What to Expect in The Community Path Program
(1) We help you deepen and broaden your contemplative practices to facilitate personal discovery, healing, resilience, and active hope.
(2) We help you develop a local community project based on your vision, interests, passions, and strengths.
Each week, we provide online videos and activities. Also, we read and discuss the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, as well as other articles and podcasts.
Here's what to expect week-by-week:
Week 1: Self-reflection: What Are My Contemplative Practices? (Active Hope Introduction)
Week 2: Becoming a Part of the Great Turning and Cultivating Active Hope (Active Hope Chapters 1-2); Begin Work on Local Community Projects
Week 3: True Liberation: Honoring Our Pain and Anger and Soothing with Love and Gratitude (Chapters 3-4); Continue Work on Community Projects
Week 4: Finding Our Personal Power and Envisioning a More Just and Sustainable World (Part Two: Chapters 5-8); Continue Work on Community Projects
Week 5: Community Connections and Refining Our Goals (Chapters 9-10) ; Continue Work on Community Projects and Refine My Path Forward
Week 6: Developing a Wider Sense of Self and Going Forth with a Vision: Building Resiliency and Support (Chapters 11-12); Continue Work on Community Projects
Week 7: Forging My Path Ahead (Chapter 13); Finalize Work on Community Projects
Week 8: Maintaining Energy, Enthusiasm and Intrinsic Hope in the Face of Adversity and Uncertainty; Celebrate Our Community Partners and Projects
Dedication to 20 minutes or more of
Tier II clients are expected to have an established contemplative practice.
We can help you establish a daily practice of your choosing. There is a practice for everyone!
Your daily practice is an opportunity to learn more about yourself, heal, and build resiliency.
Every person is different - we will reflect on your experience, discuss themes that have come up, and provide individualized guidance for your next steps.
One-on-one, hour-long sessions with our founder,
We will meet once a week one-on-one or while working together and in partnership on community projects.
We are here to match your personal interest to various community projects involving local partners.
We will help you craft your project's visions and goals and implement them in the local community.
We will facilitate your "next steps" as you forge a personal path that best matches your passions, skills, and interests.
Before enrolling in our programs, let's make sure we are a good match! We are interested in talking with you first to see if our Gap Year Programs will meet your needs, and if you are a good fit for our programs. Please set up a 30-minute meeting with Laura Hill here!