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    Developing Emotional Resilience in Facing the Climate Crisis - 6 Session Course

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    Join this 6-session course with experienced mindfulness teachers, Suzie Brown & Ingrid Jolley, to develop mindfulness skills and connect with a supportive community to build inner resilience in dealing with the challenge of the climate crisis. Each of the interactive sessions will run for 90 minutes at 7.30pm AEDT on Wednesday evenings: 25 Oct, 1 Nov, 8 Nov, (15 Nov break), 22 Nov, 29 Nov and 6 Dec.

    Like so many people, you may be struggling with the fear, anxiety, anger and grief of seeing climate breakdown impacting our world and feeling that our leaders are not acting. Perhaps you're involved in climate action and feeling burned out? Or maybe you'd like to do something but feel paralysed and unsure what to do - what is the best response? Whatever your situation, this course will give you a supported space and targeted skills to develop resilience in handling the difficult emotions, stress and despondency that are natural responses to such a massive global challenge.

    You'll learn the skills to:
    • Calm your nervous system and be present and focused during stressful times
    • Manage and be with your own emotions about climate and other life challenges
    • Develop good feelings like gratitude, joy, happiness, contentment or calm.
    • Be able to handle uncomfortable and challenging things – in life and the world.

    Suzie Brown has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation for over a decade through community courses and workshops and workplace training, after training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher. She currently teaches in the US-based global Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program as well as teaching on the online meditation community, Cloud Sangha – both created by renowned Mindfulness teachers, Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Suzie was the co-founder of Australian Parents for Climate Action and has also been a climate and environmental activist for 20 years. She is passionate about supporting people to learn skills to feel peace amidst these challenging times and to find their own power and joy in life.

    Ingrid Jolley is a social worker in private practice offering psychotherapy and counselling to individuals. She is also an experienced Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator and yoga teacher. As a climate aware practitioner and active member of Psychology for a Safe Climate she is passionate about supporting people emotionally, assisting them to build inner resources and resilience, as we all navigate the difficult climate reality and the impact that this has on our lives and wellbeing. She has also co-facilitated the Good Grief Program and Climate Action and Resilience program and she looks forward to continuing to share her skills and passions, assisting people in growing inner resources, strengthening community connections and nourishing individual and collective wellbeing.

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