Community Open Forum with Carol Swann

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November 2, 2014 - 2:30pm - 6:30pm

This forum is open to everyone, including neighbors and friends of Earthdance to delve into the multilayered circles of community. The theme for this Forum is “Who’s in and Who’s Out,” which begins with a chosen focus of this theme from the group and then unfolds into the deeper complexities which inherently includes many topics. Often the tensions that are affecting a community are either too taboo for people to notice (like class, economic difference, race, ablism, age etc.), too scary to name, or are without the skills to facilitate them.


Through the Process Work perspective we will apply Arnold Mindell's Deep Democracy tools to engage dynamically with polarities, inner/outer conflict, and unfold the potency and wisdom within those tensions. As a community we will practice interacting without marginalizing parts of ourselves and others, paying attention to everything that is in them, which is also in me. We will learn tools such as; embodied role switching, ghost roles, hot spots, warm spots, de-escalations signals etc., deepening our awareness of ourselves, our relationships, our community AND the world. 


Note: People who have participated in the Sat. and Sun. workshop on “Rank and Privilege” with Carol will be an integrated support and fully joining those that are coming to the Community Forum in the afternoon. A short debrief for those from the workshop or ANYONE interested in staying until 6:30 will continue after the 6:00pm closing. 

$20-$30 sliding scale

Carol Swann

Carol Swann is a group process and conflict facilitator whose work brings unique skills into community building, contributing toward a more socially just and connected world. She weaves her extensive studies in Process Work, Social Somatic’s, and Hakomi (body/mind psychotherapy) into all of her work. She is Co-Founder and Director of Moving On Center School of Participatory Arts and Somatic Education which links somatics and the performing arts for social change, now located in Berlin, Germany (1994-2014). She has taught Somatics (movement re-patterning and psychology), the Alexander Technique, Authentic Movement, Voice, Contact, and Performance Improvisation for 35 years in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Israel, and Russia. She is a registered movement therapist (RSMTsm) which includes her training in Body Mind Centering and Laban/Bartenieff Studies with a private practice in Somatic Therapy.


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