How do we transform self and world amidst the churning of global crisis, urgency, emergency, loss and grief? This online course will weave together the Work That Reconnects, mindfulness and modern psychology to move participants through despair, anxiety, grief to empowerment and alignment with the resilient, regenerative powers of life.
In this online course, consisting of 6x weekly webinars (via zoom), we will gain inspiration from compost, and the teachings of the lotus, who find their way from the mud and muck, to reach and bloom in the most beautiful way.
All 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, Oct 27 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
In our first session we get to know each other, learn the core concepts for the Work That Reconnects and plant our roots in gratitude and wonder.
Week Two: Tools for Nervous System Resourcing
Tue, Nov 03 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
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: Moving Through Grief
Tue, Nov 10 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
In week three we will honour our pain for the world, and in so doing honour everything being lost to this world. We practice processing, digesting and metabolising our grief, both personal and collective. We hold space for the uncomfortable feelings of sadness, despair, anger or numbness 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, Nov 17 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
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, Nov 24 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
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, Dec 01 @ 06:30-830 PM AEDT
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.
About the Facilitators
Anna is a yoga & mindfulness teacher and a facilitator of Joanna Macy’s the Work That Reconnects and Deep Ecology. The practices of the Work That Reconnects weave us back in to the web of life, expand our sense of self from ego to eco-identity and move us from despair to empowerment.
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, hopeful and ready in co-creating our future.