Relational PRactice

MY Applied PHILOSOPHY OF WORK

I believe that, at its best, our work can (and should) be a discovery and an expression of who we are — a medium through which to realise the latent potential and possibility within ourselves & others.

 

To this extent, how we approach our work — the style and sensibility of our perception, thought, and actions — becomes just as important (if not more so) as whatever it is we choose to focus on in our work.

I also believe that herein lies the key to many of the social, systemic, and even spiritual problems with which we are faced in the 21st century.

 

 is the quality of the relationships involved which matters most.

 

This personal, applied philosophy — for which I use the term relational practice — is the thread which runs throughout my work as a regenerative researcher, facilitator, coach, and practitioner.

Here, I offer some key-words and qualities which I associate with relational practice, and which I personally strive to cultivate in my approach to work →

Explorative
Emergent
Dynamic

Life is a process of becoming, and I believe that our work is not only more effective and successful  but also fundamentally more nourishing and harmonious when it recognises and aligns itself with how things move, change, emerge, and develop.

Holistic 

Systemic
INtegrative

Our greatest limitation — and perhaps the root cause of the converging crises we face in the 21st century — is the fragmentation and separation which has come to mediate our thought, feelings, and actions as human beings. If we are to have a chance of developing genuinely viable solutions to our deepest problems, we must learn to recognise our state of systemic embedded-ness and interconnected-ness in relation to other beings — as members of a wider biotic community, on whose health our own survival also depends — and to open up our perspectives and possibilities by integrating diverse forms of knowing, doing, and being together.

collaborative
Relational

Dialogic

I've been fortunate enough to meet and work with a growing network of amazing people. I have come to understand that it is ultimately with and through our connection and communication with others that we . From this point of view, the depth and quality of relationships becomes the most important factor 

Observational
Contemplative
Perceptive

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Provocative

Playful
Poetic

I believe that poetry and play are, in some way, fundamental to what it means to be alive, and