Good things a happenin’ at Plan To Thrive

Plan To Thrive is gearing up for the New Year with some changes we’re excited to share with you. We welcome Laura Gilmartin, who will come on board as co-convenor of the PTT blog. Laura brings her experience and insight as a trade unionist and development professional to her contributions. We can’t wait to see […]

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Trumped up feelings

The US election result has got some of us experiencing the full gamut of emotions. Here are some resources to help us work through them in ways that pay respect to body and soul. Sketch by Joshua Kahn Russell, US campaigner and activist educator, on the morning after the election. Joshua wrote: ‘One way I […]

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Confronting apathy and finding a way forward

Coming across apathetic people can really push our buttons! Laura Gilmartin explores what’s behind apathy and options for healthy and productive responses. One of the most troubling aspects of being an activist in my experience, is offering information to someone about a pressing issue and an opportunity to act on it, and being met with […]

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Beyond self-care: what we find when we go deeper

Michael Apáthy explores what lies beneath stress – and how it can be addressed without creating yet another self care to-do list. I sat in front of my clinical supervisor for my fortnightly meeting in which I was supposed to talk about how I was coping, and how my work helping others was going. “I’m […]

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PTT Research Trip Reportback – Perth

Earlier this year Plan to Thrive convenor Holly Hammond undertook a research trip in Europe. Readers in Perth are welcomed to attend a reportback on Monday 17 October. A relaxing session to share new ideas and tools for activist wellbeing. Holly Hammond (Plan to Win and Plan to Thrive) travelled to the UK and Spain […]

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The Three Dimensions of Integral Activist Training

As part of her recent European research trip Holly Hammond was fortunate to meet Guhyapati, founder of the Ecodharma Centre, and to be trained in England by alumni from the Sustaining Resistance program. It is truly inspiring to see the impact Ecodharma has had on European social movements. Here Guhyapati outlines the underpinning of Integral […]

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Now the Election is Over…

Whoa, the Australian federal election is over. I woke up this morning feeling worried that there was something I had to do. Then I realised that it was done and whatever I do next was going to have to wait for the fog (in my brain and the country) to clear. It’s hard to feel […]

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Election Recovery Afternoon

1:30-5:00pm, Saturday 9th July 60L Green Building, 60 Leicester St, Carlton (Victoria – Australia) $15-30 depending on means Elections can be physically, mentally and emotionally demanding for campaigners. After the election you might find you ‘hit the wall’ and feel incredibly depleted. You may also feel compelled to keep going, to throw yourself into whatever […]

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Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando

These valuable and timely tips have been made available by Dr Glenda Russell, a psychologist who has been doing research on the effects of stigma on individuals and communities – and how to survive it – for about 20 years. Please share them widely. What took place in Orlando on the morning of June 12 […]

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Sustainable Activism – in three languages

  Mara, an activist and trainer from the Netherlands, has put together a beautiful zine in English, Dutch and German. The zine features personal stories, short articles, and lovely sketches. Here are some quotes from different activists who contributed their stories. “I would like it if we could find ways to integrate personal change in […]

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Balance or Burnout?

One of the highlights of Holly Hammond’s recent research trip was learning from Sophy Banks at the ‘Mindful Life: Inner and Outer Transition’ retreat at Schumacher College. Sophy was one of the founders of ‘Heart and Soul’ or Inner Transition work in the Transition Towns movement. After many years as the Inner Transition Coordinator she […]

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PTT Research Trip Reportback

Stay tuned for a series of articles written and gathered during Holly Hammond’s travels in Europe. Readers in Melbourne are welcomed to attend a reportback on Thursday 19th May with other events to follow. A relaxing session to share new ideas and tools for activist wellbeing. Holly Hammond (Plan to Win and Plan to Thrive) […]

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Election Survival Tips

Australia is heading in to an epic three month long election campaign. Elections, like any high intensity campaign time, can place individual campaigners under a lot of stress and pressure. Look after yourself this election season. Here’s some reminders that might come in handy…   Connect to your motivations What motivates you to campaign on […]

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