Tag Archives: Burnout

Workshop review: Recognising burnout and changing course

Melbourne activists took part in a Plan To Thrive workshop on Avoiding Burnout on Sunday 2 April. The workshop was facilitated by community and permaculture activist Theo Kitchener. Theo started the workshop by offering a definition of workaholism and discussing the relationship between workaholism and burnout. The workshop then opened up to the group for […]

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Activist stories: Leanne

Leanne Shingles was interviewed by Laura Gilmartin after completing the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail February 2017 Activist Wellbeing Workshop. Leanne Shingles has worked as a paid official in the union movement for 20 years, and has worked as a community activist on environmental and health campaigns. Leanne was part of setting up two organisations in […]

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Workshop: Avoiding Burnout

  2:30-5:00pm Sunday 2 April Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton Vic A participatory and transformative look at how we can better enjoy ourselves, and avoid burnout whilst changing the world. This workshop is based on the learnings from one long-term activist’s journey with avoiding burnout and finding fulfilment.   We’ll be talking […]

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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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Burnout: Experiences & Advice

The concluding questions of our ‘activist health and wellbeing survey’ focused on one of the biggest barriers to sustaining activism: burnout. This is the final post in this series. Defining burnout Burnout can be defined in a number of ways, activist-trauma.net uses this definition; Burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion caused […]

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