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We are at a really interesting and challenging time in history. Our current linear model seems to have reached its limits. We’re seeing high burnout rates, growing inequality and environmental degradation. Let’s take the chance to create something healthier! In order to enable this change at CRCLR we believe that it has to start with ourselves. We take very seriously what our friends from the Wellbeing Project put so elegantly “wellbeing inspires welldoing”.

 

We spend so much of our time at work and far too often the focus on profitability has pushed our values and wellbeing to the fringes. Businesses are an integral part of our community, and our values and wellbeing are the most valid compass we actually have to run them.

 

As we truly believe this, we at CRCLR include wellbeing methodologies in our work practices. They range from mindfulness meditation, team lunches, community gardening and coaching to taking part in projects such as the Wellbeing Project.

 

Parker Palmer, a renowned social change activist, explains it so beautifully: “Our deepest calling is to grow into our own authentic self-hood, whether or not it conforms to some image of who we ought to be. As we do so, we will not only find the joy that every human being seeks - we will also find our path of authentic service in the world”.

 

Wellbeing practices are the vital tools for social impact work to thrive on a local and systemic level. They play a fundamental role in this important paradigm shift which we are working toward. At the CRCLR House we want to make these practices and methodologies accessible to all. You will find articles and courses on wellbeing in this section.

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28.02.2018

28.02.2018

We will kick off our first screening of "Guckst du" our monthly movie program. It will be focused on topics such as environment, human interaction with nature, sustainable energies, social issues. Movies, feature or documentaries that forces us to question our actions and ruminate our place on Planet Earth. _____________ Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - Godfrey Reggio Koyaanisqatsi is a Hopi Indian word and it means „life out of balance“ Koyaanisqat is also a debut film by Godfrey Reggio , created between 1975 and 1982. Film is a visual and musical experience without dialogue or narration and directors vision of coallision of two different worlds: urban life and technology ( and its fast development) versus environment. Music score was composed by Philip Glass. One of the main purpose of a film as a medium is to tackle and provoce and make us (re) think and (re)act. Koyaanisqat is one of the groundbreaking films made, where the nature vs man or man vs nature is its main plot, without giving any explanations or narrative, it just leaves you with images upon images of life, our way of living , high technology and its impact on our environment. As described by the director itself: „Koyaanisqatsi is not so much about something, nor does it have a specific meaning or value , the meaning is in the eyes of the beholder. Its the encounter a viewer has with the film that matters. In the meaning of art alone, Koyaanisqatsi is whatever you wish to make of it.“ Godfrey Reggio was born in New Orleans, USA in 1940. Godfrey Reggio is a pioneer of a film style that creates poetic images of extraordinary emotional impact for audiences worldwide. Reggio is prominent in the film world for his QATSI trilogy, essays of visual images and sound that chronicle the destructive impact of the modern world on the environment. Reggio, who spent 14 years in silence and prayer while studying to be a monk, has a history of service not only to the environment but to youth street gangs, the poor, and the community as well. Koyaanisqatsi (1983), Reggio's debut as a film director and producer, is the first film of the QATSI trilogy. Read more

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07.04.2018

07.04.2018

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating deliberate sustained attention on the present moment. Empirical research has demonstrated benefits of mindfulness training that align with the challenges social entrepreneurs regularly face. Through consciously paying attention to the present moment, social entrepreneurs can: Reduce the negative impact of stress Cultivate increased focus, authenticity, and intentionality Create the mental space needed for creative, compassionate problem-solving and solutions-building Improve communication and cooperation with others The one day course is designed to incorporate mindfulness practices into social entrepreneurship. By training the mind to be fully attentive, even in the midst of chaos, we have the space to more wise and conscious choices. Session 1: BODY Paying attention from the inside out: your body as first foundation of mindfulness. Session 2: BREATH Facing the forces of distraction by anchoring your awareness on the breath. Session 3: MIND Stepping out of internal storylines, shifting viewpoint, guiding actions through clear intention. Session 4: EMOTIONS Loving kindness meditation for leading and cooperation with emotional intelligence. Session 5: SURROUNDING Meditation in motion and in interaction with others: getting the bigger picture. Each session begins with a short introduction, followed by guided practice and Q&A. These can be applied individually or with the team, as frameworks for designing a social change solution with applied mindfulness. No previous meditation experience is needed. Read more