About The What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop

The What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop uses the Archegyral Stories process to help you work with the symbolic connections that you make, consciously and unconsciously between your inner and outer worlds as you share stories and create conversations. The most powerful connections that you can make between your inner and outer worlds are those that involve the most tension along the boundaries between them. In our stories, we describe these tensions, knowingly or unknowingly, as dramas. The more dramatic that a story is, the more potential that it has for helping us to powerfully resolve a fundamental tension between our inner and outer worlds. The purpose of all the stories that we share and tell is to help us make sense of these dramatic tensions so that we can healthily resolve them, however big or small the dramas seem to us. We naturally engage with the dramatic tension of a story because it helps us to understand how to work with our own tensions when we encounter the unknown and unfamiliar.

The What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop is a one-day workshop that begins by becoming more aware of the stories that we tell are brought to life by a range of characters that we use to symbolically reflect our own spoken and unspoken characteristics. By understanding the qualities that we ascribe to the different characters, we can understand more about the tensions around who we feel we are in our stories and who we would like to become. Although you may feel that you have a single corporate identity in the workplace, you are constantly playing out a range of characters, consciously and unconsciously. These characters symbolically connect you to your characteristic behaviours and by understanding more about the characters and the tensions between them, you can understand more about how to resolve any tensions that may emerge from your characteristic behaviour patterns.

As you naturally connect your inner and outer worlds, you instinctively build up the symbolic connections that you use into more complex patterns. These patterns are one of the fundamental processes that you employ to explain your world and understand your selves, and they are known in all cultures as stories. The stories that you tell yourself in your inner world will naturally emerge into the stories that you live out in your outer world. By understanding more about the stories that you create and how you use them to navigate tensions between your inner and outer worlds, you can create better and more powerful stories for yourself and the people that you connect to.

We all live in two worlds, and inner world and an outer world, and the healthier and more resilient that the connection between our inner and outer worlds is, the more likely it is that we will turn our ideas and imaginings into actual reality in the outer world. Even if you are consciously unaware of the connection between your inner and your outer worlds, what is happening in your inner world will still have a major influence on what is happening in your outer world. By consciously working with the connection between your inner and your outer worlds, you open yourself up to more powerful understandings of how to put your ideas and inspirations into tangible practice. How successfully you make your ideas actually happen in the outer world and how powerfully you allow your outer world to inspire your inner world often depends on the quality of the connection between your inner and outer worlds.

How the What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop can increase your awareness

– Enables you to connect inner world meaning to meaningful outer world outcomes
– Demonstrates how to use the Story Connection Process
– Realise how to use stories to amplify or dissipate cultural patterns
– Ability to work with symbols to understand the connections between inner and outer worlds
– Work with the characters in your stories to understand your cultural characteristics
– Work with the deeds in your stories to understand your patterns of cultural action
– Work with locations in your stories to provide a contextual awareness of your culture
– Work with the artefacts in your stories to understand the significance of your tools and physical resources
– Using the tensions that you encounter to create more powerful and successful stories
– Working with your real story rather than prescriptive idealised stories
– Use tension and drama to turn your stories into real and successful outcomes
– Move beyond known and familiar stories as you transform your culture

The real value of your What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop

The real value of your What Happens Inside, Happens Outside for Cultures Workshop is that the stories that you tell enable you to imagine your life in a wider context that goes beyond a merely sequential narrative and allow you to see your situation not just as it is, but how it could be. It can be easy to stay in known and familiar stories where you are always talking about what could be, but the most powerful stories that you can tell and live out are those where you engage with the tensions that emerge as you put your imagination into action. Instead of just imagining the stories in your inner world and thinking about what could happen, working with an Archegyral Story helps you to naturally understand patterns that may be difficult to make sense of rationally, and encourages you to step into the unknown and unfamiliar, connecting beyond the boundaries of what you know and are familiar with.