Get skilled up for climate crisis!

Conversations about Living Consciously for a Better World provide practical skills, resilience and supportive information in this time of uncertainty, challenge and change.

Sue Brayne in conversation with Pam Candea, CEO, climate activist and group work facilitator.

Pam Candea is CEO of The Surefoot Effect, a community interest company which equips people, communities and organisations with skills for sustainability and resilience. Its main focus is working with businesses and communities to support them to take action to lessen the impacts of the climate crisis and to promote social justice.  

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Being the creators of our own change

This morning I spoke to a dear friend who is struggling with life-long depression.  Listening to her reminded me of the phrase, ‘I am the creator of my own change.’  This lies at the heart of the Hoffman Process, a personal development programme, created in the 60s by an inspirational American, Bob Hoffman.

Over the decades, with the input of many extraordinary people who work as Hoffman teachers and support staff, it evolved from ‘evening classes’ spread over 13 weeks into the intensive eight-day residential process that it is today.  These days the Hoffman Process is taught in over 14 countries across the world.

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Fighting for change, and a dose of reality

Wandering around an old Cotswold church during a delightful Sunday excursion on our tandem bicycle a Christian Aid poster of a destitute Kenyan woman from a Nairobi slum caught my eye. The wording said, ‘I pray for change. I believe in change. I believe in having the heart of a fighter. I believe fighters expect change.’

It unsettled me.  Of course people living in poverty deserve help. But it did make me wonder about the feasibility of such enormous change considering how unstable our world seems to have become.

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