OUR JOURNEY TO IMPACT
Through the years of collectively catalyzing greater wellbeing in the social change sector, we’re seeing greater maturity, dedication and engagement among our network members. Read our reports below to find out more about our collective global impact and the ways in which you can be part of the wellbeing movement for social change.
“Being part of a movement is personal. It is also aspirational. To be part of the wellbeing movement for social change is rooted in the belief that challenges can be overcome; that innovation can create solutions, and that all social changemakers- no matter their background- can lead healthy, balanced lives. Above all, to play your part in catalyzing a culture of inner wellbeing is to be optimistic that change is possible.”
Read our 2022 report to find out how together, we’re transforming optimism into action.
OUR COLLECTIVE JOURNEY TO IMPACT: OUR 2022 MILESTONES
In 2022, together as a community, we:
Expanded our coalition of 400+ organizations who are together providing wellbeing support to hundreds of thousands of changemakers.
Developed new waves of activity with some of our community networks, like our university network – WISE, which has grown to 100 members globally.
Our first Wellbeing Summit for Social Change sparked a global network. It also defined our strategic framework for the next three and a half years.
After successful collaborations on the Think Tank, Georgetown. University joined us as a new Co-creator of the project.
We have continued to work on research that will position us to launch three reports in 2023: Intergenerational Trauma, Organizational Wellbeing, and Teacher Wellbeing.
We are developing an organizational framework that is emergent and co-creative, led by a newly formed leadership team.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our first Wellbeing Summit for Social Change!
The team at The Wellbeing Project as well as the community and the coalition of people and organizations behind our work have achieved so much to catalyze individual and collective wellbeing, and to serve the needs of social changemakers who have been called upon to do even more during the pandemic.
OUR COLLECTIVE JOURNEY TO IMPACT: OUR 2021 MILESTONES
In 2021, together as a community, we:
Launched new learning communities in sub-sectors of social change, including for grassroots human rights defenders around the world
Launched a Corporate and Academia group to partner with and share learnings between other sectors;
Engaged and influenced philanthropic actors to unlock the resources needed for inner wellbeing in the field
Hosted the first instalments — featuring exhibitions with partners Guggenheim Bilbao, Draiflessen Collection and TBA21 — in a unique artistic program leading to The Wellbeing Summit for Social Change in Bilbao-Biscay, Spain.
New Year, New Beginnings: Sowing the Seeds for Inner Work (Sharon Salzberg & Parker J. Palmer)
One quote I always go back to in really challenging circumstances is this quote from the Buddha, which was echoed centuries later by Martin Luther King, Jr.: ‘Hatred can never cease by hatred, hatred can only cease by love. This is an eternal law.’ And I believe this is an eternal law, of all circumstances.
– Sharon Salzberg
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey towards an Undivided Life (Sharon Salzberg and Parker Palmer)
Insight is a powerful tool of completeness… in part because it allows me to integrate my brokenness into my sense of wholeness. What I need is some understanding of how that brokenness arose, what it has to teach me, and how I can embrace it rather than trying to run away from it.
– Parker Palmer