[ Copyright Stuart B. Hill

(Reprint. Points to consider for discussion)

  1. Working with the processes of change (personal, social and ecological); the importance of ‘small meaningful initiatives we can guarantee to carry through to completion’; Lewin’s ‘Force Field Analysis’ (driving and restraining forces); and the public sharing and celebration of change.

    Bragging about examples from your past and present; dreaming and planning about initiatives for the future (in relation to your personal wellbeing and relationships); keeping track of your progress.

  2. Expanding our awareness – building on our past, preparing for our future – and its relationships with empowerment, vision, values, relationships, wellbeing and effective and meaningful action.

    Peripheral senses; subconscious memory; loss of, and reclamation and development of, awareness; being in the present; clarifying our values and closing the gap between values and action; understanding the influences of the past and the subconscious on this.

  3. Improving our communication and understanding difference and otherness – gender, age, race, species, landscape – and their relationships with caring, loving and peace.

    From he said, she said to we say; prejudice and judgement and its consequences; working with difference; the art of listening; PET, TA, MBTI, etc. (the alphabet soup of helpful rules and techniques).

  4. Developing ‘relating’ as a skill and way of being; the development and maintenance of relationships with others, our enterprise(s), communities, landscapes, the earth and the world of the spirit (including working with unknowing and the unknown).

    Boundaries, aloneness and togetherness, and the paradoxes of relationship; relationships as holograms and their multiple levels and meanings; the art of apologising and starting again.