Living through this still-strange and unsettling time of global pandemic, the period of introspection within reveals the need for community, as we realise how much we are interdependent and interconnected.
Distance does not create safety, if we cannot make sense of our lives in the bigger scheme of the world around us. This is an opportunity to weave in the social threads while in physical isolation, into greater connections and stronger relationships. Determined, not just to stay alive, but also to continue living and to create a meaningful life, we feel that it is necessary to hold space together as a community for support, inspirations and celebration.
Distance ≠ Safety
We are hosting a variety of online programmes for well-being, creative inquiry, culture experimentation, collectively reading and writing new stories, and whatever is emerging from the hearts and minds of every one of us.
Please join us in any of these programmes, and please also feel free to suggest or offer to host a session to share your gifts. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Connection = Care
With Vivian Lee & Lim Sixian
Reflecting on what it means to be at home, this series of online gatherings invites you to explore the many inner and outer spaces we can call home.
We convene every two weeks or so, following the new and full moon cycle.
#1: Coming Home to EARTH
April 22, Wednesday, 7:30 to 9:30pm
#2: Being at Home in Our Bodies
May 7, Thursday, 7:30 to 9:30pm
#3: Being at Home
May 22, Friday, 7:30 to 9:30pm
This Community Learning space is for us to learn and practice together some of the topics or skills we find value-adding to our lives. This is not a session where anyone ‘teach’ as an ‘expert’. Instead, the host(s) or facilitator(s) will share resources and experiences on interested topics and attendees will learn together collectively. This is also an opportunity to apply what we’re learning with any personal life examples each of us might want to share.
You are encouraged to look at the listed resources of the topics to see what you’d like to bring up to ask or share during the group learning session.
Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
With Yi Han
As social beings, we seek to communicate to be heard and acknowledged. Likewise, we connect with others when we have the ability to listen attentively to others.
Non-violent communication is a tool to express ourselves with more clarity. Through the process, we learn to connect wholeheartedly, and find ways to talk about our feelings and needs that connects us to one another.
In this session, Yi Han will share with us his personal experience with NVC by way of an introduction, and facilitate a participatory workshop to learn this tool for communication.
May 16, Saturday, 2 to 4:30pm
Some resources you can look at before the session:
Nonviolent Communication and Self Awareness | Maria Engels | TEDxAllendaleColumbiaSchool
Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg – a Brief Introduction