• Aug 6, 2020 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Location: Zoom
  • Latest Activity: Aug 6, 2020

Second of two workshops to help map the inner landscape of collapse and to explore foundational and transformative practices for navigating the terrain. This second workshop is an exploration of awakening and transformation. The workshops are free to join.

Workshop 2 - Transformation - Awakening from the Shadow of collapse

Thursday 6th August 10 am PDT / 6pm UK/BST - 90 minutes

To find this date time in your time zone follow this link https://everytimezone.com/s/6814d142

 Please click 'going' if you might atttend to register interest and we will send the Zoom link to you an hour before the event. 


Something is happening on Earth. For some it is armageddon, some call it a mass extinction event, or global transformation, collapse, the Anthropocene, or the Great Turning. Many are unconscious of it. What it appears to be, seems very different according to culture, language, education, gender, class, race, age and geographic proximity to its symptoms, as it proceeds unevenly in time, space and awareness. 

For some this event wears the gruesome death mask of ruin and extinction, for others it wears butterfly wings of longed for action, awakening and transformation. 

For many, this collapse event is a constant threat, triggering and re-triggering our nervous system into fight, flight or freeze. It requires us to upgrade our nervous system to maintain a steady awareness and compassion for change, loss and existential threat on this scale. Meanwhile misinformation is being actively pumped into the already highly polluted and fractured information ecosystem. 

There are many perspectives to be taken within collapse awareness, about what it is that is happening, and why, how to best respond, and what to aim or hope for into and beyond collapse. These different, often contradictory perspectives and impulses arise and compete for space within our own personal being, and within the groups and communities of which we are a part. 

Bringing collapse to the centre of our being is highly corrosive of our personal identity, it invites us to bring the collective, transpersonal and global as our first person perspective, to care for the whole as our own self. It requires us to live with profound existential uncertainty and yet to live and act with purpose. It requires us to re-centre and upgrade, to make a whole life response, to deepen and broaden our personal and collaborative capacity in every area of being, all at once.

The workshops 

In these two workshops Dean Walker and Matthew Painton will introduce a map - or model, for languaging the complex, inner psycho-spiritual terrain of collapse, for exploring the different perspectives which arise, and for increasing our capacity to be present, integrated and collaborative in distinctly different areas or ‘frames’ of our being. 

In the first workshop we will explore the foundational skills and practices that appear essential for maintaining a steady awareness of collapse - and establishing islands of coherence in a sea of dissonance and change. In the second, we will look at more advanced transformational practices and the shadows which can arise in each frame. Both events are an invitation to share collective wisdom from a common language.



Workshop 1 - Islands of Coherence - The Foundational Elements of Deep Adaptation 

Thursday 23rd July 10 am PDT/ 6pm UK/BST - 90 minutes

To find this date time in your time zone follow this link https://everytimezone.com/s/f7e55ce0

The first event is listed separately - you can find details here and register interest to receive the zoom link 


Dean Spillane-Walker is author of ‘The Impossible Conversation’, podcaster, coach and founder of Living Resilience.

Matthew Painton is a Deep Adaptation coach and founder of the Deep Adaptation Guidance hub.


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    I am currently editing and reposting the recording of Session One of this series.

    The original link to the recording is now invalid.

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  • Hi, I missed the first workshop , so looking forward to catching up and attending this one. Thanks for offering these workshops  , they  really interesting. With love, Susan 


  • Thank you so much Dean and Matthew for hosting and introducing the 5 elements for DA.

    It's brilliant! It brings clarity to understand ourselves in relatioship to DA and how to have a loving response to collapse.

    Thank you Matthew for gifting us with this model. As a result we had deep conversations. the 3 breakout rooms with the same people really assisted in going deeper too. The model brings clarity to a lot of confusion to collapse. The purpose of this workshop was to begin languaging the complex, inner psycho-spiritual terrain of collapse,  etc,  A tleast in my opinion, the potential to achieve this purpose with this model is possible. 

    Thanks again, with Love,


  • I can't make it to the first workshop. Can I still come to this one?

    • Of course... please sign up by checking the "Coming" box in the upper right corner of this window.

  • The link from the first page lacks a colon after the https. Please repair this or people will miss out

    • Thanks Andy - I think i fixed it now. 

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