We have a big vision. It's too big for just us. For this reason we agreed that collaboration would be an important part of The Journey International. How big is the vision? Check this out!
"Communities of individuals finding meaning and purpose in the midst of the chaos of life and while also living from a place of wholeness"
It sounds simple, but when you really think about what we are saying, you can start to realize the grandness of the vision. This is not simple. We need help. You need help too if you are working in the same world that we are working in. There is chaos everywhere.
Here in Amman (or Jordan), there are many non-government organizations as well as non-profit organizations that are working in difficult areas in tough situations. Whether it is assisting refugees, working alongside orphans, empowering domestic abuse or trafficked women, or serving the poor in our community we know that we need each other to find solutions to solve these and the many other darker sides of our communities.
For this reason, we value collaboration. We think you know the best way to honor the people you are working with and we are happy and willing to come alongside with our expertise to provide what you need for your communities. If you are part of an NGO or non-profit, you can look at the profiles of our staff to see our areas of expertise. Perhaps we have some skills or knowledge that may benefit one of your projects.
Our workshop page also shows some seminars/workshops that can be done either at our offices or at your location. If you are interested in speaking with us about this, feel free to contact us.
If you are an NGO or non-profit employee, how is your mental health? What are you doing to stay mentally, physically, and spiritually healthy? We have resources for you too at The Journey International. Whether you would like to speak with a therapist or begin a weekly yoga practice, don't forget to take care of yourself so that you can do your work with excellence for a long time.
You may find the past blog posts helpful.
Working from Rest
We define living authentically in the following way:
We desire to be practitioners of the information that we share as best practices for mental wellness. We believe that when we live with integrity we give our clients space to be their authentic self. This environment is essential for growth and discovery.
The core of this for me is living wholly. Whole living gives us freedom and space, which in turn gives people around us freedom and space to live wholly as well. From the beginning we said that we did not want to be mental health practitioners that had all the answers but practiced none of them for ourselves.
Our mental health is important, especially so if we are going to be talking about the importance of mental health. So I hold an open door policy with all people. Anyone at anytime can ask me how I am doing mentally, physically, or spiritually and I will answer them with the truth. Even when the truth doesn't sound good.
In my personal yoga practice I take time to ask myself this question, "How am I feeling today?" Then I give space for myself to answer that question, honestly and completely. No rushing through the response. Giving myself space and grace in this way, allows me to do the same for those who are around me. If you have practiced yoga with me at The Journey International, you will have noticed that we do this same thing when we practice together.
Can you imagine a place where you can be 100% free to be who you are without fear of judgement, rejection, or criticism? I hope that this is the space that we have created at our little center at 8th circle, Amman. We do this by adhering to this value of living authentically. If you want to experience this first hand, contact us to make an appointment with one of our therapist or register for a yoga class.