a profound impact on brain and nervous system development, the formation of our identities and sense of possibility in life and even our genetic expression. Using our lived experiences as the main curriculum, this workshop will review the science of ACEs and resilience and introduce breakthroughs in neuroscience and epigenetics that bring hope for healing and restoration no matter how old we are. 

The science helps us make sense of our pain and shows that not only is healing possible, but it is inevitable when we open with intention, allow ourselves to see and be seen and restore the broken relatedness we lacked.  Echoing what awakened people throughout all time have taught us, we are wired for love, healing and home within a resonant self that moves with life despite the adversities we may have experienced and that are present in the world today.

Karen O’Brien is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also co-founder of cCHANGE, an initiative that supports transformation in a changing climate.

Karen O’Brien is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. She is also co-founder of cCHANGE, an initiative that supports transformation in a changing climate.

With 30 years of experience in climate change research, Karen’s work uses an integral approach to explore and promote deliberate transformations to sustainability. Her current research emphasizes the role of creativity, collaboration, empowerment, and narratives in adaptation and transformation processes, and explores the role of paradigms in generating conscious social change. She has participated in four IPCC reports and was on the Future Earth Transition Team and Science Committee from 2012-2017.

She has published, written, and co-edited numerous articles and books, including “Climate Change, Ethics and Human Security,” and “The Adaptive Challenge of Climate Change.”  Together with Robin Leichenko she has written “Globalization and Environmental Change: Double Exposures” and “Climate and Society: Transforming the Future.”

Climate change: It’s a relationship problem

Thursday, August 1
10:30am – 1.30pm
Main Hall

In this morning session, we will focus on the latest science on climate change and discuss its implications for both nature and society. Though the science is sobering, it shows that there is a dramatic difference between a global warming of 1.5C versus 2C, 3C, or more. 

The question we will next explore is not whether, but how we can transform at the rate, scale, speed and depth that is called for by global change research. We will consider relationships among the practical, political, and personal spheres of transformations.

Shifting the focus from “climate change as an environmental problem” to “climate change as a relationship problem,” we will consider how both wider and deeper responses can contribute to the transformations needed to create a flourishing home on this planet.   

 

Climate Lab – A guided exploration journey with Karen O’Brien, Thomas Hübl & Andrea Steckert

Thursday, August 1
3:30am – 5.30pm
Main Hall

“How can I/we relate to the climate and be a creative, active part in a powerful growing movement for a sustainable culture and future?”

In this lab we will and engage and activate CLF participants to relate to climate change in a different way. Through experiential exercises and group activities, we will explore the relationship between individual and collective change. Highlighting the role of emotions, somatic experience, and perspective change, we invite participants to step out of their comfort zone and uncover their greatest potential for activating and accelerating the transformations that are called for in response to climate change.

Process after lecture by Karen O´Brien from the morning.

Focus: Social Issues and environmental issues

Goal today: Engaging and activating the CLF-participants in climate change in a different way. Finding own resources in resonance.

Tristan Harris has been called “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by the Atlantic magazine. Prior to founding the new Center for Humane Technology, he was Google’s Design Ethicist, developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens.

Tristan Harris has been called “the closest thing Silicon Valley has to a conscience” by the Atlantic magazine. Prior to founding the new Center for Humane Technology, he was Google’s Design Ethicist, developing a framework for how technology should “ethically” steer the thoughts and actions of billions of people from screens.
Tristan has spent a decade understanding the invisible influences that hijack human thinking and action. Drawing on literature from addiction, performative magic, social engineering, persuasive design, and behavioral economics, he is currently developing a framework for ethical persuasion, especially as it relates to the moral responsibility of technology companies.
Rolling Stone magazine named Tristan one of “25 People Shaping the World” in 2017. His work has been featured on TED, 60 Minutes, HBO RealTime with Bill Maher, PBS NewsHour, Recode, The Atlantic, WIRED, NYTimes, Der Spiegel, The Economist, and many more. Tristan has briefed Heads of State, technology company CEOs, and members of U.S. Congress about the attention economy. He is a Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School in Government and an advisor to Open Markets Institute.

Technology: Innovation and Shadows

Video Dialogue between Tristan Harris and Thomas Hübl

Wednesday, July 31
4:30 – 5.30pm
Main Hall

Technology permeates all areas of our lives and becomes an integral part of our home as an innovative force. Where is technology evolution and innovation and where do the dark sides of it become visible in mankind?

Brian Thomas Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco, where he teaches evolutionary cosmology to graduate students in the Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness program. He will give a video talk and exchange with Thomas Hübl in a dialogue about the Universe as Mystical Home.

Brian Thomas Swimme is a professor at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Mathematics at the University of Oregon in 1978 for work in gravitational dynamics. He brings the context of story to our understanding of the 13.7 billion year trajectory of cosmogenesis. Such a story, he feels, will assist in the emergence of a flourishing Earth community. 

Swimme is the author of The Hidden Heart of the Cosmos and The Universe is a Green Dragon. He is co-author of The Universe Story, which is the result of a 10 year collaboration with the cultural historian, Thomas Berry.  Swimme is also the creator of three educational video series: Canticle to the Cosmos (1990), Earth’s Imagination (1998), and The Powers of the Universe (2006).

He lectures widely and has presented at conferences sponsored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, The World Bank, UNESCO, The United Nations Millennium Peace Summit, and the American Museum of Natural History.

www.brianswimme.org

The Universe as Mystical Home – Video talk and dialogue between Brian Thomas Swimme and Thomas Hübl

Saturday, August 3
3:30pm-4.30pm
Main Hall

All human cultures have devoted significant time to the challenge of understanding the nature of existence. Identified variously as contemplation, prayer, meditation, or mystical absorption, these traditional modes of investigation gave rise to all the great spiritual traditions of our planet. Very recently, a new pathway for examining the universe appeared in Southern Europe, what we came to call the scientific method. In the first centuries of its existence, the stunning successes of science weakened the authority of a large number of faith traditions. But things are changing. All of us now live in the exciting time when we begin to see a profound resonance between the mystical principles derived from contemplative investigation and the foundational theories of mathematical science. Brian Thomas Swimme will explore these ideas in conversation with Thomas and assembled participants.

Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.
Ken Wilber is a preeminent scholar of the Integral stage of human development. He is an internationally acknowledged leader, founder of Integral Institute, and co-founder of Integral Life.

He is the most widely translated academic writer in America, with 25 books translated into some 30 foreign languages. Ken Wilber currently lives in Denver, Colorado, and is still active as a philosopher, author, and teacher, with all of his major publications still in print.

Ken is the originator of the world’s first truly comprehensive or integrative philosophy, aptly named “Integral Theory”. As Wilber himself puts it: “I’d like to think of it as one of the first believable world philosophies” — something that is becoming increasingly necessary in order to navigate and thrive in today’s world.

Incorporating cultural studies, anthropology, systems theory, developmental psychology, biology, and spirituality, Integral Theory has been applied in fields as diverse as ecology, sustainability, psychotherapy, psychiatry, education, business, medicine, politics, sports, and art.

Wilber explains the need for an Integral Approach in the following way: In our current post-modern world, we possess an abundance of methodologies and practices belonging to a multitude of fields and knowledge traditions. What is utterly lacking however, is a coherent organization, and coordination of all these various practices, as well as their respective data-sets. What is needed is an approach that moves beyond this indiscriminate eclectic-pluralism, to an “Integral Methodological Pluralism” — driving toward a genuine “theory of everything” that helps to enrich and deepen every field through an understanding of exactly how and where each one fits in relation to all the others.

In short, the Integral Approach is the coherent organization, coordination, and harmonization of all of the relevant practices, methodologies, and experiences available to human beings. Through the Integral approach, we reveal the previously unseen possibilities for a better, more compassionate, and more sustainable future for all of us.

Ken Wilber is also the founder of the Integral Institute, which is the first organization fully dedicated to advancement and application of the Integral Approach in relation to contemporary global issues. It was formed in collaboration with over 200 scholars and experts, specializing in education, politics, business, medicine, psychology, spirituality, as well as, law and criminal justice.

In 2007 Wilber co-founded Integral Life, a social media-hub dedicated to sharing the integral vision with the world wide community, as well as documenting and catalyzing the progress of the integral movement.

“I have one major rule: Everybody is right. More specifically, everybody — including me — has some important pieces of truth, and all of those pieces need to be honored, cherished, and included in a more gracious, spacious, and compassionate embrace.” KEN WILBER

www.kenwilber.com

Video Dialogue between Ken Wilber and Thomas Hübl

Wednesday, July 31
9:00pm-10:00pm
Main Hall

Andrea Steckert heads the department for Process Support and Communication for Sustainable Development at the Eduard Pestel Institute in Hanover. Since 2012 she works in the context of cultural change to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the National Climate Protection Goals.

Andrea Steckert heads the department for Process Support and Communication for Sustainable Development at the Eduard Pestel Institute in Hanover. Since 2012 she works in the context of cultural change to achieve the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the National Climate Protection Goals. She is working as a project developer, creator and facilitator of multi-stakeholder processes.

Since 2016 she leads the ClimateCulture-Lab, a Germany-wide climate protection project that aims to initiate the inner transformation of people into the development of climate-friendly cultures at the local level. She is also a member of the Transition Town (TT) Movement Germany and active in the TT citizens’ initiative in Hanover. Here she has been starting in the beginning of this year to lead the local Hoodyproject – events to activate the neighborhood for sustainable, climate-happily living together.

For more information and contact:

www.Klimakultur-Labor.de

www.ClimateCulture-Lab.de

www.pestel-institut.de
www.transition-initiativen.org
www.tthannover.de

 

Climate Lab – A guided exploration journey with Andrea Steckert, Karen O’Brien & Thomas Hübl 

Thursday, August 1
3:30am – 5.30pm
Main Hall

“How can I/we relate to the climate and be a creative, active part in a powerful growing movement for a sustainable culture and future?”

In this lab we will and engage and activate CLF participants to relate to climate change in a different way. Through experiential exercises and group activities, we will explore the relationship between individual and collective change. Highlighting the role of emotions, somatic experience, and perspective change, we invite participants to step out of their comfort zone and uncover their greatest potential for activating and accelerating the transformations that are called for in response to climate change.

Focus: Social Issues and environmental issues

Goal today: Engaging and activating the CLF-participants in climate change in a different way. Finding own resources in resonance.

Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom is a Political and Communication Scientist, psychosynthesis trainer, coach and head of Communio-Art of Leadership Institute. Since many years she works with collective fields aiming to contribute to the healing of intergenerational traumata.
Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom is a Political and Communication Scientist; psychosynthesis trainer, coach and head of Communio- Art of Leadership Institute. Since many years she works with collective fields aiming to contribute to the healing of intergenerational traumata.

In 2018 she, Dr. Sven Werchan and the Resonanzraum Team organized a laboratory in Dresden on the topic “We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West”. She is author of the book “Germany’s Potential. Reconciliation with the Shadow”, Berlin: Europa 2013

www.communio-fuehrungskunst.de

We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West

Workshop with Barbara von Meibom & Sven Werchan

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm – 15:30pm 

Tao Room

There has been much talk about war children and war grandchildren. We thereby usually think of the consequences of the “Thousand-Year Reich.” We often overlook the fact that there are generations of children of the Cold War, i.e. people who grew up with the East-West split in their own country.

There is a growing awareness that this has led to deep splits to this day. They have to do with breaches of identity, feelings of having lost one’s homeland, but also with ideological overloading, family traumas and a persistent lack of knowledge about one another. This legacy is sharpened by a sustained prosperity gap and by how the reunification of the two German parts took place after 1989. These upheavals are blocking the success of the integration and synthesis of East and West.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to encounter the different narratives mindfully and to seek ways to bring about a successful synthesis of East and West.

Unresolved traumas and injuries that arose through the processes of division and reunification are still waiting to be brought to light in a mindful way. In the spirit of Bernie Glassmann Roshi this requires an attitude of not knowing, the willingness to question one’s own perceptions and witness the perceptions of others. Only on this basis can healing occur through “loving action.”

The workshop helps come in contact with blocked energies and pave the road for productive interactions.

Dr. Sven Werchan is a medical doctor, Gestalt-therapist and trainer for integral nutrition. Beside his work as doctor and integral trainer in the field of nutrition he feels drawn to collective healing out of his german family history.

Dr. Sven Werchan is a medical doctor, Gestalt-therapist and trainer for integral nutrition. Beside his work as doctor and integral trainer in the field of nutrition he feels drawn to collective healing out of his german family history.
The insights from working with Thomas Hübl and many other sources influenced and inspired a workshop “We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West” (with Prof. Dr. Barbara v. Meibom) last year in Dresden. 

We, the children of the cold war. Looking for the best in East and West

Workshop with Barbara von Meibom & Sven Werchan

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm – 15:30pm
Tao Room

There has been much talk about war children and war grandchildren. We thereby usually think of the consequences of the “Thousand-Year Reich.” We often overlook the fact that there are generations of children of the Cold War, i.e. people who grew up with the East-West split in their own country.

There is a growing awareness that this has led to deep splits to this day. They have to do with breaches of identity, feelings of having lost one’s homeland, but also with ideological overloading, family traumas and a persistent lack of knowledge about one another. This legacy is sharpened by a sustained prosperity gap and by how the reunification of the two German parts took place after 1989. These upheavals are blocking the success of the integration and synthesis of East and West.

During the workshop there will be the opportunity to encounter the different narratives mindfully and to seek ways to bring about a successful synthesis of East and West.

Unresolved traumas and injuries that arose through the processes of division and reunification are still waiting to be brought to light in a mindful way. In the spirit of Bernie Glassmann Roshi this requires an attitude of not knowing, the willingness to question one’s own perceptions and witness the perceptions of others. Only on this basis can healing occur through “loving action.”

The workshop helps come in contact with blocked energies and pave the road for productive interactions.

 Walter Samuel Bartussek, from Vienna, Austria, is an international coach and trainer in somatic techniques including body language, nonverbal communication, body awareness and the MimoSonanz®Method, developed by himself, to give people deeper insights into their potential and the transformation of patterns of behaviour.

Walter Samuel Bartussek, from Vienna, Austria, is a Transformational Leadership Faculty of Mobius Executive Leadership (Boston, USA) as well asan international coach and trainer in somatic techniques including body language, nonverbal communication, body awareness and the MimoSonanz®Method, developed by himself, to give people deeper insights into their potential and the transformation of patterns of behaviour.

He graduated from the Technical University of Graz in biomedical electric engineering, but followed his passion for the art of mime, accumulating some 40 years of expertise in this field. For 25 years, he has taught at the Acting Institute of the Bruckner University in Linz and still lectures on presentation and presence at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna. He is the author of two books, one on the subject of mime, the other on body awareness and created his CD “WOW”, a guided movement meditation.

www.bartussek.info

Live your solutions!

The MimoSonanz®Method as transformational tool

date tba
3:30pm – 15:30pm
Tao Room

“What moves you, moves me too!”

This holistic approach offers an intuitive and psychic connection through being in resonance and leads to an intimate and soulful piece of work, reinforcing your power to achieve your next goal. 
This method works with the physical body’s capacity to store information, express emotion and transform inner patterns through movement, breath and voice

The process makes visible the unconscious, obstructive aspects of your problem, the inherent solution and offers a new approach, which will then consciously be integrated.

www.bartussek.info

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Internationally renowned electric cellist and vocalist, Jami Sieber, reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her creative life reflects a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings.

Jami Sieber‘s music transforms from the deepest stillness to moving melodies and rhythms. She transforms her solo instrument into an orchestra of sound that opens the heart, defies the mind, and sets the body dancing. Her life-long musical path moved from classical to folk, to rock/pop, to world and improvisation. Since launching her solo career, Sieber has entered into dynamic collaborations with an extraordinary spectrum of dancers, actors, poets, visual artists, improvisers, vocalists, and instrumentalists that span the globe. Her compositions have been used for film, (PBS American Masters – Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning, Queen of the Sun, Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton) and the popular video game – Braid. She has seven independently released recordings on her own label.

www.jamisieber.com

Opening ceremony

Friday, July 26

5:30pm, Main Hall

&

In Concert
Sunday, July 28

9:00pm, Main Hall

Internationally renowned electric cellist and vocalist, Jami Sieber, reaches inside the soul with compositions that are contemporary, timeless, lush, and powerfully evocative. Her creative life reflects a deep dedication to the arts as a medium of exploration and awareness of the interconnectedness of all beings. Jami steps away from music as performance and offers music as an inner medicine journey.

Bazar Andalus plays poetic world jazz based on mystical sufism withpoems from al-Andalus, Persia and Kurdistan. Within this mixture of cultures and epochs a new sound of freedom emerges.

Bazar andalus plays poetic world jazz based on mystical sufism withpoems from al-Andalus, Persia and Kurdistan. Within this mixture of cultures and epochs a new sound of freedom emerges.

* From al-Andalus (711-1492) we know the richness of a multicultural society of Muslims, Christians and Jews in Spain lasting for 800 years.

* The poetry of the great Sufipoets Rumi, Hafis, al-Ansari among others is brought into the present in the original Persian poetry as well as ingerman interpretations.

* Our Kurdish singer Esmail Saedi tells in his songs about his escapeand the search for a home.

The music of Bazar Andalus knocks at the gate of paradise.

Bazar andalus:

Dieter Halbach – Gesang, Oud (arabische Laute), Rubab (afghanische Laute), Saz (türkisch-kurdische Langshalslaute), Duduk (armenische Oboe), Gitarre, Flöten, deutsche Lyrik

Esmail Saedi – Gesang, Setar (persische Laute), Daf (Rahmentrommel), persische und kurdische Lyrik

Jelka Mönch – Geige, Gesang

Wolfgang Schmidbauer – Gesang, Sarod (indische Laute), Gitarre

Ludger Rother – Saxophon, percussion

Dietmar Roth-Kontrabass, Gesang

Derwischtanz – Naïma Ferré

Malerei – Beate Simon

www.bazar-andalus.de

Video 

Bazar andalus plays music for Worldcitizens and Soul-Searchers

Friday, August 2 
9:00pm 
Main Hall

Sufi music beyond religions, epochs and borders. Dervish dancer Naima Ferré creates a space of gracefulness and devotion to the divine. Beate Simon´s minimal and flowing image projections have emerged from the cooperation with Bazar Andalus and other intercultural artists.

www.la-convivencia.de

Once we have entered into contact with Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, we see that it is simply a method of communication. However, in time, it can become an inner attitude, a path in life and a journey toward awakening to an ever-higher level of awareness.

Susanne Ahlendorf, Markus Hirzig and Axel Perinchery are leading the workshops on Transparent Communication this year.

Susanne Ahlendorf, Markus Hirzig and Axel Perinchery are leading the workshops on Transparent Communication this year.

Once we have entered into contact with Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, we see that it is simply a method of communication. However, in time, it can become an inner attitude, a path in life and a journey toward awakening to an ever-higher level of awareness.

In the workshops we will identify and deepen the principles of Transparent Communication and use them to develop our communicative and spiritual competence practically.

By entering into ever deeper relationship, Transparent Communication gives rise to a great power of transformation. We deepen our contact with ourselves by refining and expanding our perception in our physical bodies, in the emotional inner world and in our thinking. This produces an ever more complex holistic contact – with ourselves, our partners and the world. Our competence to listen and feel can be substantially expanded. Unintegrated parts can become conscious through this kind of perception, and contact can be made with them.

Everything that enters into relationship can heal.

 

Since 1988 Susanne Maria Ahlendorf has been providing seminars and further training for personality and consciousness development, such as Frauen RAUM (Women’s SPACE) annual training, Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl® and LernKulturZeit (LearningCultureTime) with Silke Weiß. She is a co-founder of the further training series Mysticism and Healing.

She works with clients in individual and couple sessions in her own practice and via internet video or telephone. At the Academy of Inner Science, Susanne, together with Axel Perinchery trains the national and international practice group leaders regarding the Sharing the Presence Field. She is committed to realizing the principles between heaven and earth and contributing to individual and collective healing and the unfolding of potential for the future of an awakened culture.

www.susanneahlendorf.de

 

Axel Perinchery is a Trainer for Transparent Communication by Thomas Hübl and for Intercultural Communication and Integral Development of Consciousness. Axel is working internationally as a Life-Coach. At the Academy of Inner Science he is training the practice group leaders in Transparent Communication. As an assistant he is studying and supporting the work of the spiritual teacher Thomas Hübl. Axel is passionate to contribute to taking the next step in our development of consciousness, that both individually and as a society we need to take – and with that, invites us to dare stepping into unknown terrain.

www.axel-perinchery.eu

 

Markus Hirzig has meanwhile more than 30 years of experience in accompanying people in their developmental journey. In the beginning as a bodyworker (Osteopathy) and since some years also as a coach for unfolding potential.

Since 2002 intense connection with Thomas Hübl and his work. Markus assists people in their personal processes in Thomas’ workshops. He assists in the Timeless Wisdom Training 1 and 2, is speaker and mentor in many of Thomas’ online courses. Markus is part of the assistants group since 2011 and is leading their training.

Saturday, July 27
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Arriving and our very human needs”

Perceiving, feeling and acknowledging needs, such as protection and boundaries, belonging and contact, are important aspects of how we deal with each other. We provide a protected environment for encountering yourself and being at home in a new situation.

 

Monday, July 29
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Self-contact – my home within myself”

Practicing the various aspects of Transparent Communication gives us helpful tools for contacting ourselves consciously – a safe haven from where to contact others.

 

Wednesday, July 31
3:30pm-5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®
“Being at home in the world – expanding the space of relationship”
From a stable self-contact we expand our inner space into the world. What can I compassionately image within myself? Here, dealing respectfully with our boundaries is just as important as providing space for shadow issues or dreaming.

 

Saturday, August 3
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®  “Finding home in God – Resting in the presence of silence”

From the space of silence, we listen to the world and let it unfold naturally. We play along without interfering.

How can we remain present and retain our relatedness by internalizing Transparent Communication, also in challenging situations?

TransParents stands for the lived cultural change of becoming an adult who is awakening as a parent.

Since being able to relate as an adult is an important foundation not only for parents, the TransParents workshops this year are addressed to all people who are interested in increasing their ability to relate.

TransParents stands for the lived cultural change of becoming an adult who is awakening as a parent.

Since being able to relate as an adult is an important foundation not only for parents, the TransParents workshops this year are addressed to all people who are interested in increasing their ability to relate.

Teresa and Kirsten have been working together for five years and offer trainings and education for parents and educational personnel who are interested in this lived cultural change of being with children in a conscious way.

Teresa Heidegger is a certified pedagogue, sociologist and certified trainer for non-violent communication. She is the founder of “gewaltfrei glücklich“ [non-violently happy], www.gewaltfrei-gluecklich.de. Since four years, together with Kirsten Timmer, she has led TransParents, the platform for conscious parenting, which offers trainings for parents.

Kirsten Timmer is a psychologist and psychotherapist in a practice of her own, specializing in development trauma (NARM). She is the founder of the Arco School, a place of cultural change aligned with the deeper principles of life, a place where children learn naturally and authentically and at the same time a school for parents, www.arco-schule.ch.  Kirsten is a trainer and coach for managers who feel the calling of the heart to embody more light and carry it into their fields of activity, www.we-transform.de.

Sunday, July 28
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

What is getting in our way to find a deeper sense of home within us?

We all have a longing to come home and find a sense of home within ourselves. At the same time, that is often especially difficult. During our time together we want to use our curiosity to explore what is getting in our way from doing so, and in this way come into contact with the intelligence that is operating within us. This gives us access to how we relate to ourselves and shows us how the way we relate to ourselves impacts our lives.

 

Friday, August 2
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon

Challenges in parenting and partnerships as a spiritual practice

What if we truly stop seeing our so “exhausting partnership” and our “difficult children” as problems and instead regard them as invitations to engage fully in life? What happens if the problems and our engaging with them does not hinder our spiritual practice, but specifically becomes the focus of our practice?

This is often clear to us in theory, and yet everyday life keeps creeping up on us. In the workshop we will explore practical ways that can help us access and feel this new practice more deeply.

 

Komala de Amorim is a group leader and trainer, Craniosacral Biodynamic® and Trauma therapist (Somatic Experiencing®), graduated art teacher, Voicing® (spontaneous singing) practitioner.
She has been creating and leading workshops and trainings for 20 years in different countries and cultures. Her work is based on body awareness, transpersonal psychology and voice exploration, in combination with Taoist, Sufi and Tantric practices.

www.sunderkomala.com

Gregor Steinmaurer is a Systemic Therapist, Traumatherapist (Somatic Experiencing®), Psychosocial Counsellor (Dipl. LSB, Austria), Coach and Facilitator.
He works in private practice and leads workshops and trainings internationally for over 10 years.
Trained in a variety of methods and therapeutic modalities. Further trainings in leading edge approaches to Trauma. Long-term intensive exploration and practice of different spiritual traditions, Psychotherapy, Bodywork.

www.integralbeing.at

At home in the web of life

Sunday, July 28
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

In this workshop we offer an embodied experience of relating with the energy of the ancestors, through movement, expression and interaction.

We will move through different layers of our ancestor’s lines, focusing on meeting the resourcing, supportive and healthy elements present in the ancestral field, reconnecting with the strength and wisdom that has been present in the past as a way to open spaces for healing traumatic and incomplete places – in the ancestral field and in the present moment.

We will use elements of Systemic Ritual, Constellation and Trauma Healing to enter the ancestor’s field while including the present moment experience of being in the body – through awareness of sensations, emotions and cognition – creating a direct experience of being an inherent part of the whole web of life.

This is going to be a collective and interactive exploration where everyone participates, following one´s own rhythm while sharing and creating a common field of reconnection. By relating to the past as a vital part of our present experience we receive support for the creation of a fresh future.

Heidi Wohlhüters & Anne Huhns workshop is devoted to our inner understanding of home and the experience of individual and collective pain caused by loss and being uprooted.

Heidi Wohlhüter has for many years been working as a psychotherapist in a clinic and in private practice, supervising colleagues and treatment teams, and she educates and trains psychotherapists. In workshops and seminars she devotes herself to the development of potential and the topic of healing in the broadest sense.

She is a Senior Assistant and accompanies the Timeless Wisdom Training for the second time. She is also a member of the research group “Mysticism and Healing.”

www.wohlhueter-integral.de

Anne Huhn holds a degree in psychology and is a psychological psychotherapist. She has been educated and trained in various humanistic therapies. For over 25 years, Anne has been guiding people in crisis and psychologically stressful situations, often with a traumatic background. In her work with individuals and couples and in the two-year training for women that she has developed, she integrates psychotherapeutic with intuitive knowledge to open up a space of growth, healing and awareness.

Anne Huhn is an instructor in Timeless Wisdom, a member of the research group “Mysticism and Healing” and in Thomas Hübl’s assistance team.

www.zentrumbegegnung.de/anne_huhn.html

The way home

day tba
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

This workshop is devoted to our inner understanding of home and the experience of individual and collective pain caused by loss and being uprooted.

We wish to create a space in which experiences can be felt jointly and can be shared and witnessed. The memory of our connection to the source and to what is greater than us creates hope of an inner home and a way home. This workshop can provide space for a healing impulse.

Anna Oppermann is the initiator and founder of “körper als heimat – embody your soul,” a practice for female self-development. She is a certified social worker, Advanced Bodybliss® movement teacher (in line with Continuum Movement), dance instructor “Heilende Kräfte im Tanz®” [Healing Powers in Dance], facilitator of Schoßraum® [Womb Space] and health practitioner BfG for female Sexuality (DGAM).

Anna Oppermann is the initiator and founder of “körper als heimat – embody your soul,” a practice for female self-development. She is a certified social worker, Advanced Bodybliss® movement teacher (in line with Continuum Movement), dance instructor “Heilende Kräfte im Tanz®” [Healing Powers in Dance], facilitator of Schoßraum® [Womb Space] and health practitioner BfG for female Sexuality (DGAM).

“Nurturing the female and finding home in oneself and in life” – this was Anne’s heart’s desire when she set out more than 25 years ago. She sees her work as soulful body work or, the other way around, as embodied soul work. Here, entry gateways are created for inner, sensual experience, and spaces are opened to explore experiencing the body from within.

She has developed a spiral path in which she accompanies women on their journey toward coming home sensually in their bodies and developing their female presence. Healing the female and reconnecting with the experience of being embedded in the encompassing, everlasting continuum of life are especially close to her heart.

www.koerperalsheimat.de

embody your soul – an exploration for women

Monday, July 29 
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

Together, we immerse ourselves in the infinite expanse of the inner, liquid realm of our bodies. Breath, sounds, flowing spiral and wave movements, as well as the so-called micro-movements – small, fine, gentle movements – accompany us. In this way we promote and refine our ability to experience sensuously. Blockages melt away, tensions are relieved, and energies start to flow. We become soft, supple and alive. We can feel our deep connection with the original, creative force that has brought us to life. We come home in who we are, deeper and deeper – at home in ourselves; at home in the world.

Barbara Pfundt has devoted her life to movement, inside and outside. Since 28 years she has been teaching various forms of contemporary dance and movement methods (CI, New Dance, Tai Chi, Yoga etc.) her main focus is on contact improvisation.

Barbara Pfundt has devoted her life to movement, inside and outside. Since 28 years she has been teaching various forms of contemporary dance and movement methods (CI, New Dance, Tai Chi, Yoga etc.) her main focus is on contact improvisation.
After a long time where she was performing, founding her own ensemble and realise various dance projects, she is mainly teaching today. “To be open for the moment, to be aware of yourself and out of this presence meeting the world is both a challenge and a gift! “


The preoccupation with the body and various symptoms has led to the search for other forms of healing. Today she is a systemic coach and working with family constellation and shin tai, which has become as much joy and enrichment as the dance.
Barbara Pfundt ist dancer, performer, master of education, systemic coach and much more.

www.tanzkontakt.de

www.barbarapfundt.de

Contact Improvisation – dance as a possibility of being home

Workshop with Barbara Pfundt

Saturday, August 3 
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

Contact Improvisation is a dance form that concentrates on the communication of two (or more) bodies in motion.

The point of contact is giving us the impulse for movement and is the starting point for playful exploration of possibilities. Every movement arises from the careful feeling of being together. This requires a growing awareness of the dancer for himself, the moment, the dance partner and all the other components in the room.

It’s about the ability to be in the here and now, to wake up for the moment, to following impulses spontaneously, to discover the unknown, to throw patterns overboard, to surprise oneself, to risk balancing acts etc.

According to the topic “home”, it is also about issues such as:
  What layer of being home in my body is possible for me?
– What does arriving in my body mean for me?
– What  is changing in me if I allow myself to get in touch with the other person from  an inner contact with myself?
– and how does this change the dancing and my feeling to be in life?

We will explore this and other issues in an attentive field, playing, romping, rolling, flying, melting … with each other. with and in our bodies and in the interplay of depth and lightness. Let’s enjoy!

Kazuma Matoba is Professor for intercultural education in Department of culture reflexion at Witten/Herdecke University, Co-founder of Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and Managing director of AIS Graduate Program.

Kazuma Matoba is Professor for intercultural education in Department of culture reflexion at Witten/Herdecke University, Co-founder of Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and Managing director of AIS Graduate Program.

As communication scientist Kazuma is interested in the power of communication for individual and collective consciousness development. Since 2 years he has lead the research project “Global Social Witnessing” in IfGIC and at Witten/Herdecke University. The project is going to organising GSW-Lab from March 30 to April 2 2020 in Witten and to offer diverse dialogues between science, art and spirituality. 

www.globalsocialwitnessing.org

Body-Based Research: Exploring Global Social Witnessing

Workshop with Kazuma Matoba & Adrian Wagner

Tuesday, July 30
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon  

How can Spirituality and Science engage in a flourishing marriage of Sense and Soul? Since a year the Graduate Programm of the AIS is building bridges between inner and outer science. In the experiential workshop new research practices are explored. How can we use our bodies mindfully to open up generative fields of knowledge and wisdom? Together we will deepen our understanding of Global Social Witnessing and Social Presencing. The main purpose is to move and be moved through the body with new action research tools and to explore topics such as Global Citizenship, Collective Blindspots and Global Social Witnessing. The workshop is open for everybody and designed to be accessible without any prior scientific training. 

Adrian Wagner, Doctoral candidate of Thomas Hübel’s AIS Graduate Programm, Social Worker, Political Scientist and co-founder of Teal Wave Consulting. In his dissertation Adrian is currently researching the Pocket Project with awarness based action research methods based on Presencing and Theory U. 

Adrian Wagner, Doctoral candidate of Thomas Hübel’s AIS Graduate Programm, Social Worker, Political Scientist and co-founder of Teal Wave Consulting.  

In his dissertation Adrian is currently researching the Pocket Project with awarness based action research methods based on Presencing and Theory U. His focus is to shine more light on collective trauma integration and how to develop individually and collectivly the capacity of Global Social Witnessing. As part of the Institute for Integral Global Competence he is engaged in the preperation of the first Global Social Witnessing Lab in 2020 at the University Witten/Herdecke.

Adrian has published in various magazins such as Info3 and Evolve about young leaders, collective transformation and social change. He currently lives and works in a community in the black forest where he co-founded the co-working space waldraum e.V. He loves Japanesse Martial Arts, body based meditation, poetry and dancing tango. 

www.globalsocialwitnessing.org

www.waldraum-freiamt.de

Body-Based Research: Exploring Global Social Witnessing

Workshop with Adrian Wagner & Kazuma Matoba 

Tuesday, July 30
3:30pm -5:30pm
Pavillon  

How can Spirituality and Science engage in a flourishing marriage of Sense and Soul? Since a year the Graduate Programm of the AIS is building bridges between inner and outer science. In the experiential workshop new research practices are explored. How can we use our bodies mindfully to open up generative fields of knowledge and wisdom? Together we will deepen our understanding of Global Social Witnessing and Social Presencing. The main purpose is to move and be moved through the body with new action research tools and to explore topics such as Global Citizenship, Collective Blindspots and Global Social Witnessing. The workshop is open for everybody and designed to be accessible without any prior scientific training. 

How can I deepen the experiences I made during the festival at home in my city? How can the divine get a worthy place in my everyday life? These are the questions Susanne Ahlendorf & Axel Perinchery as leaders of the Inner Science practice group trainings dedicate this workshop to.

Axel Perinchery and Susanne Ahlendorf represent the practice group field. They lead the practice group leader training, which has already taken place seven times. And they organize the annual refresher meeting for practice group leaders in Germany. They also maintain contact between the individual groups.

Since 1988 Susanne Maria Ahlendorf has been providing seminars and further training for personality and consciousness development, such as Frauen RAUM (Women’s SPACE) annual training, Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl® and LernKulturZeit (LearningCultureTime) with Silke Weiß. She is a co-founder of the further training series Mysticism and Healing.

She works with clients in individual and couple sessions in her own practice and via internet video or telephone. At the Academy of Inner Science, Susanne, together with Axel Perinchery trains the national and international practice group leaders regarding the Sharing the Presence Field. She is committed to realizing the principles between heaven and earth and contributing to individual and collective healing and the unfolding of potential for the future of an awakened culture.

www.susanneahlendorf.de

Axel Perinchery is trainer for Transparent Communication according to Thomas Hübl®, Intercultural communication and integral consciousness development.
Axel is active in his own psychotherapeutic practice, works internationally as a life coach and educates at the Academy
of Inner Science Practice Group Leaders in Transparent Communication. As an assistant he learns and accompanies the work of Thomas Hübl. Axel would like to contribute to the next step of consciousness which is waiting for us as individuals and as a society to venture into unknown territory. He describes himself as a “sacred activist”, because he wants to combine divine connectedness with civil society and political commitment. The movement “Citizen is Present”, which he initiated, is an expression of this.

www.axel-perinchery.eu

“Home in God” Transfer into your life/ your city – The practice group field introduces itself with Susanne Ahlendorf & Axel Perinchery

Friday, August 2
3:30pm -5:30pm
Tao Room  

How can I deepen the experiences I made during the festival at home in my city? How can the divine get a worthy place in my everyday life? The Inner Science Practice Groups are the link between your home and the Sangha, the community of practitioners who support each other in giving spirituality a home in everyday life. This workshop gives you the opportunity to get to know this field better and to experience its effectiveness. In this way transparent communication, meditation and community can become more and more an integral part of your life and culture of our society.

Gary Joplin is a professional choreographer, dancer and stage director, as well as instructor for dance, yoga, and Gyrokinesis®. The body is the central focus of his work. Gary leads workshops in Europe, Israel and the USA in body – mind awareness and development.

For Gary Joplin, – professional choreographer, dancer and stage director, as well as instructor for dance, yoga, and Gyrokinesis®  – the body is the central focus of his work. Aside from supporting Thomas Hübls’ work at various workshops and in the Timeless Wisdom Trainings, Gary leads workshops in Europe, Israel, China and the USA in body – mind awareness and development.  His work cultivates the synchronization of the physical body with the subtle and emotional bodies in a deeply embodied and creative way.  He is also a guest faculty member of the School of Life in the Netherlands.

His creative work as a stage director and choreographer has been presented in the Karlsruhe State Theater, Heidelberg Theater, The Bern Symphony Orchestra, Theater im Marienbad and Theater Freiburg, where he has directed and choreographed numerous productions from youth projects to musicals for the opera over the past 12 years.

Gary combines his work as a healer and a theater artist in a profound way, bringing greater awareness and self-reflection for both the performers and the viewing audience, inviting them into a ritualistic space where emotional expansion is possible. This expresses itself in theater productions with youth as well as working with people with Parkinsons and cancer. His most recent piece deals with the emotional epigenetic inheritance from our ancestors, and received the German national youth dance prize in Berlin.

www.garyjoplin.com

Body-Mind Awakening: Movement in the Morning

with Gary Joplin
daily
7:00am-7:50am
Main Hall

The Body-Mind Awakening Training from Gary Joplin is a daily invitation to deepen the connection between the physical, mental and energetic bodies, and an opportunity to more deeply ground and then open the body, both physically and energetically.  Flowing, harmonious movement sequences supported by conscious breathing patterns are combined in a playful, organic way, allowing the body to simultaneously become more deeply grounded and to expand.

This work is based primarily on the principles of Gyrokinesis®, but also utilizes wisdom from yoga, Feldenkreis, and various dance forms.  It is a great preparation for the morning meditation, as it not only fine-tunes the physical body, but also brings a heightened awareness to the subtle energy body while focusing and quieting the mind.  Participants will leave the class feeling more grounded and alive with a new-found lightness and sense of bodily expansion.

Since the age of 5 Daniel Brinitzer is studying martial arts. He qualified as physical therapist and completed a 4-year yoga teacher training in the tradition of the Kaivalya Dhama Institute (Lonavla India) which certifies him as BDY/EYU yoga teacher.

Since the age of 5 Daniel Brinitzer is studying martial arts. He qualified as physical therapist and completed a 4-year yoga teacher training in the tradition of the Kaivalya Dhama Institute (Lonavla India) which certifies him as BDY/EYU yoga teacher. Refinement of the knowledge in further trainings for preventative training, in the movement concept Spiraldynamik® as qualified expert …

He combines the yoga tradition with his anatomical-functional knowledge to an Integral Hatha Yoga Practice. For over 15 years now, his focus is mainly on teaching and practicing yoga, as a lecturer & teacher in yoga teacher trainings, as instructor for groups and in individual (therapeutical) sessions.

He is co-founder of Moksha (www.moksha-dresden.de), a place for a new We-culture, a center for integral life practice, where he in addition to the yoga also works as practice group leader for „transparent communication“.

 

Yoga with Daniel Brinitzer
daily
7:00am-7:50am
Tao Room

Yoga – Yoganamics

What happens when traditional Yoga meets western knowledge? A synthesis of deeper functional anatomical understanding and practical experience of the body. Meet the complexity of your body bit by bit. Learn to connect bodyparts in a new more vital and creative way. Create new exterior and interior space. Experience yourself more clearly and precisely connected to your body!

Embodied Intelligence
intensity – precision – vitality

As the team of Witnessing-in-Empathy, Monika Messner, Stefan Beier & Stefan Enzler report about retreats at the former Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz and will share their experiences with the participants.

Monika Messner is a midwife and yoga teacher and has been accompanying women and their partners*in a “baby-friendly hospital” in the birth process for 25 years.

She is a participant in the German Coregroup of Thomas Hübl and the international Pocket Project. Since 2014 she has been an active member of the W.E. team, has been four times with groups in Auschwitz/ Oswiecim in Poland and is mainly responsible for the travel organisation besides the facilitating on site.

Her greatest wish is to bring people of different national and religious origins together for common witnessing on the spot and thus to enable a restoration of the relationship.

 

 

 

Witnessing in Empathy: Retreats in Auschwitz

with Monika Meissner, Stefan Meier & Stefan Enzler

Tuesday, July 30
9:00pm-10:00pm
Tao Room

Are we at home in our collective past, even if it was horrible? The team of Witnessing-in-Empathy will report from retreats held in the former Nazi death camp Auschwitzand will take the audience into a taste of the experiences made there.

Cognitively everyone knows lots about the holocaust, but when it comes to emotions our systems often shut down in the face of the inconceivable, un-nameable horror. After many years of training in subtle competencies with Thomas Hübl a team formed to explore a different approach. We wanted to confront ourselves with visiting Auschwitz – and staying despite of the emotional shut down, giving ourselves to whatever happens there, whatever energy turns up, whatever emotion arises. With time we realised to be opening up again – for tears, for rage, for fear, for shame, for arrogance, for love, for courage.

Out of those moving experiences group journeys to Auschwitz were developed with a simple, but deeply human approach: witnessing in empathy. Since it is often hard to bear, it’s essential not to be alone. Together we witness the place and its energies and we witness what happens within ourselves, supported by the group as a strong container.

Testimonials of participants in the former journeys can be found on: www.witnessing-in-empathy.org

Manda Johnson has been student of Thomas for the last 4 years and involved in the world of personal transformation for over thirty years. She facilitates individuals and groups to journey into the realms of the inner life in the belief that real change begins within.
Her training and experience link the body, emotions, mind and spirit and the power of their coherent use to develop our capacity to be in relationship, informing and transforming our everyday way of being and acting in the world.
Manda is passionate about the moving body, believing that is has a beautiful and powerful contribution to make to our ability to be people who are consciously evolving in the face of the challenges we currently face.
 
Manda is a dancer, a Somatic therapist and educator and is certified in Hypnotherapy.

Ingrid Pickel facilitates theatre projects in theaters and communities, in schools or colleges.

She loves to offer creative and playful spaces for groups and individuals, to enable spontaneous and authentic expression and the emergence of ‘ we-spaces ‘.

Ingrid is an improvisation researcher, Integrative Drama Therapist (FPI), director, performer and coach. She trains and teaches Action TheaterTM, which combines the kinesthetic knowledge of dance with the emotional power of theatre and the commitment to the now. It is a form of improvisation which has many similarities to Transparent Communication® according to Thomas Hübl.

She is a longterm student of Thomas Hübl.

Creating the imprint of home in embodied and playful communication

with Manda Johnson & Ingrid Pickel

Saturday, July 27
3:30pm-5:30pm
Tao Room

 

This workshop opens a space beyond habit and judgment. We improvise with movement, sound and word.

We expand our perception physically, emotionally and mentally. Perceiving the impulses of your body-mind, following your movements in space and time, you find your self-expression, spontaneous, lively and coherent. Moment to moment, this creates the encounter with yourself and with others, with the inner and the outer world.

You open the focus of your attention and stay more precisely in the present moment. You listen to your intuition: what is your truth now, what wants to be expressed now? You recognize patterns, refine and change them. You play with rhythms of movements and sounds, hearing them connecting and developing. You give space to STILLNESS. You feel the subtle web of interconnection between you and the others.

Together, we explore embodied ways of communicating and possibilities of an emerging WE- space.

Belinda James is originally trained as an actor in the UK and worked for many years in British theatre, including four years as a leading actress at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London.

She joined the company Olivier Mythodrama in 2003 bringing Myth/Shakespeare to the world of leadership and organizations, she is now a senior associate and an experienced program leader, facilitator and coach, delivering courses to a wide variety of global businesses. Her areas of expertise are communication and presence. She also has a keen interest in women and young women’s development.

Belinda is also fully trained in PBSP- body-based psychotherapy. Having studied for 30 years in many fields of personal and spiritual development she has a keen interest in her own and others personal transformation. She has been studying with Thomas for six years now and after finishing the TWT4 training became an assistant and member of his Core Group.

She has three children and lives in the Wiltshire countryside from where she and her husband also run an event centre, here she is developing her own and others work.

 

Martin Bruders is a graduate social worker, mediator and coach. He has worked for 28 years as a comedian and host of more than 2,000 company events in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

His inner journey is dedicated to his meditation practice as well as his daily life. He has been studying intensively with Thomas Hübl for 12 years and is a participant in his core group. He is especially touched, in a radical way, by the true embodiment of an increased intimacy and honesty from human being to human being and from human being to God.

Today he is increasingly active as a speaker and seminar leader on topics of this kind, publishes podcasts and conducts silence retreats in the AIS program.

He is the inventor of the We Transform Leadership Trainings and the head of the Integral Roadshow, an infotainment show about Ken Wilber’s integral model. He is also a co-founder of the Institute for Global Integral Competence (IfGIC) and innerplace.org – Berlin.

Martin is the father of two grown-up children and lives in Berlin.

www.martinbruders.de

daily, Main Hall