Shola Carletti (Designer) - Jivan Vimukta (Webmaster)

Conscious Relating

This workshop can be done either in two weekends, or in five days continuously. 

 

This group is about relating: stepping out of unconscious patterns and entering the dimension of conscious relating. 

How would it be to have positive, healthy relationships with our partners and friends? We all long for it, but often find ourselves stuck in destructive patterns. No matter how much we would like things to be different, it seems there is no way out. 

 

Does this sound familiar? The fact is that society and parents did not teach us how to love, how to relate consciously, simply because they did not know. On the contrary, they passed to us their negative beliefs and destructive relating behaviors. 

As children, we absorbed these attitudes and beliefs, which, as adults, we continue to bring into our relationships. 

Sometimes, in spite of our best intentions, we find ourselves relating to a lover, friend or coworker just like our mothers and fathers did. 

 

We may notice, too, how our closest love relationship is similar in some ways to the one our parents had. 

We may also find ourselves re-creating the defensive strategies used in childhood with our parents, not seeing the other person for who he/she really is, but as a projection of our caretakers. 

 

Looking in depth into our early conditioning, we can dis-identify from it and start using our current relationships to become more aware. By bringing consciousness into our actions and attitudes we can create love, we can have loving and fulfilling relationships. 

 

This workshop is an intensive process. We will look in depth at the origins of our dysfunctional relating; we will open up the wounds we carry from childhood; we will learn a new way of relating, free of the past. 

The workshop has two parts:


Part One: we go back to the past and look at patterns and beliefs adopted from our caretakers.

Part Two: we focus on relating NOW, learning how to take responsibility for our strategies and beliefs and allowing them to dissolve. 


Suitable for people who have done some Primal or Inner Child work. 


“ Love has nothing to do with somebody else, it is your state of being. Love is not a relationship. A relationship is possible, but love is not confined to it, it beyond it, it is more than that. Man becomes mature the moment he starts loving rather than needing. He starts overflowing, he starts sharing, he starts giving, and when two mature persons are in love, one of the greatest paradoxes of life happens, one of the most beautiful phenomena…they are together, and yet tremendously alone; they are almost one. But their oneness does not destroy their individuality. How can you dominate the person you love?” 

                                                                                                                                          Osho