Friday 4 June at 5.00 GMT

For REGISTERED Participants

The joy of caring: presencing as a future forming gesture, inviting us to include, emerge and transcend

How are we able to find a way towards love and joy at all times?

Caring is much more than just paying attention when there is sickness and pain. Caring is loving, appreciating, accepting, receiving, embracing, feeling and understanding. It is sharing, accompanying, healing, giving relief, inspiration and encouragement. It is co-creating. To care is to listen, to be present, available, open and attentive. To care is to give oneself out of joy.

Co-creating practices to nurture wellbeing through the joy of caring.

Exploring how we can make our relationships a genuine flow from me to you and between us, releasing masks, guilt and defensive attitudes that separate and exhaust us. 

Let us explore, share and co-create practices that enable us to develop as creative, autonomous, emotionally and spiritually mature people, to become leaders that embrace in the joy of caring: transforming.

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Miriam Subirana

Let us explore, share and co-create practices that enable us to develop as creative, autonomous, emotionally and spiritually mature people, to become leaders that embrace in the joy of caring: transforming difficulties into possibilities, creating equality, justice and solidarity in the world.

How can Nature's principles of Harmony inspire a new way of learning to live in the world

This workshop will explore how understanding the universal principles and laws of Nature can guide us in living and working in ways that promote our own well-being and the well-being of others and the world. When any system is in harmony, health and sustainability are the emergent properties. Seeing the world through this lens enables us to appreciate how Harmony can inform our practices every day.

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Richard Dunne

Now more than ever we need to learn to create a loving world, a world in harmony, where well-being for all is our goal and we seek to heal ourselves and our world in the process. It will need courage and commitment to make happen, but there is clear evidence that more and more people are taking the lead in translating this vision into reality. The forum could not have come at a better time!

Worldview Reflection as a True Dichotomy and Complementary Thinking Task in Behalf of Human Survival

Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, Ph.D., Ed.D., is author of numerous books, peer-reviewed articles and chapters on applications of Indigenous Worldview as a proven solution to our existential world problems. Former Director of Education at Oglala, Lakota College and currently a professor of education for change at Fielding Graduate University, his academic work, spiritual life and social/ecological justice activism have received international recognition, including a book on his work by Dr. Michael Fisher entitled Fearless Engagement of Four Arrows.

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Four Arrows

Loving the world must begin with loving all life forms fearlessly

Compassionate Leadership and Interconnection 

Summary of session

The pandemic has triggered global tragedy, fear, and pervasive uncertainty but it also offers an opportunity for profound learning. Three key areas of learning from these difficult times for health and care systems are compassionate leadership, collaborative working and reflection. The session will ask how we can develop communities of high quality and compassionate care in the challenging circumstances we face? We will explore how we can help ensure that compassion, high quality and innovation are at the heart of our workplaces, communities and societies.

Programme

15 minute guided meditation on interconnection and compassion
20 minute presentation on compassionate leadership and ininterconnection
5 minutes for silent reflection: How can compassionate leadership be developed in my sector, community, country?
20 minutes for individual contributions/questions on Chat
10 minutes self-compassion meditation

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Michael West

The challenges that face us and our planet are fundamentally about the happiness, wellbeing and inclusiveness of all. To contribute to a transformed world, requires we all commit to nurturing loving environments, compassionate cultures and leadership, and cultivating an experienced sense of our interconnection with all.

The Heartful Leader

Leading and working from the heart = wellbeing + compassion + integration

This workshop is designed to help leaders and changemakers access and integrate the infinite resources of their hearts. These heart-based resources promote clarity of mind and the ability to be present in each moment, enabling better decision making and increasing self-compassion and compassion for others. Simple techniques will show us how to reduce stress, improve overall health and wellbeing, clear the mind's clutter, and let go of negative and unhealthy habits which hold us back. 

Enjoy a profound, experiential workshop with time for reflection and interaction.

Hester is facilitating the workshop together with Judith Nelson.

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Dr Hester O Connor

As we emerge from the Global pandemic this is a crucial time for leaders to embrace the importance of what it means to have the courage to soften and to face the changes we need to make in order to build a more humane and compassionate world for ourselves, for colleagues and for our communities. It is a time to listen and live from within the beauty of our own hearts.

The Heartful Leader 

Leading and working from the heart = wellbeing + compassion + integration

This workshop is designed to help leaders and changemakers access and integrate the infinite resources of their hearts. These heart-based resources promote clarity of mind and the ability to be present in each moment, enabling better decision making and increasing self-compassion and compassion for others. Simple techniques will show us how to reduce stress, improve overall health and wellbeing, clear the mind's clutter, and let go of negative and unhealthy habits which hold us back. 

Enjoy a profound, experiential workshop with time for reflection and interaction.

Judith is facilitating the workshop together with Hester O Connor.

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Judith Nelson

The ability to lead, love, and help others, starts within each of us. Just as we should put on our own oxygen mask before helping others, a good leader needs the skills, time, and space, to look after themselves and plan for a better world and future. The Forum provides this beneficial space, developing the inner resources and finest qualities needed for exceptional leadership in today's world.

Mirroring Our Leadership for a Connected Society

The story of this workshop around the Connective Leadership Mirror actually starts in 2005 when reading the book Presence (Senge, Scharmer, et al., 2004) which suggests that organizations hold both the responsibility and the opportunity to contribute to a flourishing society, mainly through enabling constructive and connective leadership. 

In 2009, I initiated the Dutch Society for Connective Leadership, a movement inquiring into, and promoting the image of the ‘ideal’ connective leader, furthermore offering a free ‘mirroring’ scan to invite leaders, managers and professionals to review and discuss their personal “CL” profile. 

In this SoHF-CLM workshop you can expect to become part of a connective dialogue...

Whether or not you subscribe, you still can view your personal CL mirror. By this, you will (anonymously) contribute to the creation of a contemporary SoHF leadership profile. 

Go to https://sohf21.clmirror.org

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Cornelis (Cees) J. Hoogendijk

My work with organisations and my workshop on connective leadership resonate highly with this year's theme. We spend a major part of our time in some kind of organisation, which serves consciously or unconsciously as an influencing context. The more constructive, appreciation, connectedness and love we experience in our work, the more we will spread it in our lives, families and networks.

The Alchemical Compass 

The aim of this workshop is to explore ways that acknowledge the individual and cultural differences of each person, while finding ways to connect, communicate with compassion and empathy for each other, in order to create a community and a world in which we truly ‘see’ one another. While holding on to the intention of Love... Love for oneself, love for the other, love for the planet and love for all that is… especially during this period of chaos.

We will be PLAYING with the metaphor of the four elements of earth, fire, air and water. uses creative arts tools, such as movements, music, story making, drama and breath work to achieve its objectives, while having FUN!

Things to bring

1. Images of elements (fire, water, air and earth – one of each) to be downloaded into participants devices on ZOOM.
2. Paper and colours- markers, crayons, etc.
3. Paper and pen/pencil
4. Single coloured shawl or cloth to represent one element

Vanitha Chandrasegaram is facilitating the workshop together with Linda Mjöll Stefansdottir.

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Vanitha Chandrasegaram

I was also very inspired by those who had participated in my workshop. They were amazingly creative and I had so much fun with them, facilitating the workshop.A reflection on the theme: 'Towards a Loving World, Leadership and Governance for Well-Being'. A loving world starts with loving ourselves... from within to outwards. I feel that what is reflected on the outside, is the projection of what is going on inside within each of us. The Covid pandemic has given many of us time to go within and begin the journey of self-love and self- reflection, which enables us to live more consciously and be more loving towards others and Earth.

The Alchemical Compass 

The aim of this workshop is to explore ways that acknowledge the individual and cultural differences of each person, while finding ways to connect, communicate with compassion and empathy for each other, in order to create a community and a world in which we truly ‘see’ one another. While holding on to the intention of Love... Love for oneself, love for the other, love for the planet and love for all that is… especially during this period of chaos.

We will be PLAYING with the metaphor of the four elements of earth, fire, air and water. uses creative arts tools, such as movements, music, story making, drama and breath work to achieve its objectives, while having FUN!

Things to bring

1. Images of elements (fire, water, air and earth – one of each) to be downloaded into participants devices on ZOOM.
2. Paper and colours- markers, crayons, etc.
3. Paper and pen/pencil
4. Single coloured shawl or cloth to represent one element

Linda is facilitating the workshop together with Vanitha Chandrasegaram.

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Linda Mjöll Stefansdóttir

The Neuroscience and Spiritual Practice of Love and Compassion in Service of a More Caring Society. 

In this workshop we will explore prevailing motivations and cultures of being and working together enacted in global systems. Carolin Fraude will facilitate a process of personal reflection, listening and meaningful dialogue and guide several experiential explorations through which we can re-discover how leadership and governance for well-being can look like. Tania Singer will offer a psychological and neuroscientific perspective suggesting that our individual and collective focus in society is out-of-balance as most big systems we created are focusing on achievement, power and consumption motivations, whereas love and care have been banned to the private spheres of life. She will provide scientific evidence on how through meditation and mental training, many of our societal mental health and environmental problems can be addressed; how individual change may lead to societal change.

Tania is facilitating the workshop together with Caroline Fraude.

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Prof Tania Singer

Being a social neuroscientist and psychologist also working cross-disciplinary together with economists, educators, politicians and health-care providers, I am repeatedly astonished by the fact that in all these large-scale systems we have created LOVE is somehow a taboo. We do not do research and do not like to speak about it publicly neither. However, it is the basis for humanity.

The Neuroscience and Spiritual Practice of Love and Compassion in Service of a More Caring Society. 

In this workshop we will explore prevailing motivations and cultures of being and working together enacted in global systems. Carolin Fraude will facilitate a process of personal reflection, listening and meaningful dialogue and guide several experiential explorations through which we can re-discover how leadership and governance for well-being can look like. Tania Singer will offer a psychological and neuroscientific perspective suggesting that our individual and collective focus in society is out-of-balance as most big systems we created are focusing on achievement, power and consumption motivations, whereas love and care have been banned to the private spheres of life. She will provide scientific evidence on how through meditation and mental training, many of our societal mental health and environmental problems can be addressed; how individual change may lead to societal change.

Carolin is facilitating the workshop together with Dr Tania Singer.

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Carolin Fraude

In a time in which societies are shaken and threatened by global challenges such as climate change, the COVID pandemic or increasing populism, strong, global communities are extremely important. For this we need to create a culture of love and compassion and show genuine leadership towards it.

What is my Responsibility for Helping to Create a More Loving World?

To encourage peace, love and understanding between peoples regardless of their ethnic origin or religion.
To understand how individual and collective memories of the past influence our present identities and how we live and tell our lives.
To explore how historically compounded grievances and deeply buried wounds may continue to hold us, as individuals and future generations, preventing a more loving world.
To understand how, through compassion, understanding and forgiveness, grievances can be transformed, so we can become part of a more loving process!

Through individual in-depth reflection and feeling in a safe way, we may discover which aspects of ourselves are not fully contributing to love and where these parts originate. We may then understand how best to align them and release the grievances, which these parts carry, through forgiveness and surrender to the Divine or Great Life Force.

What is normal is the ebb and flow of tensions that form part of a healthy interaction among the life forces, which influence us in this world. Conflict need not be the norm, but the exception. When tensions and fears rise high, conflicts can erupt and we often blame others for our grievances, instead of taking responsibility for the part we may have played in fuelling the tensions.

I will be sharing the steps each one of us can take to understand and develop a greater awareness of the need for harmony and love. Also, the relationship we have with family and ancestral history experiences, beliefs and patterns.

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Alexandra Asseily

Fear and the Failures of Love

In the New Testament we read that “perfect love casts out all fear.” Its opposite is also true: fear casts out love. Fear, not hatred, is the deepest enemy of love. Recent work in cognitive science concurs: fear crowds out the empathy that empowers the highest forms of love. If we are going to make progress on love, then, we need to face our fears that crowd love out. One might wonder: How can we re-invision a more loving world, unless we honestly address the fears that can overwhelm love?

In this workshop, in groups big and small, we will come to a better understanding of the fears that cast out love, both corporately and individually, and consider ways to face our fears and empower empathetic love.

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Dr Kelly James Clark