When: Monday May 20, 27 (2 sessions) 2:00 – 4:00
Where: Showground Hall Presenter: Annie Heyes
Getting to “know thyself” and “the meaning of life”
A lightly-guided, personalised workshop, with DIY exercises both fun and philosophical. Identifying your personal strengths; goal-setting; clarifying your own meaning of life. With a brief synopsis of reflections from a few Western and Eastern philosophers. Two sessions, with only a little bit of homework): Please bring a notebook/paper and pencil/pen to class.
Session 1 (2 hrs)
Course description and expectations. Brief synopsis of reflections on the meaning of life from a few selected philosophers of both Western and Eastern schools of thought.
DIY exercises (approx. 15 – 20 min each in class):
- Listing personal strengths and aspects of self in need of further work or refinement
- Setting personal goals: 1 year; 3 to 5 years; lifetime/into the future
- Writing a short essay on your personal meaning of life (roughly 50 to 350 words)
Session 2 (2hrs):
Anyone wishing to is welcome to share their personal goals or essay either with the class at large or, alternatively, we could break up into small groups of 4 to share within more intimate groups.
DIY exercise 1: Design your own personal coat of arms (Pattern provided. Please bring coloured pencils/textas, if possible.)
DIY exercise 2: Design your own picture/collage of what your ideal life will look like next year or within the next 3 to 5 years (If possible, please bring magazines to cut up, a larger than A4 size paper/plain cardboard/poster board, scissors, glue stick, coloured pencils/textas.)
Anyone wishing to, is welcome to share their finished projects with the class at large or within smaller groups of 4, as before.
MAXIMUM NUMBER: 12