12 June 2018

Animals Facilitators of Trance State with Grazyna Witkowska | Monday June 18, 2018 | 5.30pm

You probably already know how hard it can be to describe what you experienced in a dream or meditative state… not to mention under the influence of a psychedelic drug! This is because the language of dreams is different from our ‘waking state’ perception of the world.  And it prompts us to widen the channel of our perception.

Nowadays, many people are interested in developing their meditation skills, being mindful, or exploring various shamanic ways of relating to life. This fascination is often propelled by the search for a relief from stress, and the desire to explore new ways of being in one’s life and on our planet.

The impatient ones reach for the express path into an alternative way of perceiving – the psychedelic substances.  But if you've ever had a dear pet you will already know that animals are great facilitators of calm and relaxation.  Moreover, as will be demonstrated in the next SFN session, they can be your personal guides into trance states – drug free, safe, and inexpensive!

Trance states are powerful states of wholeness. Thanks to extensive research into altered states of consciousness (ASC) done by Stanislav Grof in the 1960s, there is a considerable body of scientific evidence that in an ASC there is an opportunity to discover new ways to perceive the world, heal emotional wounds, restore wellbeing, and boost creativity.

How would you like to have access to such healing realms while relaxing with your pet… and use them not just for personal development but also to refresh social and group dynamics.
In our next SFN session we will use imaginary animals, but we will also talk about how you can do the same process at home with your non-human family member.

We will also explore the potential uses of this powerful process in building new group understanding of an existing issue and generating cooperation.

About Grazyna Witkowska
Grażyna Witkowska is a practicing kinesiologist, hypnotherapist and trainer.

She started her professional life with a pragmatic choice of that time: Information Management, Process Review and Automation, and Organisational Change.  During that time she became fascinated with the degree the human dynamic was influencing project outcomes.   And she decided to learn more about that subject....   As she started her Master of Education in Social Ecology, she realised that however fascinating human-human relationships were, the human-animal relationships were even more generative.  That was the trigger that moved her into her current career.

Encapsulated in the expression ‘Best Versions of Us’ her work is dedicated to supporting humans and non-humans in their evolution to better and better versions of self.  Grażyna believes that better versions of humans will effect better versions of animals and vice versa.  Thus she supports human clients to expressed themselves authentically, achieve their personal and professional goals, be supportive members of the community and an inspiration for beauty and excellence in our world.

Her support for animals is centred around supporting their physical and emotional wellbeing and raising awareness of animals as valuable world citizens and co-creators of our future.  And above all, she is interested in developing human-animal partnerships based on respect, love, and fairness where each party is supported to be the most they can be as an individual of the particular specie.
The idea of animals as catalysts into Altered States of Consciousness was first presented by Grażyna in the Third Minding Animals Conference (MAC3) in 2015.

Venue: [We will be at UTS]
University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Jones Street, Ultimo corner Thomas Street. Room 5.580 Level 5, Building 10, Take the lift to level 5, cross the atrium footbridge, walk straight ahead to room 580.

From 5:30pm to 7:30pm sharp | No RSVP - Just turn up | Donation $5
Enquiries | Eoin Higgins  eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com ; 0407 411 684

Call for Guest Facilitators:

If you have an idea or know someone who has an idea for a session at a Facilitators Network meeting in please contact Eoin Higgins 0407 411 684 eoin.p.higgins@gmail.com