WISE MEN, WISE WOMEN, WISER WORLD
Working together to create a better world
A weekend workshop with three-times Nobel Peace Prize nominee
Scilla Elworthy, and internationally renowned transformational
coach Nicholas Janni
December 1st/2nd 2018
Humanity is facing unprecedented challenges and how we work together as men and women will determine the future for countless generations to come. We have an urgent and untapped opportunity to maximise our social potential by enabling everyone, both male and female, to stand in their true essence of heart, power and wisdom to find solutions to the issues we face.
Our experience shows that when masculine and feminine intelligence meet, the wisdom and intelligence that is generated can create circles of higher intelligence through which coherence, imagination, action and wisdom can flourish.
But despite decades of social and technological progress, social barriers and cultural complexities still exist to limit our potential. The feminine has been suppressed for thousands of years while the masculine has become so distorted that many men feel estranged from, and unable to express, their true essence.
These issues affect us all. By understanding and working together, we have an opportunity to heal and restore our essential connectedness; a vital part of the fast unfolding potential of humanity.
Purpose of the weekend:
Our ambition is to open up our highest potential by uniting men and women through new ways of working together to create change – be it at government, business, the media or grassroots levels.
The aim of this unique, exploratory workshop is to provide a shared space for a mind/body/heart journey through which we will discover and experience a new way of engaging with ourselves and each other.
Recognise and acknowledge the profound ways in which the masculine has been distorted and the feminine has been suppressed as our species developed.
Integrate the emotional and physical feelings and sensations that are the manifestation of the personal, intergenerational and collective imprints we each carry.
Restore our relationship by acknowledging, seeing and relating to each other from our true essence as women and men.
You will discover the personal perceptions and hidden imprints you hold about the masculine and the feminine and experience how these manifest through the way you relate to yourself and others in your work life and at home.
As a shared outcome, we will create a future Vision for collaboration and begin to uncover new ways in which men and women can unite to unlock the collective potential of the masculine and the feminine for positive social change.
This could transform how people inter-act at work, how teenagers begin to really ‘see’ each other, how families restore communication and harmony.
Our vision is of groups of 1000 women and 1000 men coming together to engage this Restoration of the sacred Feminine and the sacred Masculine working together.
St Ethelburga’s, 78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG
Saturday December 1st 9.00am-5.30pm
Sunday December 2nd 1.30-5.30pm
Cost: early bird till November 9th: £150, thereafter £170
Concession price (students/low income): £100
Please note: this weekend is for those with a basic level of self-reflection and self-responsibility, and who are able to stay with more or less intense process. It is not for those who seek personal therapy, or who are at this time in an unduly unstable state.
Scilla Elworthy founded the Oxford Research Group in 1982 to develop dialogue with nuclear weapons decision makers, and set up Peace Direct in 2002 to support local peace-builders in conflict
areas. Three times nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize; awarded the Niwano Peace Prize in 2003, she advised Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Sir Richard Branson in setting up ‘The Elders’. Scilla co-founded Rising Women Rising World in 2013, and FemmeQ in 2016 to establish the qualities of feminine intelligence for women and men as essential to building a safer world. Her TED talk on nonviolence has been viewed by over 1,400,000 people. Her latest book The Business Plan for Peace: Building a World Without War (2017)and her book Pioneering the Possible: awakened leadership for a world that works (North Atlantic Books, 2014) received critical acclaim from experts in the field.
Over the last 15 years Nicholas Janni has gained an international reputation for his transformational coaching and leadership development seminars. He works with organisations and senior leaders worldwide and teaches at the IMD Business School in Lausanne. He bridges the worlds of creative, personal, spiritual and professional development in a uniquely powerful, relevant and accessible way. In his first career, Nicholas was a theatre director. He taught acting at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and directed his own theatre company. He has spent 30 years researching the theory and the practice of ‘the zone’ of peak performance, and studying multiple mind/body disciplines. He is a senior faculty member of the Pocket Project for Intergenerational and Collective Trauma Integration.