Climate Change and Empowerment Workshop
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The workshop facilitator is John Seed OAM, an environmental activist who has worked with Joanna Macy since 1986 and co-authored with her the book “Thinking Like a Mountain – Towards a Council of All Beings”. He has been facilitating Despair and Empowerment for 25 years and in 2006 helped in the formation of numerous Climate Action Groups in the US, Canada and Australia with a series of Climate Change, Despair and Empowerment workshops.
"We in the environment movement know better than anyone the horror of what climate change will mean for humanity. Yet we live in a culture where there is a profound denial of feeling - and this affects our energy and effectiveness to make change happen. To sustain our own work and reach out to other people in the community, we need to draw on our feelings for energy, not fight them. In her books “Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age” (1983) and “Coming Back to Life” (1998).
Joanna Macy teaches how to 'create a safe container of fellowship to invite these banished feelings back into our lives and explore the wisdom, energy and empowerment that this inevitably brings'.
Rainforest Information Centre – www.rainforestinfo.org.au
COST: Suggested donation $100 (or whatever you can afford)
All proceeds to Beyond Zero Emissions, Australian Youth Climate Coalition, and 100% Renewables Campaign.
BOOKINGS: firstname.lastname@example.org Please bring a cushion to sit on and food to share for lunch. Tea and coffee provided.
By The Wilderness Society