How Mindfulness Saved My Life

It is said that people come to mindfulness either by way of a whisper or a scream.I think it’s fair to say that I came to the practice via the last-chance-saloon route. I was drowning, not waving. Screaming, not whispering. One morning, in mid-December 2012, whilst walking my dog in a Brighton park, I found myself ...

Find some Street Wisdom before your next meeting

How much inspiration are you finding on the commute from bedroom to laptop? If home working is starting to drain those creative juices, we’ve got something that might help. Street Wisdom is a powerful way of finding inspiration and fresh thinking by going for a walk. We run online and in-person WalkShops (walking workshops, get it?) ...

Lockdown Walks as a Contemplative Practice:

As part of this year’s programme for the Winchester Institute for Contemplative Education and Practice (WICEP), Rosie Holmes and I (Dave Tullett) had planned to offer a lunchtime session, on campus at the University of Winchester, that would explore walking as a contemplative practice. We wanted to investigate the potential of walking as a practice ...

Wandering from city streets to home

My first encounter with Street Wisdom was after having downloaded their free audio guide with some colleagues in Montreal. Their “Slow Right Down” tune-up exercise was particularly poignant to me. Slowing down and observing had already been an area of interest. I do believe that attentive observation is conducive to heightened learning and ...

Zilin-go-slow

Zilingo is moving fast. From startup to a near billion dollar fashion tech company in just a few short years. When you’re growing at such a rate, it’s essential to hit the pause button frequently - to reflect, reorientate and reboot. Which is why Zilingo's leadership took time out for a Street Wisdom Singapore ...

Discovering magic in Gothenburg

Imagine opening up to the environment around you, employing all your senses, and realizing that the answers you seek are everywhere. This is what happens during Street Wisdom, a guided and immersive urban walk based on the simple, yet powerful, theory that the environment and people around us are full of wisdom largely ...

Slowing and connecting

This morning I cycled into Dudley in glorious sunshine and made my way to the fountain to welcome local wanderers. I knew that today's World Wide Wander was going to be great fun when I was approached first by Mark, and then by Jane, each full of smiles and ready for adventure. During the second tuning-in ...

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 ...