Environment comes first
We adhere to David Orr’s principle that “All education is environmental education”. Every experience we share is an experience about the environment, both immediate and holistically. No experience exists outside of environment and ecological consciousness.
Facilitation means “to make something possible or easier; to help people reach a solution without getting directly involved”. Our work is to open the door; your work is to step through.
Set strong intentions
Both us as facilitators and you as participants will set strong intentions for the outcomes of our work together, whether accessing a resource independently, joining a single session, listening to a talk, or a longer-term project. Success will be measured by the extent to which those intentions are prioritised throughout the experience.
Clear out limiting beliefs
All of us will work to acknowledge, name, share and clear out limiting beliefs or ‘secret messages’ that we might be bringing into an experience together. This allows us to recognise our shared vulnerabilities and highlight anything that might get in the way of our success.
Keep it simple
Taking part in what we do will be simple. It might not be easy, but it will definitely be simple!
Detach from the outcome
All of us will do our best to detach from the outcome of any experience we have together. We will have intentions we want to fulfil, but will allow what needs to emerge to emerge and be open to the possibilities of success that looks very different to what we expected.
Ways of working
On a personal level, I go in to any new creation with the intention of working in the following ways. These methods support my ADHD and creative process:
- Flexibly with time and place
- With set timelines on a project basis
- With space to work alone and uninterrupted
- Screen-free and low-tech wherever possible
- With reference to philosophical and spiritual experiences
- Collaboratively and intuitively