Sustaining ourselves, developing personal and group resilience
What looks to be a useful workshop organised by our colleagues in Navigate, also part of the UK Grassroots Trainers’ Network, even if you didn’t go to the taster:
Day workshop – Sat 25th November 2017, 11am – 4pm
Fully accessible venue in central Oxford
Being involved in campaigns and taking action on issues of social and environmental justice can be immensely rewarding. It can also pose challenges. How do we respond to overwhelming news? How do we deal with insufficient political action without burning out, feeling overwhelmed by despair or taking our frustrations out on other group members? How do we sustain our motivation and keep our hearts open? How can we make our groups and campaigns more successful, and more welcoming to others?
We are offering an evening taster workshop followed by a one day workshop for people who want to learn healthier and more effective ways of working together and looking after themselves. You are welcome to attend one or both workshops.Learn ways for working together supportively and effectively. Practice skills for looking after ourselves in difficult times. Connect with others who care about these issues, building solidarity, support and inspiration.
Who is it for?
The workshop is for people working for social and environmental justice. Whether you are working to save the NHS, challenging racism, taking action on climate change, working for affordable housing or to create safer and healthier communities. Whether you call yourself an activist or campaigner or not, whether you are paid or unpaid.
To book a place or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jo on 07941 135 664 . Places are limited so please book in advance, booking for the taster workshop closes on Tuesday 12th September and for the one day workshop on Saturday 11th November.
The workshops are offered on a ‘pay what you can’ basis with a suggested donation of £10 for the evening workshop and £30 for the day workshop. If payment is a problem, please contact us, as we don’t want to exclude anyone for financial reasons, there will be a small number of concessionary places.
Navigate are grateful for financial support from The MidCounties Co-operative