Pedagogy v Andragogy

Last week I attended a gin tasting event. The next day I participated in Street Wisdom. The first was chosen for me, the second I opted into. The gin tasting was in a bare room, decorated with the Distiller’s posters and paraphernalia. On a table at the front sat the resources they had made – a ...

Winter Wander in South Africa

As Erling Kagge so eloquently writes about the inner silence that goes hand in hand with walking.  The Street Wisdom process helps you detach from the busyness of everyday life and reminds you to slow down. The silence and mindful walks help you to reconnect with your inner voice and uses your environment to speak ...

Ignoring

I turned into the tide of people and walked the opposite way. Scouring each face for a clue. I didn’t know what I was looking for, but I knew it would find me. I was battling upstream, they were going with the flow, down. I couldn’t find any rhythm, no straight lines, the route of ...

Street Wisdom: Lunch and Learn Walkshop

Learn at Lunchtime

When was the last time you found some inspiration on your lunch break? We are very excited to launch our new Lunch and Learn Walkshops. A facilitated session which provides the opportunity to find out more about the benefits of Street Wisdom for Business and experience a taster of the process. ...

Walking is… magic

Before I set off to lead a Street Wisdom recently, I randomly opened a graphic novel I’ve been reading to this page. It’s the only scene in the whole book set on a street. The main character – who is also the author – walks towards us talking about magic. “Magical ...

The benefits of facilitating Street Wisdom

The experience of leading a Street Wisdom can often be as insightful and rich as taking part. In helping other people to slow down and pay attention, you can’t help but do the same yourself. It’s a great opportunity to meet like-minded people and to really connect with them - there’s something about Street Wisdom that ...

Workplace Wander

The World Wide Wander with Psychologies Magazine is our annual, global celebration of Street Wisdom. It’s an invitation for inspiration-seekers everywhere to stop the clock, step out of the familiar and find a little bit of wonder right under your feet. For the third year running, we’re bringing together our community from the four corners of the earth in ...

Street Wisdom with Fear Hack

Fear Hack - Feb 2019Street Wisdom is particularly powerful when the question being asked of the streets is crystal clear: the clearer the question, the clearer the answers. We encourage people to say their question out loud and make it super simple, taking away any jargon.  A group with a collective, clear ...

Dublin Street Wisdom 2019

Street Wisdom is a social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. It’s a form of 'walking-based problem solving' – ask a question, walk the streets, unlock fresh thinking and see what answers present themselves.

Finding connection in Cirencester

Recurring numbers, affirmations, questions which arose from questions, food for thought and a wonderful poem… These were a handful of things which came out of our latest Street Wisdom event in Cirencester on January 27 2019. Whether you find an answer to your question, or whether you even have a question ...

Walking is… spacewalking

During the first hour of the free three-hour Street Wisdom walkshop, we tune up our senses. It helps you re-see the world around you with fresh eyes. Fresh everything really – being a body involves all 33 senses (as neuroscience now suggests there are). One of the tune ...

Nothing to fear but fear itself

Although I've run several Street Wisdom events, I've not yet facilitated one with a specific focus. So it was interesting to go along to the event this week run by Hilary Gallo. We started with a discussion on fear and then approached the Fear Wall to write up our particular fears. The two that ...

Finding the courage to ask for answers

Personally, I found the exercise surprisingly effective. I analyse processes and plans for a living - I am always thinking things through. But I don't consider my own navel very often and the question I chose to explore - "Why am I procrastinating on this spreadsheet?" is not a question I would ask often or ...

Creative Writing Wisdom

She scanned the middle distance. Her compass turning her towards the islands. A long view dotted with curves and lines. While others reached for the far horizon, or climbed familiar ropes and ladders, she looked for shapes she might interpret. Her eyes came to rest on the wreck. A ship out of water, grounded, frozen in ...

Walking is… giving

Something I love about Street Wisdom is the spirit of generosity at its heart. It’s free. No-one’s paying and no-one’s getting paid. Participants are invited to “pay attention”, not fees, but even attention here is less about paying something and more about giving everything. Before Christmas I was inspired by ...

Reclaim your lunch break with Street Wisdom

How would you like an extra 6 weeks holiday from work a year? Sounds appealing. That's how much time you're missing out on by not taking a lunch break and according to Bupa, a staggering 70% of us aren't taking one. We often fall into the trap of working over a lunch break to get ...