WORKSHOPS


All One 17

WORKSHOP 1.
Saturday: Autocompassion

Constanza Calatayud

The Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is a mindfulness and self-compassion skills training program developed by Christopher K. Germer (leader in integrating mindfulness and psychotherapy) and Kristin Neff (pioneer researcher in the field of self-compassion ), With empirical support, t’s designed to cultivate the ability of compassion or unconditional love towards one's self.

The MSC program provides participants with principles and practices that allow them to respond with attention, understanding and kindness in difficult times of life.

Self-compassion is a courageous attitude that protects us from being hurt, including the harm we involuntarily cause ourselves through self-criticism, isolation, thoughtfulness or obsessive self-absorption 

The research, continued and rapidly expanding, demonstrates that training in this program increases self-compassion or unconditional love for one's self, compassion for others, fluency, life satisfaction, well-being in everyday life As well as happiness and emotional resilience. It also decreases anxiety, depression and stress while helping to maintain healthy habits like diet and exercise and to have satisfactory personal relationships.

Among the objectives of this workshop it is important to know and learn:

  • The conceptual, scientific and physiological bases of self-compassion.
  • Motivate yourself to change yourself through understanding and kindness rather than through harsh self-criticism.
  • Handle conflicting emotions more effectively.
  • Transform difficult relationships more easily.
  • Cultivate practices of mindfulness and self-compassion for everyday life

The MSC can be learned even by those who during childhood did not receive enough affection or feel uncomfortable when they are kind to themselves.

 

Sunday: To start to meditate

Sangjey Kep

(In English with continuous translation in Spanish)

The starting point of meditation is fundamental for working on, & to reach mindfulness. Going through three traditional Tibetan meditations, we will learn to train our mind, preparing the path to use more advance meditation. This will help us to have a happier life based on compassion.

WORKSHOP 2. To re-humanise our view: To widen the circle of compassion

Gonzalo Brito

(In Spanish)

Human beings have an instintive capacity for love and compassion, which is reflected in the human body. We are designed to take care of our loved ones which allows the survival of our species. However, this compassionate instinct gets blocked when we go out of our small circle of family and friends, emerging the idea of “us against them.” Which manifest in selfishness, tribalism, nacionalism, racism, classism, etc. This idea is the foundation of war and injustice on an interpersonal and international level.

Facing this situation, the contemplative traditions have developed strategies to transform our sense of tribal beings, to recognise our humanity & interdependence, a perspective from which we can grow cultures of peace.

In this workshop, we will explore empathy, interdependence & humanity. Also we will connect with others to grow universal compassion. This universal compassion goes beyond the instinctive compassion & we can have constructive relationships with others, to generate happiness in both the giver & the recipient.

 

WORKSHOP 3. Compassionate Schools

Tish Jennings y David Germano

(In English with continuous translation in Spanish)

Tish and David are the two persons who have led a beautiful project for compassionate schools in Virginia (USA). They are in the fourth year of a 7 year project.

After the talk. there is a workshop where they will give more focused information which is practical for teachers and educators, including  techniques for mindfulness, emotional intelligence and compassion which they use in their programm.

Teaching is an emotional practice. The social and emotional dynamics play a fundamental role in the learning and behaviour of students.

Based on neuroscience, phycological and education research, and the experience gained in this all one project during recent years. This WORKSHOP gives practical information about how mindfulness can help teachers and educators to manage stress and create a feeling of expeceptional learning and from there revitalize teaching, learning and wellbeing.

 

WORKSHOP 4. Meditation, united in love

Manuel Morata

(In Spanish)

Short introduction into meditation practice.

Meditation as practice to unite people and expand this feeling.

Practice

Meditation posture

Before Meditation

United consciousness

Love towards yourself and others

Developing necessity of affect and detach from selfishness

Concentration and meditation on love

Silence of love, contemplation state

WORKSHOP 5. Mindful and Compassionate leadership

Mounira Latrache y Angel Hernández

(In English and Spanish simultaneously)

To be a mindful and compassionate leader means to influence people in a way that does not involve politics or putting pressure on people - it means to go from the I to the WE and to care about more than just the result of a task - everyone can develop these skills because they are deeply ingrained in us as humans.

Join us for a workshop to develop your emotional intelligence and explore how you can connect with your own compassion in a way that serves yourself the WE, AND the company.

We will do group exercises, explore more of what it means for you personally and come closer to the things you can implement in your daily work life.

 

WORKSHOP 6. Breathing. Calm and balance

José María Márquez (Gopala)

(in Spanish)

The classic technics of pranayama, teach you how to breath consciously.

If we learn to breath, our body and mind can adjust easily to life. Learn to observe how the life energy runs as we breathe. To be aware of your breath to gain control over currents and inner life forces. Simple Exercises adapted for all. From the pranayama we move on the silent meditation to gain calm and balance.

WORKSHOP 7.
Saturday: Meditation on the move

Blanca de La Vega

"Our essential nature is immobility, the great force of life in which all movements appear."
J. de Salzmann
 
G.I. Gurdjieff created these dances based on the perennial wisdom of ancient spiritual traditions to help us to connect with our inner world through the physical body. This connection between the mind and the body is the heart of the Work
 
The sacred dances express that which remains hidden for most of us, an unknown dimension, the reality of a higher level of Being. Their practice propitiates the state of attention we need to move beyond our ordinary condition.
 
Our limited repertoire of movements is closely related to our thought patterns and ways of feeling. These dances make possible the observation of these automatisms as well as the opening to new, more authentic spaces.
 
Another foundation is the immobility that underlies every movement, even in the moments of greater external agitation there is a center where quietness reigns, that is where our true Self resides. These dances are a path to that place.
 
Through the development of attention and always in connection with the body, we learn to know our psychology and accept it, they are a path to Presence, observation and inner growth.
 
PROGRAM
 
- Meditation
 
- Brief contextualization of work
 
- Sacred Movements and Dances by Gurdjieff
 
- Wheel to share the experience and clarify doubts
 
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ARRIVE 5 MINUTES BEFORE SEMINAR STARTS.

 

Sunday: Movement

Five days to dance

(English and Spanish simultaneously)

Are we connected with our bodies? How do we move? Are we aware? In this workshop we will explore the strength and fragility of our body. We will feel every move. We have our home within ourselves, like a snail. What is our home? Is it an open and fresh place? Are the windows open and a breeze goes through? Or is our place shut?

Willfried and Amaya are dancers and choreographers and throughout their career they have explored with body consciousness, with dance, dance theater and community dance. In workshops of only a few hours we have been aware of the strength we have, the connection we feel, when we connect with our body and through movements and music we connect with others. What are we capable of when we dance together? Sometimes we are trapped in a body and we are not aware of the precious gift that we have to express, feel and imagine.

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