Mindful Consuming

Are you curious about the impact of your choices, and how you might live a little lighter? In this 6 week course, together we will look at how we as earthlings of the 21st century in Scotland may have more options with regards to our (carbon) footprint than we realise. In a friendly, curious, and mindful way we will explore themes like energy and travel, food and stuff, but also resilience, (self-)compassion, lobbying and activism. No blame and shame, but a safe space to see with clear eyes where we can exercise our freedom of choice and how we can align to our own deepest values in our everyday life.

Each session will include some mindfulness meditation and informational elements, as well as space for our own experience and reflections, in a supportive and non-judgmental context with experienced facilitators who are nonetheless in the same boat and wrestling with the same questions.

Pam Candea has been working to promote sustainable and resilient society actively since returning to a cherished ambition after a long career in the commercial world in 2007. She now works with community, public sector, and commercial organisations to help bring about change to tackle dangerous climate change.

Kristine is a mindfulness teacher and trained facilitator in The Work That Reconnects. She runs Earthy Mindfulness and offers workshops and mindfulness sessions about reconnecting with both our inner world and the world around us: the awareness of being an inextricable part of this one wild and precious earth.

For whom: This workshop is open to anyone, no previous experience in mindfulness or specific life-style is required. We hope to bring together a diverse and intergenerational group, and deepen our collective learning.

Dates and times: This course will run on 6 Monday evenings with a one week break after the 3rd session:

16, 23, 30 September, 14, 21, 28 October, 7:00-9:00. Please arrive from 6:30pm for a cuppa and a 7.00pm start. (or come for the Salisbury Centre’s Monday night soup suppers at 6pm.)

Location and accessibility: The workshop will take place in the beautiful Art Room and Library spaces of the Salisbury Centre – 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh. Both are on the ground floor and wheelchair accessible (though there are no disabled toilets – yet)

Exchange: This is a Living Lighter Project event .  Any donations you care to make will go to the upkeep and running of the Salisbury Centre and you’re invited to donate what you can afford, or nothing at all. Please bring your donation in cash—if you prefer to make a bank transfer please let us know. It would be great if you can invite others who may be interested too.

RSVP: Eventbrite. This is a free course however there are only twelve spaces available, so don’t wait too long with booking. Please note that booking is for the whole course, the sessions are not intended to be stand-alone events.

If you have any questions beforehand, please get in touch with Pam or Kristine at pam@surefoot-effect.com or kristine.m.janson@gmail.com.