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Social Presencing Theatre in Obenaus

A Practitioner Workshop with Dirk Bräuninger in Obenaus on 5 August 2016
Begin: 09:30 lunch break 13:00-14:30 End ca. 17:30
Contribution asked: 95,00 € incl. lunch, snacks and drinks.
Together with Systemic Constellations (3 days): 215,00 €

Register with: obenaus@obenauscommunity.org.

The workshop will be run in German, and in English on your request.

The Workshop

SPT2Today in the Western World we experience the prevalence of the head above heart, hand and body. Rational methods of decision-making and controls are widely preferred against intuitive methods that take their root in the senses of heart, body and soul. Yet more and more insights lead us to understand that the complexity of our real worlds is not possibly mastered by our head intelligence alone, and our intuitive resources are more than ever sought to lead our actions.

This Workshop invites you to practice some Social Presencing Theatre exercises. Those are contemplative methods that allow us to train our consciousness of our own and the social bodies, and to use those insights to move ahead beyond individual blockages or to develop systemic strategies for a social whole.

About Social Presencing Theatre

The Social Presencing Theater (SPT) was developed by Arawana Hayashi together with Otto Scharmer to support the U process work. (Read: “Theory U”. “Leading from the Emerging Future”) It is a synthesis of theatre, embodied presence, dialogue, stillness and presencing (Presencing = Presence + Sensing). Movement becomes a both innovation-rich and powerful tool to support individual, organizational or social change and development.

SPT1“Social Presencing Theater is one arm of the Presencing Institute. It is an emerging art form that explores the creative potential of Theory U and presencing. The word theater comes from the Greek thea, which means “the act of seeing.” The word, theater, can be defined as a “place of enactment of significant events or actions.” Social Presencing Theater emerges from the community to enable that community to collectively see itself and enact its emerging future.”

More at: https://arawanahayashi.com/presencing-institute/

About Dirk Bräuninger

dirk-bräuninger-foto.256x256Nach 35 Jahren Laufweg in der Informationstechnologie habe ich mich 2014 entschieden meinem Leben noch eine andere Krone aufzusetzen. Es folgte der Ausstieg aus dem festen Anstellungverhältnis, eine Ausbildung zum systemischen Coach und Change Manager, der Durchlauf durch die U.Lab Ausbildungsgänge zum “Leading from the Emerging Future” des Presencing Institutes und aktuell Mitglied der “Cohort 3” des einjährigen Ausbildungsganges “Advanced Social Presencing Theater” bei Arawana Hayashi.

Arbeite heute multifunktional als Facilitator für Veränderungsprozesse mit Schwerpunkt Embodiment, Personal Coach und selbständiger Berater für Cloud Technologie.          

Werdegang in Detail:

1959 geboren in Köln
1986 – 2014 Consultant und Führungskraft in verschiedenen international tätigen IT-Unternehmen
2014 – berufliche Neuorientierung und Ausbildung zum systemischen Coach und Change Manager
seit 2015 selbständiger Coach und Consultant mit Schwerpunkt auf Veränderungsprozesse, Facilitator des U.Lab Rheinland Hub im Kontext des MITx MOOC “U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self”  

1986 Technischer Assistent Informatik, b.i.b Bergisch Gladbach
2009 Zweijährige Ausbildung zum Shiatsu-Praktiker nach GSD, ISOM Bonn
2014 Ausbildung zum Systemischen Coach und Change Manager, Ineko Köln

  • Weiterbildung “U.Lab: Transforming Business, Society and Self” 1.0/2.0″, MITx
  • Weiterbildung Transition – Werkzeuge des Wandels, Siebenlinden
  • Weiterbildung Dragon Dreaming Intensivkurs – wie wir Träume Wirklichkeit werden lassen, Siebenlinden
  • Weiterbildung Foundation Program, Presencing Institut, Berlin
  • Weiterbildung Social Presencing Theater, Arawana Hayashi, Berlin

2016: Weiterbildung Advanced Social Presencing Theater, Arawana Hayashi, New York (bis Mai 2017)

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Systemic Constellations

Obenaus August Workshops 2014 (16)

Welcome to our open systemic constellation seminar in South Styria. Lena Jacobsson and Rainer von Leoprechting are hosts and facilitators in constellation community style and spirit. We deal here with the most diverse participants and topics. We are ready to see different systems in their combinations.

You can come to deepen your hosting in a constellation circle or bring your own complex issues to meet their solutions. The theme of your personal constellation can be topics from the very intimate to the very large systems.

We offer our Constellations on two different dates:
Constellations I: 6-7 August 2016
Constellations II: 27-28 August 2016
Tell us the date preferences you have, we can still react.

You can take part in this workshop in the most flexible ways.
A half day participation contribution is 45,00 €,
a full day 75,00 €,
two days 120,00 €,
lunch and snacks included.
Special: together with the Social Presencing Theatre Workshop (3 days): 215,00 €

If for a payment you would like to do give something else instead of Euro, just tell us your proposal, we are open :).
You are welcome.

Register or address your questions to:
phone: +43 680 3060900 (Lena Jacobsson)

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Open House Programme 2016

How can we be courageous together to live the life we want to live?

1 July – 31 August: Morning yoga session every day (7:00 -8:00) in the barn – practice and learn together with Viola, Lena and guest yoga teachers (sometimes also in the late afternoons)

1 – 15 July:  Learning village “sustainability in practice and living community” offer what you can and ask for what you need 

17 July: Sound weaving concert with Gabriella and Heather – a concert open to everyone free of charge – enjoy the sounds and vibrations through your own body – bring pillows and blankets for your own comfort.

18 – 22 July: Singing bowl making workshop (3 days) and retreat (5 days) – make your own singing bowl over open fire and add
two days for practice (more…)

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Graphic Facilitation


Visuals have the power to get us beyond many words, saving space and time. Images create clarity for us and others, break down complexity, and create shared understanding. The first steps towards something new. 
Discover and learn how to use visuals for capturing the essence of conversations, ideas, and concepts that matter to you. We will practice and apply various creative visualizations over a whole day. 

Contribution incl. refreshments and lunch: 110,00 €.

With Viola Tschendel
Register with your preferred dates.

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Obenaus Community

Ewitsch 2
A-8461 Ehrenhausen

+43 680 3060900 (Lena)
+43 680 132 7177 (Rainer)