Living Resiliency: Building Personal and Community Capacity with Kerry Brady & Brad Kammer

Living Resiliency: Building Personal and Community Capacity with Kerry Brady & Brad Kammer
Event on 2017-09-09 09:00:00
Living Resiliency: Building Personal and Community Capacity with Kerry Brady & Brad Kammer Program Description In this current planetary moment, we are presented with an extraordinary opportunity to create truly regenerative earth and thriving human communities. To do so, it is essential that we find ways to support ourselves, individually and collectively, to be clear and effective instruments of change. Given all we are facing and all many of us live with in our day to day lives and circumstances, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Living Resiliency teaches tools, based on cutting edge research about the brain and our biology, that increase our innate resiliency and ability to adapt to change, personally as well as in our professional and community lives. As farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka says, “we are nature working”. Just as ecosystems have the ability to self regulate, we too have the capacity to bring our bodies and minds into balance by aligning with the brilliance of our own biology. By composing with the innate regenerative wisdom of our nervous systems, we support our overall physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. The knowledge and practices introduced in this two-day workshop will give you a solid foundation to move forward with renewed capacity and a greater ability to effect change, inwardly and outwardly. Over the course of two days, we will draw from Somatic Experiencing, cosmology, living systems and permaculture to cultivate the ability to support ourselves and to learn  effective teaching tools to integrate into the work we are already doing in our wider communities. Participants will experience and learn a set of skills and practices that draw on the self-healing nature of our nervous systems. We will explore the basics of current neuroscience, including physiological responses to stress and overwhelm, as well as interventions to restore our natural capacity for self-regulation and well-being. Our time will weave together didactic lecture and experiential process where we will put into practice the tools we’ve acquired.   Objectives Understand that our ability to develop resilience and capacity begins with a regulated nervous system Realize our natural human response to ongoing stress and overwhelm, including personal, collective and intergenerational trauma Recognize when you are out of balance and learn gentle interventions to encourage a return to physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health Develop tools to integrate into your lives and communities Increase your capacity to stay present and available when faced with potentially overwhelming experiences Expand upon permaculture principles through applying them to ourselves, as nature Program Details Dates: September 9 - 10, 2017 Times: Saturday 9:00 – 6:00 with 1.5 hours for lunch; Sunday 9:00 – 5:30 with 1.5 hours for lunch Location: Permaculture Skills Center, Sebastopol, CA Cost: Early Bird (awarded to first 8 applicants) 0 ; Regular Tuition: 5 Instructors Kerry Brady, MA, SEP, is a deep ecologist who focuses on supporting the shift in consciousness needed to create a truly regenerative culture, for people and the planet. She is the co-founder and director of Ecology of Awakening, which offers programs that facilitate individual and collective awakening, beyond the story of separation into the realization of our inherent place within the larger unfolding web of Life. Kerry has more than 25 years of experience in transformational modalities including non-dual wisdom approaches, psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing trauma work, deep ecology, permaculture, nature-based retreats and vision quests. Kerry and mathematical cosmologist Brian Swimme have co-taught graduate students at the California Institute of Integral Studies. Kerry created and teaches Living Resiliency workshops at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and Permaculture Skills Center, integrating biologically based trauma work with permaculture principles and practices in order to increase our adaptive capacity as we navigate this momentous time. Brad Kammer, MFT, LPCC, SEP, NMT, is a psychotherapist, college professor, international trainer and community educator, who focuses on personal and social change through healing stress and trauma. His approach is informed by his experiences working internationally, particularly with indigenous cultures dealing with cultural oppression, war and other collective trauma. Brad is a practitioner and trainer in such body-mind therapies as Somatic Experiencing (SE) and NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM). Brad is a professor at Sonoma State University and Mendocino College.  He also presents, teaches and consults with groups and organizations in Northern California and throughout the world.  He lives on a small homestead with his family in the hills of Mendocino County. (Body-Mind Psychotherapy) For more details on this workshop, please visit our website: For questions, please contact our Associate Director Lee Foster, at Photocredit: Brock Dolman

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