Community of Practice
Reflection of the MonthTuesday, July 18, 2023
(10:00am New York / 4:00pm Berlin / 4:00pm Jo'burg)
The Reflection of the Month (ROM) aims to create a learning community, integrating theory and practice, for consultants, interveners, peacebuilders, and conflict professionals interested in improving their dialogue practice through joint exploration of various topics relating to the intersection of Reflective Practice and Dialogic Relations. Topics may include the practice of respect, diversity and inclusion, conflict, power, and barriers to dialogic relations.
My enquiry stems from the extent to which reflective practice in mediation is 1. a deeper awareness and understanding of an experience of oneself consciously (and then in relation to others) but misses the extent to which our own programming (subconsciously) in relation to ‘how things are’ influences this. What is the process of ‘unlearning’ that needs to happen in reflective practice. What’s our relationship to ‘it’s the way it is round here, its how things get done, they have the power I don’t, expectation to perform, to deliver’
The question:- Can reflective practice in mediation offer ways to uncover not only meaning making from experiences and awareness of self and subsequent learning, but also for ‘unlearning’ (the subconscious programming that is occurring) at a deeper, systemic, cultural, environmental level
I am not sure if any of this lands coherently as a thought process and question but its emerging!!!
Carol, as you know already, I love your emerging questions and look forward to exploring them in July together. Thank you so much for your insightful engagement!