Forum Evening: Reveal and Witness
We, Mareike und Heinz, invite you to a Forum evening every month in Relational Spaces. We have facilitated a couple of Fora in this community in the past months and are enjoying coming together for this again and again. We are both experienced in holding group processes and even though we are not trained in this format we share a strong interest in it and follow the clear structure of it.
The Forum format was developed in 1978 in the German intentional community ZEGG and has since than practiced and even further developed in countless communities worldwide. It is a ritualized form of transparent communication between individuals and groups. The Forum is often used to create transparency in relationships, to reduce social tensions and to create bonding. Its playful and ritualized form makes it easier to share thoughts and feelings that usually are hidden, thus strengthening social contacts. The idea is that social systems and individuals profit from supportive feedback.
As described on the website of the ZEGG/community:
“ZEGG-Forum is a deep and intimate process for groups with up to 50 participants. The aim is to reveal whatever is authentic, alive and true. It creates a space of trust and openness between people. Participants experience the freedom and permission to be who they are and allow others to witness themselves. In many social circumstances “being observed through the eyes of the other becomes the death of my possibilities”. The Forum overcomes this difficulty. In this supportive environment the eyes of the others cease to be the death of my possibilities and serve as generators for healing, growth and empowerment. I can experience that I can be fully protected whilst exposing my deep vulnerability, that my greatest protection is my greatest opening as I am accepted and supported by others.”
80 dkk ticket
50 dkk for low income or friends of Relational Spaces