(( This is a series of six 90 minute training sessions, Saturdays, in May, June and July 2019 - all needed information is included below...))
What follows is an invitation to the Deep Adaptation Forum Community.
As a part of the Coaching and Counseling subgroup I have begun engaging in some of our first focused conversations.
One of these conversations involves the questions: "How does considering the 'imminent collapse' of core human and Earth systems, change us?' and "How does it change or transform the nature of coaching and counseling services and relationships?"
As I have been involved with, and been developing training curriculum for, these questions for a few years.
In this invitation I would ask for the participation and feedback from this remarkably suited community,
regarding the distinctions and curriculum I've developed and the effectiveness of offering this material
in both a live and, in-person setting.
This work is intended to be self paced but essentially demanding. It is meant to be a deep dive into the answers to the questions above, and an opportunity to self-assess regarding our individual readiness to face massive-scale stressors and change - and further, to consider being of service to others when things fall (further) apart.
I would be honored if you would join me for this six-session series of Saturday trainings.
All sessions can be attended either in-person in Ashland, Oregon, or via live-streaming.
All sessions will also be recorded for anyone who cannot attend in real-time.
As you will see, there is no cost for the series.
You will also notice my strong recommendation to participate in this series (whether in-person in Ashland, Oregon
or streaming online) with at least one other person. Actually the more the merrier. This is a chance to do some skills-
building with kindred spirits, buddies, mates.
Thank you for considering this invitation... and thanks to Jem Bendell for creating this Forum... and thanks to
each of us for bringing our heart-felt offerings to this Forum and to our communities in these troubled times.
Coaching and Counseling Group
Deep Adaptation Forum
Six Saturday training sessions in May, June and July...
This series, while best attended in real time (either in-person or online streaming) can be viewed any
time through the video recordings. Because of the luxury of these back-up options for participation,
please feel free to sign up for this series as late as the day-of the final session in July.
As always, we recommend participating in this series with others, as a study-group or support-group,
to deepen the experience and the learning for each participant. Additional individual or group coaching
can also be booked to support the deepening of your practices.
Please contact Dean with any questions:
541-499-2768 phone and text
Deep Adaptation, Reconnection and Possibility:
We are living in a time of not just immense uncertainty, but a time of a promise of collapse
of Earth and Human systems. A collapse fully caused by our ultimately familiar, Business
as Usual Human Operating System.
There is another name commonly used for these times: The Sixth Mass Extinction.
For the relatively small number of people who are brave enough to boldly name and face
this existentially challenging time, a now-overused quote, attributed to Albert Einstein, seems
to be particularly fitting:
We cannot solve our problems with the
same thinking we used when we created them.
This series of in-person and online-streaming training sessions are intended to
encourage the generation of precisely this kind of 'new' thinking. The calling of
this time is for a complete transformation of human life on Earth.
This series of learning and training sessions is a combination of live, in-person, training participation, online participants,
and later viewing of recorded sessions for those who are unable to join in real-time.
The current series of live, streamed and recorded sessions is scheduled for
Six Saturdays through the Summer of 2019. May, June and July...
Specifically from 9a -1030a - Pacific Standard Time, the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month.
((Use this app to calculate the time in your time zone: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com))
May 4 and 18
June 1 and 15
July 6 and 20
These training sessions will be hosted live in the library of Ashland, Oregon.
All sessions will also be live streamed.
All sessions will also be recorded and posted for any live or online
participant who is unable to attend the live training session.
Each Saturday session will include a selection of the core elements
of this Living Resilience body of work, including:
Self-Regulation (and group Self-Regulation) practices.
Mindfulness and other meditation practices – beyond customary meditation
Expansion of Awareness and Presence
Predicament vs Problem vs challenge
Learning segments re: “What got us into these predicaments?”
Defining and Redefining, Hope.
Reconnection with our long-ago forfeited primary sources of meaning:
Deeper Self, Others, Earth and Soul.
Each person adopting their own particular practices based on their needs,
their circumstances and their vision of living into a new world.
Despair and Grief as deeply important guides to deeper aliveness and authenticity.
Facility with and basic understanding of individual and collective
Shadow dynamics in our turbulent world.
Reclaiming core truth, integrity and agency.
Reinventing our sense of purpose.
To Register: (whether attending in-person or online)...
To register for this series, complete the process here, in Eventbrite - then contact Dean Walker
to confirm your fit for this material, and address any questions you might have about the series
or the body of work of Living Resilience / Deep Academy.
It is strongly recommended that a participant attend and experience all of the sessions
of this series. Ideally in real-time (either in-person or online).
It is also strongly recommended for participants, whenever possible, to engage in the training
sessions and practices, with friends, family members or other close allies. The majority of this
work is best done in the company of kindred spirits, close and committed partners who are also engaged
in the deep and demanding work of these predicament-laden times.
We also request that you view the recordings of any sessions you may have missed, before attending the next session.
You will of course, be welcomed no matter which sessions you have attended or practices you choose to engage with, or avoid.
Cost of this training:
We are asking for your payment for this series be offered in the
form of a gift-economy or donation. You will be welcomed no
matter what amount you choose to contribute.
If you are unsure of an appropriate amount...
It is safe to say that this type of training and access to the resources
and the body of work that underpin it, would be under-valued at $100US.
We are thrilled to direct any additional donations (beyond covering base expenses)
to a fund that enables participation by people who are unable to pay.
Please contact us with ANY questions you might have:
541-499-2768 (phone is Oregon, USA)