Remembering who we are. Remembering our wholeness.
The course cultivates the personal resources that buffer us from stress and promote a greater ability to thrive. Within our roots we can access the inner resources necessary to self-actualize into our highest, most authentic self. The core concepts from which the work emerges are sense of coherence and congruence.
Thriving Roots are deeply grounded in personal authenticity and in connection and coherence with each other and the entire natural world. From this deeply rooted place, we courageously embody a way of life empowered and sustained by a felt sense of purpose, compassion, gratitude, optimism, and joy.
The work is not about learning to be human; it is a remembering of our inner resources, our desires, values, and passions by reconnecting to our bodies and spirits. As we act from a felt sense of wholeness, we align and pendulate between the inner world and the environment, people, and activities of the outer world. The two core concepts from which the experiential work emerges are sense of coherence and congruence.
Roots that thrive are deeply rooted in personal authenticity and in connection with the world. Mindfully living with purpose, joy, courage, and compassion.
Sense of coherence (SOC) centres on our orientation to life, our ability to reframe and resource with confidence and optimism. Our degree of SOC informs meaning making, comprehension / predictability, and confidence / self-efficacy. Mindfulness practice is key for developing our sense of coherence.
Congruence centres on our orientation to self. It is the aligning of our ‘real’ (actual) and ‘ideal’ (potential) self. Authentic self expression and deepening self-compassion are key for developing congruence.
By developing congruence and sense of coherence, the two primary factors that promote thriving, we come to remember our who we are from a place of wholeness, enabling us to creatively and confidently access all our resources. As a result, we navigate stimuli before they become stressors and ultimately, we thrive.