Somatics for Organisational Leadership
Somatics for Organisational Leadership
Too often, the demands of leadership push us into survival mode, disrupting our nervous system's equilibrium and hindering our capacity for genuine relationships, thoughtful decision-making, and visionary, inclusive work essential for transformative change.
This four-part workshop series empowers leaders within organisations and movements with vital tools for nervous system regulation & embodiment to challenge pervasive organisational culture issues, such as urgency, defensiveness and power hoarding.
Join us to enhance your nervous system's resilience to cultivate collaborative innovation, nurture healthy relationships, and pave the way for healing, liberation and organisational impact.
Registration gives you access to all four sessions, and participants are recommended to attend all four.
Session 1: Tue 6th Feb 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Session 2: Tue 20th Feb 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Session 3: Tue 5th Mar 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Session 4: Tue 19th Mar 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm AEDT
Session 1: An introduction to somatics and the relationship between individual and collective nervous systems and its impacts on organisational culture. We explore dominant workplace culture its relationship to capitalism & colonialism.
Session 2, 3 & 4:
Each session we dive into at a different pervasive cultural issue we observe holding organisations back from their impact:
urgency, defensiveness, and power hoarding.
Together, we explore where these appear in our organisations individually, systemically and culturally, and the flow on effects for our teams, movements and communities. We then build our toolkit of somatics practices to support ourselves to respond in different ways, that promote healthy and impactful leadership and organisational culture.
Nawa (they/them/siya) is a non-binary, first generation Bisaya migrant settler. They are a somatic therapist, multi-disciplinary healing justice practitioner and community organiser, living on mumurimina country in southern lutruwita (so called Hobart, Tasmania). Nawa's practice revolves around utilising ancestral and folk life technologies such as herbalism, somatics, death care, and astrology for liberation work. Nawa has been seeing clients and organisations since their practice opened in 2016. They are currently completing a bachelor degree in counselling and psychotherapy. Nawa has over 10 years experience working for grassroots organisations and campaigns which prompted them to investigate healing justices practices for mobilised and disadvantaged communities. Their lived experience makes them highly skilled at communicating embodied approaches for dismantling oppressive micro-systems. Nawa's hope is to contribute to resourcing communities that have been affected by inter-generational trauma and burnout, and building liberated futures for the generations to come.
Elsa (she/they) is one of the co-founders of Hue: Colour the conversation, and is a queer, Jewish and Chinese woman of colour. She is an educator, facilitator, organiser and performer. Elsa specialises in education on dominant workplace culture and the harmful influence of oppressive systems on how we think, live, work and relate. She believes in the power of collective healing as a pillar of justice work, and is passionate about relearning more expansive, joyful and abundant ways of collaborating and working towards collective liberation. As an organisational leader herself, she also draws on her own lived experience of healing, unlearning and relearning in her work. Previously she was the Director of Training at Democracy in Colour and served two terms on the board and QTIBIPOC board committee of Switchboard Victoria. She has a background in Social Work and Psychology, and wrote her honours thesis, on how multiracial people from multiple minority heritages engage with their identities.
Please let us know of any other access needs at time of booking.
- Participants require a computer device, microphone and camera to participate in the online sessions.
- Some components of the workshop may not be supported on a mobile device.
- Slides are written with large text and colour contrast with image descriptions and alt text provided.
- There are two 5 minute breaks and one 10 minute break, participants are welcome to eat or take breaks when needed.
- Auslan interpreter can be provided upon request.