REVOLUTIONIZE THE WAY YOU PAY ATTENTION TO ANOTHER
For close to two decades I’ve sat utterly still with countless people in front of my camera, and over time it became increasingly clear that there’s another way. A fundamentally different way to experience another. To witness the interior world, from where everything might change.
Let me help revolutionize the way that you witness another. The further development of an innate and underlying capacity, in service to your work in the world. And life per se.
Nic Askew. Inner View Creator
PRIMARY FIELDS OF USE : COACHING, THERAPY, TV & MEDIA INTERVIEW, ORGANIZATIONAL STORY TELLING, DOCUMENTARY FILM, MEDIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION, HUMAN RIGHTS, HOSPICE, HEALTH & YOUTH WORK, PERSONAL & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND OTHER HUMAN ATTENTION FIELDS. + LIFE PER SE
WHAT IS INNER VIEW WITNESSING
Inner View is a profound way to witness the interior realm of a person, the iceberg under the surface. The Human Soul. It causes a direct experience of interconnectedness, belonging and conscious insight.
It is an experiential change in the way we see. A realization of our innate capacity to experience others with awareness, beyond judgment and without condition in order to create deep irrevocable human connection.
It is an underlying skill that compliments and enhances the work of those in the professional fields of human attention.
And importantly, it can have a dramatic effect on a life per se.
THIS IS IN MANY WAYS IS A REVOLUTION IN THE WAY WE SEE
WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF TESTIMONIALS. MORE WILL BE ADDED SOON
A FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT WAY
This way has been developed over two decades of close human attention with the Soul Biographies film camera. Its lessons and experience have major implications for a fundamentally different way to be present to another.
For This Moment, Be Still
Start With Nothing
No-thing. No Act On Your Part
And Then, Let It
Let Their Experience Find You.
Not You Them.
THE ANTITHETICAL PRINCIPLE
Its radically simple and antithetical way starts with no-thing, recognizing that we largely experience each other through our minds, and thus our experience of another is our current conclusion of them. Inner View recognizes that witnessing is not actually an act on our part.
It all hinges on our ability to know the nature of no-thing. The letting go of all acts, conscious and unconscious. This is the key focus of the education of what will become an underlying skill. A skill with which to affect the way we are with all others. Amplifying our capacity to contribute to the lives of those around us, professionally and in life per se.
FROM A CAMERA METHOD
It was taught for many years ostensibly as a Camera Method, a uniquely profound approach to interview. Interview + Surrender. Un-directed stream of consciousness. It became a valuable way of eliciting authenticity and truth on film but it was never truly just about the camera. The camera was the way it was at first noticed and then developed. But this use of an innate mindful presence has a far wider implication to the witnessing experience between people.
The camera remains important in its experiential education, and in relevant situations where capture is of obvious benefit (e.g. storytelling).
Note: the Soul Biographies Film Series is made using Inner View.
HOW IT IS TAUGHT
Inner View Witnessing is taught personally in small groups online and in-person by its creator, Nic Askew, using film, photographic portraits, piercing words, live Inner View filming (witnessing) with large scale projection and practical exercises between participants. And personal time witnessed by Nic and the Inner View camera.
The essence of this is that it’s taught through the experience of awareness and not simply as a curriculum of ideas. This is beyond important.
“… when we come to see each other beyond judgment and without condition we are known. When we are known, we become aware that we belong to each other. And when we become aware that we belong to each other we are compelled to act accordingly, and this world changes for the better.” Nic Askew
FIELDS OF USE
Primary fields of use : coaching, therapy, tv & film interview, organizational story telling, documentary film, mediation & conflict resolution, human rights, hospice, health & youth work, personal & organizational development, and other human attention fields.
+ life per se – we recognize that this capacity to witness another is an underlying skill useful to a life per se. As such, if you are drawn to this with no intention to use professionally.
The Experience Beyond An Idea : this way of seeing is awash with the surrender of control and an extraordinary mystery, of which we are an inseparable part. It exists as an experience and not a set of ideas. This is a critical and guiding principle.
THE KEY LESSONS
These are the key lessons, taught as the experience is experienced by participants.
THE STATE OF CURRENT SIGHT
An observational assessment of where we are in respect to how we see. A bringing to the front the unseen components of current sightedness.
BEYOND THE OPAQUE GLASS
The consequence of the conscious and unconscious mind with respect to the prejudicial lens through which we see each other, and an examination and experience of the components of clear sightedness.
HABITUAL ACTION & REACTION
The bringing into awareness of the habit of our (often unconscious) action and reaction.
THE GRAND HUMAN PREDICAMENT
Why we knowingly or unknowingly hide from sight. And what we might do about this, for ourselves and in the service of others.
THE NATURE OF CONNECTEDNESS
Human connectedness exists. It always has. It doesn’t need to be worked towards. It simply needs to be noticed. Its experience is perhaps the point of this Immersion.
THE CONSCIOUS FIELD
There comes a point where one realizes that one is actually not the witness. It is at this point that experience shifts. We shall be immersed in this profound interior experience.
THE NATURE OF NO-THING
The setting down of all things. The act of surrender without it being an act. An experience that has to be experienced. Beyond the description of words. The camera works sublimley well in bringing a distinct awareness to this.
THE SPACE BETWEEN
In the space between us exists opinion born of belief and requirement born of need. They are mostly imperceptible to the naked eye and obstruct us from seeing another. We each possess an innate capacity to see past these obstructions, resulting in the experience of human in-sight, awareness, connectedness and a direct perception of truth.
THE 3 PROFOUND ELEMENTS OF SEEING
To see another, to allow oneself to be seen (without which one cannot know how to truly see another) and to become increasingly aware of oneself (to see oneself). 3 profound elements. We shall experiment and experience.
OBLIGATIONS & UNREQUESTED GIFTS
We can set it all down for a moment in time. Elements seen, and previously unseen. Including the holding of space, be-ing and more.
THE GLORIOUS IGNORAMUS
The visceral experience of realizing that you can never know for sure brings with it a liberation which is the territory in which another can be seen. This is our territory.
THE CHANGE IN ORIGIN POINT
There is a moment in time at which the origin point of our experience turns. We shall be experimenting with this profound still point.
An exploration of the Intuitive Intelligence brought on by the state of witnessing, and a mapping of its profound implications in the field of work, and life.
WORDS SPOKEN IN THE FLOW STATE
Words are spoken from either one of two origin points. Understand where, why and how and experiment with the flow state.
ELICITING THE CONSCIOUS VOICE
The conscious voice has a quality and tone that is perceptable. We will learn what this is and how to elicit it in service of conscious work.
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF A CAMERA
There is a significant place for the camera in witnessing, when video evidence of an important encouter is required (e.g. human rights, coaching, psychotherapy). We shall be identifying the physical and energetic components of using a camera in this profoundly unique way, be it in-person or over Zoom.
THE SPECIFICS OF YOUR FIELD
A section on the specific use, experience and benefits in your field, be it coaching, human rights, conflict resolution or any human attention field listed above.
YOUR PLACE IN THIS WORLD
An examination of your place in this world, and all that may come with clear sightedness.
CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION
A certificate of completion will be issued (digitally) to all who complete this intensive immersion. We are investigating ‘CCEs’ for coaches.
A FEW OF THE MANY SAMPLE VIDEO RE-CAP LESSONS THAT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE ONGOING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Inner View On Listening Alchemy Podcast
highlights [02:39] that moment he discovered the power of listening : everything starts out of silence [11:10] expounding on the misconception about the nature of connectedness [16:06] giving yourself permission to simply be and embracing nothingness and just letting the experience happen [21:01] getting to notice the experience of the absence of one’s action : it sets a course of change which you can’t unset [28:53] what it is like experiencing someone without doing anything [37:47] how deep listening happens from a clear space [41:25] personal experiences of having something emerge out of doing nothing [46:15] the simplicity of being present and the potential for profound change that arises from this state
ALL PROGRAMS TAUGHT PERSONALLY BY INNER VIEW CREATOR, NIC ASKEW
A FIRST EXPERIENCE
ONGOING IV ON ZOOM
We will be scheduled regular ongoing Inner View sessions on Zoom. Check back, or MESSAGE us for notification.
ONLINE ACCESSIBLE LEARNING
We are currently building an online learning environment, bringing together the material committed to word, video and image over the last two decades. This to work in conjunction with the visceral experience of this.
We aim to have something ready early Summer. An online course as such, with a profound difference.
We have some in-person experiences to be scheduled. If you are interested let us know.
These will be shorter and thus more accessible than the full Inner View IMMERSIONS (3-5 days) that have been central to this work for many years.
PRIVATE GROUP PROGRAMS
If you’d like to investigate a private program, please send us a MESSAGE. In-person experiences for Organizations, Groups, Communities, Conferences and the like. We have example set ups – duration between 2 hours to 2 days. In Small/Medium/Large Group formats.
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