Workshops Offered

GAIA Workshops offers training for a variety of audiences, including faith communities, non-profits, educational institutions, activist groups, intentional communities, and anyone wanting to deepen their sense of community, creativity, and intention. Workshops are offered with the following focus areas:

“Staying on task with our work of healing the Earth is hard these days, especially with the denial and resistance to change we see all around us.  Barbara’s workshop was like an oasis in the desert offering respite, confronting the despair, and finding strength in a community of companions.”-Workshop Participant
  • Despair and Empowerment: How do we stay present, emotionally and spiritually, in order to participate effectively and joyfully in the healing of our world? Based in large part on the revolutionary work of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, called The Work That Reconnects, these workshops help participants move through disempowering despair and numbness to a sense of connectedness and capacity to use their gifts in service to all. Recent offerings include The Work That Reconnects; Active Hope; Radical Gratitude, and Climate Change Despair and Empowerment.
  • Cultural Artisanship: Our world today needs as much of our creativity as possible! The creative process teaches us skill, attitudes, and principles that will serve us well in our quest to contribute boldly, joyfully, and effectively. Workshops include Circlesinging and Artistry as Training for the Revolution.
  • Webinars: Webinars include Active Hope-How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Going Crazy (offered at times with Active Hope co-author Chris Johnstone), and, upcoming, Radical Gratitude. Webinars  are generally 4-6 week learning experiences in small groups to deepen learning and garner support for using new tools to support ones work in the world.

NEW OFFERING- Workshops for Unitarian Universalist Congregations in partnership with  UU Ministry for Earth!

Information available by clicking here.

Other workshops can be individualized and created for the purposes of your gathering. Please contact me to talk about your ideas!