What does an Intuitive Pedagogy training look like?

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What does one need for an Intuitive Pedagogy seminar?

     a group of people (12 – 80) that come together voluntarily

     a facilitator trained in at least two different areas, such as playing and communication, playing and painting, or two or more facilitators representing one field of practice. Playing and body exercises are the centerpiece of Intuitive Pedagogy, and will take up most of the seminar time.

     enough space for movement

     enough time (e.g. three to six days)

Intuitive Pedagogy in Giffu (Japan), photo: Thomas Pedroli
Intuitive Pedagogy in Giffu (Japan), photo: Thomas Pedroli

 

Why is the voluntary participation emphasized? In many schools, trainings, and working environments, people are often given mandates and instructions that they are obliged to follow. In a training of intuition, this kind of adaptation simply does not work. Only if we practice out of free will, are we able to initiate change.

Ponec Prag, photo: Thomas Pedroli
Ponec Prag, photo: Thomas Pedroli

Accompanying the body-oriented work with at least one other discipline, has proven to be a very significant enhancement.  To date, body-oriented work has been combined with the following: painting, singing and voice exercises (the Werbeck method), theatre, arts, and communication. Through the combination and interaction of the two disciplines, both can develop with more ease.

Having enough time is a crucial requirement. Growing and learning processes are completed in the night when we sleep, as well as during the breaks, when we are not thinking about what we are learning, or preoccupied by it. Having adequate breaks is invaluable for this kind of work. Perhaps hard to imagine, the breaks are as important as the sessions. In this sense, we do not create the program with a non-stop schedule with 5-minute breaks (as if to get as much as possible out of the total schedule), but instead, create more breathing time with longer breaks, in order to digest what we have experienced. A seminar of more than one day is necessary, precisely because we need the time spent in our night’s sleep to accomplish intuitive learning. 

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