THE JOURNEY TO WHOLENESS: BRIDGING OUR INNER AND OUTER WORLDS

#WELLBINARSERIES

OUR 2021 WEBINAR SERIES

This year, we are pleased to offer a second series of ‘WELLbinars’ to respond to the pressing and urgent needs of our current times.

Starting with an introductory session in the new year, Sharon Salzberg and Parker J. Palmer will guide us in a deep dive into inner work. On the second Tuesday of every month, Sharon and Parker will be joined by incredible guest speakers from around the globe – poets, activists and practitioners – each experts in their field, to focus on cultivating both inner and outer wellbeing. Exploring how we can live an ‘undivided life’, bridging the inner and the outer, the series will delve into topics such as somatic awareness, shadow selves, collective trauma, and interconnectedness.

Given that each session builds upon the last, prioritize your personal wellbeing by committing to every session if possible.

Please see more details below of the learning ‘arc’ and register here to receive all series information directly to your inbox.

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS TEN-SESSION SERIES

  • Remember to register, and register promptly, for each session as each will have its own registration link.
  • Plan to join live or listen to the recording for each session, since the content of the sessions will build on each other.
  • Schedule some time around each session to allow for personal reflection and integration.
  • Give yourself a bit of time to read the advance materials in preparation for each session.
  • Schedule an hour to two after the session to complete the integration exercises.
  • Gift yourself a new journal or notebook for note taking and follow up activities.
  • If helpful, find a friend or a small group to discuss the sessions and applications to your own lives.

SPEAKERS

The entirety of this WELLbinar series will be hosted by Parker J. Palmer and Sharon Salzberg, and will include specially crafted conversations with highly respected teachers and facilitators from a variety of different disciplines and therapeutic modalities. It is our hope that each WELLbinar will ignite your own inspired path to greater inner wellbeing.

Sharon Salzberg is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher and New York Times bestselling author. Credited as one of the founding three who introduced Buddhist practices to mainstream Western culture in the 1970s, Sharon has been leading meditation retreats around the world for more than three decades. Her teachings emphasize vipassana (insight) meditation and mettā (loving-kindness) methods. The written word is central to her teaching, and she has authored eleven books, including Lovingkindness, the NY Times best seller Real Happiness, and her 2017 work, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection. Her newest book, Real Change: Mindfulness To Heal Ourselves and the World explores existing wisdom on transformation in ourselves and in society, and was released in September of 2020.

Parker J. Palmer is a world-renowned writer, speaker, activist, and Quaker elder who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. Parker holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California at Berkeley, as well as eleven honorary doctorates, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and an Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press. Founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal, he has reached millions worldwide through his nine books, including Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, A Hidden Wholeness, and Healing the Heart of Democracy.

UPCOMING SESSIONS

Please refer back here to register for each 90-minute session as soon as registration links become live.

Tuesday 13th July from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Healthy Boundaries and Healthy Relationships with Others, featuring Judith Ansara and Robert Gass

Tuesday 14th September from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Exploring Interconnectedness, featuring Dekila Chungyalpa and Mark Coleman

Tuesday 12th October from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Embodying Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, featuring Justin Michael Williams and Sará King

Tuesday 9th November from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Real Change: Bridging our Inner and Outer Worlds, with our hosts Sharon Salzberg and Parker Palmer closing out the series

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Please refer back here for recordings, resources, and “homeplay” exercises from the series to help you integrate the teachings into your life.

Tuesday 12th January from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
New Year,  New Beginnings: Sowing the Seeds for Inner Work

Tuesday 9th February from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey towards an Undivided Life

Tuesday 9th March from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Connecting Mind and Body: Cultivating Somatic Awareness through Movement, featuring Reggie Hubbard and Itzel Hayward

Tuesday 13th April from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Looking Inward: Embracing our Shadow Selves, featuring Dr. Dan Siegel

Tuesday 11th May from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
From Acceptance to Healing: Exploring Individual and Collective Trauma, featuring Kim Rosen and Dr. Gabor Maté

Tuesday 8th June from 8AM PST / 11AM EST / 5PM CET –
Resilience, Recovery and Post-Traumatic Growth, featuring Shelly Tygielski and Amishi P. Jha

Please contact media@wellbeing-project.org with any enquiries.