Finding Meaning & Courage in Times of Climate Uncertainty
March 24 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pmDonation
|9:45 AM – 10:00 AM
|Arrive, Welcome Announcements at 10 AM
|10:10 AM – 10:25 AM
|Connecting with the land outdoors
|10:25 AM – 10:30 AM
|Introductions / Sharing your experience in pairs
|10:30 AM -11:30 AM
|What is happening inside our bodies and minds when we try to process ecological uncertainty
|11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
|Break (We are supplying some light refreshments and tea, and you are welcome to bring your own snacks)
|11:45 AM – 12:15 PM
|Havening Somatic practice; exploring where the grief sits in our bodies – a guided meditation
|12:15 PM – 12:30 PM
|12:30 PM – 1:00 PM
|Lunch (Please bring your own lunch – we have a microwave and fridge available)
|1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
|Creative expression of how ecological uncertainty impacts our lives, any rays of hope;
we have a collection of art supplies you may use, and feel free to bring your own
|2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
|Group Sharing & Discussion
|2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
|3:00 PM – 3:30 PM
|Action Step Exploration in pairs
|3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
|Connect with the land outdoors
|3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
|Go forth with Courage & Hope
Facilitators for this retreat include:
JoAnn Coates-Hunter, Director at Fox Haven
JoAnn has been an educator and administrator for 40+ years outdoors and indoors. She has led various retreats and workshops over the past 30+ years and enjoys the Joanna Macy approach to The Work That Reconnects, which inspires us to embrace the time and space we are in together and know that we can and do bring positive, healing change to a planet full of life.
Ashley Hoffman, Herbalist, Teacher, Artist, at Fox Haven, Masters in Counseling student.
Ashley Hoffman was born and raised in Frederick County and she integrates her deep connection to the region into her role at Fox Haven. Advocating for accessibility in herbalism, Ashley leads garden tours and classes to foster positive connections between individuals, their health, and the environment. Currently enrolled in the clinical mental health graduate program at Hood College, Ashley explores the intersection of mental well-being and nature. She is dedicated to nurturing a community where wellness, nature, and creativity harmoniously come together.
Jan Hummer, Contemplative Facilitator, Founder of Open Minds
For over 20 years, Jan has worked with nonprofits on the east and west coasts, teaching mindfulness education in urban and rural settings. She is a doctoral candidate at Prescott College and will graduate with a Ph.D. in Sustainability in Education. As the co-founder and director of Open Minds, Inc., Jan facilitates mindfulness, bereavement, and climate joy programs in the tri-state area. Additionally, Jan was certified as an end-of-life doula in 2021. When Jan is not working you can find her walking with her dog Carol, creating art, being with family, and cooking.
About LandBack Tax
From 2022 onward, Fox Haven will donate $2 from each event ticket to the Kikeokan Foundation to pay LandBack tax, acknowledging our access to stolen Indigenous land. The Kikeokan Foundation is an Indigenous-led initiative working to restore ancestral land and sovereignty to the Piscataway and other Indigenous communities of the Chesapeake.
If inclement weather is predicted ahead of an event, you will be notified 48 hours before the event date about any cancellation or rescheduling. Otherwise, the event is presumed to take place rain or shine. An alternative venue may be arranged if shelter is required. Please note that refunds are not provided for postponed events or no-shows. However, if Fox Haven cancels, a full refund will be issued.