Facing a Changing World: March 18 &19, Victoria BC
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In the face of the growing social and ecological challenges of our era, it is important for us to have focused times and safe spaces to acknowledge and anchor our connection with what deeply matters within ourselves and with the world we deeply care about. This workshop will offer such an opportunity for sharing experiences and skills in a small group setting, integrating theory and creativity.
The Spiral of Renewal
This interactive process, based on The Work that Reconnects developed by eco-philosopher and activist Joanna Macy, assists participants to move beyond the often numbing, isolating sense of frustration and grief, into spaces of inspiration and action. Through facilitated experiences, participants can acknowledge both gratitude for the gifts of our world, and grief for what is happening to our planet and society. Through this ‘truth telling, energy and commitment for sustaining engagement can be renewed.
Getting Outside Our Bubbles: Understanding Differences of Perspective
Understanding how people come to choose different priorities and actions is becoming an essential skill in navigating our personal and organizational work in the world. We will tap into systems and adult development theory to look at how different perspectives and worldviews arise and ways of responding to these.
Image and metaphor can offer ways to express the complexity, and paradoxes associated with facing common dilemmas of paradigm change. We will at times use movement, poetry, voice work and collage (no artistic skill needed) to compassionately (and at times with humour), give voice to the dilemmas we individually and collectively face in addressing the biggest changes humanity has had to make.
Where: Cardiff Place – 1246 Fairfield Road, Victoria, BC
Time: Saturday March 18th 9:30 – 4:30, Sunday March 19th 9:30 -12:30.
Facilitator: Jan Inglis has a background in somatic psychotherapy, adult development, public engagement processes including the use of popular theatre and the creative arts. Her PhD focused on the social economic paradigms underlying climate change. She has worked with Joanna Macy’s concepts of despair and transformation since the 1980’s.
Cost: $130.00 (if cost prohibits your attendance please contact me) Includes workshop materials and a follow up session by phone or skype for individual or small group peer coaching.
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For more information: Contact Jan Inglis –janinglisATtelus.net