Archive | February, 2017

How to build a resilient culture of resistance in hard times

US activist and educator Daniel Hunter shares important tips for sustaining ourselves and our movements in the face of challenging times. Many of our responses to Trump have us caught in a whirlwind that goes like this: Trump does awful thing, we spring into defense, emotional turmoil ensues, and repeat. It’s our own rinse-wash-repeat cycle. […]

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Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail

A guided walk to improve wellbeing through connection to the land, to others, and most importantly ourselves.   2:30-5:00pm Sunday 5 March Darebin Parklands Gather from 2:30pm at the corner of Separation Street and Smith Street Alphington. We will then walk down together to start the trail at 3pm.     We invite activists, campaigners […]

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Resolving inner conflict and asking for what we need

When we refuse to accept our emotions things can go a bit haywire! Laura Gilmartin suggests an expanded process of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy that can help us tap into our emotions and take the sometimes difficult courses of action needed for our wellbeing. A long time ago I was taught Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to […]

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First Activist Wellbeing Workshop explores feelings in goal-setting

Plan To Thrive’s first Activist Wellbeing Workshop asked participants to set goals based not only things they wish to achieve in 2017, but how they wish to feel. The workshop, which took place on Sunday 5 February, was organised by Plan To Thrive events co-convenor Suse Scholem and facilitated by co-founder and convenor Holly Hammond. […]

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Christy Tending: “Self-care is like a fingerprint”

Christy Tending is an activist, healer and mentor whose primary goal is to help world-changers live free from burnout. Her project Christy Tending Healing Arts offers workshops, coaching and resources for effective self-care. Christy recently shared her experience and insights with Laura Gilmartin. 1. What brought you to launch Christy Tending Healing Arts? I’m not […]

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