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S.O.S   

Sustainability Of Self...

as part of a whole living organism

Transitioning eco-anxiety and grief 

Are you feeling uncomfortable sensations related to climate and ecological breakdown?

 
You are not alone...  

Our emotional reactions are understandable given the state of our climate and ecological crisis, and societal dysfunction. 

You are invited to feel nurtured and supported as together we explore, learn, and share methods for maintaining our wellbeing and building our resilience. ​

“It's going to be beautiful to see what we dare to do. Facing our fears, and letting go of and getting over our knee-jerk reactions to what we think we don't like or are afraid of.   To see our capacity to walk into the fire.  To discover how much we really love being alive.  To give ourselves a taste of what that passion is.  To let us fall really in love with our planet, and its beauty, and to see that in ourselves, as well as in each other.” 
Joanna Macy, Ph.D. Eco-philosopher, scholar of Buddhism, general systems theory, and deep ecology

S.O.S Sessions

As specified in events

SOS sessions are one off workshops.

Sessions may include ecopsychology/eco-art therapy, TWTR, other practices, and special guest facilitators. 

"It was a bit like a mini-urban retreat"

Days/Times: As noted or requested

Locations:  As noted on events/requested

Suitability: Adults and adolescents 16+
Group size: 
As noted on events
Register: Register interest (no obligation to commit) 

Book: See events to register or contact  

Exchange:

From $10

S.O.S Nurture

As requested

Nature self-care interactions are focused on the specific individual or small group intent and may include an Eco-Art activity for those wishing to explore creative expression or a Nature-guided Walk

Days/Times: Negotiable. 1.5-2.5 hr session 

Locations:  Negotiable (Travel time extra $)
Suitability: Adults and adolescents 16+
Group size: Individual or group as requested.

Register: Receive event updates

Book: Contact greensong.info@gmail.com

Exchange:

$50 individual/Group neg

S.O.S Circles

As requested and in current events

Group classes to explore in-depth over several sessions.  May include ecopsychology practices, Active Hope Study Groups, The Work That Reconnects, The Good Grief Network 10 step program, or Eco-Art.

 

Days/Times: As noted in events and as requested. 

Locations:  Negotiable (Travel time extra $) & online.
Suitability: Adults and adolescents 16+
Group size: 6+
Register: Receive event updates

Book: Contact greensong.info@gmail.com

Exchange:

From $30 p/p

Together in sessions, we aim to:

  • Understand our health is related to capacity to play our role as part of a collective in response to the climate and ecological crisis. 

  • Witness, acknowledge, share and transition our uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and sensations with compassion.

  • Reconnect and strengthen our innate relationships with nature, as part of nature, through learning and incorporating ecopsychology (Deep Ecology) methods and/or eco-art creative expression.

  • Learn and share techniques to create a personal tool-box of methods to maintain a foundation of good health. 

  • Share experiences, reflections, dreams and stories to envision a regenerative culture. 

  • Build our sense of community with a local network system to increase our options of support, connectedness, personal, and community resilience.

  • Promote meaningful community engagement and foster local environmental actions to go forth feeling supported and re-energized to mitigate uncomfortable sensations and engage in the creation of a healthier future. 

  • Build local support networks to remain functional to adapt, reorganize and prepare ourselves, our community and environment.

Please REGISTER to receive occasional emails about upcoming S.O.S events, without obligation to commit.
The SOS project was born as a Masters in Applied Ecopsychology project.

If you are interested in the origins or more information about the S.O.S project and Active Hope, please see MORE HERE.

 CURRENT EVENTS 

Please contact to book a tailored session for yourself or group. 

“I really enjoyed the SOS Eco-Art session today. Deb created a fantastic open and supportive environment where we all felt very comfortable stating our thoughts and feelings without judgement. I loved the quiet and contemplative art and mindfulness activities, which allowed us to express ourselves clearly and directly from the heart.” - Malcolm, June 2019.

Please note, SOS sessions are not a substitute for any medical care, regular treatments, and medications.

 

If you are feeling the need for professional help please contact:

Kids Helpline (13-25 yr olds): 1800 551 800

Lifeline Australia - 13 11 14 www.lifeline.org.au/
Beyond Blue - 1300 22 4636 www.beyondblue.org.au/
Mental Health Online - www.mentalhealthonline.org.au/

Many other Australian helplines - www.mentalhealthcommission.gov.au/about/get-help

Australia: Psychology for a Safe Climate with climate-focused psychologists, education, and advice

Global help-lines

"I am grieving about the state of our environment. I have deep sorrow inside me that began to emerge as I spoke. And I feel a responsibility to keep myself strong and keep working to change things for the better... The session confirmed to me the importance of connection – connection to one’s feelings and to other like-minded people...The importance of being connected to our body and mind, to our own nature and our connection to nature. After all we share the same elements as nature. Much as we love our individuality and independence, we are inter-dependent. And we need to feel supported and to be able to support others so we can work together towards shared goals... The session also made it clear to me how different we each are and the beauty and strength in this. We each need to step up and do more but in a way that we are comfortable with... Some of us like to speak out and organise, others quietly work and influence through their art, for example, or in maintaining their emotional health to support others. Some of us will engage with politicians, others
might do the necessary background research.  And it’s vitally important to be able to sustain each step we take, to know when and how best we can step up, otherwise we risk falling... -Louise, SOS workshop 2019

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LOCATION

Melbourne, Australia

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​ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

Greensong respectfully acknowledges the traditional people of the land and waters on which we live, work and play. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging. We also acknowledge with gratitude, the more-than-human beings within our world and seek respectful nurturing relationships that benefit the whole.