Finding Flow States

Finding Flow States

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When we access a flow state, we are utterly absorbed, focused and creatively inspired.
This interactive talk explores how the great artists, writers, composers and thinkers have ritualised their productivity and inspiration - and gives you an introduction to the tools you can use to find your own unique access to flow. We will explore the psychological, environmental, social and physical triggers you can adapt to eliminate procrastination and dissolve creative blocks.

Once you know how to create the conditions for flow to happen, you can begin to cultivate a life where you simply have more moments of being utterly present, unexpectedly inspired and connected to your innate creativity.

Learn how you can transform work into something that feels more like play and create the optimum conditions to awaken your genius. 

Ritual at Work

Ritual at Work

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Human beings have created rituals to mark milestones and honour transitions since the dawn of time – and when it comes to our work, we can use ritual design to bring more meaning to our working lives.

A ritual might be about letting go of the old or welcoming the new. It could be about how you start your day, eat your lunch, connect with your team or tackle your tasks. And it could be about the big picture – connecting to the light on the horizon that pulls you forward in purposeful, inspired action.

New Beginnings

New Beginnings

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A talk on ways to celebrate new beginnings. We explore the need for a ritual to mark the start of something new, from creating your own way to step into the day, to the optimum conditions to kickstart a new project, to the new trend for non material baby showers and how to welcome a child to the world.

From planting a seed to turning a new house into a new home, we learn about rituals for fresh starts of all kinds.

Death, Dying and Grief for the Living

Death, Dying and Grief for the Living

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The only certainty we all have is that one day, we will die – yet few of us harness the vivifying power of this knowledge and use it to remind us to cherish the moments we have left to us.

Tiu has trained with ecological undertakers, experienced the grief rituals of the Dagara tribe and designed funeral ceremonies for people of all values and beliefs, as well as having had more than her own fair share of death, loss and grief.

This talk is an open-hearted exploration of how to celebrate life and make death meaningful, discussing the creation of rituals specific to death, dying and grief, as well as honouring the anniversary of a death and inviting our creativity to the art of both living and dying. 

Making Moments of Meaning - Ritual Design 101

Making Moments of Meaning - Ritual Design 101

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Making moments of meaning can encompass all areas of our lives, from how we work, rest, eat and play to how we honour love, birth and death.

In this talk, Tiu shares the toolkit she uses with clients to create moments of magic and meaning that shine bright in the memory and which provide a container for the things that really matter to us.

This talk is an invitation to create miniature artworks in your life, to bring your creativity, your intellect, your imagination and your community together in service of making experiences that satisfy the soul. It is an exploration into ways in which we might create experiences that are meaningful, moving and magical, moment by moment.

 

Meaningful Meals and Ritual Repasts

Meaningful Meals and Ritual Repasts

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Ritual is to the soul as food is to the body – and ceremony and feasting are often combined. But just how do we bring meaning to our meals?

When we share a meal, we do so much more than simply eat - we bond, we talk, we celebrate, we connect. We might fall in love, honour an anniversary or seal a deal. And throughout human history, we have ritualised our meals with all sorts of fascinating practises that attribute meaning to the food we eat and share.

In these days of Instagramming every plateful of food, or mindlessly munching while bingeing on box sets, learn how you can transform your table into a place of appreciation, conversation and connection. You’ll also learn how to host your own Dinner for the Dead next Halloween.

How to Go on Micro-Adventures

How to Go on Micro-Adventures

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When we need a blast of inspiration, a break in routine and a fresh way of thinking, we don’t need to take ourselves on an expensive holiday or sign up for a lavish retreat. We simply need to know how to go on a micro-adventure to shift our perspective and rekindle our sense of curiosity.

In this interactive talk, you will learn how to dig for diamonds in your own backyard and leave inspired to see your world anew.

 

Rituals for Self Care

Rituals for Self Care

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Many of us experience burnout, overwhelm and exhaustion. Our collective physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health are in crisis - and yet society’s acceptable solutions usually just centre around numbing ourself with alcohol and distracting ourself with a box set.

This talk explores the tools we can use to create our own rituals of restoration, reflection and resilience, from bringing more meaning to mealtimes, releasing grief, energising your space, honouring your rhythms and creating your own rituals for wellbeing and self care. 


Image is reused with great thanks to the incredible @sarashakeel 

The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

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A session to supercharge your joy, and to connect you to what’s important – and each other.

When we feel grateful, we attune to what’s working in our lives. And when we really take time to cultivate gratitude, everyone and everything gets better. It’s like a hidden superpower – an instant mood lifter, crowd pleaser, heart warmer and deep connector.

We will start by learning a gratitude practice to use in everyday life, and find out just how powerful it can be to find ways to appreciate others and the wonderful world around you.