New Seneca Village
Restorative Vision Circle Series

Welcome!

The Village Restorative Vision Circle Series is designed to provide grounding space for you as you step into dreaming up the residency that will support and enable the expansion of your restorative practices.

 

The series - and the prompts and invitations below - will offer you the opportunity to consider your restorative practices now as a way of illuminating what you want to explore, create and integrate into your life before and well after the residency.

This Is Where Your Residency Begins (BUILD OUT OUR GOALS Re: why restorative and why healers on sight)

A core hypothesis powering the New Seneca Village project is that a 

 

There is no secret "catch" to the New Seneca Village offering. We will count ourselves successful if you...

  • Use this experience as an opportunity to (re)commit to creating life-long time/space for the restorative practices that you develop before and during the residency.

  • Center restoration, connection and visioning - in whatever way you create for yourself - your life, your work and your leadership

We hold Circle space that allows people to feel safe, be present, and authentically speak from their hearts.

On location at our residency, Village healers will offer group and individual restorative offerings to provide experiential  practices  to bolster this integration

You have committed to attend all the cohort circle sessions and we ask that you set an intention in advance of each session to spend time considering the intention, prompts and invitations for each session below. 

Image by Markus Spiske

" Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,

it is self-preservation,

and that is an act of political warfare. " 

Audre Lorde

Session #1:

Seed : Beginning

In this session, we will explore our understanding of where our beliefs and practices around restoration developed and how they shape the way we engage, or not, with centering restoration in our present lives.

Contemplative Questions

Journaling Prompts

  • Who am I and where do I come from? 

    • (Who am I?) How do I define my Self without titles or roles, accreditations or organizations. 

    • (Where am I from?) How do the communities I belong to engage with and practice restoration?

  • What does my wise inner Self know about restoration and restorative practices?

  • How do or how could my restorative practices create space for my purpose and path in the world?

Practice Invitation

Exploratory practices to try on.

Consider an average week of your life, including all work and life responsibilities.

  • Identify the time and space in your week where you prioritize restoration and/or restorative practices.

  • Identify areas where restoration and/or restorative practices would serve you.
    • Where and how could restoration support your creativity,  your energy, how you feel in your body, your ability to integrate or vision or lead, etc.?​
  • Spend some time daydreaming about a week where you prioritize your restoration in both life and work (ie. not a vacation week.) ​
    • How is your time organized in this week? How do you feel in this week as compared to an average week?​

This practice is enhanced by reviewing an average week on your calendar while also considering how you spend your free time.

We invite you to journaling about what is present as well as what is not.

Gathering Details 7PM ET | 6PM CT | 4PM PT :  Zoom Link  :  One hour : 15 Minutes