Workshop: Jokes as a Toolkit for Lateral Thinking

By Ingrid Kreksch

Brussels: 8 February 2017

The marriage of poor Kim Kardashian
Was krushed like a kar in a krashian.
Her Kris kried, “Not fair!
Why kan’t I keep my share?”
But Kardashian fell klean outa fashian.

—Salman Rushdie

Lateral thinking was defined by Edward De Bono as a way of solving problems through an indirect and creative approach, using reasoning that is not immediately obvious and involving ideas that may not be obtainable by using only traditional step-by-step logic.

A joke is a display of humour in which words are used within a specific and well-defined narrative structure to make people laugh. It takes the form of a story, usually with dialogue, and ends in a punch line. It is in the punch line that the audience becomes aware that the story contains a second, conflicting meaning.

In this workshop we are going to explore jokes as a means to decode reasoning that is not immediately obvious. After exploring the main concepts and theoretical background of jokes, we will analyze a number of them to see how they function. We will further try to write a limmerick, a form of poetry in five lines, which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent (like the one above by Salman Rushdie).

Please bring along 2-3 jokes that made you laugh, suspend your disbelief and political correctness, and let’s exercise our zygomatic muscles.

About Ingrid Kreksch

Ingrid Kreksch has been working in the area of training for the last twelve years. She has also written a crime novella now available at Amazon (Ingrid K. Westermann, New Age of Treason). Her interest in jokes dates back to the time when she lived in Venezuela, where they are a basic ingredient of daily life.

Practical Information

When?
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 from 18h45-21h00

Where?
Timesmore Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels
Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

Event web page
http://www.imaginationclub.org/brussels/jokes_as_a_tool_for_lateral_thinking.php

Check out the Facebook group for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationclubbrussels/

Twitter: @imaginationclub

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Workshop: Challenging Limiting Beliefs

By Ana Escarpenter

Brussels: 22 February 2017

How much time do you spend questioning, ruminating in your thoughts, being judgmental for yourself or others?
What if all these thoughts were not true?

Thanks to ‘The Work’, we break down these stressful, deceptive thoughts that are at the origin of all our sufferings and we free ourselves from the grip of our conditioning and return to our true nature: joy, peace, love and freedom.

It is a simple and radical process of questioning our thoughts.

This workshop aims to make you discover “The Work” of Byron Katie, to accompany you in the practice and to share, if you want to do so. It is addressed to every person who wishes to put an end to his/her suffering by finding the truth that resides in it.

Let yourself be guided by Byron Katie’s “Work”.

About Ana

Observing since her youngest age, Ana Escarpenter has always been curious and in search of learning. Life brought her on a journey to the discovery of other languages and cultures.

Her aspiration to become a better person opened the doors of personal development. She was trained in multiple approaches: psychogenealogy, art therapy, MBTI, enneagram, EFT, numerology, family constellations, AT transactional analysis, NVC non violent communication, sociocracy, stress management, sophrology, PHR, NLP neurolinguistic programming, Yoga kundalini, the work of Byron Katie, and finally coaching.

Often everything begins with oneself and then along the way we move towards the others. For Ana, it is in this sharing that she finds happiness.

Ana is looking forward to meeting you all and sharing with you this simple technique that will help you see yourself and the other differently.

Practical Information

When?
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 from 18h45-21h00

Where?
Timesmore Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels
Public transport: Metro: Montgomery; Tram: Boileau

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How much?
A contribution of €12 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

Event web page
http://www.imaginationclub.org/brussels/challenging_limiting_beliefs.php

Check out the Facebook group for more details:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/imaginationclubbrussels/

Twitter: @imaginationclub

 

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