regenerative weekend for activists

The Psychology of Climate Activism

April 24 & 25, 2021
Investment: E35 for unavoidable vegan food expenses
In collaboration with: Extinction Rebellion Enschede

learn to make climate activism work for you

Do you feel overwhelmed, scared, or worried about climate change?

Then, this weekend, organised in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion, is meant for you. Learn to emotionally support yourself and others within a spirit of community. What inner, relational, social, and systemic issues do you run into whilst being a climate activist? Through reflection exercises, meaningful dialogues, and the constellations method, you will take care of yourself.

Do you want to learn how to deal
with feelings of climate overwhelm?

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WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THIS XR WEEKEND

XR Psychology of Climate Activists Weekend 2020

The Weekend Program

Upon registering you will sign up for the whole weekend. A phone intake is required for all participants.

Day 1

09:00-10:00

Walk-in

Meet other participating activists that are early.

10:30-11:00

Welcome and introduction

Together we will set our individual and group intention for the weekend.

11:00-13:00

Reflection exercise and conversation I

In pairs and in small groups we will reflect on our lives as (climate) activists.

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Outside in the sun we will enjoy a nice vegan lunch.

14:00-16:00

Reflection exercise and conversation II

In pairs and in small groups we will reflect on our lives as (climate) activists.

16:00-17:30

Presentation and group conversation

Oscar will explain the psycho-social dynamics underlying systems change.

17:30-19:00

Dinner

Together we will cook and enjoy a nice vegan dinner.

19:00-21:00

Activist Constellations 1 & 2

Through an interactive group experience we will map two questions, issues, or dilemma's.

evening

Campfire and bed time.

Relax and chit-chat at the campfire place, go swim in the dark, or take a nice walk in the area.

Day 2

08:00-09:00

Breakfast

Outside in the early morning sun we will enjoy a nice vegan breakfast.

9:00-12:00

Activist Constellations 3 & 4 & 5

Through an interactive group experience we will map two questions, issues, or dilemma's.

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Outside in the sun we will enjoy a nice vegan lunch.

13:00-15:00

Boardroom meets Activist Constellation

We will map a sustainability question of a company to experience its underlying dynamics.

15:00-17:00

Canoeing and wilde-water rafting (optional)

In the river near our place we will go on an adventure to actively close off the weekend.

Do you travel from far? You are welcome to stay the night before the program starts. Please note that we may take pictures and make
(video/audio) recordings to promote events like these. After all, besides technical solutions, we also need social renewal of our society.

Do you want to discuss key issues
while making new activist friends?

on creating emotional safe spaces

Reflect on the emotional side of climate activism

Through creative exercises –both individually and in groups– you will reflect on the balance between your climate activism and your life's goals. What does it bring you? What does it take? Other questions may pop up as well. These we will work with later in the program.

on working with constellations

Explore your innermost psychodynamics with constellations work

During the weekend, we will do constellations work. A constellation is a spatial representation of a question, issue, or theme. It is mapped in the room with different roles taken upon them by group members (so-called “representatives”). By mapping the field in this way, it clarifies unconscious relations and dynamics that play. These can come from our personal lives, but also from the history within our societal values.

on activists and multinational businesses

Learn about systems change in business

This is an experimental part of the weekend. We want to test a concept of bringing business and climate activists together. We will map the issue of a company and through that learn about becoming more effective activists. We will ask questions like: What is needed for businesses to lead systems change? And what can you do as a climate activist to support that while staying true to your principles?

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A WORKSHOP WITH OSCAR DOES LOOK LIKE

Theme workshop – Finding yourself back after being fired

Partner Organizations

This weekend program is organised in collaboration with XR and Opporren.nl.

Sign up by planning your phone intake.

Your participation requires an intake of 15-20 minutes. Click on one of the
timeslots in the below. Oscar will call you at the timeslot you have booked.

There are no upcoming events

Please make sure to press the green 'book now' confirmation button at the end of the form. If you have received a confirmation mail, you should be fine.

Questions in advance or issues with signing up?
Call or whatsapp Oscar at +31 (0) 6 16 26 13 81.

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