7–9.30pm FRIDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2021
LOWER HUTT, WELLINGTON
For large and small groups as well as those designed to meet the professional learning needs of diversely different organisations (e.g. a health collective; an association of celebrants; a tropical retreat for personal-development; conference of teachers and educational leaders).
We approach the work playfully and in the enlivening of language, can discover the profound.
Once it is practised as an imaginative discipline, seminaria poetry can become an energisingly new window into the world. As one co-researcher put it,
“… a tiny Velux window you can open to let some light in once a day or twice.”
MURRAY, SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
The mindfulness of seminaria as a Professional Learning opportunity
My workshops are dovetailed to the needs and purpose of the particular groups I serve. (Themes and topics, problem-solving exercises e.g. aligning with Bodies of Knowledge for best practice, can be requested.)
Typically workshops of 1.5 – 2 hours comprise:
An introduction including the underpinning science
A powerpoint for visual and memory support if desired
Learning how to master the technique
Individual learning exercises
Group exercises with feedback
Consolidation and on-going support offered
Whole day or Weekend Workshops allowing for more artistic and creative processing and integration:
Introduce the mindfulness of seminaria in novel ways
Share colourful stories from the research
Evidence the benefits of practice through creative participation
Offer fun with words through observing, writing, listening, speaking
Provide meaningful content (incl. movement, colour, sound) for beginners and the experienced
Intersperse solo, paired, and group exercises indoors and in Nature
Facilitate the writing of poetry as a new way of seeing
Offer publication possibilities
Please contact me directly if your organisation
or group wishes to me to speak or facilitate a Mindfulness of Seminaria workshop and to receive news and updates about my upcoming workshops and events please sign-up for my newsletter here.
“There aren’t enough syllables to express my gratitude to you. I found the form itself beautiful and expressive, and I will be using it. I also found your personal style very inclusive and engaging. You had a very tight time frame for a very expansive and meditative discipline, and … I honour you for your grace and aroha.”
PINKY AGNEW, CELEBRANT
“I just felt absolutely gifted by the whole thing … Being there, was such a nourishment … I can’t say it any other way … Oh, I’m so glad I was there!”
MARY WILLOW, CO-FACILITATOR, FIRST SEMINARIA WORKSHOP, AUCKLAND
"I’d like to thank Gaylene for her inspiring and insightful Seminaria workshops. I know it was a powerful tool that you can use anywhere, any time with huge benefits. Really enjoyed hearing all the creative words flowing from you all."
LISA, ORGANISER OF RECHARGE YOUR LIFE RETREAT, UBUD, BALI