Dear TES Community,
So much is happening in the world, and here in our community, it seems to be speeding up. In taking time to weigh through the immensity of information and find the path of appropriate responsiveness, staying connected to my body and the earth have been incredibly resourcing. One thing that has felt very clear in balancing all this unknown is to center and respond to the voices of those who are most impacted. I have been inspired and humbled by conversations about mutual aid, supporting immuno-compromised and other impacted populations/folks, working against the racism and xenophobia that have accompanied COVID-19, holding the balance that not all folks can afford to stock up on food or not go to work and how we can all show up for each other amidst the direct ask of physical distancing. Even just reading that, feels like a lot in my body. If it does for you as well, perhaps take a moment to breathe or move or shake or give yourself a hug.
With all of this present in our social field, and in solidarity with asks from elders, immunocompromised folks, and others, we are choosing to cancel all in person classes/gatherings until further notice.
And yet, knowing what we know about trauma and resilience, we believe that many of the skills and practices our facilitators offer are needed even more right now. We are in the process of reviving our “Community Practices of Resilience” online and transitioning, as much as possible, to offer on-line courses.
We deeply understand the importance of connection and belonging, as well as skills for nervous system regulation for settling ourselves and transforming social panic into creative systems of support.
We are with you in this, so let’s support each other in moving through the uncertainty.
We invite you to please, reach out to folks virtually, especially folks that live alone.
As able, we encourage you to get to know your community and see what support is needed and to donate time, supplies and money.
Take deep breaths and remember to literally touch the ground (I saw the first bit of Nettle up in the garden today!).
Here are some amazing and varied resources:
Lastly, Sarai, Amanda and Abbi are available to offer sessions via Zoom. Learn more about us at: https://www.theeverythingspace.com/services.html
We look forward to growing resilient communities together.
Amanda and Abbi
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