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SENSEMAKING 101

  • Intro Offer: $225 / £175 ($275 / £210)
  • Starts 12 March 2020 at 8pm gmt / 3pm EST / 12:00pm pst - LIMITED TO 80 PLACES
  • You'll learn how to: 
    • Act more from a place of sovereignty and agency
    • Become better at emergent conversations and explore collective intelligence
    • Become more skilled at navigating complexity
    • Level up in your life
  • An 8 week process including:
    • Live lessons and Q&A's with world-class instructors
    • A toolkit of self-development practices, working in pods of three, and larger community calls
    • A course workbook covering key theories, models and exercises
    • Access to exclusive interviews with instructors

An 8 week ONLINE course hosted by rebel wisdom, with tuition from SOME OF THE BEST TEACHERS WE'VE FEATURED ON THE CHANNEL. strengthen your sovereignty and Enhance your sensemaking. deepen your connection to others and learn how to enter more fully into an emergent conversation. harness and develop the skills you need to imagine, design and experiment with new cultural operating systems.

GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Daniel Schmachtenberger is Co-Founder of the Neurohacker Collective, a Futurist, Systems Theorist and star of Rebel Wisdom's 'The War on Sensemaking'


As director of Research and Development at the Neurohacker Collective, he is focused on developing processes and technologies for advancing medicine and human optimization. He is particularly focused on personalized medicine, adequate approaches to complex illness, and deepening our knowledge of how the human regulatory systems function, how they break down, and how they can be supported to function with greater resilience.

DANIEL SCHMACHTENBERGER

Diane Musho Hamilton is an author, award-winning mediator and teacher of Zen. She combines decades of work in in conflict resolution with depth of experience in sitting meditation. She often says that “mediate” and “meditate”, share the same purpose: to bring what is divided or in dispute into harmony. In meditation, one brings disputing parties to agreement. In meditation, one brings body, speech, and mind into coherence with the environment. With extraordinary warmth, depth and insight, she encourages us to work with our differences, while discovering our fundamental unity.

Diane Musho Hamilton

Dr. John Vervaeke is a cognitive scientist and award-winning lecturer at the University of Toronto. He's the creator of the groundbreaking YouTube series 'Awakening from the Meaning Crisis'. He teaches courses in cognitive psychology on thinking and reasoning, higher cognition, and cognitive development.

He is an expert in integrating the work done in psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguists, and philosophy to try and tackle central problems about the nature of cognition. He also teaches in the Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health program on the intersection between Buddhism and Cognitive Science, and on the scientific basis of mindfulness meditation. Watch John Vervaeke on Rebel Wisdom here.

John Vervaeke

Rafia Morgan is one of the world's most respected group facilitators, a psychotherapist and an innovator of many group and therapeutic process such as Path of Love and Working with People Trainings.  Through his training in trauma resolution (Somatic Experiencing), study of Jungian archetypes and shadow work he brings deep and experienced understanding of the psychological and energetic issues and dynamics at play when we start to increase our own sovereignty, and awareness we need to cultivate in order to enter into truly generative dialogue with one another.

RAFIA MORGAN

Doshin is a poet, troublemaker, and teacher – a Zen Master of no rank. He is the founder of Integral Zen, the Colorado branch of the Hollow Bones Zen Order and co-founder of the Poetry of Dying Project, which uses the mirror of death to point to the essence of life. Doshin was recognized as a Zen Master and received Inka from JunPo, Roshi in 2011.

Known as 'The Shadow Roshi', Doshin has a deep understanding of how we can integrate the aspects of ourselves we can't see. He is a powerful meditation teacher and runs popular retreats around the world. 

DOSHIN ROSHI


WHY WE CREATED THIS COURSE

Many of us have a sense that the old is dying, but the new is yet to be born. The institutions we’ve relied on to make sense of the world are unravelling at an ever faster rate, assaulted by new technologies and renewed tribalism. We now find ourselves in a 'post-truth' world that clouds our connection to purpose and meaning.

We are living through an accelerating and momentous shift in the human story, one that will test us to our limits. Rebel Wisdom has been exploring this new landscape for the last two years, finding the most insightful and pioneering thinkers to plot a path forward. At the same time, we've been running transformational retreats and live events in which we create a space for inner development work. We've discovered that what's needed isn't just a shift in what we know, but in how we know, and who we are. We need to reconnect to the innate human capacities that have been blunted and manipulated by the modern world.

This course is designed to help you unlock those capacities. It’s about developing your skill as a sensemaker - because if we don't know how to make sense of the world, we don't know where to put our focus or what direction to go in.

This course will give you an essential toolkit of skills to help you make sense of complexity, collaborate with others, understand yourself more fully and explore collective intelligence. We will begin by developing the qualities and abilities we as individuals need to increase our sovereignty – a deep but flexible connection to yourself, one that allows you to make your own decisions and take responsibility for your life, while still staying deeply receptive to the world. 

Paradoxically, it is a strong sense of sovereignty that allows us to collaborate effectively with others. The the course will help you do exactly this, in small ‘pods’ of three as well as larger group calls and teacher Q&A's. 

Sensemaking 101 works from the inside out; developing your inner capacities so that you can make sense of the world more effectively, take action and collaborate with others in a new way. You'll learn different practices to harness collective intelligence. You'll find ways to deep your relationship to the people in your life and on the course. You'll learn how to claim your agency, clarify your core values and thereby enhance your sensemaking. While it will be very much your process, this course is also inspired by a phrase that came out of our transformative weekend retreats.

“We have to do it ourselves, but we don’t have to do it alone.”

We will be going on an adventure together to grow up, clean up, wake up and show up so that we can become effective players on the cutting edge of culture. It's an adventure that asks you to become a warrior for the human spirit, connecting you to your essential gifts so that together we can imagine, design and realise something than's more than the sum of its parts.


COURSE STRUCTURE

The course includes a 2 hour group Zoom call each week with a live lesson and Q&A from that week's instructor. The live zoom calls will take place on Thursdays at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST / 12:00pm PST. There might be slight changes to this which we will inform you of well in advance of the course beginning. All lessons will be recorded and available to you in case you miss one or want to rewatch it. Between the live calls you will have a Zoom call with your 'pod' of three to discuss the recorded interviews with the instructors ahead of the live call, to deepen your inquiry into that week's topic and to practice emergent sensemaking together (these will be arranged between you to find a convenient weekly time). As well as this, you have the option to participate in up to 3 hours additional study per week using the workbook. Hover over the images below to find out more about each week.

This week is about mapping out the territory we'll be covering, and learning how we can support each other on our collective journey. We'll explain our rationale for choosing the practices and theories we'll be working with, and set out guiding principles. You will have a space to clarify your intention, purpose, commitment and personal goals. You'll also connect with the other two people in the 'pod' of three you'll be travelling with throughout the course. 

Week 1 - with rebel wisdom

The shadow is a key concept from Jungian psychology, and one that we've found to be essential in coming into generative discussions. This week is led by Zen master Doshin Roshi, Head Abbott of Integral Zen and an expert on the shadow. 

Perhaps most simply described by Doshin 'the me I can't see', the shadow is all the parts of ourselves we reject, and then subsequently project onto other people. Owning these parts of ourselves is a process of becoming more whole and more authentic. Unless we do this, we can't truly enter into collaboration with others.

Week 2 - with doshin roshi

Featuring Dr. John Vervake, cognitive scientist and host of the pioneering YouTube series 'Awakening from the Meaning Crisis'. This week explores the transformative power of wisdom, why it matters that we orient ourselves toward it, and the psychotechnologies available to us to access it. We take a look at theories in cognitive science and specific psychospiritual practices that have been used for awakening throughout history. You will have the opportunity start bringing some of these practices into your life so that you can develop a clearer perception. 

Week 3 - with John Vervaeke

It's one thing to make sense of the world alone, and another to do it in a group. If we want to come together in such a way that we generate new ideas and insights, we need to understand both how we relate, and the dynamics that play out in groups. 

Diane Musho Hamilton is a highly regarded mediator and facilitor. This week, she will help you inquire into how you stay centred or fall out of sovereignty in relationships. We will look at some common reactive patterns when we are being challenged, and learn how to use them as opportunities for deeper coherence.

Week 4 - diane musho hamilton

In Week 5, Rafia Morgan will help us understand the concept of agency, and how it relates to sovereignty and sensemaking. How can we make good decisions and act in the world after having perceived clearly and made good sense? In what ways do we lose our agency by giving up our power and will? You'll explore the difference between our personality structure and essence, and start to draw out the unique, essential qualities that you need to bring into play to be an effective sensemaker and co-creator.

week 5 - with rafia morgan

How do we distinguish signal from noise? What models can we use to order and make sense of our perceptions and what are some common biases that distort it? What are the dangers of using models, and why do we outsource much of our sensemaking to authority figures?

This week you will draw on the skills you've developed in the previous weeks to inquire more fully into how you make sense of the world, and how your unique perspective synthesises with the rest of the group. We'll also practice navigating a complex information ecology in such a way that we avoid the many traps and illusions waiting to snag us.

Week 6 - with daniel schmachtenberger

This week, we continue the evolution from an internal orientation and take a deeper look at the world you are living in - the systems you inhabit, your family, your work. We'll look at how our environment can prevent us from living our values and take us out of our sovereign presence - and what to do about it. We learn to identify and clarify our values, distinguish norms vs values, and look at how we can work with systems and affordances to make changes in our environment that support our sovereignty.

week 7 - with rebel wisdom

Here, we return to our 'why' and consolidate everything we've learned in terms of Waking up, Cleaning up, Showing up and Growing up. We look at the larger shift that's possible in our culture and how we can participate in it meaningfully. We also lay out a challenge: can we cohere around a real-world project by devoting a few hours of our time per week after the course ends, to bring what we've learned into the world?

week 8 - with rebel wisdom

Twitter:

  • We are in times of crisis and opportunity, when true change is possible - and when the mythopoetic can help us see more clearly. In this clip from the Rebel Wisdom Member Q&A, culture hacker and futurist Jordan Hall explains the ancient concepts of Kairos and Chronos. @jgreenhall
  • RT @alistairkelly62: Roll on Sunday !! @_LisaCherry
  • RT @RichDecibels: I'm hosting one of the sessions 👇
  • Rebel Wisdom is hosting a free online event on Sunday, 5 April: 'Resilience & Sensemaking'. A day of talks and practices to help you increase your resilience and sharpen your sensemaking. Read more and register on rebelwisdom.co.uk/oneday
  • New film out - intellectual titans John Vervaeke and Iain McGilchrist in conversation for the first time ever. A deep dive into two brilliant and related models of how we perceive, and how we can develop wisdom. youtu.be/JdB-BMdgFbk

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