Most – if not all – misunderstandings, conflicts and alienations spring from the fact that personality’s type has a narrow and fixed point of view. Its purpose is to protect us and to help us cope with a world which seems threatening – albeit in nine very different ways!
Given this, it’s not surprising that faced with another human being – however well-intentioned – type reacts in automatic, defensive, and (fortunately for the purpose of growth) predictable ways. Unfortunately this is true even when we hope and long for intimacy. How rare, and how unforgettable, are the moments when our barriers drop and we come face to face, heart to heart, mind to mind with another. In that moment, love is known. It may even be a moment shared with a stranger; still, we recognise it and long for more of that quality of relatedness.
Over the course of five days, starting and ending with lunch, this workshop allows time and space to explore first of all the everyday relationships between the types, the difficulties we sometimes encounter and how to disentangle them. There will even be a chance – if you wish – to role play and be coached in the dynamics of a real situation, drawing on the insight of other participants from similar situations. This can e extraordinarily illuminating and liberating!
We then move on to explore why we don’t, and how we can start to, relate more and more from Essence. Come prepared to do so. We’ll use meditations, type-based panels and exercises, and I’ll introduce a model of communication which cuts through type to our shared humanity – and the spiritual gifts of our type.
And if you like such things, there will be time to walk in the beautiful surrounding countryside, and even swim in a heated outdoor pool set amongst trees. Do join us!