NeuroSystemics is an integrative methodology building resiliency and empowerment internally and in relationships. The Dharma program focuses specifically on building a compassionate community and grounding one’s attention and awareness in highly regulated nervous system states to experience ease, calm and joy. These conditions offer deep possibilities of insight and wisdom to then arise.
We are relational beings, and for most of our evolution we have learned that safety and ease come through being with others we can trust. This “Social Dharma” retreat will explore the central importance of being in a safe and compassionate environment. Specifically, we will practice
- “insight”: understanding and deep connexion with one’s internal experience, and
- “midsight”: having a supportive and enjoyable felt sense experience of being in a space with others
So much of our days are spent in connexion with others, in person, on the phone or online, and these moments offer many opportunities to feel safe, be more grounded and bring meaning in one’s life. With practices both in silence and in communication, in this this retreat you will:
- Practice social meditation and enjoy the support of being with others
- Explore the links between community-building & Buddhist spirituality
- Practice a range of nervous system regulation tools
- Offer you a personal session to deepen embodiment by a trained somatic facilitator (limited spaces, see below)
- Be supported by the wider holding of a team of compassionate facilitators
- Find ways to integrate the practices in daily life
The retreat starts on Friday August 5th at 6pm CEST for a welcoming and presentation of the coordination elements of the retreat, until Sunday 1pm CEST
While continuity of attendance and commtiment to the retreat will help you go deeper, you do not have to come to every session – we understand that you may have issues with some of the sessions, including timezone differences or other commitments you must maintain. It is fine to join for whichever sessions you can come to!
Small group practices
The focus of this retreat is to explore how we can support one another in meditation, which we can social meditation. You will be invited to join a small group of practitioners with a Soma (Somatic facilitator) and experience silent and communication practices to deepen your relationship with yourself and others.
Private somatic regulation sessions
One of the unique features and contributions of NeuroSystemics to meditation and dharma practice, is to combine nervous system science with Buddhist practices. As part of this retreat you will have the opportunity to receive a 20-30 minute session with a trained professional supporting you to
- better regulate your nervous system
- strengthen your capacity to be in the here-and-now
- ground your awareness further in your experience and your body with ease, gentleness & pleasure
Admin fee of €20 (this admin fee does not include teachings, which are freely offered on donation).