Exploring Loneliness

Presencing our Personal, Cultural, Ancestral & Collective Experiences of Loneliness

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What will we be exploring in this Lab?

We welcome participants who are on board to honestly explore, feel and experience the textures of their own loneliness. Alongside a connection with your own experience in this territory, we would also like you to have a willingness to explore how your loneliness may reflect wider ancestral and cultural strands. We will look at the many contemporary forces that drive conditions in which loneliness arises, thrives, and becomes embedded in different ways for many people across the globe.

Who is invited to participate?

This lab is aimed at those open to deepening intimacy with their personal experiences of loneliness. We would also like participants to have (or be open to developing) a curiosity and capacity to explore the wider phenomenon of loneliness as a contemporary and complex phenomenon in our cultures. Our wish for this lab is to offer an emergent space to acknowledge, presence and own our loneliness, and bring it into relation together.

More about the journey of the Lab

Over the course of our time together, we will titrate between deepening our self-contact and capacity to explore and speak from loneliness, and tuning into collective themes. We will be slowing down, presencing our embodied felt sense and attuning to what is unfolding moment to moment. We will also make space to reflect on our capacities and desires for connection. We hope to support participants achieve both a fuller ability to be with (and sometimes appreciate) loneliness in its many iterations, and to deepen our flexibility in responding to loneliness in richer and more relational ways.

When will we be meeting?

Between February and November 2024, we will meet on 12 Mondays from 6.30-8.30pm UK 7.30-9.30pm CET (Usually these times will equate to: 10.30-12.30 Pacific, 1.30-3.30 ET, 7.30-9.30am NZ) Our lab will have three rounds of four fortnightly meetings: 1: Feb 12 & 26, March 11 & 25 2: April 15 & 29, May 6 &20 3: October 7 & 21, November 4 & 18 There will be no meetings during the summer holidays, but we will offer an informal optional meeting on Sept 16 to bridge the long break.