This is the first in a series of four inter-related workshops which aim to offer an opportunity for XR members to strengthen their individual wellbeing and resiliency skills, so that together we can collectively respond to stressful/critical events with strength and compassion.
Each workshop will be practical, interactive and skills-based, and will naturally build upon one another, but will also stand alone, and will be available to all who wish to attend. The 90 minute workshop will follow the transformative journey as outlined at the Work That Reconnects Spiral (Gratitude, Honouring our Pain, Seeing with new eyes and Going Forth).
These workshops are to help activists feel more empowered to sustain their commitment to XR activism by feeling supported within the organisation, rather than feeling they need to step aside from the organisation while they seek respite elsewhere in order to restore, repair and rejuvenate. This regenerative function adds value to our organisation as part of a holistic and progressive humanistic movement that challenges established modes of artificial separation that divides people from one another and focuses too narrowly on function rather than fulfilment as the purpose of human endeavour.
The workshops are informed by:
• eco-psychology & positive psychology.
• Trauma Informed Transformational resilience.
• The Work That Reconnects
• Non-Violent Communication (compassionate communication)
The workshops will each be of 90 min in length, followed by a 30 min optional shared gathering, with food and open conversation.