The Inner Work of Outer Change
an online mindfulness course for leaders, changemakers, organizers and activists
A 7-week Mindfulness Course
for Leaders, Activists, Organizers and those on the Frontlines of Changemaking
Wednesdays, April 21 - June 2
9-10:30am PT | 10-11:30am MT | 12-1:30pm CT | 5-6:30pm GMT
We live in a complex time, overwhelmed by intractable social issues and climate crises. And, if you are working on the frontlines of changemaking, the stakes are big and only getting bigger. For many leaders, activists, organizers and frontline workers, the work itself can lead to overwhelm, burnout and disillusionment. The magnitude of grief, heartbreak and uncertainty is vast, and the possibility of change seems bleak. There is little time to stop with so many things to do. There is little if any time for rest, reflection and getting still. But…
For the past two decades, I have worked in the nonprofit, activist, changemaking, consulting worlds and seen the levels of stress and anxiety that both fuel and are a product of the work environment. I have seen how when we don’t tend our inner landscapes, it has an impact on the collective. And, I have seen the inseparability of the self and the systems we are a part of.
Throughout this time, yoga and meditation have been the foundation of my change work. Breath, movement, stillness and silence have been my refuge. The interconnection between inner and outer change has become undeniable, and we need practices to embody them.
Each week includes:
- Audio recording of the weekly teaching
- Invite to a 90 minute Zoom call
- Series of practices to integrate mindfulness into your daily life
- Resources (readings, poems, videos) to bring the teachings alive
Lisa Gibson is a transformative facilitator, coach and systems change consultant. She specializes in helping people and groups bring their whole hearts forward in creating a more just, caring and sustainable world.
With over 20 years experience in local and international work at multiple scales, she works with individuals, organizations and communities to embed systemic change, transform belief systems, and construct alliances across diversity. Lisa’s work focuses on a range of issues, including facilitation of complex multistakeholder processes, creativity and innovation, leadership development, curriculum design, equity and diversity, and mindfulness.
Lisa has practiced meditation intensively in the Zen tradition for the past decade, and is a senior monk with her teacher Diane Musho Hamilton Roshi. She is also a longtime yoga teacher and movement practitioner in a range of traditions. At the heart of her work, Lisa is passionate about integrating personal transformation and social change to enact new ways of being with ourselves, each other and with the planet.