GAIA Workshops offers training for a variety of audiences, including faith communities, non-profits, educational institutions, activist groups, intentional communities, and anyone wanting to deepen their sense of community, creativity, and intention. Workshops are offered with the following focus areas:
- Despair and Empowerment: How do we stay present, emotionally and spiritually, in order to participate effectively and joyfully in the healing of our world? Based in large part on the revolutionary work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, called The Work That Reconnects, these workshops help participants move through disempowering despair and numbness to a sense of connectedness and capacity to use their gifts in service to all. Recent offerings include The Work That Reconnects; Grounding, Grace, and Going Forth; and Climate Change Despair and Empowerment.
- Community Resilience: What skills do we need in order to live together in community with respect, care, humor, and integrity? Recent workshops related to this have been Meeting Facilitation 101 and Permaculture and Peacemaking:Lessons from the Ecovillage.
- Cultural Artisanship: Our world today needs as much of our creativity as possible! The creative process teaches us skill, attitudes, and principles that will serve us well in our quest to contribute boldly, joyfully, and effectively. Workshops include Circlesinging and Artistry as Training for the Revolution.
NEW OFFERING- Workshops for Unitarian Universalist Congregations in partnership with UU Ministry for Earth!
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Other workshops can be individualized and created for the purposes of your gathering. Please contact me to talk about your ideas!