Ceremonies for Life

Caitlin: If we consider this existence and all time and space to be sacred, we might consider honouring that sacredness by integrating more ritual and ceremony into everyday living. How might it feel to treat each day ceremonially, from the moment we wake until the time we go to bed? We’ll use mindfulness, presence and curiosity … Continued

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Despair and Empowerment

Caitlin:  The tension between the opposite poles of despair and empowerment makes each experience possible. In other words, we can’t fully experience empowerment unless we also experience its shadow – despair. Inspired by the work of ecophilosopher Joanna Macy, we’ll look at the way despair and empowerment work together to facilitate each other into being. Like … Continued

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Love Thyself

Caitlin: Happy Valentine’s Day y’all. Is it happy? Or are you still looking for your long lost love(s)? Maybe you’re fighting with your partner(s) or having doubts about your recent engagement. Whatever your relationship status, tonight we practice loving ourselves. Forget about showering yourself with Hallmark inspired chocolate and rose petals, (unless you’re into that). Sitting … Continued

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Wild Mind

Caitlin: How would experiencing yourself as a node in a vast network of a rich and interconnected web of life alter your sense of Self? Leaning into Bill Plotkin’s concept of the ecocentric identity, we’ll meditatively and somatically explore what it’s like to shift our centres of attention from an egocentric perspective to an ecocentric experience.

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Who’s Your Mama? Nature!

Caitlin: Mother-child relationships are notoriously fraught. Beyond the messy human dynamics though, we each have a relationship with Mother Earth. While the climate crisis signals that our collective relationship to Mother Earth is also fraught, reconnecting with nature and nurtuting that relationship holds promise for personal, global and planetary health. Ecopsychology, the combination of ecology and … Continued

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