350 Eugene’s Resilience-Regeneration work group provides resources to nurture resilience in response to the climate crisis.
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Upcoming Local Events Fall-Winter 2019
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. Co-Sponsored by Eugene Friends of Jung and Eugene Public Library. September 27, 2019: At the Crossroads with Hecate; September 28, 2019: Activism, Individuation, and the Self
Michael Meade – Chaos, Climate, Creation October 10th, 7 – 10 p.m; Eugene Unitarian Church
Cascadia Quest Growing Community and Initiating Leaders For a Wild Regenerative Future. Check out all of their wonderful offerings!
Grieving for a Change November 2nd, 2019.
350 Eugene Resilience and Regeneration Events – Stay Tuned for details:
- Barbara Ford November 9, 2019 Resistance, Resilience, and Radical Gratitude Workshop 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eugene Unitarian Universalist 350 Eugene Calendar
- Bob Doppelt December 5, 2019 Resilience and Restoration in Lane County; Workshop 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Eugene Unitarian Universalist 350 Eugene Calendar
Local Resources (we will continue to add to this list)
The Resource Innovation Group (TRIG) – Creating Innovative Solutions for the Complex Social – Ecological Challenges of our Time. TRIG was instrumental in launching the International Transformational Resilience Coalition (ITRC) in early 2014 and currently coordinates the Coalition including more than 160 mental health, mindfulness and resilience building professionals. ITRC Coordinator and TRIG Executive Director, Bob Doppelt are the focus of a January 2015 article in the American Psychological Association’s Monitor on Psychology entitled: “Adapting to a warmer world: Psychologists can help people and communities prepare for the psychosocial effects of climate change.”
Trauma Healing Project: Improving individual and community health and well-being
Shawna Bluestar Newcomb Visionary Speaker, Mentor, and Spiritual Guide
Tree Bressen Group Facilitation Helping groups of people function well together.
Barbara Ford , Cultural Artisanship for a Changing World. All of Barbara’s work, whether in music, visual art, or experiential workshops, has the intention of exploring and embodying the convergence of activism, spirit, soul, and creativity.
Trauma Informed Oregon is a collaboration of university, public and private partners, individuals with lived experience, youth and family members that are committed to creating and sustaining a trauma informed system of care in Oregon.
“Even as seas rise against the shores, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of moral responsibility to the future and to Earth’s fullness of life.” KDM
Spring Creek Project For Ideas, Nature, and the Written Word The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relationship to the natural world.
Suggested web-sites and on-line publications to explore:
Dahr Jamail – Articles, books, interviews with Dahr Jamail
Honor the Earth “Power is in the Earth; it is in your relationship to the earth.” Winona LaDuke, Executive Director
Sun Magazine Wonderful articles and archives.
Resilience: Building a World of Resilient Communities – Get Resilience delivered daily
Yes Magazine Journalism for People Building a Better World
Resurgence & Ecologist Welcome to The Resurgence Trust, where you’ll find positive, informed and original perspectives on environmental issues, activism, social justice, arts and ethical living.
The Work That Reconnects “The central purpose of the Work that Reconnects is to help people uncover and experience their innate connections with each other and with the systemic, self-healing powers of the web of life, so that they may be enlivened and motivated to play their part in creating a sustainable civilization.” –Joanna Macy
Orphan Wisdom – Stephen Jenkinson is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time yet to come.
Carolyn Baker Carolyn’s mission is to create islands of sanity in a sea of global chaos. This mission necessitates the development of a variety of emotional tools alongside commitment to spiritual transformation. Here is a youtube video of her evening presentation Placing Climate and Other Catastrophic Events Within a Larger Story – Eugene Oregon. March 8, 2019.
Professor Jem Bendell “We gather and rebel not with a vision of a fairy-tale future where we have fixed the climate, but because it is right to do what we can. To slow the change. To reduce the harm. To save what we can. To invite us back to sanity and love. The truth is we are scared and we are brave enough to say so. The truth is we are grieving and we are proud enough to say so. The truth is we are traumatised and we are open enough to say so. We are angry and we are calm enough to say so and invite others to join us.” Opening speech of the international rebellion of Extinction Rebellion in Oxford Circus on April 15th 2019.
Michael Meade – Mosaic Voices Established in 1993, Mosaic Multicultural Foundation is an organization that has initiated innovative projects and unifying events that support and educate at-risk youth, refugees, combat veterans, and communities in need. Mosaic creates community through events involving artists, activists, community builders, healers, and spiritual teachers working in inspired ways to develop cross-cultural alliances, mentoring relationships, and forms of community healing.
Francis Weller, MFT, is a psychotherapist, writer and soul activist. He is a master of synthesizing diverse streams of thought from psychology, anthropology, mythology, alchemy, indigenous cultures and poetic traditions. Author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief, and The Threshold Between Loss and Revelation, (with Rashani Réa) he has introduced the healing work of ritual to thousands of people. He founded and directs Wisdom Bridge, an organization that offers educational programs that seek to integrate the wisdom from indigenous cultures with the insights and knowledge gathered from western poetic, psychological and spiritual traditions.
Sacred Fire Foundation Magazine – Bringing Ancient Wisdom to Modern Culture
A Few Suggested Articles (there are so many!)
Find Your Mettle and other articles by Winona LaDuke, Resilience. At this moment, all I can say is: find your mettle. Find the same mettle we found at Standing Rock, where we remembered who we are, and our Water. Find the same mettle you find as you face daunting challenges, and take a breath and be present; be strong and do your best.”
Living In Two Worlds: Capitalism Pretends All Is Well While the World Is Burning by Dahr Jamail and Barbara Cecil. Truthout, August 20, 2019. Part of the Truthout.org Series “How Then Shall We Live” As the climate crisis escalates, we must develop strategies for living while recognizing the contradictions at hand.
Preparing People on the West Coast for Climate Change Recommendations for Making Psychological and Psycho-Social-Spiritual Education and Skills Training for Climate Adversities Universal in California and the Pacific Northwest by 2025 by Bob Doppelt
I worked on David Attenborough’s documentary. The grim reality gave me climate anxiety by Liv Grant. The Guardian. April 28, 2019.
The Alcoholics Anonymous Approach Meets Climate Change by Carly Stern. Laura Schmidt has created a framework and a language to process existential grief as climate change accelerates. Taken from the series: Mind Melt: Climate change is spawning a mental health crisis OZY, August 16, 2019
Growing “ecological grief” is the mental health cost of climate change – Rising rates of anxiety, anger, and sadness follow extreme weather and global warming By Duncan McCue, Desdemona Despair, October 21, 2018.
How the Mental Health Community is Bracing for the Impact of Climate Change “Eco-anxiety” and trauma from natural disasters by Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, May 16, 2018.
Fears About the Planet’s Future Weigh on Americans’ Mental Health by Victoria Knight, Truthout, July 20. 2019.
Embracing spirituality with a scientific mind by Satish Kuman, The Ecologist – The Journal for the post-Industrial Age, November 20th, 2018. EXCELLENT!