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Heart and Soul

Many people are responding to Transition Town Westcliff, a community coming together to engage with the unprecedented phenomena of peak oil and climate change. The Heart and Soul subgroup will be about exploring ways to support and inspire us through these challenging and exciting times.

Many believe that transforming our world will mean a deep change of heart and mind, as the transition to sustainability goes far beyond the immediate practical tasks. Themes that have already emerged include:

  • bringing psychological awareness and understanding to our view of self, community and the natural world;
  • reconnecting with nature;
  • expressing how it feels to be alive and engaged at such an uncertain and critical time;
  • creating community celebrations;
  • learning and sharing skills in communication, group process, interpersonal dynamics, resolving conflict etc. which are needed everywhere in the Transition movement!
  • expanding our capacity for presence, stillness, joy, creativity, empowerment, love, aliveness;
  • developing the personal and group skills needed to create an inclusive, empowered and positive future for our world.

If you feel that these are important areas and would be interested in helping to initiate a Transition Town Westcliff Heart and Soul subgroup please contact us or leave a comment below.

(current text adapted from Transition Town Totnes Heart and Soul Group)


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One Response

  1. I would be keen to find out more about the Heart & Mind subgroup and if possible to come along and meet you all.
    One of my great interests is our place in the natural world and our creative response to it. I read and write poetry as well as finding wholeness on song, movement and art.

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