INSPIRING A HEALTHY LIFE FOR THE SOCIAL ORGANISM
“Through a deepening of social life a new understanding of the human being will be found that will permeate human and social development for Evolution”
EURYTHMY IN SOCIAL AND WORKING LIFE
Escuela Cultura offers a Postgraduate Programme in Eurythmy in Social and Working Life with TERESA MAZZEI as Social Eurythmy Leader.
The development of the inner aspect of the social question through Eurythmy can establish a healthy dynamic relationship when as human beings we meet other human beings, and must reach the stage of an evolved and conscious social organism.
The goal of the Programme
The aim of the Postgraduate Programme is to acquire sensitivity, images, knowledge and tools to start or to nourish the work as a eurythmist with companies or any other organisations in which the attention to individual people goes side by side with the attention to the social organism that they create.
By social organism we refer to all companies or associations, or other organised context such as teams, colleges, study groups, ethical purchasing groups and so on, in which several people come together within a more or less complex organisation to achieve something that otherwise alone would be not possible to get off the ground.
When working with Eurythmy in this field we can contribute, in a conscious and targeted way, to the development of both: the individual and the social organism, at the same time.
Although an important part of the Programme is dedicated to providing concrete exercises ‐ precious material acquired over the years largely by Annemarie Ehrlich (EWL Institute, Den Haag, The Netherlands) ‐ we don’t mean to provide recipes.
The goal is that everyone develops their own sensitivity and relationship with regards to the social organism, to become able to evaluate and intervene with awareness and competence in situations she/he may encounter, dialoguing and “speaking the language” of the people who work there.
For example in the Programme, we will encounter some “words” that are often used when we work together, such as effectiveness and efficiency, team building, responsibility and delegation, motivation, process development, process owner, vision, organisational culture, feedback, information system, change management, leadership styles, job rotation among others; we will connect them to the work that we can do through Eurythmy. The same will be for some of the soft skills that are required in social and working fields.
For this, the Programme also includes parts of practice work in creating and leading exercises as well as opportunities to be tutored in real projects.
Why use Eurythmy in social and working contexts as a specific Postgraduate Programme?
Each social organism lives in a constant motion and develops out of movement – as simple or as complex as it could be, each organisation ‐ through the people who work whithin it ‐ is born, grows, goes through phases, and can even end; it therefore acquires a life, an ability to learn and evolve, through the people that work in or around it, but it is more than the simple sum of the individual competences.
Moreover, it never stands still, there is no stasis: either it evolves together with the context, generating value for people and the territory or it regresses by destroying value on the same levels. It is a unique entity, in which people move (or should move) in processes that imply a rhythm, interchanges and interdependencies inside and outside, diversification and specialisation, as well as a common image to achieve that which is not static but in continuous and potential evolution.
Can this movement be spontaneous or inert? Evidently not.
Working through Eurythmy with adults who interact in social and work contexts, requires proper elaboration of the Eurythmy’s elements as well as of the leading process of an Eurythmy session connected to the context.
Moreover, all should be in connection with the image of the human being and of the social organism we want to nourish, as well as with the development process of both in each biographical stage.
It is exactly what is required with children or adults when we work through Eurythmy in pedagogical or health‐disease processes. Each field has its own law and peculiarities that it is important to encounter in order to consciously listen to its needs and potentialities, and consequently and consciously intervene.
The Postgraduate Programme is for qualified eurythmists with a diploma from the Performing Arts Section of the Goetheanum, Dornach, who wish to nourish their own path and career in Eurythmy and students in their last year of training.
A part of each module will be opened to non‐eurythmists, teachers, coordinators, team directors, managers, consultants, employees or any other person who is interested in conscious movement as part of personal and social development process.
There would be other occasions throughout the programme in which the participants can enter into contact with people from outside of the training programme: a few open sessions where the surrounding community can join in and, in the last module the opportunity to use working contexts and offer some Eurythmy sessions.
– Develop and practise one’s own social consciousness and skills.
– Experience exercises suitable for social and working contexts.
– Deal with the question “What does social mean?” and find out the relationship between individual impulse and social one through Eurythmy in connection with Steiner’s principles.
– Deepen the application of fundamental elements of Eurythmy in social and working field and develop the process of conducting Eurythmy sessions in this field.
– Found out the bridges which connect individuals with the social organism.
– Learn more about the living organism that is born when a group of people work together with a common aim: different types, constitutive elements, development path in lifetime.
– Transform or create Eurythmy exercises out of possible needs and questions of a group in different contexts or in different stages of life.
– Explore the connection of working with Eurythmy with some theories and approaches for social/organisational development path, i.e. Theory U by O. Sharmer, CNV by Rosemberg and Lievegoed impulse.
– Research and work with the questions that are asked by modern companies in our countries of origin and how to approach them in Eurythmy.
2nd to 9th of December, 2023
31st March to 6th of April, 2024
13th to 27th of July, 2024
Non- Eurythmist Programme-
6th to 9th December, 2023
3th to 6th of April, 2024
22nd to 27th July, 2024
Languages– English, Spanish and Italian
Place- Fundació Sa Llavor, Mallorca, Spain
The Eurythmists’ Programme gives the right to receive the Postgraduate Certification in “Eurythmy in Social and Working Life” (80% of complete path).
The Non-eurythmists’ Programme provides for a Certificate of Attendance.
The Postgraduate Programme in Eurythmy in Social and Working Life is recgnised by The Institute for Eurythmy in Working Life, Den Haag, The Netherlands, founded by Annemarie Ehrlich in 1986.
The procedure for receiving the recognition of the Postgraduate Programme from the Goetheanum, School of Spiritual Science, has been started.
The learning path
The Programme is organised in 4 fundamental parts that are woven into each individual module:
A- Learning social exercises
B. Practising in real situations
C. Studying process
D. Complementary art practice
On a voluntary basis, the last part of the day in each module can be dedicated to the Foundation Stone meditation in Eurythmy. It isn’t meant to be the work on the form for the stage, but the individual daily practice that can be done through Eurythmy. Everyone can use what personally resonates for oneself and continue at home. The aim is to nourish the personal connection with this meditation that can help each of us in the attempt to find our own way as individual (“Soul of man!”) and as communities (“That good may become what we from our hearts would be found, what we from our heads would direct in conscious willing”).
1st module- December, 2023
Title: What does social mean? What is healthy on an individual and social level?
Objective: Deal with the two paths that Steiner indicates as part of the evolutionary path; work consciously through them with Eurythmy; introduce healing elements of the social to be applied in a conscious and artistic way with Eurythmy, from basic elements to more complex ones.
Biographical work with a professional: With the aim of exploring how and when the social and anti‐ social impulse have worked and still work in one’s own life.
Study section: The study will take place with a participatory and creative approach, adopting learning techniques that can reduce the risk of intellectualised comprehension.
Art Section: Modelling
2nd module- April, 2024
Title: Eurythmy, Theory U and evolutionary path
Objective: Eurythmy and the process of experiencing, transforming and developing on an individual, social and organisational level. “Facing with difficult dilemmas or problems, when very different people have to achieve something together in very complex contexts, and when the future could be very different from the past, a different process is needed» (Presence. O. Scharmer and other authors) as well as the skills needed in order to achieve it.
Connecting human, social and organisational theory with Eurythmy in order to accompany the changing process through Eurythmy is the aim of the second module.
Dialogical work: Coaching circle and other dialogical exercises coming from Theory U or NPI approach.
Study sessions: Study sessions with a Social three-foldness expert consultant.
Art Section: Painting
3rd module: July, 2024
Title: Eurythmy and Organisational Development
Objective: Deepening the image of human and that of a social organism, three‐foldness and four‐foldness; types of organism; stages of development; bridges between the development of the individual and that of the social organisms; functional processes and so on.
Study sessions: Study sessions with a Lievegoed impulse consultant.
Art Section: Music and Speech Art
Teresa Mazzei- Social Eurythmy Leader
“My professional background is based on twentyfive-year-long multiple-work experience in several companies, first as a consultant in leading consulting international firms, then as a treasury manager and a chief financial officer in a company for financial services.
Although I have always dedicated myself to my work with full commitment, my life has constantly been accompanied by a deep-lying question: What is the meaning of working for a firm or in any other group for a common task?
In 2006 I met Annemarie Ehrlich, taking part in her workshop ‘Eurythmy in the workplace’. Since the very first meeting I was able to find some answers to my questions about ‘meaningless tasks’ and I immediately grasped the high potential of this art for the development of organizations and of individuals working in them.
The impulse I received was so strong that I decided to start a six-year training course in Eurythmy and the specialization in ‘Eurythmy in the workplace’ with Annemarie Ehrlich, regardless of the difficulties I had in combining working life and my training path. My way of work changed quite soon and also my responsibility in leadership increased!
For over 13 years, I regularly attended courses with Annemarie, even after the training. I am also a member of ASD, Association for Social Development promoted from Lievegoed’s impulse.”
– Certificate of Hygienic Eurythmy from Eurythmeum CH, Ausbildung & Bühnenensemble Aesch/Svizzera (Leader Magrit Hitsch-Schindler).
– Certificate of Eurythmy in the Workplace from Instituut voor Eurythmie in Werkgebieden, (Leader Annemarie Ehrlich).
– Eurythmy Diploma from Eurythmeum Zuccoli (Eurythmeum CH).
– Certificate of Art Therapist from Fiore Azzurro.
– Master in Horizontal Leadership, IMO Instituut vor Mens & Organisatieontwikkeling.
– Master of Science in Healthcare Management and Administration, University “Cattolica del Sacro Cuore”.
– Degree in Economics and Business Administration, Tor Vergata University
The fee for attending the programme is only to meet the running costs of the Programme which is run as a non profit scheme and therefore the final price will depend on the number of attendants.
12 Eurythmist : 1200 € – The whole programme- three modules
8 Non-Eurythmist: 650 €– The whole programme- three modules
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