What’s it all about?
Melbourne has had a series of crises over the past year — beginning with horrendous bushfires, then COVID-19 raging and the ensuing lockdown, and now soon entering another bushfire season. We’ve been riding this Emotional Coronacoaster for nearly a full year — anger, rage, despair, excitement, shame — and it probably won’t end any time soon.
How do we accept or even embrace this messy, wild new way of living? This class will begin to support participants with the emotional and psychological skills to wade through the muck of this crisis, developing resilience and better connections along the way. Join us and find a way to move forward to a brighter outlook with some tools to help us cope with this wild ride!
What will we cover?
What you’ll get out of the workshop:
- Learn simple and powerful practices to regulate even the most intense emotions
- Develop the skill of being more fully authentic and present, no matter what crisis emerges around and within you
- Experience the power of connecting,
- An introduction to Nonviolent Communication (NVC) as a way of developing deeper connection to self and others
- Experience and learn to offer the transformative power of empathic listening
What will you need?
- Preferred note taking tools
Who will be teaching it?
Angela Merriam has over fifteen years of yoga, facilitation and education experience, mainly through work in grassroots environmental campaigning and academia. She has completed over 100hrs of NVC training, and taught several workshops involving NVC, deep listening and creating a healthy group culture. She is currently doing a PhD at the ANU on deep listening in politics and is passionate about cultural as well as environmental sustainability. She believes riding through crises in a connective way, and seeing the opportunities in them, may be part of a sustainable culture.
You can find out more about Angela via her Facebook