Use of Self

As the pandemic eases and world crises erupts over Ukraine, I’m finding myself embracing a real turn in my creative life. Beside writing poetry, I’m beginning to explore video as a medium of sharing. I’m returning again and again to the feeling that it is more important than ever to share my experiences in facilitation and change. This urge, which feels like a “calling” is leading me to turn my attention away from serving the outcomes others set for me as a consultant, to following my own calling and expressing it through our Global Learning & Exchange Network (the GLEN). Its purpose of supporting a network of change agents and facilitators in become even more capable of guiding collaborative processes seems more important than ever. We simply must learn how to work together to face the enormous problems of these times.

This post is to share a new video I created at The Grove during what we are calling a Grove Dojo session. I am beginning to do this in person at The Grove offices in the Presidio of San Francisco on a regular basis and welcome persons who might be interested to join in. They are held on Friday afternoons. (contact me if you are interested). Trent Wakenight, our new consultant is helping with the shooting and production. Krista Bremer, a person I will introduce soon as a new Program Director at the GLEN, helped support this particular expression.

I’m posting the Use of Self video here for you to enjoy, and to encourage myself to do more. It’s only 10 minutes long and is part of a series of “legacy videos” I’m creating about the many insights, principles and practices that have informed my visual facilitation work over the 45 years I have been practicing.

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    Holger Balderhaar
    February 28, 2022 Reply

    Thank you, David, for sharing your experience, wisdom and insights! Inspiring to understand the four flows in such a body-oriented painting/picture/icon! Can’t wait for the next video 🙂 Greetings from the heart!

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    Fernando Murray Loureiro
    February 27, 2022 Reply

    Thanks for this video Mr. Sibbet. You present distilled wisdom, and keeps inspiring more and more Facilitators, so needed in our World.

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    Amy Lenzo
    February 27, 2022 Reply

    LOVE this, David! Such an imaginative and intuitive look into the “energy” and “matter” of our work.

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