Reclaiming Our Soul from the Industrial Growth Society

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Please note that we are now oversubscribed for this webinar on Zoom. However, we will be streaming it simultaneously via the Transition US Facebook page and posting a recording here and to our YouTube channel a day or two afterwards. Thanks for your patience as we adjust to this new platform!

Webinar Description:

The defining motifs of the industrial growth society include the subjugation of “otherness” – anything that does not align itself with its profit-driven, exploitative, and life-deadening ideology serving the “advancement” of a few at the expense of​ nature, people, and the vibrant, creative energies of our souls. This subjugation is so endemic that the price our inner humanity has paid may seem unclear to us – a common phenomenon when a particular way of life, however destructive, becomes normalized.

In this webinar, we will look more closely at some of our society’s most pervasive ideologies and how they lead to the repression of essential dimensions of our human existence. Also, we’ll explore together ways to recover those aspects of ourselves that are most vital and authentic, while discussing the risks we might need to take ​(or have taken) ​during this retrieval.

About This Webinar:

This free, interactive webinar is limited to 100 participants, so please register early! If all spaces are filled, you will still be able to watch a live broadcast of this event on the Transition US Facebook page. However, only those who have registered in advance will be able to participate in polls and ask questions of the speaker.

Webinar Presenters:

Rebecca Blanco is psychotherapist and workshop facilitator. She’s been exploring the territory of ecopsychology and deep ecology, which enable us to understand how the interconnections between ecological, social, and psychological forces reveal the complexity of our planetary crisis. Through the Forest Center, she offers workshops centered on personal growth for a flourishing planet.




Kaia Svien, MS is a meditation instructor, spiritual mentor, lifelong activist, and former adjunct professor in the Holistic Health Studies Master's Program at St. Catherine University. A cultural change agent and European-American elder, she has studied with Joanna Macy over the last 30 years. Kaia blends ancient story, deep listening, and inner journeying to engage community spirit in shifting consciousness in service of the collective.




Don Hall

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