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The WellbeingCompanion - Hosting the happyness in our lives

Dear Community,

Having hosted small and big groups in all kind of different contexts for several years now I consider myself to be a quite pragmatic AoH practitioner. The biggest challenge I have come across though is probably not to host others, but to host myself. A few months ago I initiated my blog with a post about "wellbeing companionships" - an idea I have been co-designing and practicing for about three years now with a close friend of mine. I got quite some feedback on this…

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Added by Dennis Hoenig-Ohnsorg on March 17, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

BACK TO VIENNA

HEllo to you all. Its been a while ---I have been graced withthe opportunity to see my home country in all is summer splendour.

BAck to the Now and in Denmark the steady change of season is a flux.A little update on the Last Graphic Recording workshop sessions we host to together with Friems in Austria-we had a wonderful turnout and happy that we could share the power of visuals further.



That brings me to, An invite to  our second session in partnership with Friems and the…

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Added by Abdul Dube on March 3, 2012 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Simplicity in a complex world - what does it mean?

A post on the Art of Hosting list asked, ‘What if the art of hosting and harvesting is how to be with complexity in a simple way?’ – which rang a bell!

As you may have been vaguely aware, our strapline at The Solutions Focus is ‘Simplicity in a Complex World’. (Does anyone take any notice of straplines or are they simply a way to keep brand gurus employed?)

Anyway, we were discussing the choice of straplines in a workshop at the weekend, recalling how simplicity is important so…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on February 27, 2012 at 3:58am — No Comments

Art of Hosting at 1st UU Church in Columbus

I've been talking with folks at my church about AoH and the compatibilities I see between it and the church's goals and values.  As a result, a couple of things have happened so far.

The first and so-far biggest thing is that the leadership development committee asked me to do some leadership training drawing on the Art of Hosting body of knowledge.  We formed a small core host team with myself and two others who are close friends of the church (not quite…

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Added by Amy Kay Watson on February 18, 2012 at 4:54pm — 2 Comments

Navigating in Times of Transition

At home at Axladitsa Avatakia this evening, I find myself entering a depth writing weekend with the intention of completing my second book, and sending the draft to my copy-editor for the first wave of reflections and re-patterning, Monday morning.  

* Available in April

 

As The Order of Creation, A Book of Poems http://theorderofcreation.org/ continues to move out in another wave today (30% off promotion…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 17, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Stopped Dead by Death on 'Burnt Thursday'

I finally took my walk with Freddie – my sweet kairos protector - who stood in front of the Apothiki looking directly at me as I sat at my computer – saying it was now time to go.  He had not had his morning walk.  I was in no mood to go – and anyway, he had gone hurtling out of the door to visit the neighbours. It was after all an hour later than his usual excursion as I had overslept due to finally getting to sleep in the early hours of…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on February 16, 2012 at 1:03pm — 1 Comment

New Story

A poem I wrote recently. Inspired by many people and many learnings. I like it as invitation to open to the new of who we are and can be.

New Story

Added by Tenneson Woolf on February 3, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Webinar series on authentic leadership, personal capacities and practice

This webinar series hosted by The Lotus will begin on February 16th and run for 5 weeks. It is the first part in series of two.

We will be discussing the interior aspects of leadership and how to leverage your self as a change agent, be fully yourself and perceive beyond cognition alone.

Please go to …

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Added by Dana Pearlman on January 27, 2012 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Story from Here

A dying system and 

a new Eco-System

wanting to be born.

Labour pains,

no pain killers.

Anyway, we don't want 

to numb this pain.

It's growing pain

forcing us to think

of something that

does not yet exist.

I can almost feel…

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Added by Marielle Pariseau on January 23, 2012 at 2:09pm — 2 Comments

Dare Step into the Fire of your Heart's Song

Bridging Now and Then

Holding

All that is still to be

And has Become

The Song

Sung with Heart-full breath

Beyond the Self

Blessings’ wealth…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 16, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

How I feel when I've said why I'm here and I'm asked why I'm really here

In these reflections prompted by the Art of Hosting training at The Burren, I'd like to make some distinctions about the words which facilitators and coaches choose to use.

The point is partly about the difference that these words might make with our groups and clients - how they feel about things, which aspects of topics they might most focus on, what in the end they might or might not do differently.

And it’s partly about how our language reflects our assumptions. I’m…

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Added by Paul Z Jackson on January 15, 2012 at 2:44pm — 4 Comments

Parallels

We – human Beings, humanity – are at a crossroads that holds profound choice. Do we go this way or that? Do we stay on the path we are on… or choose another? Do we let go, open up, walk out… walk on?

All are possible. All are choices. Yet what choice provides the greatest flow, the greatest service, the greatest potential? How do we discern? How do we find the courage to say YES – and move… in order to place ourselves well?…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on January 14, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Art of Hosting Learning Village in Copenhagen, Dec 2-4 2011. Harvest of the village

Hi Everyone! I hope this message finds you all spectacularly well : )

After a great 3day gathering in Copenhagen for the Art of Hosting Learning Village this last month here is some web visual harvest! 

http://prezi.com/ci5fjuqaabvq/art-of-hosting-learning-village-2011-in-cph/

Thanks to all who were there! It was an incredible event for many reasons. A deeper sense of…

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Added by marco valente on January 8, 2012 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Bringing AoH into a historically command-and-control organization

I've found a "mate" among my coworkers!  *relief*.   We had a design meeting today and prepared for a conference call with the rest of our team, which will take place tomorrow.  

 

She had said something in a conference call yesterday that made me think that a hosted conversation and attention to harvest would help, so I offered to help her design the meeting.  I sent her a handful of pages out of our AOH journal (the Columbus 2011 journal, pages 26-29, 42-45) to look over…

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Added by Amy Kay Watson on January 5, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Global Ecovillage Network Conference 2012 - Connecting Communities for a Sustainable World, 10.-13. July 2012 - participate for free!

Ecovillages act as research and training centres for sustainable development within wider society. Alongside the abundance of networking opportunities and the flow of inspiration within and between participants, the hosting Eco-Valley Foundation will serve as a living example and field of practice for the themes of this year’s conference:



10.-13. July 2012, Eco-Valley Foundation, Hungary

  • Villages in Transition to Resilience - using participatory…
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Added by Jonathan on December 20, 2011 at 1:32am — No Comments

Dance of the polarities. Tanz der Polaritäten.

Hello Art of Hosting community!

November I joined the AoH training in Vorarlberg, Austria and realized from the first day "I'm home!". It was like having a name for what I've been practicing and feeling since. In the following weeks I've been diving deeper into Art of Hosting accompanied by a wave of hostings and conversations that mattered. As a result of these flow and also referring to some puzzling happenings which occurred in the field after the training, a clear picture emerged,…

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Added by Sabine Graber on December 15, 2011 at 6:18am — No Comments

Co-Creation of a library and adding to the competence field of hosting practices in Bregenz

Dear mates,



We have started a library of books and manuals on New Ways of working and living, Hosting Self and others, sustainable living and working and related subjects in our event place Bregenzer Salon, Austria.



If you are an author or friends with one, and have an extra copy to donate, a

second hand book or a new one you 'd like to give away for the sheer love of

contributing, they can…

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Added by Ursula Hillbrand on December 13, 2011 at 2:13pm — No Comments

Are you the next sustainability leader?

The challenges facing our global society are apparent on many levels. From a lack of social trust, climate change, poverty, pollution, species extinction, institutional failure and our inability to continue consuming at current levels, the change that needs to take place on a global scale is massive, compounding and complex. In order to combat these challenges, we need both strategic planning that adheres to the limits of the Earth's…
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Added by Dana Pearlman on December 5, 2011 at 6:51pm — No Comments

Cracks in the Ice

"There are Cracks in the Ice!!"

 

“Don’t worry, we’re fast climbers!”

 

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We had seen the forecast and knew we needed to get to the base of the ice climb early.

 

As a staff team of Outdoor educators, we were in training in the Scottish Highlands learning the winter arts of ice-climbing, skiing and winter mountaineering.  We were excited as this year – 1985 - held the best conditions for years.  Glistening, thick snow, cold…

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Added by Sarah Whiteley on December 1, 2011 at 3:42pm — 1 Comment

Workshop invitation: Inspiring Change - Best Practices for Green Education (All costs covered!)

Creating Holistic Learning Experiences and Teaching Sustainable Lifestyle



A holistic training experience for all staff in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the living and learning place 'Ecovillage of Sieben Linden'



10/06/2012 - 17/06/2012



We are excited to offer a EU wide workshop opportunity for professionals in the field of sustainability where real life examples, hands on training, action learning and…

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Added by Jonathan on November 25, 2011 at 4:03am — No Comments

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