Category Archives: learning

Climate psychology & role of emotions

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Here’s a presentation I gave at the Climate Emergency – Raising Ambition conference, in London on 14th Sept 2019, ending the talk with a short guided meditation. The event was organised by the Green European Foundation with the support of … Continue reading

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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics

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The Stories We Live By: a free online course in Ecolinguistics from the University of Gloucester and the International Ecolinguistics Association. The social and ecological issues that humanity currently faces are so severe that they call into question the fundamental stories … Continue reading

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Sustainability Plus seminar: 24th Oct, Lancaster University

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SR+ seminar series: exploring new ideas, research and action in environmental sustainability and responsibility I’ve just taken over coordinating the SR+ seminar series at Lancaster University, and am presenting at the first event this Thurs 24th Oct, at 12 – … Continue reading

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living in dynamic harmony with nature

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Just published a blog on this topic for The Nature of Business, in preparation for an experiential workshop on ‘Daoism, mindfulness and connecting with nature through physical practice’ that I am running this weekend at Edge of The Wild annual UK … Continue reading

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3-day Mindfulness nature retreats

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  In need of rejuvenation and reconnection? Back by popular demand! I am running 3-day residential mindfulness nature retreats for 4-6 people over the summer period. The retreats are taking place in the Lake District and Forest of Bowland. The … Continue reading

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movement + meaning

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Last week (21/11) Performing Arts Lab hosted a Movement and Meaning symposium. It was a brilliantly stimulating and inspiring event. I gave a 15 min talk that made links between movement, metaphor and mindfulness, dualism, paradox and living in balance. … Continue reading

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How does nature do resilience? And who/what is the mycelium of Manchester?

At the All About Audiences conference in April this year, I delivered a workshop on organisational and personal resilience. I defined resilience as ‘maintaining function in light of a disturbance‘, where the disturbance for organisations is anything that causes a … Continue reading

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21st century competencies for managing in the arts

Here’s a summary of the findings of a research project I worked on with Mission Models Money in 2009/10, that sought to deepen understanding of the competencies that equip people working in the UK arts & heritage sector to thrive in challenging conditions of … Continue reading

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Thriving at work

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Health & wellbeing and happiness seem to be high on the political agenda at the moment. Here’s my take on it. Thriving in the 21st century Throughout 2009 and into 2010 I worked on a project researching competencies for thriving … Continue reading

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Resilience, integrity and energy flow

In March 2011 I ran a workshop on resilience at the All About Audiences annual conference with 25 arts & heritage professionals. At the end of the session I did a physical demonstration of the concepts I’d been talking about. … Continue reading

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