S02 Episode 4: Arawana Hayashi on social presencing, improvisation and paying attention to each other in organizational settings, and connecting body and mind for a more awareness-based society


In Episode 4 of Series 2 Arawana Hayashi, who heads up the Social Presencing Theater program for the MIT-born Presencing Institute in Boston, talks about her efforts to use her background in the arts, meditation and social justice in organisational settings. She discusses the development of the change framework “Theory U”, and how she and colleagues such as Otto Sharmer put it to use working with NGOs, businesses and Governments, to encourage change by developing capacities for thinking about the whole system, and by moving towards compassion- and awareness-based systems.