Deepening Journey 

Welcome to the next Journey!

Introduction

There are three journeys that invite you into the Re-authoring the World’s lens and practices which build on one another:

1. Exploring the Landscape

2. Practicing the Art and Craft and

3. Applications in the Field.

In the first journey we explored the landscape of the narrative reauthoring lens and practices that gave you a first taste and experience of the possibilities of this work over the course of 6 themes. Most of you have also started applying these ideas and practices in your life and work. But for some of you, this is not enough, you want to go deeper! The second journey, focuses on the practices of the re-authoring lens which will assist in developing one’s craft in this work. The third journey will focus on specific areas and fields of application of the re-authoring lens and practices that would also include the design of processes and the developing of projects.

The Deepening Journey: Practicing the art and craft

Participants who have completed the Exploring the Landscape Apprentice Path in the introduction journey are welcome to join the Deepening Journey. The second journey, focuses on the practices of the re-authoring lens which will assist in developing one’s craft in this work.

In the Deepening Journey, we will practice the art and craft of narrative re-authoring ideas in 6 workshops. This journey will be much like practicing your scales in music, we will make mistakes and try again and in the end we will each have our own unique sounding practice and craft applied in the diverse fields that we call our work. At the moment, we might just have one Deepening Journey opportunity per year, but as participants complete the first journey, the frequency might increase.

This journey consists of 6 x 2 and a half days of workshops with face-toface teaching and learning and one hour of coaching per module. In this journey, the first two days will be spent in practicing the craft and the half day, would be an opportunity to step on the stage and make your practice visible so that we can also learn from you. The coaching sessions will help participants to weave their own life- and work experiences into their future re-authoring practice.

The cost

The cost of this journey is R22 000.00 per participant

Included

12 course days

6 half-day course days

6 individual coaching sessions

Conversations around assignments/projects between modules

Coffee/ tea, snacks and a light lunch

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This Deepening Journey can also be adapted for and facilitated in organisations or communities that
have completed the Exploring the Landscape Journey.

The workshops

The journey will consist of the following 6 workshops:

1. Externalising (30 January – 1 February 2020)
a. This is what it is about: What is externalising? | What can be externalised? | How do we externalise? | Pitfalls and challenges in externalisation | Externalisation and the ideas of presence and meaning| Development of externalising questions |practice….practice….practice

2. Deconstructing (27-29 February 2020)
a. This is what it is about: What is deconstruction? | What can be deconstructed? | How do we deconstruct? | Pitfalls and challenges in deconstruction | Gifts of deconstruction| Development of deconstructing questions |practice….practice….practice

3. Reconstructing (23-25 April 2020)
a. This is what it is about: What is reconstruction? | What can be reconstructed? | How do we deconstruct? | Why should we reconstruct? | Pitfalls and challenges in reconstruction | Gifts of reconstruction| Development of  reconstructing questions |practice….practice….practice

4. Performing practices (28-30 May 2020)
a. This is what it is about: Why are performing practices important | Definitional ceremonies | Outsider  witnesses| Insider witnesses| Rituals | Letter writing | Certificates| Video and audio representations| practice….practice….practice

5. Dignity, Beauty and Honour (18-20 June 2020)
a. This is what it is about: Why is dignity, beauty and honour important? | What are practices of beauty, dignity and honour? | The philosophical approach from where the ideas around relatedness grow| practice….practice….practice

6. Identity, community and weaving (23-25 July 2020)
a. This is what it is about: The philosophical approach from where the ideas around identity grow | Practices that maintain, shape and challenge identities| Communal practices of re-authoring | How to weave individual and communal stories into the web of stories of our world? | practice….practice….practice