Introduction to the Tools of Sustaining All Life
Participants will learn our theory about the nature of human beings: our inherent intelligence, goodness, and cooperative, caring, and enthusiastic nature; the negative feelings and rigid behaviors we develop as a result of early hurts and societal oppressions; and our natural ability to heal from hurtful experiences using the process of emotional release.
Participants will be paired together to listen to each other in equal turns.
One person listens with respectful, non-judgmental attention while the other talks about the topic of their choice. Then the two switch roles. In the safety and confidentiality of these short “sessions,” we can access past hurts and current upsets, including experiences of oppression and environmental injustice; and the burnout, discouragement, and stress sometimes felt in working on the climate emergency. People will be encouraged to appreciate themselves, take pride in their accomplishments, and set goals for themselves and for the world.
Optional support groups after every class
Support groups based on shared experiences follow each workshop and forum. Support groups provide people a chance to be listened to about feelings connected to climate change. Having the chance to share feelings of grief, fear, anger, discouragement, and hope in a mutually supportive group can refresh and give us new ideas for action. Group leaders can help people think about how to set up support groups in their home communities.
English, interpreted into Spanish, Hebrew, and Kikuyu