23 August 2022
18:30 - 20:00
Training - Online
Register for workshop Zoom link on: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpfu6hrj8rGtwdY0kSj6yhU3rx_j6sDCDu
Nonviolence is one of the core principles which is non-negotiable for everyone who wants to take action under the name of XR. De-escalation is a key skill for anyone involved in any action. It helps maintain nonviolent interactions and atmosphere.
XR’s nonviolence has both a strategic and ethical dimension: Strategically, nonviolence is an effective tool in mass mobilisations, as evidenced by social science research. Upholding nonviolent tension means actively creating a respectful culture and basis for trust whilst also exposing and confronting injustice. Ethically, XR takes the view that by undertaking the conscious, often challenging work of removing violence from the way we act and interact, we can connect more deeply and positively with each other and the world around us. Through this deliberate practice, we can model, or ‘prefigure’, the future we hope to create.
In this training we will explore, in an embodied way, our relationship with the roles of the Drama triangle (Victim/Persecutor/Rescuer) and how they generally keep conflict in the stuck realm as opposed to moving towards a more conscious place of potential transformation.
During this exploration we will also learn how we can be supported through becoming familiar with the archetypal characters of the Brave Warrior (for the Persecutor) the Wise Elder (for the Rescuer) and the Curious Child (for the Victim). Remembering these archetypal energies in each of us will help us respond more creatively when we inevitably fall into the roles of the drama triangle in moments of challenge.
This exploration will be playful and embodied, making use of our bodies where possible.
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