Retreats & Workshops

Mediating processes of boundary crossing

Our retreats and workshops are designed as safe spaces for groups and individuals to reflect, connect, create, learn and become outside of everyday routines, rules, and hierarchies. We think about retreats and workshops in anthropological terms as “liminal” spaces, as spaces in-between. Our retreats offer mediated spaces for gentle, guided transgression – boundary crossing. Processes that necessitate forms of boundary crossing are among others developing ideas, writing, creating music and art; building communities and self-exploration; experiential learning in a multi- or intercultural context, or also traditional rites-of-passage such as marriage.

We design and facilitate retreats and workshops for groups, individuals, families, for businesses, organizations, and for the higher education context. If you are interested in a longer collaboration, we will develop a sustainable training strategy for your context and break it down into a series of workshops.

Retreats for Researchers: Liminal Thinking Capacity

Our retreats and residentials for researchers are based on the concept of Liminal Thinking Capacity. They support Academics – Doctoral Students, Early Career Researchers, and Senior Academics – to take ownership of their professional uniqueness: their capacity to travel unknown territories and develop innovative ideas and complex thoughts, through research and writing. Liminal Thinking Capacity is a set of skills, that allows researchers to more readily enter the realm of intellectual liminality that is often associated with stress and anxiety, while at the same time providing them with tools to prevent health risks that come with it. Another aspect of Liminal Thinking Capacity is the work with Academics on their professional community. Liminal Thinking Capacity encourages researchers to revisit the ways, in which they connect in their research community, to reconsider the values on the basis of which they engage with their colleagues, and to reimagine the big and small conversations that shape their research community.