Wholeness in Motion Immersion Program is for people who want to deepen and be supported in their work and learning around the understanding of our human system as a Whole Responsive, Suspending, Coordinating and Adaptive System; to deepen and be supported to live and teach as a WHOLE BEING.
The program helps you committing to a broad engagement with the work that effortlessly leads to a deepening of experience. It is also an economical way to access all the parts compared to doing them individually.
Wholeness in Motion is a way of bringing this understanding of wholeness into the world and exploring its implications for living our lives.
If you are intrigued by or already working with the understanding of our system as a Whole Responsive, Suspending, Coordinating and Adaptive System then in essence you are already a Wholeness in Motion practitioner. There is no certification for this work as the work is about exploring the implications of this understanding. Anyone with an understanding of Wholeness becomes a co-creator of the work. We create by starting to answer the questions that arise from this paradigm:
If this Whole Responsive, Suspending, Coordinating and Adaptive System is true then:
How do I live life?
How do I make music or art?
How do I teach?
How do I parent?
The Wholeness in Motion Immersion Program isn't about telling you how to answer these questions, it is about giving you tools, roadmaps, support, understanding to be able to discover your voice in the work and in the world.
It is appropriate for people who are experienced in the material as well as for someone new to the work who wants to dive in. It is the most economical way to delve into these layers of material, (a $500 savings).
The Wholeness in Motion Immersion Program is a next step to bring this joyful-learning to the world in a scalable way.
How do we apply the material to our own lives and in essence test it out?
How do we teach others to teach from the Language of Wholeness approach?
What components are necessary to allow a person to grasp the core work for oneself and one’s life and then translate it to teaching?
How do we create a community to exponentially develop and manifest Wholeness, the miracle of this wholeness of being, into the world?
As you may have noticed I have NOT spoken specifically about music education here. Wholeness in Motion is a movement approach in which the Language of Wholeness is applied. Sound Music Education is a music approach that applies the Language of Wholeness. This program is foundational to any subject.
2) Three LearningMethods 4 day Immersion Classes that will be live on-line and recorded. The first Sunday of the month. . For details see this link: LearningMethods™ Class.
3)12 hours of personal support. The content of these hours is determined but what you want to deepen and support. It could be:
12 monthly sessions for you and your being, your health, doing table-work, movement work, Alexander type work or individual LM sessions - suggested 3 - 4 lesson groupings
Support for you professionally and include me: observing and supporting your teaching, coaching, or other work you do, consulting on curriculum or lesson/workshop plans, reading and responding to your written work
A combination of the above options equivalent to 12 hours.
4) Language of Wholeness Book
5) $100 Discount toward The Living the Language of Wholeness Retreat. See LOW Retreat
Suggested Courses not officially part of the program:
The Living the Language of Wholeness Retreat August 2020 see link above
VoiceCare Network summer course BodyMind and Voice. (We could have a Language of Wholeness track during the course.)
Courses through the Center for Sound Music Education see link CSME
The suggested cost for the Program in $ 1500 USD Early-bird discount: $1350 if registered by December 31st. Please contact me to see if this program is a fit for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Language of Wholeness - an evolving, co-creative approach.
The Language of Wholeness™ is a foundation for the WIM work. The work attracts people who believe in supporting students to thrive and define education as a facilitation rather than an imposition. It is as if some people recognize the work as native to their being.
That’s what happened to me when I met LearningMethods™. I was often frustrated in my teaching. I had questions and saw contradictions but I didn’t have a systematic or clear way to get at what I wanted with people. It felt so messy. LearningMethods™ and David Gorman’s work showed up as an answer to my need. It was like finding my tribe.
The Language of Wholeness™ is the teaching method based on many of Gorman’s insights as well as Leon Thurman’s introduction to neuroscience resources and Laban/Bartenieff material on movement and expression. I write to invite you to join a pilot project in the evolution of this work.
The Language of Wholeness™ is a teaching approach designed to set-up the conditions for a person to thrive in a learning environment. It is fluid, collaboratively created and an evolving approach. Information and understanding about the human system is constantly changing. The premise of The Language of Wholeness™ asserts that teaching techniques aligned with how the human being functions is the foundation for creating an environment in which a person thrives and learning happens. Excellence is rooted in a person who can freely learn; the freedom to learn is rooted in a peson who is able to thrive.
Most traditional pedagogical approaches are embedded with techniques and language that divide a person into a body and a mind. Since this is contradictory to how the human system works there are embedded conflicts in those approaches. Aligning techniques and language with the fact of our innate Wholeness solves many of the struggles people encounter in teaching and learning.
The focus on developing language and technique that is consistent with Wholeness is relatively new. In this course, your explorations, discoveries and contribution to this conversation about effective and healthy educational environments, is crucial for the development of this approach. In effect, we are ‘group sourcing’ the Language of Wholeness. We will explore areas of human design from a radically new perspective. In exciting ways, we are seeing the Whole human being! At times The Language of Wholeness™ may seem vast and complex. We need to understand theses complex parts. But the Language of Wholeness™ is about applying these ideas in practical, clear ways. Complexity doesn't have to be complicated. To be working from a Language of Wholeness perspective, it is essential to understand the way basic territories of our system work: 1) response/feeeling, 2) structure, 3) coordination or taking action and 4) learning/adaptation. The Language of Wholeness aligns language and techniques with the understanding of human structure as a suspension system rather than an alignment system. This takes care of many structural/postural interferences. We also align skill acquisition with the understanding of intention ignited coordination of action as distinct from the mind telling body parts what to do, or the 'conscious manipulation of action' method for gaining skill. Understanding what responses or feelings tell us about ourselves is a core aspect of supporting students to have access to their own compass. Put another way, the heart of the shift in methodology or The Language of Wholeness™ rests in supporting the student’s ability to navigate to clarity and safety in relationship to the world around them, as the first and most important technique for them to learn. Language of Wholeness educators believe this principle to be primary in creating the conditions for students to sing any pitch, play a scale, dance, move, paint or any other technique that would serve their artistic goals. It is the foundation for excellence. What Language of Wholeness™ considers foundational to successful learning is often undervalued or left out of traditional pedagogical models. As a result, many of the words and techniques embedded in traditional educational models inadvertently teach tension and fear. Using a Language of Wholeness™, we align our teaching techniques and language with the fact of out innate Wholeness and solve many of the struggles we used to encounter. Language of Wholeness™ works to help students develop their own criteria for scaffolding skill acquisition and evaluation, learn about how learning happens, and understand what lets the system learn. Supported by A Language of Wholeness, students themselves are empowered to create the conditions that let them learn freely and easily, so that they can harness the innate learning mechanism of their system and experience curiosity and clarity, instead of tension and fear.
Wholeness in motion • Babette Lightner
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