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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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Activists play their way to wellness

The Activist Wellbeing Retreat invited participating activists to reconnect with themselves through creative exploration of movement and play. The retreat ran from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 March and was convened by Plan To Thrive’s Holly Hammond and Rest & Play facilitator Stephanie Gesling, and organised by Jolene Elberth of Plan To Win. The retreat […]

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Blame + Accountability in the Times of Trump

Hating Trump all the time takes up a lot of energy! Kate Werning shows us how we can channel that energy into sustainable resistance. It’s been a tumultuous few months for those of us in the US and internationally who love peace, justice, and care about the future of our planet from a global perspective […]

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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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Tracing a path to spiritual healing

Plan To Thrive’s second Activist Wellbeing Workshop on Sunday 5 March brought activists together in nature for a guided walk along the Darebin Spiritual Healing Trail. Aboriginal elder Uncle Trevor Gallagher guided the group of 11 along the path, which traversed hills and crossed the Darebin creek. At times Uncle Trevor asked the group members […]

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2017 Activist Wellbeing Workshops Calendar

Here it is folks, our 2017 calendar of Activist Wellbeing Workshops held in Melbourne! Check out the monthly goodness available and plan to thrive for the year ahead. Click here to view and download the full calendar. Sunday 5 February Healthy Goal Setting with Holly Hammond This workshop will kick you off for the year, […]

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Workshop: Setting healthy goals for 2017

2:30-5:00pm Sunday 5 February Save the Children, 33 Lincoln Square South, Carlton (Victoria, Australia) Gather 2:30pm under the tree opposite in Lincoln Square for pre-session snacks and chats, workshop runs 3-5pm inside. There are probably many things you plan to do in 2017… but how do you plan to be? While it’s great to have […]

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Self-care means making space for suffering

What do we really mean when we talk about ‘self-care’? Liz Scarfe shares her exploration of the topic.  Earlier this year I was facilitating a workshop about inner criticism and a fellow in the workshop asked me “What is self care?” He had recently broken up from a long term relationship and was being told […]

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Activist Wellbeing Workshops

Activists and campaigners do what we do because we want to make the world a better place. But the energy and focus required to make that happen is a constant priority, which means self-care can get lost along the way. We want to help change that by providing monthly wellbeing workshops in Melbourne in 2017. […]

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