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CAPTURE THE POWER OF RITUALS IN ENGAGING COMMUNITIES

We need rituals to thrive in life. Rituals give us sense and direction in our human existence.

 

CONNECT

Community rituals help us forge stronger bonds within ourselves, those around us, and the planet.

INTEGRATE

Community rituals mark and celebrate the steps of the journeys we share together.

ACT

Community rituals remind us of our shared stories and create collaborative action.

 
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END OF YEAR
RITUAL TEMPLATE

End 2020 Well With Your Community

 

2020 will be a year for the history books - let's end it well!


The end of the year is a wonderful moment to let go of what is not needed anymore, to celebrate your learnings and make space for the new year.

By implementing a ritual at the turn of the year, we can make sense of our experiences, tend to the wellbeing of your community and lay the foundation for the year to come.

This template is for people who wish to acknowledge, honour and celebrate the end of 2020 together. It works best if your group is an already established community. Be that an organisation, a community of practitioners, a mutual support group, a team or a family. 

 
 

“FOR LAST YEAR'S WORDS BELONG TO LAST YEAR'S LANGUAGE
AND NEXT YEAR'S WORDS AWAIT ANOTHER VOICE.
AND TO MAKE AN END IS TO MAKE A BEGINNING."

-T.S. Elliot

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are rituals right for my community? | Can you tell us about your experience?
How can our organization work with you?

ARE RITUALS RIGHT FOR MY COMMUNITY?

Engaging in rituals is enormously valuable for all communities. Ritual behaviour has emerged, largely, to make it possible to navigate and shape the uncertainty of social life, and does that with elegance and power. Knowing when rituals are needed and how to create them opens the door for clarity of purpose, freedom in expression and cohesion in your community.


We invite you to see ritual more as language than a story. How you choose to speak is up to you. Our ritual templates are largely left without content, so that you can bring what you are comfortable to engage with. 

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE?

Our shared experience lays in sacred time facilitation, ritual design, and community building


Our sacred time facilitator, Nynke, helps you turn your ritual into a meaningful and balanced gathering, with space for different perspectives. She can guide you in making your participants feel at ease and knows how to help you overcome your own challenges in being a facilitator.


She is an expert in group dynamics, works with a systemic perspective and is trained as a rite of passage facilitator.


She has led groups of teenagers and young adults over 15 years, supporting them in their transition into adulthood. Currently she offers rites of passage experience for adults and hosts on- and offline campfires for communities, giving space for storytelling, deep listening and connection. 


Our ritual designer, Viktor, helps you with giving your inner world an external shape and he guides you in designing the powerful, highly relevant interactions that point your ritual in the right direction. 


His work unlocks a state in which his clients are able to feel that they stand ‘inside’ abstract concepts, enabling them to interact with deep parts of themselves and the visions for their projects and communities. 


For the last seven years, he has focused on bringing rituals to workplaces through his company, Ritual at Work.

In 2020 he worked with clients on developing rituals for educational programs.

This includes The Happy Startup School’s 2020 Vision Program and Skilful Leaders leadership programme. One of his latest ritual designs was bringing a beautiful ending to a co-working space in Amsterdam.


Our community builder, Lana, enables you to make rituals that create culture and enable deep meaning making. She helps you develop the connections and uncover the needs of your community - and weaves it together with a sharp eye on the horizon. With her help you will be more able to think long-term and consider how your actions now lay the foundation for the future of your community.

Lana is the co-author of Community Builder: Designing Communities for Change, a practical workbook with over 40 tools for community builders to start building transformational communities. 


She has provided consultancy services to various organisations, created  learning programs for non-profits and various trainings in different parts of the globe.

HOW CAN OUR ORGANIZATION WORK WITH YOU?

We are happy to explore your ritual needs with you and we have three unique talents. Ritual design, ritual facilitation and community building. 


If you want to make better rituals: Book a co-creation session or invite us to host our design workshops for your organisation directly. 


If you want to become a more powerful host: Book a coaching session on facilitating and delivering rituals.


If you want to develop stronger community engagement: Book a coaching session on community building.

 

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