BLAST is a project run by the transnational Transformative Education Community of Practice formed by members of ECOLISE and other partners. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ strategic partnerships programme and started in October 2019. It focuses on the enhancement of transformative learning across Europe. Anna Storck will give us an introduction to the blended and transformative learning competencies from the BLAST project – a useful tool kit for anyone dedicated to social & ecological transition.
Dr. Anna Storck
Integral Trainer & Coach
"Working with Beginnings: a Trauma–informed and Nervous System–based Approach to Conflict Transformation" The most underrated factors in conflict transformation are the role of the nervous system, the power of co–regulation and the presence of the past through unresolved individual & collective trauma. Blended live workshop. Daniel will join us online.
Conflict is never “out there” – it always starts “in here”: as an inner experience of emotional overwhelm, of “too much”.
This workshop is built on a modern, nervous system–based and trauma–informed approach to conflict transformation. It teaches you how to expand your embodied capacity to slow down, breathe, and host your own emotional conflict experience in a sustainable and integrative way.
Once you are able to be there “for yourself” in a conflict, you are only then available to be there for someone else. This is what it means to become the change that you want to see in the world. What appeared as a conflict before becomes a challenge you can respond to in a mature and flexible way. Where before you could only react, now you have a choice.
You will learn about:
Daniel Auf der Mauer
Photograper, Systemic Coach & Mediator
Blended learning for the social-ecological transition combines experiential place-based learning through immersion in community-led initiatives with online opportunities for exchange and peer learning in geographically distributed Communities of Practice. Blended approaches extend the reach, facilitate access, improve motivation, enhance flexibility, and synergise otherwise disconnected opportunities for learning and action.
The purpose of the BLAST partnership is to enable educators, trainers, facilitators, mentors, researchers etc. in delivering transformative learning opportunities to citizens, communities and professionals that engage as change-makers and game-changers in the social-ecological transition. Join us in the panel discussion about blended transformative learning and Community of Practice with our guest:
Hosting Transformation & Visionautik
BLAST IO2 Methods
Community Catalyst & Facilitator at Cultivate
BLAST IO1 Community of Practice
Permaculture CoLab Agile Coach
BLAST IO1 Community of Practice
For all participants joining us in-person in Berlin. We are planing a dinner together near the Venue. Details will follow.
"“Ichi-Go Ichi-E – (One time, one meeting): ‘Generative social field’ meets Japanese Tea Ceremony” Careful examination can sometimes reveal that ancient eastern traditions and western sociological concepts are not as dissimilar as one might think. For example, one could discover that field theory, or rather that which the academic discourse has termed ‘social fields,’ and the art of tea ceremony bear tentative likeness and can be mutually illuminating. The key principles of a tea ceremony – space, time, and information – are likewise central to social fields. Let us talk it over – over a cup of tea!
The tea ceremony enables the emergence of social fields, which here take the form of ‘BA’. The inner conditions of individuals are cultivated with the help of material and spiritual nutrients provided by a mindful host. Practical results lie in the ceremony’s emphasis on the present. Otto Scharmer defines ‘social fields’ as social systems which have “an emphasis on the source conditions that give rise to patterns of thinking, conversing, and organizing, which in turn produce practical results”. Moreover, he posits that these source conditions are “co-shaped by the inner condition of individuals and quality of the ‘social soil’”.
The workshop has two parts:
Part 1: Tea ceremony:
an immersive social field experience based on an ancient Eastern contemplative social cultivation practice. In this part of the workshop we will be introduced to the art of the tea ceremony (eg. MA, Ichi-Go Ichi-E, Ba), enacting its social field and immersing ourselves in it with all senses.
Part 2: Reflection for action:
In the second part of the workshop, we will presence the social field that was created and reflect on its impact. To facilitate this reflection, terminologies and frameworks of East and West will intersect and encounter a common ground(lessness).
Dr. Kazuma Matoba
University Professor, Trainer & Visionary
Social Field Practitionery
If you want to attend the conference in-person and need accommodation in the Evangelische Bildungsstätte, please register below. The accommodation cost is 67 EUR per person (in a double room).