Embodying Ethics –

An intervision platform to facilitate and

co-create empowering interaction

among people  

Embodying Ethics is a space for exchange among people who care about how they are and interact with others.

The initial spark to create this space to talk about ethics and embodiment comes from a personal need to have clarity over what it means for us – Aninia and Daniela – to act and move through this world in an ethical way while being free, responsible and curious. We were looking for a safe and open space to share doubts and mistakes, coming from a basic understanding that we’re all in this to learn and move with integrity. It is our wish to have a space for mutual exchange and learning about what it means for each and everyone to be and act in line with their personal values and also for supporting colleagues and friends within the bounds of a respectful and honest community. We hope to inspire and empower each other by listening with attention and awareness to what we hear – before jumping to conclusions about things that are said (on media, in other social situations, … ) to employ our critical and loving thinking to notice both nuance and bullshit.

Embodying Ethics is a process

Being and acting ethical is not a one-time thing. You don’t take a course, learn the rules and off you go forever on the right path. Embodying ethics is a continuous process of investigation, paying attention and finding your own answers (not anybody else’s) for a specific moment and a specific situation. There are no general rules.

We designed intervision groups in a format of investigation that allows for the group to interact and share challenges and insecurities in a safe space as well as individual discoveries and joint learning.

It is intended as a space where you can get to know, practice and integrate a simple process that you can apply for the rest of your life and any situation.

Being part of an intervision group provides you with time and space for your personal investigation into the subject of embodying ethics for a period of six months.

Your Benefits of Joining
an Intervision Group

  • You can uncover some of your blind spots and gain new perspectives and perceptions about difficult situations in your (professional) life.
  • You can ask uncomfortable questions and discover your own answers or get new perspectives in a safe space.
  • Confidentiality: We don’t record any of the sessions. What is said in the sessions, stays within the group.
  • You meet like-minded people who care about the same values and integrity.
  • Between the sessions, you will notice you have more awareness for small but relevant situations in everyday life on the subject you choose to explore.
  • You can improve your detachment and practice asking questions without having to provide help or solutions for someone else.
  • Half the sessions are facilitated and you can comfortably get used to the process and roles. Half the sessions your intervision group is self-organized and you have the opportunity to learn and practice all roles in the process.
  • You can continue to apply the process in any group and in any situation for the rest of your life.

How does the Intervision Group work?

An intervision group consists of four to five people who meet regularly over a period of six months. Each intervision session lasts for 1.5 hours.
An intervision group consists of four to five people who meet regularly over a period of six months. Each intervision session lasts for 1.5 hours.

SESSIONS 1+2 In the first two sessions, Aninia (or another facilitator) will introduce the format and facilitate getting to know each other.

SESSIONS 3-5 The following three sessions are self-organized by the group. It is an open space to find your group identity and practice the process steps.

SESSION 6 The last session to conclude the 6-month learning and exchange process is again facilitated by Aninia (or another faciliator).

Who is it for?

People interested in thinking about

  • our interactions with people,
  • the individual and the social aspect of us as humans,
  • about acting and interacting with integrity, and
  • practicing ethics.

It is for people who consider embodiment as an essential and conscious part of their work and in any interaction with people. It can include but is not exclusive to professions ranging from bodywork or mindfulness to theater and dance.

Is it the right fit for you?

If you can tick two or more boxes of the following items, it’s likely that an Embodying Ethics intervision group is a good fit for you.
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your professional field is directly connected to embodiment or movement e.g. bodywork practitioners like Pilates, Rolfing or Feldenkrais practitioners, physios, somatic coaches, dance instructors
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your professional field is indirectly connected to embodiment e.g. psychologists, coaches and consultants…
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you are aware that embodiment is essential for being and acting ethically in your life and you are interested in deepening your understanding of how embodiment and ethics go together
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you are aware that it’s not about being right or wrong, black or white, but about having integrity on all levels – your thinking,  your emotional and physical awareness – so you feel in your body what decisions are right for you in a specific moment

Your Investment(s)

Most people only consider money when it comes to investment.

Time is, however, a scarce resource you should also consider if you want to join an intervision group. Do you want to take nine hours in six months to discuss and explore the subject of embodying ethics? It doesn’t sound like a lot within the given time frame, but if the subject is not dear to your heart, you might want to spend it on something else.

We are aware that you will also invest other things: your attention, energy, joy and love.

Maybe also your insecurities and doubts, pains and fears.

All of these qualities and resources are welcome and will make each and every intervision group powerful and unique.

MONETARY

€182.50* excl. VAT

Payment in full upon registration.

If you realize after the first intervision session that it’s not the right fit for you, you can drop out and will get the amount for the remaining five sessions refunded.

TIME

6 x 1.5 hours

Total time: 9 hrs.

Plus as many moments in between the intervision groups that you’d like to spend on reflecting, observing, experiencing and embodying.

every 1st Wednesday of the month

 
* This is the minimum amount to cover our own costs and time investment. We decided on purpose to keep the price low. If you’re excited about the project and would like to give more to the project, you’ll be able to contribute to the idea in the next couple of weeks. 

The next intervision groups start
August 7 & 8, 2018

Tuesday, August 7

9.00-10.30 am CET

Wednesday, August 8

6.30-8.00 pm CET

Each group meets every first Wednesday of the month at the same time, for the entire six months.

4-5 people per Intervision Group

monthly online meetings via Zoom

€182.50 excl. VAT for 6 months

Basic Agreements

If you choose to join, you commit to the following basic​ ​agreements:

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Consent

Say only ‘yes’ to something you can fully say yes to. ‘No’ or ‘I don’t know’ are just as valid for the other things.

Commitment

At the time of the meetings, you commit to showing up fully. In case you can’t make it, let the others in your team know in advance and take a clear decision whether to join or not.

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Respectful Communication

Say what you mean, ask to know more rather than react. Speak up when something doesn’t make sense, or feels wrong or is unclear. Of course, we might all make mistakes, but we’re in this to learn from and with each other.

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Direct & Confidential

The regular intervision sessions are online and will not be recorded. All participants can take notes for their personal use of course, but what is said in the conversation is confidential and only to be shared with explicit consent of the people involved.

Exchange

This space is about the specific subject of exchange in the context of personal professional development among colleagues. Part of the commitment is to respect each others’ commitment to this context (no marketing, no space to merely vent our complaints).

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Generosity

Finding ways and creating spaces to reflect on how we interact with others as well as learn about how we can do so with integrity; asking the uncomfortable questions in a way that is kind and allowing each other to move beyond a point where we are stuck and want to move past; listening, questioning and learning from the values others present, embody and talk about… These acts of generosity inspire us and seem desperately needed, as the world of communication and social interaction is presenting itself at this point in time.

If you want to support this project, you can make your contribution here.

About

Embodying Ethics is a project co-created by Aninia & Daniela. Our interest in creating spaces and organizations built on honesty, valuing human growth and empowering personal responsibility as well as our love for ‘Reinventing Organizations’’ was only the beginning of a collaboration that has now merged into the development of Embodying Ethics. With Embodying Ethics we wanted to create a space for exchange among people who care about how they are and interact with others.

Daniela’s background is in translation and communication. Discovering bodywork for herself in 2010, a new and more holistic journey into the subject of being human and human interaction began. She’s been working in the field of body-based awareness training for improved self-realization since 2012 and has since spent a lot of her time and headspace on how to bring more possibilities in being human and embodiment to groups and the collective. bodies-at-work.com

Aninia has extensive experience in peace education and facilitating thinking- and learning processes in groups through experiential learning tools. Coming from youth work and theater she wanted to get more to the core of the matter and found her way to working with embodiment since 2008. In her bodywork practice she explores with her clients how they can maintain their integrity in situations of internal or external conflict by connecting to their bodies. aninia.dk

If you’d like to know more about the project or how to use the intervision system or anything else, drop us a line.

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What people say about Embodying Ethics…

I can really recommend doing this group with Aninia and Daniela. They hold the space in a very respectful and open way. And it’s a great practice in sharing questions of work ethics and thinking about them.

Julia Jadkowski

Qualified Practitioner of the Grinberg Method

© 2018 Embodying Ethics