The Wisdom of Conflict
A weekend of Movement Medicine with Ben Yeger
How does what we do with conflict create barriers to productive relationships?
How do we react when we meet conflict?
How is it that conflict is always ‘someone else’s fault’?
How can we recognise conflict in ourselves and with others as an opportunity for change?
It seems it is human nature to repeat patterns of behaviour around conflict, to tell repeated stories of immoveable responses to it as if these stories were absolutely true. This workshop invites you to explore the dynamic interaction between your inner conflicts and the ones that manifest in the mirrors you meet.
Through movement you will be invited to bring awareness to your own inner conflicts, to become receptive to the wisdom of the conflicts in your close relationships and then start to tell different stories about conflict in the wider contexts of your life.
In this weekend, we will draw on Movement Medicine, Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, and other creative embodied practices to explore the complex relationship we all have with conflict – inner and outer, big and small, personal and collective.
Ben Yeger is a Drama Therapist and highly experienced group facilitator. He is a Qualified Movement Medicine Facilitator and Teacher, and has been studying with Ya’Acov and Susannah Darling Khan since 2000 and is a faculty member for the School of Movement Medicine. Ben is the Director of Moving Conflicts and the UK representative of Combatants for Peace. Ben has been engaged in a deep enquiry into the myriad shapes and colours of conflict for over 25 years. This journey includes serving in the Israeli Army (1983-86). See his TEDx talk – Humanising the Enemy tedxwarwick.com/talks (2013).
“With you leading me I felt at home, free and safe.” Mili, Italy
“Ben has a courageous commitment to inner and outer change and healing. We are delighted to welcome him as a faculty member.” Ya’Acov & Susannah Darling Khan
Movement Medicine weaves together the exhilaration of free dance with the depth of movement meditation and the spirit of shamanic practice. Participation in this workshop counts as faculty hours towards School of Movement Medicine intensives and apprenticeship. For more information, please click here.
No prior dance or movement experience is required – simply your attention and willingness to turn up and be present in the moment.
Dates: Friday 19 January 2018, 7.30pm – 10pm | Saturday 20 January, 10am – 5pm | Sunday 21 January, 10am – 5pm
Athens: Venue to be announced closer to workshop date
Original post: 14/10/2017