Deep Democracy Institute

DDI Calendar

Leadership as a Martial Art


November 13 2015 - November 15 2015


Dr. Ellen Schupbach, Dr. Max Schupbach

"Martial Art", in our understanding, is a spiritual path to notice and flow with energies, challenges and controversies. The "martial artist" dreams along with them, finds their essences, and uses them for her or his own holistic development and the development of those around. In our view, the martial artist understands life as a dojo - the practice ground to get closer to the mystery of who we are and unfold the secret in the energies that surround us and seem to oppose and challenge us. Life, work, and relationships - money, rank, team and organizational situations - are all part of this dojo.

We understand inner and outer worlds are mirror images of one another.
For those of us that are more interested in outer effectiveness and impact, the Deep Democracy approach can help to work on inner conflicts and edges to go further and develop inner harmony with outer events. For those of us that are more focused on our inner worlds but at times hope to bring them further into outer action, the Deep Democracy approach brings methods to create an organic completion of this process.                    
We would like to demonstrate Deep Democracy skills and awareness methods to deepen and enhance your own path as a martial artist. We want to explore and learn together about how you have developed your own helpful ways of connecting inner and outer worlds, and use our understanding of Arnold Mindell's Process Work paradigm to show how you can make your own natural dreaming path a conscious one on which you can practice, develop mastery, and achieve your own black belt.

This seminar is meant for explorers, change agents, leaders and learners, coaches and facilitators. It expresses the Deep Democracy Institute's approach that considers all voices, roles and communities - marginal and mainstream - to hold valuable information. We hope and believe that assisting the roles and voices to interact and improve their relationships helps to create a more fun and imaginative world.

These days will focus on:
- The Quantum World, Aboriginal Wisdom, and Personal Development - Inner Work approaches for understanding, mediating and crossing your edges, the exciting discomfort area in which your new identity is developing.
- Leadership, Relationship and Team Challenges - How outer forces and obstacles can be changed through inner work.
- Your Inner Life and Time Spirits - Your biggest area of self-hate is also the most "un-worked-on" issue in public life.
Process Work
is Arnold Mindell's approach to find the meaning of disturbances and tensions in individuals, teams and organizations, and understand them as information that is part of the system yet not recognized, owned and used. Process Oriented Coaching and Facilitation discovers this meaning together with individuals and groups, relishes its beauty and applies it in organizational and lifestyle designs, teamwork solutions, community rejuvenation and creative designs of new visions and strategies.

Seminar times:

Friday, Nov 13: 2 pm - 8 pm

Saturday, Nov 14: 10 am - 5 pm

Sunday, Nov 15: 10 am- 1 pm


Seminar language


How much

320 Euros (inquire about scholarships)


Coordination European Programs
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 (10) 8928557


November 13 2015 10:00 PM
November 15 2015 09:00 PM


Amsterdam Mirror Centre
Mirror Centre
Ter Gouwstraat 3
1093 JX Amsterdam


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