Coming Back to Earth
As we emerge from lockdown, discover how to bring the treasures from these times into your work and life
Course Dates: Two Saturdays - 27th June and 4th July, 10.30am to 12.30pm (UK time) via Zoom
Join Charlotte Du Cann, co-director of the Dark Mountain Project and Nigel Berman, founder of School of the Wild, for this special online course.
Part discussion, part wild exercise, part creative activity, Coming Back to Earth will help you make sense of the lockdown times and discover the keys that can give you for life and work in the future.
It's taking place over two consecutive Saturday morning Zoom sessions of two hours each, with time in nature in between.
Whilst the Covid-19 pandemic has caused a lot of anxiety and suffering, some great treasures emerged in the 'pause', including:
- a stronger sense of community, mutual support, and neighbourhood kindness
- spending more time at home and with family, and less time commuting
- seeing a more human side of colleagues (including when kids and pets turn up in Zoom calls)
- the temporary end of FOMO, and less pressure to do, more time to be
- quieter streets and cleaner air
- wild nature bouncing back
- a greater awareness and gratitude for the natural world
Lockdown gave us a chance to stop, to reflect and to think deeply about what matters and what’s important - family, friendships, and purpose - and to think about doing things differently.
As we come out of lockdown and come back to earth, this is a powerful time, a chance to make different choices in our lives and work and to integrate what we’ve realised in the new normal.
But how can you make sure you keep hold of what you learned in the 'pause', retain agency, and don’t go back to business as usual - whether that’s in your community, at work, or for the environment?
Join us in a shared exploration to:
- understand how the enforced isolation increased our sense of empathy and connection;
- explore what's important to you and what you can do to keep hold of it;
- and show you how to engage with living systems to stay open, be human and spark creative thinking on the bigger questions of life and work.
Who is it for?
This two-part course - two Zoom sessions one week apart with time on your own in nature in between - is for you if you'd like to reflect with fellow explorers and dive into what you can do individually and collectively, and bring to life the learning, ideas and plans that come out of a quieter and wilder space.
How it works
Each session includes listening, learning, sharing in small groups and a mapping exercise, and part of the course includes an invitation to spend time outside between sessions, doing the ‘homework’ we will give you.
What you get
• the opportunity to reflect and share with others
• clarity on what you learned in lockdown
• insights and actions to take forward into your work and your life
• a tool to help you navigate uncertainty now and in the future
• deeper connections with peers and likeminds
so valuable and so very needed for me to stop and explore what to carry forward from this time, particularly as things have shifted so much over this past week and the treasures of lockdown feel as though they are sliding away
Coming Back to Earth
Session 1: Drawing Up the Map - Saturday 27th June, 10.30am to 12.30pm (UK time) via Zoom
Session 2: Walking the Territory - Saturday 4th July, 10.30am to 12.30pm (UK time) via Zoom
+ Time on your own in a wild place (to do in between the Zoom sessions.)