What is ‘Sensemaking or Learning’?


We spend more than 25% of our lives in formal learning and development processes. That is a lot of time and therefore should receive the attention it deserves. We perceive life through our senses. Our individual understanding is based on our frame of reference, level of awareness, our cognitive acuity and somatic sensitivity, and the way we perceive, internalize, contextualise, conceptualise and process information.

No one shoe fits all. We are all unique and hence the negative impact of traditional homogeneous educational systems on learners. Continuously bombarded with information and with so much demanding our attention, we need to review learning processes and the ways we have been conditioned to perceive.

We are were made to believe that we are either left- or right brained dominant, which is not true. Why would we have two arms and two legs if we were only going to use one pf each? And as we know, we can’t walk on one leg. The same applies to all the wondrous human capacities we were born with. The fact that some inherent sensibilities and intelligences are ignored, misunderstood, or not activated and stimulated, does not mean we cannot access, nourish, stimulate, strengthen, expand and direct them; especially during learning and discovery processes. We have access to at least 42 intelligences and 37 senses, which all contribute to our ability to take in, process, apply, embody and direct knowledge.


In ‘Sensemaking or Learning?’ we:

We always start from a place of gratitude and sense for joy throughout the experience.  We are grateful that we are able to tune into the collective intelligence and wisdom, and that we can co-create a new learning environment in this way. Thank you.

Tap into the collective intelligence and wisdom to sense how sensemaking has the ability to transform the learning and discovery processes, and catalyses new ways of perceiving, receptivity, conception, internalizing, contextualising, conceptualising, embodiment and applied knowledge.

We do this by enacting our receptive, creative, conceptual and contextual abilities and all our senses, inner and outer, thus our physical 5 senses, our intuition, imagination and extra-sensory abilities.

We are able to

  • Become sensemakers and conscious co-creators of a better world
  • Enact an Universal Language that does not discriminate based on understanding, environment, development, age, gender, race, culture, status, role, preferences, generation, etc.
  • Enact meaningful, captivating, aligned, harmonised, synchronised and coherent interaction and engagement
  • Enact a variety of sensemaking processes, techniques and practices
  • Be fully present to what emerges, as there is no need to defend, justify, explain, or protect insights and ideas emerging through the process
  • Listen to receive, not to evaluate, understand, or respond
  • Co-create context for whatever information, wisdom and insights emerge through the process
  • Explore and apply this context on an individual and collective level, thus practical application that has personal value, symbolic meaning for humanity, and global impact
  • Weave these insights together in a meaningful way, in the event that we enacted collective sensemaking in a group environment
  • Expand the information by using our creative and conceptual abilities, and are introduced to many creative and embodied thinking techniques and practices
  • Enact, stimulate, nourish and strengthen our receptive, creative, contextual and conceptual abilities, which are all extremely valuable in the 21st Century
  • Take meaningful, relevant, aligned, synchronised, and coherent actions and interactions
  • Track insights and the flow of ideas arising after the experience without losing fluidity, momentum, continuity and follow through
  • Cultivate meaningful relationships and track degrees of connection
  • Respect serendipity and trust synchronicity
  • Elevate any group engagement to another level
  • Transcend human dynamic challenges such as hidden agendas, pre-conceived ideas, rigid mind-sets, limited frames of reference, strong personalities and opinions
  • Fuse different lines of thought, contradictory ideals, opposing forces and ideas, and embrace diversity and versatility in a graceful way
  • Apply sensemaking in any context, situation, environment and industry, whether a personal, group, community, organisational or collective dilemma we need guidance, solutions and wisdom for

Who will benefit from this immersion?

All of Humanity

Educators and teachers,

Trainers and moderators

Facilitators and catalysts

Trainees and learners (students)

Parents and children

Podcasters and conference facilitators

Key Note Speakers and subject matter experts

Conversationalists and engagers

Leaders and politicians

Changemakers, pioneers and activists

Thought Leaders, philosophers, and sensemakers

Communities and organizations

Teams and groups

Inventors and innovators

Entrepreneurs and start-ups

Contributors to the workplace

Coaches and mentors

Conscious co-creators of embodied learning experiences

Anyone who wants to become more aware, alert, connected, sensitive, attentive and responsive to what is emerging and happening in their environment

Anyone facilitating and leading any discovery and learning experience

Anyone who wants to explore new ways of learning and perceiving

Anyone who wants to explore embodied, whole person learning

Anyone who wants to explore the value of sensemaking processes, techniques, and practices during learning processes and journeys

Anyone who wants to improve their perceptive, receptive, conceptive, internalization, processing, contextualisation, conceptualisation, embodiment and applied knowledge abilities.

Anyone who wants to tap into the collective intelligence and wisdom during learning processes

Anyone who wants to be more engaged, responsive and attentive during learning processes

Anyone who wants to introduce and benefit from seamless, energetic two-way and multi way communication and enthusiastic interaction during learning processes

Anyone who wants to leverage synchronicity and serendipity during the learning process

Anyone who wants to facilitate and share embodied learning and discovery experiences

Anyone who no longer wants to be hostage to limiting mind-sets and judgment

Anyone who wants to make a significant contribution

Anyone who feels scattered, bored, distracted, disorientated, disengaged and uninterested during learning processes

Anyone who needs to elevate any group engagement or event to another level

Anyone who leads, facilitates and participates in conversations, dialogue, and discussions

Anyone who leads, facilitates and participates in strategic, change, empowerment, learning, knowledge sharing, innovation and upliftment initiatives

Anyone who wants to be able to truthfully connect to others in a meaningful, understanding, compassionate and abundant way

Anyone who wants to improve their receptive, feeling, sensing, creative and generative abilities

Anyone who wants to understand human dynamics and behaviour better

Anyone who wants to improve their emotional and interpersonal intelligence

Anyone who wants to transcend their circumstances and transform their engagements

Anyone who works with people

Anyone who wants to discover how to tune into and tap into the collective intelligence and wisdom

Anyone who want to sense into what is emerging at this moment in time

Anyone who needs to find solutions

Anyone who wants to discover how to listen to receive, not to evaluate, understand, or respond

Anyone who wants to enact, stimulate, nourish and strengthen their sensemaking, receptive, creative, contextual and conceptual abilities

Anyone who struggles with active motion and follow through

Anyone who struggles to cultivate meaningful relationships

Anyone who needs to transcend human dynamic challenges such as hidden agendas, pre-conceived ideas, rigid mind-sets, limited frames of reference, and opinions

Anyone who needs to introduce new concepts, paradigms, ideas or models of understanding

Anyone who teaches and shares knowledge

Anyone who desires to transform conflict, division, dissonance and disconnection within their group, community, organisation, or the world

Anyone who wants to explore and stimulate creative thinking

Anyone who wants to begin to think independently

Anyone who wants to be able to entertain and listen to other view points

Anyone who feels stuck in their rightness and opinions

Anyone who wants to explore other possibilities

And so many more…

Value of experience: $450

Available at: $90

R1300 is an approximate equivalent of $90 – The Joy Generation accepts international payments.

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In our JOYSense Immersions and Experiences we follow the path of resonance and sense for joy. That way we stay on track and follow the natural flow. Together, we tap into the collective intelligence and wisdom to discover insights and information that can assist us to elevate any group interaction and positively impact the way we relate, engage, co-create, manifest, synthesise, and actualise. Humanity seems not to be able to find solutions for our multitude personal-socio-economic-eco-geopolitical-culture dilemmas, even with easy access to information on the internet and knowledge, millions of academic papers and books published, and the ability to connect and communicate with ease through technology and communication. Furthermore we are not so clever and sophisticated as we think we are, as the way we treat each other, our planet and other creatures and organisms do not reflect that. We thus consult and sense into the collective intelligence and wisdom with reverence and respect to provide us with meaningful, relevant and practical guidance.

Our JOYSense immersions introduce us gracefully to sensemaking processes, techniques and practices that we can enact and apply to tune into and sense into the collective intelligence and wisdom, by using our inborn sensibilities and intelligence, both on a somatic and cognitive level.

Our JOYSense Immersions consist of 3 core elements, namely:

  1. Backdrop, wherein we share the context of the immersion
  2. A gentle transition to prepare us for the sensemaking experience
  3. And the sensemaking experience to tune into and sense into the collective intelligence and wisdom to guide us in terms of our theme

And a Surprise Bonus 15 minute Online JOYSense Session with Hannelie to share your experience and to explore questions and insights together that arose during your experience.

Passing on the Goodness


The nature of this experience, practices, techniques and subsequent unfolding and impact, is worth more than $450.00.

We understand the challenges of any group dynamics and group engagements, the need for humans to treat each other with respect, understanding, love, and reverence, and the need to resolve our dilemmas that affect all humans, our beautiful planet, and her creatures and organisms.  It is our aspiration to therefor introduce sensemaking processes, techniques and practices to as many humans as possible and for that purpose made our immersions available at $90.

We share different techniques and practices in each of these 8 immersions, thus you have access to abundant resources.

Join our Facebook Community, namely our JOY Generation World Group, and share your experiences, insights and any inspirational and uplifting articles and stories. You are now a JOY Generator.

Want to transform your life, group, community, or organization?

Want to explore them all? Receive all 8 immersions for $600.00 and a copy of JOY Generator Han’s e-book ‘The Mystery of the 7 S’s – Collective Sensemaking – the alchemy between the Senses, Synchronicity and Serendipity’


Gift and Share forward

You also have the opportunity to gift an immersion to someone else. See our Gift Vouchers section.

This is not a once-off experience. You are able to enact, apply and integrate all techniques and practices used into any situation, environment, and into all the aspects of your life, your business, organizations, communities and groups. You are welcome to contact us for assistance to introduce discoveries, practices and insights into your context, environment and to integrate further into your own personal life and/or group and/or organization.

Speakers Opportunity

Seasoned Public Speakers and Facilitators, we are available to speak about and share embodied sensemaking experiences and wisdom relating to the collective intelligence and wisdom at your in-house events, public events, online events, conferences, webinars, and summits, regardless of the context, environment or industry, across the globe. We have been using our embodied sensemaking processes, which include generative action circles and the outflowing processes, to facilitate live strategic sessions, conferences and summits. Book a speaker of facilitator here. Connect with us to explore your specific requirements.

  ‘Wisdom is meant to be as light as a feather.’ Hannelie