Ayako "Aya" Fujisaki
Portland Oregon, USA
A time I experienced Collective Flow/ Team Flow was...
One experience I had was with two female colleagues. We facilitated a large group (500+) together in an international processwork event. Already during the preparation, I noticed we have different strengths and we complimented each other with the strength. For example, the first member started writing a rough draft of our handout, the second member re-organized it, and third person edited it. This organically happened, and we were appreciative of each person’s contribution. When we facilitated the large group, we were like one organism. When one person was engaging in a strong interaction between two people, another person was paying attention to how the large group as a whole was reacting to the interaction in the middle. Although the process itself was intense and challenging, it was nevertheless an amazing experience of working and holding the process together with the two wonderful colleagues, because there was a unique sense of ease and effortlessness while “sitting in a fire”. One of the factors that created the flow in my mind was a kind of selflessness and willingness to do the work that I experienced in one colleague. Her attitude was contagious, and another colleague and I also came to more readily contribute to the team.
My passionate work...
At this moment, I’m called to work with individuals with trauma history. In terms of organization, I love working with non-profit organizations including working on conflict, leadership development, communication, etc.
What attracted me to joining the Flowing Tree Research Team: First of all, I respect Pierre as a leader, facilitator, and person and thought it would be wonderful to work with him. I also recognize the importance of collective flow in this divisive world where a new type of consciousness is desperately needed. Furthermore, I’m also curious to see how people from various backgrounds inspire each other and work together.
The methods and tools that I most frequently use are: Process work