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๐Ÿ‘ƒ๐Ÿพ Smell Your Way Home ๐Ÿ’—: Experimental exploration to disarm shame and activate inner wisdom

September 13, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am CEST

What if…..Hansel and Gretel did not leave bread crumbs, but used nature elements in the forest as scent-based communication to get their way home?

Imagine having your own library of smell when you get overwhelmed. Your own scent-based communication kit as a morse code to yourself: scents to get you grounded and move to a different state of mind.

This experiential session is inspired by olfactory art by Maki Ueda and insights from Polyvagal Theory (work by Deb Dana, Jan Winhall & Stephen Porges) and Nirali Shah on shame. The experimental design is close to my heart as I love bringing playfulness and invisible senses in shadow work as a channel for individuals to transform.


In this 90-minute session, you can expect:
โ€‹๐Ÿต๏ธ one round of โ€˜turn of your neighborโ€™ at the start. โ“Exploring question: โ€˜๐Ÿ‘ƒWhat smells like ‘homeโ€™ for you?โ€˜: 8 minutes
โ€‹๐Ÿต๏ธโ€‹ one round of story triad for 10 minutes. โ“ Exploring question: โ€œShare a memory that involves a time when you were fascinated by a particular smell.โ€™
โ€‹๐Ÿต๏ธone round of story triad for 10 minutes, folx have the choice to share either muted or unmuted โ“ Example exploring question: “How did this exercise land on you?


Please SKIP this session if you:

โŒ prefer a confrontational and sharp style of personal development (type drill sergeant)

โŒย believe that shaming and blaming are the only way to motivate folks to improve

โŒย want a quick fix to lifelong problems

โŒย would rather shove uncomfortable feelings somewhere unseen and unloved

โŒย get the creeps from nonlinear and irrational approaches


โค๏ธ This Workshop is HIGHLY Interactive and includes mandatory subgroup work.

This virtual workshop is highly interactive and includes working in subgroups. If you are not up for meeting and chatting with new folks, this might not be the right experience for you.

Please register here to get the Zoom link.

Some words about access:

  • VIDEO PLATFORM: this immersive session will be held via Zoom. Please join the session using your laptop or computer so that you can more easily navigate the materials.
  • CAPTIONS: Zoom’s feature of live cation can be requested during the session
  • CHAT: this session uses Zoom’s chat feature. While the event is taking place, prompts and instructions will be shared in the chat box alongside the slides
  • SCREEN SHARE: in some parts of the session, there will be screen share in the plenary and in the subgroups
  • MUSIC: upon entering the Zoom room and during the self-reflection exercises, there will be music playing.


Sara Huang, MSc., is a certified coach in Power Intelligence and a facilitator specializing in curating bespoken transformative spaces. She uses soft power, relationship and community building to create brave spaces for creativity and expressiveness. To truly make the invisible seen and the unspoken heard, Sara believes that we need to work together โ€” embodied, aware, and trusting each other. Sara holds a masters degree in Public Administration and lives in the Netherlands.




September 13, 2023
9:00 am - 10:30 am CEST
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