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COVID-19 pandemic. Climate disruption. Growing inequality. Pollution. We are living in an era of unprecedented crises, resulting in widespread feelings of fear, despair, and grief. Now, more than ever, having hope is a monumental challenge.
This online course offers a powerful antidote to the seeming hopelessness of our times. Participants will explore how to uncover and nurture the innate sense of hope that we are all born with — “intrinsic hope.” Not based on expecting life to conform to our expectations and wishes, intrinsic hope has a deep and abiding faith in whatever happens and in the human capacity to respond to it positively. Activities will include interactive talks, group discussions, time for personal reflections, and guided meditations. Limit 30.
Session One: Naming Our Feelings About the State of the World (90 mins) June 25, 4pm-5:30pm
Session Two: Reasons for Hope (60 mins) July 9, 4pm-5pm
Session Three: Intrinsic Hope (60 mins) July 16, 4pm-5pm
Session Four: Habits of Hope – Being Present, Expressing Gratitude, Loving the World (60 mins) July 23, 4pm-5pm
Session Five: Habits of Hope – Accepting What Is, Taking Action, Perseverance for the Long Haul – and Wrap Up (90 mins) July 30, 4pm-5:30pm
Kate Davies is professor emeritus at Antioch University, senior fellow at the Whidbey Institute, and clinical associate professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. She currently teaches mindfulness meditation and leads workshops on hope. Kate is a member of Whidbey Island Friends Meeting (WA).
Financial aid may be available. If you are seeking funds to participate in this program, click to review and complete our Financial Assistance Application and a Pendle Hill staff member will follow-up with you shortly (please do NOT register online). Thank you for your interest.