How do we build the strength to face the urgent issues of our time? And how can we take action while staying calm in the storm?
Join us for 5 weekly sessions to explore mindfulness-based tools for growing inner resilience and creative action in the world.
Over the course of 5 evening sessions, we will explore a range of tools for developing emotional intelligence and wellbeing, so that we can grow the resilience we need to face the challenges of our time and respond with calm and clarity.
The sessions will draw inspiration from Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, giving us many creative pathways to explore our inspiration, vision and our unique contribution to creating the world we want to live in.
Together, we will create a supportive community space to learn from each other and to co-create an experience of collaboration, interconnection and empowerment.
Who is it for?
This course is for young people interested in social and ecological justice. You are welcome to join us if you are already engaged in activism or are beginning to explore this territory.
This course is open to young people between the ages of 16-21
We have a limited number of spaces. Apply for a space soon to secure your place!
Date & Time
5 Tuesday evenings from the 2nd – 30th March
6-7:30 PM (includes a comfort break)
This course is offered in the spirit of gift and generosity to enable everybody access and the opportunity to participate.
There is no price for joining and we invite you to offer a donation if you are able to.
Your contribution supports the course leaders for offering their time and energy in delivering and preparing the course.
We are grateful for your contribution towards the teachers’ livelihood 🙂
Please get in touch If you have any questions about this course or need more information:
email /kareem (at) ibme.org.uk/
The Application form can be found at the bottom of this page
Gareth has worked with young people in Mid-West Wales for the past 5/6 years. His passion is connecting all aspects of community with the woodland world, and offering a deeper reconnection with wilderness through meditation. His work spans mental-health support, traditional green-wood carpentry, food-production, and social forestry for conservation and well-being. He has been rooted in movements for social change and ecological justice for much of his adult life, and for the past 5,6 years has been actively bringing contemplative practice to front line activism. He also completed 6 years of training as a monastic and now teaches as a community dharma leader in Wales.
Justine is a senior registered yoga teacher with over a decade of full-time teaching experience. She loves teaching both dynamic and gentle restorative classes for all ages in her local community. A long time meditation practitioner, she trained with Mindfulness in Schools UK to teach the .b Mindfulness for Teens programme, and has taken part as a mentor in IBME UK retreats since 2017. Justine is the mother of two young adults and is an advocate for young people in the UK having better access to practices like meditation and supportive community to build happy, healthy lives as global citizens.
Kareem first encountered mindfulness at the age of 18 and has been inspired about sharing it with young people ever since. He has spent many years active in initiatives for mindfulness in education and in mindful communities for youth, as a facilitator in peer- led settings, and teaching on courses and retreats. These include the Wake Up movement for young adults and the charity Youth Mindfulness. He completed his mindfulness teacher training in 2018 and was trained in person by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. He is passionate about exploring the role of play, creativity and social justice in the mindfulness world
We hope you would like to join us on this journey!