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Doom & Bloom: Regeneration and Renewal Amidst the Climate Crisis
With cascading crises, pandemics, natural disasters, and ecological collapse it is little wonder we feel overwhelmed and powerless at the enormity of it all. This six-week online course will move you from despair and apathy to empowerment and action. It will give you tools to transform self and worl
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14 Sept 2021, 6:30 pm
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About the event
This course includes:
• 6x weekly zoom calls covering the course curriculum • 1x integration call a fortnight after course officially ends • Access to an exclusive facebook group for discussion and connection (or email pod for those not on FB) • a weekly live-streamed guided meditation via Facebook group (+ recording sent to those not on Facebook) • weekly nature connection suggestions to take your integration offline
Six weeks :: Online :: Tuesdays 630-830pm AEST :: September 14 - October 19 2021
Supported places available for those experiencing financial stress. Email firstname.lastname@example.org. Noone turned away for lack of funds.
Session times are for Australian Eastern Time (Sydney, Canberra), and sessions will be recorded. However the power of this work is in the group processes and connection so please commit to making as many of the live sessions as possible.
Week One: Landing & Grounding Tue, September 14 @ 06:30-08:30 PM (Sydney Canberra)
In our first session we weave our container - getting to know each other, orienting to the course and learning the core concepts for the Work That Reconnects. We will plant our roots in gratitude and wonder.
Week Two: Tools for Nervous System Resourcing Tue, Sept 21 @ 06:30-08:30 PM
This lesson will be facilitated by climate activist and registered psychologist Felicity. We will explore practical tools from psychology to help us better manage the emotional impact of living in these turbulent times. You will learn skills to help regulate your nervous system and build emotional resources.
Week Three: Traversing Emotional Terrain Tue, Sept 28 @ 06:30-08:30 PM
A deep ecological approach to honouring pain, falling apart. Here too practices for nervous system regulation will be shared. We will honour whatever flavour of emotional turmoil we experience for the world. We will practice processing, digesting and metabolising our grief, both personal and collective. We will honour the losses and hold space for uncomfortable feelings in order to move through them so that they reveal their other side - a deep love for the world, a realisation of the preciousness of existence. No mud, no lotus.
Week Four: Compassion for Self and World Tue, Oct 5 @ 06:30-08:30 PM PM
Felicity will share with us the results of her 20 year search for a key ingredient to positively change the world. You will learn about why developing self-compassion will not only help you to manage better emotionally but helps us collectively. You will also leave with tools to help boost your self-compassion immediately.
Week Five: Connecting with a Deeper Strength Tue, Oct 12 @ 06:30-08:30 PM
In this workshop we explore strength, recovery and resilience through community and the work that reconnects part of the spiral process, 'Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes' where we gain new perspectives through widening our circle of identification, placing ourselves in deep time and opening to the strength of the earth.
Week Six: Staying with the Trouble and Offering Our Gifts Tue, Oct 19 @ 06:30-08:30 PM
Here we tap into our personal power and fully show up in the world with what we have to give. This is the stage on the Work That Reconnects spiral process called 'Going Forth'. We are here for it all, anchoring to our purpose and ‘active hope’.
Integration Call Tue, November 2 @ 06:30-08:30 PM
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Anna is a yoga & mindfulness guide, a facilitator of Joanna Macy’s the Work That Reconnects and Deep Ecology and a Deep Nature Connection mentor. Anna has a background in direct action - including Antarctic Whale Defence campaigns with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society and is involved in community organising in her local community - however Anna’s heart-work is in Regenerative Culture for organisations and broader culture shift. Anna has worked with organisations such as the NSW Greens, Extinction Rebellion and Macleay Living Sustainably, to bolster regenerative culture, cultivate wellbeing, strengthen resilience and build authentic connections within groups.
Felicity is a registered psychologist and climate activist with a lifetime love affair for all things nature, healing, evolution, consciousness and spirituality. She hopes to use her training to help individuals to manage climate grief and anxiety as well as assist them to feel empowered and take meaningful steps in co-creating the future we need.
ABOUT THE WORK THAT RECONNECTS
The Work That Reconnects is the work of our time, created by Joanna Macy and others it has emerged with the Deep Ecology movement. This body of practice aims to heal the separation between human and nature - the next big cognitive shift that needs to be made (or returned to) for the health of our planet. In the Work That Reconnects we align with the regenerative power of life. The Work That Reconnects spirals through four stages: Grounding in Gratitude, Honouring Pain for the World, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes and Going Forth. Workshops generally contain a mixture of group processes, meditations, nature connection, deep time work and it has pulled me out of despair and helplessness to rest in a deeper hope many a time