Building Resilience for a Brighter Future

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BuildingResilienceA groundbreaking new workshop Enjoying the 2020s: Wising up to Super-resiliencetaking place at Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, near Stroud, 15-16 October (Monday 10.30am – Tuesday 4.30pm), will support individuals, communities and front line services to grow their resilience and sustain themselves during challenging times ahead.     

The next decade is anticipated to bring increasing turbulence and challenges, further compounding the pressures on those working in frontline services, such as health care, local authorities, social enterprises and voluntary sector groups. Facilitated by Alan Heeks, Founder of the Seeding our Future project; Katie Lloyd-Nunn, Co-founder of Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking; and Jose Augusto Barco, Founder of Community CoLab, this programme is designed to develop the necessary wisdom and skills of super-resilience to sustain individuals and their organisations and help them flourish.

Alan Heeks, author, social entrepreneur and leading pioneer in resilience and wellbeing education focused on contact with Nature, says:

“Both individuals and organisations are finding the future outlook too alarming to contemplate, yet there are great opportunities as well as threats. This group is intended to explore both feelings and facts and to provide confidence, skills and resources, through a mix of enquiry, process, briefing and group discussion. Come and unpack your hopes and fears for the future and be empowered to evolve your own strategies and make good choices,  so you can truly thrive in the years ahead.”

Enjoying the 2020s: Wising up to Super-resilience calls on the combined wisdom and experience of the Seeding our Future project, Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, The Schumacher Institute, and Community CoLab, which collectively explore and share ways to navigate, adapt and thrive amid the environmental, social and economic challenges of our rapidly changing world.

Katie Lloyd-Nunn, Programme & Communications Manager for the Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking, says: “The diversity of people interested in this event ranges from a young mental health nurse and a teacher of mindfulness in nature, to a full-time carer in his 30s, and an arts educator. With this broad representative scope of interests, we’ll shape the content around the needs of participants, exploring the core issues affecting individuals, communities and frontline services.”

Set in 42 acres of beautiful grounds, Hawkwood provides an ideally tranquil and nourishing environment to support creative thinking and positive change.

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