Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, 7:00-9:30 pm
Free Evening Event
with Gisela Wendling, Ph.D.
This program is sponsored by GraceWorks Events and will be held at 35 Century Lane, Petaluma, CA 94952
RSVP or call (707) 765-2313
Join us for an evening with Gisela Wendling, sharing her background and her long-standing interest in surviving, evolving and thriving through change.
Aside from working with a multitude of western approaches to human and organizational development, Gisela’s interest in transformative change has taken her deeply into the magical and mystical world of the indigenous people, their cosmologies, and their spiritual arts. These are practices that not only support change but also stability. The insights she gained from the indigenous people of Peruvian Andes and the Amazon, the Bushman of the Kalahari Desert, and the Aborigines of Australia have irreversibly shifted her understanding of change and how to best support the process of change. During this evening and the upcoming workshop she will share these insights with you.
For this introductory evening we will explore a small facet of two related ideas that are integral to indigenous life, specifically belonging to country, and carrying a lineage. Using experiential activities, group interaction and story telling, we will enter the territory of belonging through the perspectives of indigenous peoples and reflect on how these perspectives are relevant to your personal lives.
Guiding questions include:
- What does it mean to you to belong?
- Do you have a sense of connection to your place of birth, or another place that defines who you are, your story and how you know yourself?
- Do you stand in a lineage of people, ancestors, or other beings that give you strengths and vitality and that pass on their wisdom and knowledge from their predecessors to you?
This evening may stir you up, confront you with existential questions and dilemmas, and expose you to a different kind of perspective for what it means to have a more nurturing and meaningful sense of belonging.