za 20 nov|
How to make rituals - a practical workshop
Rituals are essential for bringing meaning to life, crossing thresholds, bringing our communities together, establishing rhythm and celebrating what is important to us. Through ritual, we can stand in contact with what we regard as sacred, transform who we are, initiate projects, process big events,
Time & Location
20 nov 2021 13:30 – 17:30
Amsterdam, Asterweg 20N, 1031 HN Amsterdam, Netherlands
About the event
In this workshop, you will learn the basics of ritual design.
Rituals are essential for bringing meaning to life, crossing thresholds, bringing our communities together, establishing rhythm and celebrating what is important to us.
Through ritual, we can stand in contact with what we regard as sacred, transform who we are, initiate projects, process big events, enter periods of time with intention, create culture, experience connection, and much more.
This workshop will be equally relevant to community leaders and individuals who want to become more able to create rituals for their personal life and work.
Throughout this workshop, you will get an understanding of when rituals are needed in our communities and personal life, and learn the basics in how to make rituals.
“It was at the same time luxuriously indulgent and practically useful. It flowed effortlessly, and felt warm, safe and welcoming from the start. It easily got across how ritual doesn't need to seem weird, esoteric or mystical – it’s just a practical human tool to focus on what's important.”
We will start our afternoon together by creating and enacting a simple arrival ritual.
This will put you in a state of mind that is great for you to get familiar with before we use the arrival ritual as a basis for theorising on ritual design.
"This workshop is the perfect blend of practical application and conceptual learning. Over a fairly short space of time I learned about the essential components of ritual and how to apply them in a way that untangles the difficulty, confusion and stuckness that inevitably shows up in life. The process he takes you through is gentle but very direct, uncovering way more than just a toolkit for designing ritual but new insights on what it is to be a human being."
Once you feel comfortable and have some design principles to apply, we will get engaged in designing personal rituals for you to use in your communities or private life.
The goal is that you will leave with a clear idea for a ritual to implement, while also feeling more clear on what rituals are, and more experienced and confident in creating them. This means it is encouraged that we get into some prototyping of our rituals during our time together. Each person will work on designing a ritual of their own and will receive support from the group.
In previous workshops, attendees have created personal rituals to:
- have a great ceremony for students at the transition between age-groups in a Kung-Fu dojo
- process grief over losing patients to death at work
- quit their job
- have a personalised tool available when stress takes over
- establish a sacred erotic time with their partner
- end the working day
- connect with their children
- let go of shame and guilt
- transition into the next major phase of their life
- connect to a new home
- start a collective
- allow a new line of work
- and more
There is a big variety of moments for which you can create a ritual of your own. Typically, people tend to create rituals that help them cross thresholds, establish connections, initiate projects, create special time, help frame their mind-sets or let go of pain. Some rituals happen often, others create a sense of before and after and happen only once.
Presentations of our personal rituals will conclude our afternoon together.
The presentation round includes feedback on your ritual design, and the presentations of others will give you inspiration and insight in what situations might benefit from rituals.
In the past three years, all close to 200 attendees of this workshop have been overwhelmingly positive.
This workshop is limited to 12 people
Location: Top floor at the Treehouse Tribe coworking space
Time: We will get started by the latest at 13:30. Please arrive 15 minutes before. The workshop will end at 17:30.
This workshop is brought to you by Community Rituals and hosted by ritual designer Viktor Lysell Smålänning.
Community Rituals enable community leaders in creating bespoke and powerful rituals for their communities.
Viktor is based in Leipzig, Germany and has been working as a ritual designer all over Europe since 2014. At the moment he is mainly working together with clients on developing experiential and ceremonial elements to leadership programs.
Read more about his services: Ritual at Work.
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