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Resilience From the Inside Out

Learning From the Past, Planning for the Future

July 18, 2014 – July 20, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Linda Graham, Chris Martenson, Polly Young-Eisendrath
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The only constant in our lives is change, the ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus once observed. And in a world that is now constantly changing faster and more dramatically than ever, there is a no more timely moment to become resilient, inside and out.

Resilience—the capacity to cope with change and rebound from adversity—is a skill that can be mastered no matter how old you are, no matter what your circumstances. Like any skill, it takes knowledge and practice. And the more you know and practice, the better you become.

Resilience inside—emotional and psychological resilience—requires that we learn from the past and change the way we think. The emerging science of neuroplasticity is showing us how, through mindfulness practices, we can create new and healthier neural pathways and behavior patterns in how we respond to the challenges in our lives.

Resilience on the outside involves preparing our homes, families, and communities to become more sustainable and self-sufficient in a world that’s facing increasing dilemmas in the economy, the environment, and in obtaining natural resources.

Grounded in both ancient wisdom and modern research, the two-pronged yet integrated approach presented in this workshop offers a vital set of practical skills to thrive in these often challenging times.

Through presentations, experiential practices, mindfulness instruction, and opportunities for questions, three leading researchers and proponents of resilience—Linda Graham, Chris Martenson, and Polly Young-Eisdendrath—show us how to not only maintain a level head every day of our lives, but also how to develop material resources and a personal action plan to help shape our future.


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Faculty recommends you read the following books in preparation for the course:

  • Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm & Confidence  by Rick Hanson
  • The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy & Environment  by Chris Martenson

The following are required reading and viewing for this course:

  • Bouncing Back by Linda Graham
  • Please watch the 1-hour Crash Course video or the full 4-hour Crash Course video series available on


4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty

Linda Graham

Linda Graham, MFT, is the author of Bouncing Back: Rewiring Your Brain for Maximum Resilience and an expert on the neuroscience of human relationships.

Chris Martenson, PhD, MBA, is the author of The Crash Course: The Unsustainable Future of Our Economy, Energy, and Environment and founder of, a popular website that offers ongoing commentary and factual analysis into financial and energy-related issues and events as they unfold.

Polly Young-Eisendrath

Polly Young-Eisendrath, PhD, is a mindfulness teacher trained in the Vipassana tradition by Shinzen Young. She is also a Jungian anaylst with a full-time practice and clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont. Her books include The Self-Esteem Trap and The Resilient Spirit. She lives in Worcester, Vermont, where she leads the Waysmeet Sangha.