Coaching | Mentoring | Group Dialogue | Mindful Systems

Jonny Drury

Return to Being.

If our thinking is fragmented, how can we run efficient systems?

Eminent quantum physicist David Bohm spoke of the current crisis of communication.
My concern is the crisis of selfhood.

True human nature is where an authentic state of harmonic unity with all and everything presides. All our ancient spiritual paths invite us to meet true being and a life of purpose, fulfilment and lasting happiness. So what happened?

At the age of five, I had a clear and distinct recognition of there being a reality behind what was being presented by everyone around me and a sense of a puzzling, fundamental lack in the material world. After many unsatisfactory formative years looking for that first recognition and a deeper life using consciousness shifting techniques such as yoga, alternative paths and plants, I then spent over 20 years in a strict full-time Sufi order, undertaking several overland pilgrimages and solitary retreats, including a 40-day khalwa (solitary seclusion), during which stages of realisation occured, confirming those early childhood glimpses. Arduous training in Vipassana (silent focus) and Atma Vichara (self-enquiry) eventually led to the sense of a separate self disappearing and searching stopped.

In 2017 I formed Dialogica, a non-profit company working in the service of neurodivergent and autistic people, and to increase cohesion in the autism communities. Autism is from a Greek word literally meaning ‘self’. Group Dialogue is a facilitated approach, used at all levels of society. Using a set of easily learned skills applied mindful enquiry with organisations, groups and individuals, professional dialogue facilitates a form of deep, collective communication. Especially in the field of autism, advocating for the oppressed voice, dialogue reduces anxiety, restores harmony and personal wellbeing and instills a sense of deeper potential and community cohesion. However, autism is only the catalyst for the work that ultimately addresses the human crisis of loss of selfhood.

Clients have included many private individuals, from students to executives and both private and public sector organisations.

To have a chat or book a free consultation about your personal, professional or organisational needs, please send an email. Due to workload, I am currently unable to meet any large organisational requests for systemic work.

Currently I work via Zoom, Skype and phone. My rates are varied. Private 1-2-1 mentoring is donation based at £30 to £50 per hour although financial hardship should not be a barrier to you.

Organisational and group enquiries, including about Systems Change and Dialogue Work, please enquire directly or see our company website.

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Currently I am also delivering:

Silent Dialogue every Friday – details here.

An online series of Guided Mindfulness Meditations

Hosted by Scottish Autism these live, participatory webinars are open to all for free and continue on Saturdays at 10am and Mondays at 7pm until 21st Dec 2020. FREE. ALL WELCOME.

Details & registration here.

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