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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

TOOL KIT FOR LETTING GO CLASS IN BERLIN

TOOL KIT FROM LETTING GO BERLIN CLASS

1. STAND IN CIRCLE AND TOSS BALLOON IN THE AIR. PASS IT ON, DONT LET IT HIT THE GROUND.

2.BALLOON IN THE AIR. PASS IT ON, MAKE SOUND EVERYTIME U HIT IT.

3. A BALLOON AND A PLASTIC BALL IN THE AIR, MAKE SOUNDS WHEN PASS IT ON. MORE COMPLICATED AND HELPS ATTENTIONAL STATES.

4. LIE DOWN ON BACK IN A CIRCLE, MAKE LONG TONES. COPY OTHERS' TONE IF U WISH. STOP NATURLLY.

5. WRITE A LETTER TO SOMEONE OR AN ANIMAL WHO DIED, NOT IN THE LAST YEAR BECAUSE THAT IS TOO EMOTIONALLY CLOSE.

6. LOOK IN AN IMAGINARY OR REAL MIRROR AND SAY POSITIVE THINGS TO SELF WHILE LOOKING IN YOUR OWN EYES.

7. WORKSHOP ORGANIZER SAYS POSITIVE MESSAGES AND MEMBERS OF WORKSHOP REPEAT. CALL AND RESPONSE. "I AM TALENTED."

8. CALL AND RESPONSE TO THE INNER CHILD. "YOU ARE SO INTELLIGENT."  ETC

9. DRINK A GLASS OF WATER RITUALLY AS A SYMBOL OF CLEANSING AND PURIFICATION.

10. BURN WRITTEN LETTERS TO THE DECEASED.

11. GARAGE SALE: SAY THIS IS WHAT I NEED..... THIS IS WHAT I CAN GIVE.  NOTICE THAT SOME PEOPLE CONNECT VIA THIS EXERCISE.

12. ASK PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT COUNTRIES ABOUT THEIR RITUALS AND PRACTICES. NOTICE HOW EACH PERSONHAS A UNIQUE WAY OF THINKING AND DOING THINGS.

13. TRANSLATE THE WORDS, "IM SORRY" INTO MANY LANGUAGES IN THE CLASS. GO AROUND M EYE TO EYE AND SAY,"I'M SORRY," TO EVERYONE IN THE ROOM, MAKING EYE CONTACT.

14. CREATE A SONG TO HONOR THE 7 GLANDS IN THE BODY AND SING THAT SONG ALL TOGETHER AS A BONDING EXERCISE.

15. SING THE 7 GLAND SONG WHILE THROWING THE BALL OR BALLOON, TO TEST CONCENTRATION AND ATTENTION.

16. THROW THE BALL FROM DIFFERNT BODY POSITIONS, THE FLOOR, SITTING DOWN, LAYING DOWN, BACKWARDS ETC.

17.HANG A HOSE IN THE AIR, IN THE SUN. RUN UNDER IT AND NOTICE THE CIRCLE RAINBOW.

18. WRITE AN OBITUARY THAT IS FICITIONAL OR TRUE. READ TO THE GROUP.

19. "LIE IN STATE" AS IF DEAD AFTER READING YOUR OBITUARY. FEEL THE EFFECCTS OF STILLNESS FOR 15 MINUTES AND RECEIVE THE ATTENTION FROM THE GROUP.

20. BECOME AN ACTIVIST AND ALERT PEOPLE TO WAYS TO THINK ABOUT DEATH AND DYING THAT ARE HEALTHY AND HELPFUL; LIVING WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY, ECO BURIAL PRACTICES. KINDNESS AT THE BEDSIDE OF THE DYING, HONESTY ABOUT DEATH.

21. SAY YOUR NAME, THEN MAKE A SOUND THAT MIRRORS HOW U R FEELING, WHILE MAMING A GESTURE THAT MIRRORS HOW YOU R FEELING. WATCH WHILE THE GROUP IMITATES YOU. GO AROUND THE CIRCLE SO ALL PARTICIPATE.

22. BLINDFOLD SELF FOR A HALF HOUR. LET PARTNER TAKE YOU FOR A WALK OR USE IT WHILE LAYING DOWN.

23. EXPLORE DEATH AND DEATH RITUALS VIA YOU TUBE VIDEOS.

24.AFTER WATCHING A DEATH VIDEO, TALK WITH SOMEONE IN THE CLASS ABOUT DEATH AND THEN PERFORM YOUR REACTIONS.

25. EAT COMMUNCALLY.

26. FIND A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN VOLUNTEER SAFE AND EASY GROUP LAUGHTER EXERCISES.

27. REPEAT  HO-OPONO-PONO UNTIL U FEEL BALANCED AND HAPPY
IM SORRY
PLEASE FORGIVE ME
I FORGIVE YOU
I FORGIVE MYSELF
THANK YOU
I LOVE YOU

28. EXPERIEMENT WITHAN ENDURANCE (LYING IN STATE FOR 15 MINUTES)

29. USE POSITIVE MIND TECHNIQUES ON A DAILY BASIS.

30. LAUGHTER EXERCISES.  HO HO HO; HA HA HA; HEE HEE HEE.

31. GO AROUND THE ROOM AND ESTABLISH EYE CONTACT.

32. PRACTICE ALOT OF SILENCE.

33. PRACTICE TONGLEN: INHALE THE NEGATIVE OF OTHERS, EXHALE POSITIVE ON THEM.  FIND A REPUTABLE TEACHER FOR THIS PRACTICE.

34. DO ART IN THE KITCHEN.

35.DO ART IN NATURE: THE KOI POND.

36. WATCH FIRE BURN YOU LETTERS TO TEH DECEASED.

37. PERFORM ACTS OF GRATITUDE.

38. CREATE SAFE BOUNDARIES AND NO DANGER ART.

39. TAKE BACK YOURPOWER ART.

40. NOTICE THE 2 TABOOS: POOP AND DEATH. BE HONEST ABOUT BOTH OF THESE HIDDEN SUBJECTS.

41. WHEN WEAK OR TIRED OR AFRAID OR DEPRESSED, GATHER PEOPLE AND PERFORM THE HAKA.

42 MAKE A LARGE AND SMALLER CIRCLE. THOSE NEEDING ATTENTION AND HEALING GO TO INDIE CIRCLE. THOSE ON OUTDIE, MAKE A MOVINGCIRCLE AROUND THE PEOPLE IN THE INSIDE CIRCLE. MOVE YOUR HANDS AS IF BRUSHING AWAY DISTRESS OR ANXIETY FROM THOSE IN THE INSIDE CIRCLE.

43. IMITATE SOMEONE ELSE TO GAIN POWERS OF OBSERVATION.

44.ATEND YOUR OWN GRADUATION AND HU SILENTLY THE GRADUATION SONG.  BECOME A PERFORMANCE SAINT.

ARTISTS WHO HAVE DEALT WITH DEATH IN THEIR WORK:
BOB FLANAGAN;  TERRY FOX; KATHE KOLWITZ; CHRIS BURDEN; MARILYN ARSEM; RON ATHEY; FRANKO B; MARTIN O"BRIEN; MARINA ABROMOVIC; ZHU YU; LINDA MARY MONTANO; BARBARA SMITH(COFFINS); J BARDSLEY(THEATRICAL); TIM ETCHELLS; BLASTED ALLEGORY; HOLLY HUGHES; ARAYAS RASDJARNSOOK; MARTIN O"BRIEN; COCO FUSCO; ALEX GREY; MONODROM; SHIGEKO KUBOTU; KATHY ACKER, ETC

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