We don’t treat children like children, we treat children like human beings… and we do the same thing with adults. We believe that the social and emotional needs of adults are often forgotten and overlooked in a world that sometimes rewards efficiency, micro-management, and rapid impersonal interactions. Our work with adults includes school faculties, non-profit organizations, and corporate executives who are all juggling the responsibilities of both personal and professional life. Our work is designed to unlock their capacity to create community.
We understand that often it takes a village to raise a child, but we sometimes forget that it also takes a village to support an adult. Community is meant to be a place where together, people celebrate their victories and receiving one another in their defeats. Journeyman Ink enters spaces with the purpose of allowing adults to connect and reconnect with other human beings to practice empathy. In spite of media rhetoric to the contrary, we believe that people are naturally inclined toward goodness and that by sharing and embracing our joys and pains together people can become more functional as a faculty, as an organization, or as a company.
We are here to compassionately disrupt cultures of isolation and distrust. By providing an opportunity to interact with one another we actively disrupt the tendency toward disconnection that can, in the end, undermine the success of any team or organization. Through the power of personal connection we demonstrate that grace and mercy for ourselves first and then for those around us can have positive and powerful repercussions for any group of people. We use low risk/high success kinesthetic activities, purposeful writing experiences, and both small and large group shares to help groups develop companionship, communication, and compassion.