An online mindfulness course for changemakers,
activists, innovators and disrupters
An online mindfulness course for changemakers, activists, innovators and disrupters
Wednesdays, April 14 - May 26, 2021
9-10:15am PT | 12-1:15pm ET | 5-6:15pm CET
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 changemakers, the work itself can lead to overwhelm, burnout and disillusionment. 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 self-care, 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 attend to our inner wellbeing, it has an impact on the collective.
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 75 minute Zoom call
- Series of practices to integrate mindfulness into your daily life
- Resources (readings, poems, videos) to bring the teachings alive
This course is for you if:
- you are an activist, changemaker, innovator or anyone who wants to make the world a better place
- you are overwhelmed by the complexity and magnitude of the social and environmental problems we are facing
- you know what burnout feels like and you want to find ways to make your activism more sustainable
- you want practices that bring more joy, equanimity and hope to the intensity of your work
- you want to experience a community of likeminded changemakers
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.