with Kinchem Hegedus
WHAT IS INNER LANDSCAPING?
THINK 'ARTISTS WAY' MEETS PERMACULTURE, MEETS JOSEPH CAMPBELL, MEETS SYSTEMS THINKING
Inner Landscaping is a playful, structured small group process that guides and supports you in exploring and developing your creativity. The process fosters an increased awareness of your connection to your best self, your connection to nature, and your connection to community.
Inner Landscaping is available as a 12 Week, 12 Day or 6 Day program. Each program is made up of 12 x 3 hour sessions. So, in the 12 Week program groups meet once a week for 3 hours, the 12 Day program groups meet every day for 3 hours, and in the 6 day program groups meet twice daily for 3 hours.
Inner Landscaping is inspired by Julia Cameron's 'The Artist's Way' and re-imagined & informed by my Masters of Fine Arts in Fiction Writing, and further post-graduate studies in Permaculture Design, as well as 25 years of curiosity and exploration of creativity and the power of the imagination.
What is the experience of Inner Landscaping? This structured group process applies permaculture principles to our inner landscapes. Permaculture was derived from observing natural systems and indigenous cultures, by applying these observable principles to any landscape, including balcony pots, community gardens, small & large farms and even national agricultural systems.
At the heart of Inner Landscaping is the belief that we are deeply connected to all of life, and that we are therefore a part nature. Through the interplay of permaculture principles, story telling and the exploration of creativity Inner Landscaping connects participants to their true nature, their community and their creativity.
The process is a wonderful, enchanting and much loved experience. In the groups we are so much more than the sum of our parts, and the emergent quality that arises from the group seems to shine a light on the best in all of us. Its as if the alchemy of the group process turns us all into gold!
BENEFITS OF INNER LANDSCAPING
The process helps you to re-imagine the life you truly desire and articulate your personal vision and purpose. Participants often say that the process helped them to 'remember' who they are, and to feel more 'awake'. You’ll also learn to practice new skills and habits to: nourish your creativity; revitalize your ideas about what life can offer; work with your true nature, rather than against it; connect to your community and be your own guru!
Inner Landscaping synthesizes recent research and ideas about mind-body/health with design process and creativity in a group process that includes readings, games, exercises, workshops, discussions - weaving it all together with a familiar thread of age-old wisdom. It is a tried and true framework, described by many past participants as joyful, transformative and even life changing!
Whilst a beautiful and strong connection is forged within the group, this is not group therapy, and whilst it is great fun, it is not a 'party' (i.e. no alcohol - at least until the wrap-up session!) Inner Landscaping does not follow any one particular creed or doctrine.
INNER LANDSCAPING CALENDAR
My inner landscape has forever transformed in the most amazing way! All those things you never thought you could do become possible during this twelve week window. You will look at life through a new lens. It is heart opening, self loving and community building.
- Margo, Sydney