A nine-month immersion in empathy practice and empathic community

WHEEL brings my everyday life and relationships into alignment with my spiritual longings and being. 

WHEEL brings my everyday life and relationships into alignment with my spiritual longings and being. 

Suzanne Sarioglu, Community Activist

This program is for people who...

  • Have a commitment to self-inquiry;

  • Believe in transformation through compassion, movement and empathy;

  • Would like to deepen their consciousness  practice and bring it to everyday life;

  • Mourn the state of our world and want to work together for change;

  • Long for community willing to be together and co-create together; 

  • Are familiar with Nonviolent Communication.

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What is WHEEL?

WHEEL is a Nonviolent Communication immersion, with a deep dive into self inquiry, embodiment and being the change you want to be in the world. 

The depth of this work is a radical paradigm shift with significant realignments in how you see and interact with the world. 

WHEEL offers the opportunity to be a part of a common thread, to step into self responsibility for our experience in life and to be of service to others with the gift of empathy, presence and self empowerment.

 

WHEEL includes an embodied exploration of what triggers you in life. You will increase your awareness of how you respond to triggers and expand your ability to respond consciously to them. Retreats will include somatic processes and the use of movement and music as tools for connecting with our feelings and shifting emotional states.

This program is inspired by Gandhi’s spinning wheel. Through spinning, Gandhi encouraged a country of individuals to reclaim power from the British by making their own clothes.

 

"We cannot visualise non-violence in the abstract. So we choose an object which can symbolise for us, the formless.”

The spinning wheel was a symbol for nonviolence, self responsibility, inward orientation, freedom, choice and service. Gandhi also believed that the spinning-wheel bound together the hearts of everyone in society with a common thread of social oneness.

The wheel is also a symbol of movement, revolution and an inter-connected hub. All aspects found in WHEEL.

Residential Immersions

 

Retreat #1 (September 26-28) Self: authenticity, hidden parts, self-judgement, feelings, needs, making choices, life decisions.

Retreat #2 (November 7-9)  Relationships with Others

Retreat #3 (February 6-8)  Depth work and creating a community learning lab of our own inter-personal dynamics. 

Retreat #4 (May 28-30)  Social Change Exploring the radical paradigm shift of NVC and what it means to live from this place and create change in the world around us. 

Life Integration

WHEEL participants continue to connect on a weekly basis throughout the 9 months.

 

Video Conference Calls:

2 hours every two weeks explore specific aspects of the self and NVC, while providing opportunities for regular practice, processing of life experiences and connecting as a community. 

 

Regular Practice:

You will work in long-term pairs and triads to practice and improve your empathy skills and to work through day-to-day and life unfolding examples. Participants are encouraged to schedule these empathy calls for the 'off wee' between the video calls. 

WHEEL revolves around the themes of...

01

INNER WORK

Deepening self-knowledge

Integrating the practice of self-empathy

Accessing courage to speak and act our truth

Exploring our beliefs around purpose

02

BEING OF SERVICE

Being a source of empathy for those in your life

Being a source of empathy in your places of involvement (work/volunteer/etc..)

Offering empathy to individuals in need

Bringing NVC into the world as a tool for social change

03

LEARNING FROM COMMUNITY

Creating a community within the WHEEL experience

Using your interactions within the WHEEL community to form the basis for my learning

Creating practices and rituals with others in your community to support connection and learning

04

MAKING CONSCIOUS LIFE CHOICES

How to align life choices around your deep sense of self and purpose

How to best live the stage of life you’re in, and prepare for the next

How to be an agent of change in your life and in bringing a shift away from the right/wrong paradigm into the world. 

05

CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

How to seek and nurture the kinds of relationships you want

How to transform within the relationships you have

How to let go of relationships that don't serve life

REGISTRATIONS

Tuition Fee:

  • Early-Bird Tuition (Before August 15th): $ 1,400 CDN

  • Regular Tuition (Before Sept. 15th) : $1,900 CDN

WHEEL prioritizes inclusion. Please get in touch regarding financial support or volunteer/ trade opportunities. WHEEL has scholarship opportunities for individuals from Latin America, please get in touch for more information.

 

Accommodations:  

Tuition fee does not include food or accommodations.

 

There are a limited number of rooms that range from $50-$100 per night.  There is a full kitchen to prepare meals and several excellent restaurants on Gabriola.

If you would like to participate in Wheel, please send us an

expression of interest below, and we will get in touch.

​© Angela Walkley

angelawalkleynvc@gmail.com