Transformational learning cannot exist just in the mind, it needs to be embodied.
SOMOS refers to the Somatic Operating System that exists in all of us, or in other words our 'bodymind'. SOMOS also means 'We Are' in Spanish.
It is easy to get stuck in our heads, our screens and our to do lists. Our fast paced, high stress, goal-orientated urban lives disconnect us from the nature that exists within and around us.
SOMOS is about awakening your senses, reconnecting with your deeper intuition and allowing for new perspectives and new knowledge to emerge. This is a practice and a process that might seem simple, but it can have a transformational impact on the quality of your personal health and relationships as well as the work culture and performance of your organisation.
SOMOS is about learning to see ourselves and our lives as a living system. There is a reason why we feel better and think clearer when surrounded by nature. There is a reason why we get that breakthrough idea after going for a run. A deeper human intelligence exists within each of us. What we need is not more over-intellectualised stories and theories, but rather a space to reconnect with ourselves, each other and the natural world. It is only when we engage our emotions, our senses and our whole being in the process of change that we begin to face our shadows and transform our behaviours.
Learning to Listen to Our Body's Wisdom
We will be guiding you through a series of individual and group activities designed to support you in regulating your nervous system, managing stressful situations and listening to your body's intuition.
SOMOS is about taking a pause from your everyday routines and giving yourself the space and time to explore with others how to lead a more balanced and embodied life.
Developing the Skill of Somatic Facilitation
We will be diving into the science of our physiology as well as demonstrating several facilitation tools that can enable better communication, psychological safety and collaboration within your team or organisation.
SOMOS is an opportunity to not only reflect on your personal wellbeing but also to consider the wider systems that we are a part of and how we can change them.
Activating Your Somatic Awareness
Think back to a time when you felt stuck or stressed.
What helped you break out of this mental block? Was it more thinking? More analysis? Or did the solution appear when you got our of your head and went for a walk, a run or a dance? The mind and the body are part of one living system and yet we spend so little time trying to understand the relationship that exists between them. We spend most of our lives training and developing our rational minds and yet we fail to give the same attention and effort to developing our intuitive minds.
This is why we created SOMOS.
Who is this for?
SOMOS is for anyone who wants to explore how to live a more embodied life and cultivate a more collaborative culture within their organisations.
All food and accommodation included;
£300 - shared room
£450 - private room
The highest quality of learning and human development happens when we step into community and learn with and through others. This work is not theoretical, is it deeply relational, practical and embodied. This is why the setting and the facilitation matters so much. Something incredible happens when we go into nature. We get out of our heads and start to relax. We start to notice the sounds, the colours, the textures and the interconnected life that surrounds us. Eventually this awareness shifts inwards and the process of inner transformation can begin.
Hosted at Selga rs
Somos is hosted at Selgars Mill Estate, a venue that is filled with a unique mix of indoor and outdoor spaces that include a 200m2 events barn, cosy stone cottages, an 18th century converted Mill House, countless fireplaces, kitchens, waggons, cabins, woodlands, bridges, ponds, wild birds, starlit skies, secluded fields and moments of magic and art at every corner.
"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift."
- Albert Einstein
We created SOMOS because we are passionate about the role that embodiment, nature immersion and the arts can play in human and organisational development and we want to explore this passion with others. We think of SOMOS as a community of practice rather than a course or a qualification. We are creating a safe container where we can experience the sensory magic of Selgars Mill, listen more deeply to our embodied intuition and learn from each other through group dialogue and feedback.