Active Hope: Building personal resilience

UPDATE: For its second time running, Transition Kamloops is offering a study/support group to accompany the powerful Active Hope online course. We are offering this program again this fall, and the weekly group sessions will be in-person this time on Tuesday nights. Start date: October 18, 2022. Click here to get on the list to find out more.

Would you like to become more engaged, encouraged, enlivened and empowered when facing concerns about the world?

It is easy to feel discouraged or defeated when looking at the many problems we face. Our starting point is to recognise that feeling disturbed is a normal, healthy reaction when you face something disturbing. This course introduces insights and practices that can help here.

If you are looking for ways to nourish yourself and strengthen your capacity to act for positive change in the world, join us as we meet weekly via Zoom to reflect on our learnings from the Active Hope Foundations Training. It’s a free, video-based online course based on the book by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. This training consists of 7 sections that you can work through at your own pace. In addition to the course, attend our weekly Zoom meetings to have a chance to reflect with others on each week’s module and support each other on our unique pathways.

Registration has two parts. Participants must register for the Active Hope Foundations Training online here. You’ll get email instructions on how to complete the online learning modules. In addition, register in advance for our weekly Zoom sessions here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meetings.

We at Transition Kamloops look forward to taking this learning journey with you!

Here is some feedback we received from the first cohort, which ran Jan-Mar 2022:

“This course is an excellent way to get in touch with and move through our feelings on what is happening in the world, to get clear on how to contribute to the healing of the earth and all life embodying our highest values of equality, justice and compassion for all life.”

“Discussing course material with others really helped deepen my understanding of it; in the small group discussions I developed new relationships and strengthened ones with people I already knew.”

“The Active Hope training put on by Transition Kamloops really helped me find ways to face my eco-anxiety in a constructive manner. I learned that that eco-anxiety comes from a disconnect between: the scope of the problem (huge) and our perception of both the collective response (generally negligible) and my own personal response (feeling powerless). I learned that I can do my part (I can’t solve climate change on my own, so I can let go of worrying so much about that) and that doing my part really can make a difference. I loved the concept in systems thinking that “1+1 = 2 and a bit”. The course was also so helpful in instilling hope, even in the face of all that is in front of us. And the sense of community in connecting with others who feel the same way was fantastic! I highly recommend Active Hope, especially if you can take part in it with others.”

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