Human beings have used rituals since the dawn of time to mark milestones of all kinds, be they personal or professional, playful or purposeful – this workshop will provide you with a practical toolkit for a more meaningful life. From setting a threshold between work and home life, from creating boundaries around digital overload to simply making space and time to breathe, these moments of meaning connect us to ourselves, each other and to what really matters to us. If we want to look back on a life well lived, we need to master the art of living our lives as a creative act, moment by moment.
A ritual could be about the minutiae of the mundane – how you start your day, eat your lunch or tackle your to do list – or it might just as easily be about how we make meaning of the major milestones we all face, from birth to death, and all the transitions, trials and triumphs life can contain in between.
Tiu de Haan is an Oxford educated ritual designer, creative facilitator and inspirational speaker who has worked with clients as diverse as Google, the United Nations, the BBC, L’Oréal, Nike, The Ministry of Justice, Lush and the World Economic Forum. She is a regular contributor to Psychologies magazine and her Tedx Talk, ‘Why we still need ritual’, has had over 17k views.
In this talk, she will share the toolkit she uses with clients of all values and beliefs, so that you can begin to bring more moments of meaning into your life and work. You will learn:
Rituals at Work:
Trigger a flow state; access a skill set; gamify your to do list; make your lunch break a mini adventure; welcome a new team member; create a satisfying completion with a project or client; have a Viking funeral for a bad idea; make meetings more meaningful.
Rituals for Self Care:
Celebrate your cycles; work with your circadian rhythms; wake up your intuition; welcome deep rest; morning practices to start the day right; mindfulness at mealtimes; digital detox.
Examples of Rituals for Creativity:
Creating the conditions for your best creative work; daily practices for inspiration; take yourself on an artist date; meeting your idea and creating a collaborative dialogue with its essence
Why not have a drink before the event, or stay for dinner afterwards. Email to book your table.