resources

Navigating Complexity Workshop Series:

Samples of the handouts given at these events can be found here.

A longer document outlining many of the theoretical aspects of these seminars can be seen here.

Click here for links to external resources and a reading list.

InterPlay links and resources:

InterPlay USA website

Interplay Australia Website

Free guided InterPlay exercise

Shiatsu Resources:

Download Sophia’s  Shiatsu Meridian Diagrams

Shiatsu Therapy Association of Australia
H
ere you can find out more information about shiatsu and if you live in Australia you can find a therapist near you.

ITM Online
Information on Shitzuto Masunaga, founder of the style of shiatsu now known broadly as Zen Shiatsu.

Online Courses and Podcasts on Complexity:

Complexity Explorer
This website is fantastic resource for people wanting to learn more about complex systems science. This site is run by the Sta Fe Institute in the United States and offers very accessible and high quality online courses. The Sta Fe Institute is one of the premier research organisations in the field of complexity in the world.

University of Michigan: Model Thinking
A great course taught by Scott Page of the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. Scott takes us through the kinds of models that are used to help us understand complex dynamics and makes the case that people who think with models consistently outperform those who don’t.

University of Groningen: Decision Making in a Complex and Uncertain World
This course outlines some of the theory of complex systems science and goes on to speak about applications of this in the world and how this knowledge can inform our decision making. This course does not always represent my own views on the topic, but I found it very good.

Human Current: podcast on complexity
A podcast exploring how understanding complex systems can help us make sense of the world, especially our human systems.

Writings from Schumacher College:

Sophia van Ruth, Schumacher College Essay:  “Developmental Difficulties – Contrasting Teachings on Development at Schumacher College with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals

Sophia van Ruth, Schumacher College Essay: “Learnings from Gaia”

Sophia van Ruth, Schumacher College Essay: “Explorations of the Localisation of Money”

Sophia van Ruth, Dissertation Abstract “Learning from Spontaneity”. Please contact Sophia if you wish to know more about her dissertation research.

To see some of Sophia’s more recent writings, check out her blog.