Human beings are experts in life and living. Each one of us has innate sensitivities, and unique kinds of ways for listening to creation and to the ‘unknown’.
We are a creative process, which manifests itself through each one of us in a particular way. This is our ‘soul-print' that has been with us from the moment of our birth and perhaps even before that…(for generations, since ancient times…)
TAE can help explicate our deepest ‘implicit knowing’ that inspires our journey in this world, as part of the mystery of who we are.
This knowing is not a conventional knowing, it is implicit knowing without ‘content’, it has the nature of a ‘different order’.It’s explication is a meaningful step that can bring blessing to our specific field of expertise.
Our human life is a co-created work of art, where the process of creation is enabled as we turn towards a different kind of order; towards an infinite order. TAE steps can support us in carrying forward this extraordinary creation.
In the first phase of the course we will concentrate on explicating the ‘knowing of our lives’. We will continue from there to explore how this inner knowing can manifest and direct us in our field of expertise or developing creative project.
“It’s a ‘game changer’ when you understand and find that you have an inner knowing! This inner knowing is the heart of your life, and actually is creating your life.” - Dana and Baruch
Thinking At the Edge TAE was developed by Eugene Gendlin and research colleagues as a method enabling direct access to implicit knowledge in one’s field of expertise/interest. It assumes that each one of us has the potential and responsibility to create regenerative knowledge for ourselves and for the society we live in.
The approach guides practitioners in expressing the potential in something that wants to be said. It is a movement from a felt sense of knowing, which alludes definition, to a ripening of new and articulately defined concepts and theories.
The objective of this stream is to enable participants to develop a mini-model that articulates their hidden spark – the unique gift we have to share with the world.
Rachel Getz Salomon, cultural researcher, critic and curator
Anat Zilberman, architect
Itai Tal - director, producer and screenwriter
Dana Ganihar M.Sc, is a Coordinator and a Certified Focusing Professional living in Israel and teaching Focusing and the Philosophy of the Implicit for 15 years. She has also been developing and teaching for many years ‘Felt reading’ of A Process Model, the seminal book of philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin. Dana is an Adjacent Lecturer in the Architecture Department of the Technion, Israeli Institute of Technology, where she teaches TAE and a course on “Focusing in the Design Studio”. She also teaches TAE as an interdisciplinary course, in the Academic and Technology College of Tel-Hai.
Baruch Brenner, Artist, theater director, actor, singer, facilitator of creative processes and rabbi. Baruch is a certified focusing trainer. Baruch Was for three years a research fellow in Italy at the Work Center - Jerzy Grotowski. Baruch ran the Center for Research and Creativity for about 20 years, including 4 years at the Vertigo Cultural Laboratory in the Ecological Art Village. Over the years, Brenner has directed and performed in many productions in theater, film and various musical ensembles and won the Margalit Award, the FIFA Award 2009 and the Minister of Education Award.