‘Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’ Viktor Frankl: ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’
In the face of the Climate and Ecological Emergencies, and the widening impact of increased anxiety at every level of society, there has emerged a growing realisation that the remedies lie less in ‘what we can DO about it’, and more in ‘ how we can most skillfully and effectively RESPOND to it’.
This weekend retreat and workshop is designed to cultivate our individual and collective capacity and skills to face, embrace, respond to, and transform our experience of these difficult times.
The workshop will include meditations, discussions and practical exercises and tools to better resource ourselves. We will cultivate individual and collective capacity through the powerful intergration of Mindfulness, Embodied Compassion and Active Hope practices.
This combination enables RECONNECTION with ourselves, each other and with nature/ the world we live in.
Participants will go away with improved inner balance, self confidence, motivation and thus better able to respond skillfully and effectively.
The inclusion of ‘Active Hope’ practices based on Joanna Macy’s world famous ‘Work That Reconnects’ offers participants the real opportunity to navigate between despair and denial, and so cultivate agency, thereby finding the ability to respond skillfully AND create positive change.