Social Presencing Theater - Practitioner Development Program

The Art of Cultivating the Social Field

At a Glance

Engage in a yearlong dedicated journey to deepen, strengthen, and expand your capacity in the profound methodologies of Social Presencing Theater.

Sep 8, 2023 – Sep 13, 2024

Blended Online & In-Person




All rates include all meals during the program and accommodation at the venue in double/twin rooms.


Regular Rate applies to: corporations, donor organisations, philanthropists, impact investors, consultants, etc.
Reduced Rate applies to: non-profits, social leaders, individuals, community activists, members of the academic community, etc.

Groups of 3 or more can apply for a group rate here.

Program Agenda

Module 1 (in-person)
September 8-12, 2023
Starting at 2:00pm on September 8,
finishing on September 12 with lunch

Module 2 (online)
December 5, 2023
March 26+28, 2024
May 21, 2024
times tba

Module 3 (in-person)
September 9-13, 2024
Starting at 2:00pm on September 9,
finishing on September 13 with lunch


For module 1 and 3 we will meet at
Lifebridge Sanctuary
333 Mountain Rd, Rosendale, NY

Transport is self-organized.

Directions how to get to the venue can be found here.


The Lifebridge Sanctuary provides room for all participants in shared rooms (twin).
Your participation fee includes the stay during the workshop.
Some of the rooms provide for more than 2 twin beds. If you prefer to share with more than one other person and pay accordingly less, please indicate in the application form.

Participants who prefer not to share a room, can find options in the area around. Please take care of your own booking and make sure you have organized for your transportation to get back and forth every day.
Places we found close by:
CS Coach House  (15 minutes walking)
The Arbor Bed&Breakfast
The 1850 House


The amount paid minus a $ 500 cancellation/processing fee will be refunded for all cancellations received in writing before August 1, 2023. No refunds will be granted for cancellations received after August 1, 2023.
Please note, that participants have to commit to the full learning cycle and will not get any reduction or reimbursement when cancelling during the yearlong course.

Join us

You are invited to join this yearlong in-depth training for Social Presencing Theater (SPT) practitioners who have completed a SPT Basics or Presencing Foundation Program and want to deepen the capacity to engage these practices in institutional or community transformation.

  • Facilitate social field change.
  • Learn how to create healthy, life-affirming relationships to positively create a sane and humane world.
  • Deepen your practice and skills.

The yearlong program consists of 3 modules: two in-person and one online.



Module 1 (in-person)

The Roots “Deepening / Embodying the Practice”

The first 4-day in-person intensive training focuses on understanding the foundations of Social Presencing Theater— embodied presence, basic healthiness in systems, creativity arising from nowness, social field cultivation, and the “true move” in everyday life. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the SPT practices and how to apply them in individual and collective contexts. Integrating these into our personal and work life becomes the basis for cultivating healthy, compassionate, and powerful social fields.

Module 2 (online)

The Stems “Strengthening the Practice”

Online peer-learning with faculty mentoring. Participants will get an opportunity to practice SPT at three levels:

Daily awareness and embodiment practices. Methods for heightening perception and personal presence.

Peer-learning practice groups:
Leading and facilitating groups in SPT practices with peer feedback sessions.

Applying in local contexts:
Creating SPT Practice groups in family, community, or organisations.

Faculty will offer regular Zoom calls to support learning and application.

Module 3 (in-person)

Leaves and Flowers “Enabling the field shift”

The final session of the training is again a 4-day in-person module. We will deepen and expand all practices with focus on the “cultivation of the social field” to address personal, social, and environmental issues. We will use Village and 4D mapping practices as the core of understanding transformational shifts in groups. Participants will bring live case-studies to generate insights about shifting the systems from its current state toward its highest potential.

Module 3 will end with all participants designing their individual practitioner pathway forward and planning their future learning journey. They can choose to continue to engage in a Presencing Institute Practitioners Certification, Social Art Residency, or in other offerings.