STABILITY THROUGH CHANGE
GROWING RESILIENCE TOGETHER
This workshop promotes personal wellness and community resilience for people working for social change.
Nature teaches us how to be durable and flexible in tumultuous times, how to nourish our roots, and grow in the power of community.
Discussion, writing exercises, mindfulness and movement are used throughout the program related to the topics of self-care, burnout and resilience.
Notice: ALL EVENTS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Fall, 2020: (Jessica & Andrea) TBA
May, 2020: Auburn, CA, Details TBA (Jessica & Kevin)
Allostasis, or stability through change, is a paradigm for gaining a more holistic and accurate understanding of how our brain-body system recovers, maintains and improves health. We integrate research about diurnal and circadian rhythms within the principles of allostasis.
1) explore current challenges in their work and how we relate to suffering.
2) build resilience, enhance well-being and learn practical skills to reduce burnout.
3) integrate practical self-care skills with what we hold sacred to live more inspired each day.
Jessica Del Pozo is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with diverse populations in health care organizations for the past 15 years. She founded the PACE program for pain management, has led numerous workshops, and writes the blog Being Awake Better for Psychology Today.
Kevin Gallagher is an author, attorney, facilitator, and founder of Emergent Resilience, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals and organizations navigate this time of transition. He is an organizing member of Sacred Activism as well as a wilderness guide and author of Hike the World and forthcoming Climate Rite: Initiation of an Eco-Chaplain.
Andrea Spacek is a long-time activist and Earthkeeper who has dedicated her life to stewarding the connection of humans to their Earth home. Her journey began in political advocacy, moved to land conservation and environmental consulting, and currently to shifting human consciousness through teaching yoga and bodywork at Align Thai Yoga.
This intimate workshop experience presents the foundations for a practical understanding of the concept of allostasis and rhythms of change we are all subject to as humans living in time. By providing a lens on health, self-care, and self-investigation that feels authentic and personal, the facilitators offer a thoughtful array of scientific thinking, personal reflection and journaling, yoga and movement, and group sharing. I recommend this workshop not only for those on the "front lines" of social justice/education/nonprofit work which can have particular challenges, but also for anyone wishing to build their understanding on how to cultivate more awareness and adaptability around physical and emotional rhythms and how those impact our work and lives.
-Amee Evans Godwin, artist and education research and development lead
The allostasis workshop was just what I needed after a hectic time in my professional and personal life. Andrea is a gifted yoga practitioner who helped my mind and body re-balance. Jessica is very knowledgeable about the body-brain connection and she provided me just the right amount of new learning (about internal rhythms and allostasis principles) balanced with quiet reflection and integration of that new knowledge. I intend to attend one of their allostasis workshops again, knowing that taking some time away to reflect, breathe, stretch, and journal will make me more able to help others in my life.
-Amy Dieter, pre-K teacher
It can be overwhelming to be working on social justice and environmental issues. We can walk through our days not realizing the toll it is taking. Stability Through Change is a wonderful workshop experience, a time to be seen, heard, validated, refreshed, and armed with new insights and tools to live more fully. I highly recommend it; it is needed more than ever!