Climate Hope: Tools for Thriving in the Climate Era
With Kairn Mahon Carrington and Melina Laboucan-Massimo
August 10 - 14, 2022
Our world is teetering on a precipice and we are losing our balance. Every day we are met with new disasters, new disappointments, and warnings that the worst is yet to come.
While anxiety and grief are actually healthy responses to a world on fire, they can also threaten to overwhelm us, and drain the meaning and joy from life. Most of us have little or no framework to process the emotional and spiritual intensity of living through this time.
In these difficult times, we need to be held in community to build our individual and collective resilience. In this retreat we will explore a wide range of perspectives, from how we can be supported by ancient wisdom teachings through to insights from the latest in climate psychology and neuroscience. We will discover ways navigate the existential challenges from a place of strength rooted in love.
Program elements include:
- A guide for processing our eco-anxiety and grief
- Spiritual Frameworks for dealing with uncertainty
- Tools for transforming our despair into empowerment
- A view into how some indigenous cultures view the climate crisis and the solutions they offer
- Somatic practices for alleviating the impact of ongoing stress
- Rituals to reconnect us with joy and inspiration
Climate Hope allowed for internal transformation from a somatic level. It incorporated social/psychological/somatic and spiritual aspects of change to promote REAL work toward “hope” in relation to resilience and reconciliation in our Climate Era – Dr. Faith Cohen, 2019
Kairn Mahon Carrington, Climate Hope with
Melina Lubicon-Massimo, Indigenous Climate Network
LaUra Schmidt and Aimee Lewis-Reau, Good Grief Network
A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.
Terms & Conditions
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Health & Safety
By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here.
Discover how meditation helped Karen and other activists develop “The Love Strategy” to save the Great Bear Rainforest:
Kairn Mahon Carrington is the founder of Climate Hope, an organization dedicated to building our personal resilience to fully engage with the climate crisis, so that we can collectively step back from the abyss and begin to build our world anew. Kairn has been breaking ground at the intersecting paths of human psychology, ecology, politics, and spirituality for over twenty years. She designs and leads courses to help people develop healthy responses to our ecological crises. Her work attracts a broad range of people, from those working on the front lines of climate change, to educators, health care professionals, municipal leaders,…
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Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree First Nation from Northern Alberta, Canada. She has worked on social, environmental and climate justice issues for the past 15 years. Currently a Fellow at the David Suzuki Foundation, Melina’s research is focused on Climate Change, Indigenous Knowledge and Renewable Energy. Melina holds a master’s degree in Indigenous Governance at the University of Victoria with a focus on Renewable Energy in First Nation communities. Facing firsthand impacts of the Alberta tar sands in her traditional territory, Melina has been a vocal advocate for Indigenous rights. For over a decade, Melina worked as a Climate and Energy Campaigner…
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