Giancarlo Marinelli (Italy)
Marinelli (Italy) - Executive Director SUCF (Scuola Umbra Counseling Filosofico).Trainer
Supervisor SUCF and Master in Philosophical Counseling from university ROMA TRE.
The our inspiring and vital ideas (Workshop)
Presentation Language: English
In philosophical practice, the "practical
part" is likewise the outstanding moment of our philosophical perspective.
I've created this exercise to show, through 7 steps, how in our experience
ideas are more relevant than both sensations and thinking. The participants are
requested to recollect inspiring and vital ideas from two moments of their
life: one from the childhood, one from the teenage years and his youth. Initially
the first two steps are dedicated to let the memories flow from the
participants minds. This operation is leaded by the facilitator who invites the
group to focus only on personal situation in which they felt being "activated"
on their energies and resources. So the participants are demanded to focus on
two moments in their life where they felt some kind of well-being originated by
a deep connection between their mind and the moment they were living. At the
end of each recollection of the positive memory, the participants should
transcribe in a notebook the most relevant ideas that lie behind this two
moment of deep self realization. In the following step the participants should
pay attention to find common elements through all the two experiences: the
general idea. After that all the group members are asked to elaborate a
personification of these general ideas. The aim of the personification is to
create an iconic representation that is a intensification of the individual
character of every idea. Afterwards, all the participants have to set up a
dialogue with the representation they've created. They have to interact
directly with their own "symbol" proposing it an issue they're experiencing in
order to figure it out. The final step is about elaborating a feedback to the
problem. At the very end of the exercise all the members of the group should
share freely their experience one another in particular about the last two
steps of the workshop and about the common elements of ideas present in every participant
(the idea of the community).