Category Archives: Change Makers

Interview with Tania Fierro

Tania Fierro interview April 19, 2016

We asked Tania Fierro, Hollyhock presenter of Creating Teams that Trust, what makes her program different than other leadership training at Hollyhock. Tania will be facilitating the program from June 1 – 5 at Hollyhock with Delyse Sylvester.

What makes your program different?

The ideas behind Creating Teams that Trust is that we can’t create social innovation and change if there isn’t inherent trust in the teams with which we work. This trust exists in the conflicts and the challenges we are experiencing together. They hold the key to the blind spots and the places where growth needs to happen. We will learn to trust these areas of tension, trust the areas of not knowing, and even trust the insecurities and the stress. That is the prime material that we need to then use a technology that we will propose called “The Work.”

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Transforming our thinking, transforming our lives. The Work of Byron Katie.

We have so much amazing capacity as humans, in ourselves, in our relationship to each other, and in the work we do and offer to the world.

And we also have so many ways we can get tangled and stuck in all these areas.

Our minds are the source of much of our creativity, beauty and capacity, and our own thinking is also very often the source of the patterns that limit us and stress us out and cause suffering.

We unconsciously get in our own way without even knowing it, or at times we may be somewhat aware that we are feeding our own stress or keeping ourselves stuck or small, but we don’t know how to really shift in a meaningful way.

Wise teachings remind us to present for each moment, forgiving, be open in our minds and hearts, and often we don’t know HOW to actually get there from the challenging places in ourselves and in our lives, where we are afraid, angry, hurt, or confused.

The Work of Byron Katie gives us a profoundly powerful tool to work directly and effectively with our own stressful thinking, fears and limiting beliefs right in those places we get triggered or stuck.  This accessible self-inquiry practice can connect us to our own deep insights and learning and can result in transforming the conflicts or challenging situations of our lives, and can also help us transform ourselves and our own patterns of thinking, feeling and acting.   Continue reading Transforming our thinking, transforming our lives. The Work of Byron Katie.

Presenter Profile | Anodea Judith

Content from Anodea Judith’s website 
Feature photo from by omnos

Anodea Judith, Ph.D. has been called “a prophet for our time.” A groundbreaking thought leader who is the founder and director of Sacred Centers, and a writer, therapist, and spiritual teacher. Her passion for the realization of human potential matches her concern for humanity’s impending crises — her fervent wish is that we “wake up in time.” She holds Masters and Doctoral degrees in Psychology and Human Health, is a 500 hour registered yoga teacher (E-RYT), with lifelong studies of psychology, mythology, sociology, history, systems theory, and mystic spirituality. Continue reading Presenter Profile | Anodea Judith

The World Needs a Secular Community Revolution | The Evolution Institute

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Human nature is adapted for community life. Our species evolved in tight-knit, face-to-face, small-scale, inter-generational hunter-gatherer communities [1]. These communities provided an essential resource for their members: a network of social support [2]. As a community member, your co-members would have included your long-term partners in mutually advantageous reciprocal relationships—people who cared deeply about your welfare. You could have depended on them when times were hard, and they could have depended on you [3]. You’d have engaged in rituals with your community, to commemorate life’s most meaningful events: births, deaths, rites of passage. You’d have partied, joked, and had great times with fellow members. You’d have shared things with them: food, knowledge, gossip, and responsibilities. You’d also have shared common values and common existential and cosmological beliefs.
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