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Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal® Experience

Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal® Experience

Dan Hines
photo is of Dan Hines smiling in to camera

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We are all Wayfinders.

Finding our way in this difficult time and navigating our lives and vocations relies on our inner resource of courage. The traditional navigational practices of wayfinding provide insights and skills that are needed in moments of dynamic change and flux: when we are far off any known map of our lives.

Navigational knowledge is especially needed when facing a time of profound uncertainty, as we are at this moment of a global pandemic. It is also true when we are in a time of any personal or professional transition, such as times of grief, a restless longing for change, a new challenging role, an approaching or recent retirement, health difficulties and the reality of aging, or the end of a relationship.

The virtue of courage is often celebrated as heroism: brave acts of willpower in scary situations. Yet, courage has a deeper meaning and source. Courage is honouring what is true. Courage is following the guidance of the quiet voice of inner knowing. One can say courage naturally arises as we more fully realize who we are, as our most wholehearted selves.

In this full day online Circle of Trust® program (9am-4pm ET), we will renew our capacity for greater courage in an inclusive, safe, and disciplined space of ‘solitude in community’. We will explore leadership using the practices of storytelling, evocative readings, visual images, inner reflection, guided meditations, and facilitated discussions. We will experience the centuries of wisdom embedded in the Clearness Committee process.

Dan guides a process of discovery from what life experience, wisdom teachings, spiritual traditions, and the open ocean navigational practices of wayfinding may reveal to us.

This program is for you if:
-You are open for the challenge of courageous introspection toward self-growth;
-You are curious about how traditional navigation serves a metaphor for the inner journey;
-You are reconsidering how you want to offer your leadership to the world, whether you are in a new position, leaving a role, find yourself in another life transition, or hoping to renew your sense of meaning and purpose;
-You would appreciate learning with a community of engaged leaders from various fields;
-You resonate with the Circle of Trust® approach and the social teaching of the activist Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal.

About your Facilitator: Dan guides small group experiences as a freelance facilitator, in the lineage of Circles of Trust and the Center for Courage & Renewal. He is involved in founding an intentional community, political work and leadership consulting and coaching. He is intrigued and passionate about the dynamic tension between spirituality and social activism. For a decade of his life, he managed a zoo (alas, a true story). He was born, raised and lives in the unceded territory of the Secwépemc people (Kamloops, BC); his ancestors have been ranchers, loggers, and government employees in the valley for three generations.

Pricing: Kirkridge is committed to providing heartfelt and generous programming that is available to all.  And we need your help to continue doing so.  The cost of providing this program is approximately $60 per person. Please support this program if you are able. We will be grateful if you could contribute an additional amount to help cover the costs of others and as always, all are welcome regardless of ability to pay.

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