Faced with the world’s ecological crises, social injustice and climate emergency, many of us are searching for an appropriately healthy response; a response that feels meaningful and inspires a sense of peace, contribution and interconnection.
Some may find it in various forms of activism, some in education, in lobbying and campaigning, some in spiritual practices – yet many find it overwhelmingly challenging to face this situation, find a response that feels adequate. “It’s not enough”, “It’s too complex”, “I have no energy anymore”, “What difference does it make..?”.
Healthy response requires going beyond old patterns and mechanisms that are more recreating the problem than bringing solution.
As a result, many new movements and approaches are emerging toward cultivating a better world such as Sacred activism, Regenerative Cultures and Deep Ecology; all of which recognise the necessity to transition towards a wholistic, all-life-sustaining society aligned with inner work and outer action.
The design of this learning journey is aligned with the approaches mentioned above. It aims to support us explore both our inner pathway, and a shift towards a healthy sustainable response to the current state of the world – a strengthening of our capacity to face it with peace, resilience, creative power and meaningful action.
Between March and June 2020 we invite you to:
The methodology will be based on principles and values of non-formal education:
We will use practices based on:
This educational process will be accompanied by qualitative research focused on the impact of regenerative practices and regenerative cultures through inner sustainability and (outer) actions.
By participating in this learning journey, we have a chance to contribute to this deeper inquiry. Data in the form of transcripts of interviews, notes, pictures and recordings will be collected during the full length of the journey and participants will have the option to review the collected data or withdraw their contribution from the research if necessary.
Seven organisations from six countries of the “Inner Pathways Toward Sustainability” project:
This learning journey is open to everyone who feels called by this invitation and:
Costs of travel, food and accommodation are covered by the EU Erasmus+ Programme.
If finances are an obstacle for you, please get in touch with us to discuss alternatives.
Send us your application: http://bit.ly/InnerPathways_application by January 31st 2020.
For more information contact Ági at email@example.com
Helena is active in the field of education, nature guiding and facilitation of group processes and rituals within the Natural Spirit platform. She works with individuals and groups also as a psychotherapist using body and emotions based method Pesso-Boyden System Psychomotor. Her third working focus and passion is gardening. You can often find her walking, exploring pilgrimage as a tool for learning, development and change, or rippling collective wisdom in a circle within Way of Council practice.
Ági has worked in environmental education since 2004, establishing and leading the Eco Corner environmental educational programme. Being inspired by ecopsychology, deep ecology and the path of yoga, her interest has been shifting to personal transformation towards a life-sustaining society. She lives in a Hungarian village, teaches yoga, studies integral psychology and above all is the mother of two young girls. Mother Nature is a European project she set up with colleagues to support personal transformation of mothers. On behalf of Pandora Association she facilitates workshops based on Joanna Macy’s group work, the Work That Reconnects.
Currently involved at ASHA Centre for sustainability and transformative, holistic education, Kasia has been active in facilitating learning processes in non-formal education, social change and personal transformation since 2012. Passionate about contributing to the global shift towards regeneration, she is certified dance meditation facilitator, environmental activist and mindfulness practitioner, currently training in the Work That Reconnects and Inner Transition through nature connection. In workshops she facilitates, Kasia weaves together her passion for embodied practices, nature and community building, inspiring mindful re-connection with self, others and the Earth.
With his expertise on designing and facilitating learning spaces for small groups (teams) up to big groups (conferences), Peter has worked over the last 15 years for governmental institutions as well as civil society organisations. With his company LIMINA – Learning in Transition Peter is focusing on change and transition processes. Inspired by the Theory U he has started several years ago to engage in and with mindfulness. After some courses in this area he has found the world of education as the main application field for his work with mindfulness – targeting teachers but also parents. Since 2018 Peter is a trained facilitator of the embodiment practice Social Presencing Theatre.
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