a free mini-course with Thomas Steininger & Elizabeth Debold
How to facilitate vibrant, co-creative video gatherings
Don't miss this second opportunity! June 10-13
Join us on Zoom
Each session is 3 hours/day.
Scroll down for program content and times.
Can we help?
Right now, all of us who have been doing deep, intimate, and transformative work one-on-one or in groups are forced to go online. But many are also realizing that you can’t just do online what you are used to doing in person to create trust and connection. It takes a different awareness to create a deep experience together.
As soon as we realized how many of our friends and fellow travelers were hitting the wall of the screen, we wanted to offer our help. For the past 25 years, we have been experimenting with ways to come together deeply over long distances and developing practices of “interbeing” or “intersubjectivity” (meaning: between us). Some call it We Space, and we call it either the HigherWe or emergent dialogue.
And because we were connected with people around the world, we had to use technology. First, we used telephone conferencing, then Skype, and now Zoom. We aren’t tech experts (and this course is not about the technical aspects of using video conferencing). But along the way, we have developed the ability to bring the online experience alive and catalyze a new co-creative potential. We’d like to share this with you. We hope it helps you to do deep work with others at this time of upheaval.
We are offering this mini-course for free as our gift to our larger community of like-minded change-makers during this crisis. Quite a few people we know who work for themselves have found all of their work disappear! Supporting each other at this time is important. And if you have the means, you can make a gift to us–we would be happy to accept donations now or in the future to support our work.
Finally, another reason why we want to offer this to you for free: You are needed. At this time of confusion and chaos, where so many feel isolated, the work of coaches, change agents, organizational consultants, psychologists, and therapists of all kinds is desperately needed. The discovery of intersubjective coherence and wholeness is both healing and activating to those who experience it.
The future needs you and the work you do. We want to help.
& Thomas Steininger
What we do:
An hour spent learning and practicing emergent dialogue can foster a deepening awareness of the profound connections among us just waiting to be embodied.
I hope others will benefit from their offerings as much as we have at Prairiewoods!
This mini-course is for you, if:
- Your work depends on creating connection and commitment and you find it harder to do this online,
- You struggle to get co-creative momentum happening online in the groups you work with,
- You and your clients/colleagues find it difficult to stay present during video sessions,
- You find video sessions too often superficial or boring,
- You and your colleagues feel there’s too little embodiment in video sessions, and
- You’ve discovered that you can’t do what you are used to doing online.
PLEASE NOTE: The purpose of this mini-course is not about how to use Zoom. We will show different features of Zoom, but this is not a Zoom training. If you would like to learn more about using Zoom, check the Zoom website or FeelReal for that information. Our program is not an endorsement of Zoom, but Zoom is the platform that we know and it has features that are very helpful for interactivity.
What you can experience:
Module 1: June 10-11
JUNE 10 – SESSION ONE: Presence & Embodiment
- Parameters of being online–limits & opportunities
- The preciousness of this time of not knowing
- Penetrating the hypnosis of the screen
- Opening to the realm of interbeing
- Coming alive as a collective
JUNE 11 – SESSION TWO: Sculpting Atmospheres
- Cultivating Coherence
- Language as invocation
- Tending to Interbeing
- Creative Friction not Fragmentation
- Building Momentum
JUNE 12 – SESSION THREE: Designing Presence
- Lighting & Space
- Diversity & Integration
- Rhythm & Tempo
- Participatory Flow
- Maximum connectivity
JUNE 13 – SESSION FOUR: Designing Process
- Innovative Intros
- Breathing with Nature
- Easy Engagement
- Expanding Online Limits
- Special Zoom Features
Module 2: June 12-13
Dates & Timing
Participants join one 3-hour session each day.
We offer each session twice:
7:00am - 10:00am UTC (for Europe & East)
2:00pm - 5:00pm UTC (primarily for US & West)
You select the time each day that works for you.
To translate your time zone into UTC (Coordinated Universal Time), check the time converter above or at World Time Buddy.
Each session will last for 3 hours, with a break. The sessions include:
- experiential exercises,
- small and whole group dialogues, and
The Modules are designed to build on each other, so it’s strongly recommended to engage with them in the order presented here.