At Space to Breathe we want to resource and encourage everyone who is on any sort of spiritual journey.
It’s been long documented that although religious attendance and affiliation in Western settings is decreasing, an interest and openness to spirituality is increasing. Studies such as Hay and Hunts 2002 Understanding the Spirituality People Who Don’t Go to Church (Church of Scotland) have shown that this openness may well be due to a greater freedom for people to share about spirituality or a genuine increase in interest.
At Space to Breathe we call this type of spirituality “everyday spirituality” and we focus on an experience of something spiritual rather than providing lessons or dogma in how to practice it.
This spirituality is encountering:
Wonder in the world around us.
A commitment to others and to care for those in need.
Spirituality that is ‘making sense’ of the events and details of life.
Centred on the soul of each person.
Not bound by religion or attendance.
Simple in language and practice.
“Spirituality is creeping into the office.. companies are turning inward in search of a soul as a way to foster creativity and motivate leaders.”
Business Week, ‘Companies Hit the Road Less Travelled’ June 2005
Since the turn of the millennium many mainstream companies have explored spiritual concepts and ideas in training and well being of employees or with a view to their aims and objectives.
• Lotus established a ‘soul committee1’ to look at the heart and values of their company.
• Monica Miller is one writer who notes the phenomenon of the annual ‘Spirit week2’ where employees are encouraged to be creative in thought, dress and attitude.
• Boeing3 have sought to include poets and artists in creative days for employers as they seek to include more heart, emotion or spirit in the ways they work.
We bring the best of positive psychology, the creative arts and simple non-religious spirituality to our work with wellbeing to ensure we use every available language and approach to explore how we live well, live fully and live deeply.
Why not check out these resources and ideas that we employ …