What on earth II
These one day events, which may be attended singly or as a series (all three days), are a space to step back and develop resilience; move past feeling overwhelmed and engage active hope; speak your truth in the company of the like-minded, reconnect with nature and make sense of your pain for the planet; build your desire, intention and willingness to act for the well-being of life; support consideration of the impact of your lifestyle on the earth and its resources; reduce the urge to buy, consume and party on regardless; move beyond denial, disavowal (knowing and acting as if you don't know) and numbing out; identify your personal pathway to contribute, make a difference and be of service to the future.
For some time now 'out there' a consensus has been building in the scientific community that not only is human-induced climate change irrefutable, but the window of opportunity for arresting it, let alone reversing it, within a few short years from now, will have closed. As with peak oil a momentous 'tipping point' will have been passed. Governments remain under the sway of the industrial growth fetish, and to-date will only enact token measures. Their captors and masters, the transnational corporations, promote rampant consumerism, sometimes masked by greenwash. What have therapy and personal development to offer in this dismal context?
We are moved and moved to act by our emotions, for better or for worse. Change at the micro level of the individual is a precondition for (but not a substitute for) more systemic macro level change.
In 'What on earth' we will proceed experientially and endeavour to express our fear, grief, anger, greed, apathy and guilt as they relate to the planetary crisis i.e. global warming and critical weather events, loss of biodiversity and ecological degradation, resource depletion with consequent war and mass migration etc. The workshops will provide a setting where such feelings can be heard without being discounted, disavowed or rationalised.
We shall be using pair and small group activities adapted from The Work that Reconnects (25/09/16) the Council of All Beings and EcoConstellations (23/03/17), and Carbon Conversations (24/06/17). Across all three days Ecopsychoanalytic Investigation will reduce the out of awareness resistance to change. By the close of the workshop participants will have identified personal pathways for facing the future and making a difference. Beyond the workshop I will be available in a coaching capacity to support the implementation of personal action plans.
To discuss participating or if you have any further queries please ring Guy Gladstone on 0800 313 4844.