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THE PROCESSES: These are the main practices and methods we work with in Transition 2 Resilience. Depending on the context and need, we adapt and blend the following processes as well as creativity using stimulating exercises like dance, songs, poems, bodywork etc.
Appreciative Inquiry: (Theodore Kinni and Sarah Elaine Eaton) Appreciative Inquiry is about the co-evolutionary search for the best in people, their organisations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms.
Circle Practice: (Christina Baldwin) Circle Practice is a highly adaptable modern form of generative dialogue which has existed throughout time as a form of gathering. Because circle is universal, it is familiar and easily learned; challenges current status quo and brings a natural sense of coherence to groups.
The Work that Reconnects: (Joanna Macy) It demonstrates our interconnectedness in the web of life and our authority to take action on its behalf. It helps find insight, solidarity, and courage to act, despite rapidly worsening conditions. Based on systems theory, spiritual teachings, and deep ecology, its methods are described in Coming Back to Life, the book Joanna Macy wrote with Molly Young Brown.
Experiential Learning: (David A. Kolb) Is the process of making meaning from direct experience. Experiential learning plays an important role in helping particpants shift perspectives and access different intelligences.
Open Space: (Harrison Owen) Open Space Technology is a simple way to run productive meetings, for five to 2000+ people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organisation, in everyday practice and extraordinary change.
U-process: (Otto Scharmer) The U-Process is a methodology created by for addressing highly complex challenges— for solving complex problems or realizing complex opportunities. It is a “social technology” and a process design pattern for effecting the transformation of reality, within and across the worlds of business, government, and civil society.
World Café: (Juanita Brown and David Isaacs) As a conversational approach, the World Café is an innovative yet simple methodology for hosting conversations about questions that matter. As a process, the World Café can evoke and make visible the collective intelligence of any group, thus increasing people’s capacity for effective action in pursuit of common aims.
Spiral Dynamics (Don Beck and Chris Cowan) in which a series of core value sets (Values memes) act as organising principles, for adaptive problem solving in relation to specific cultural and environmental contexts. The memes are organised hierarchically reflecting the cultural history of advanced western industrial soocieties, and are useful in identifying characteristics or organisational development.
Process Work (Arnold Mindell) is a transdisciplinary approach derived from years of practice and observation. Process Work initially worked with individuals and then evolved to encompass a new way of working with the complete spectrum of group and organisational life.
Systemic Constellations (Bert Hellinger) offer a soulful way of illuminating pressing personal, professional and organisational issues. This site simply offers a number of links to constellation practitioners in the UK and associations across the world, as well as the originator of this way of working.
Dragon Dreaming (John Croft) based upon living systems theory, experiential deep ecology, nonviolent communication and Australian Aboriginal spirituality, Dragon Dreaming is a comprehensive stage approach for making dreams come true and building outrageously successful organisations and projects for the “Great Turning” from a civilisation based upon unceasing Industrial Growth to a culture based upon support and sustenance of life.
The Forum (Developed by ZEGG ecovillage) is a method of deep sharing, clarifying interpersonal conflict, and practicing transparency within a group of people that work and/or live together. It helps separating personal issues from the organisational level, and supports building trust and community. Practiced regularly it can become a strong vessel for individual and collective inner growth. The Forum is a well-facilitated method for evoking emotional transparency that functions like a combination of psychodrama and group empathy. Each person goes into the center of the circle for whole-group attention, telling the others about a personal issue, then people in the group mirror back to that person what they’re seeing and hearing.
Analysing Living Systems Exercises (Naresh Giangrande) enables participants to identify the elements in a system and the positive and negative feedbacks within a system, based upon a role play within the group. It enables the emergent properties of living systems to be recognised, and allows counter-intuitive responses of such systems to be explored.
Permaculture Design (Bill Mollinson, David Holmgren and Ro Morrow) Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants. The ecological processes of plants, animals, their nutrient cycles, climatic factors and weather cycles are all part of the picture. Inhabitants’ needs are provided for using proven technologies for food, energy, shelter and infrastructure. Elements in a system are viewed in relationship to other elements, where the outputs of one element become the inputs of another.
We also many others as the occasion requires.