Permission to Care

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Rhinebeck, NY

Omega Member Benefits

Omega members enjoy reduced rates on workshops and campus purchases while supporting Omega's work in the world.

member

$380

regular

$425

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

Omega Center for Sustainable Living | Workshop

Permission to Care

Activating Our Ability to Relate to Climate Change

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Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition

member

$380

regular

$425

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

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Climate change is one of the most important and existential issues of our times, but many people become overwhelmed or avoid the discussion out of anxiety, fear, or hopelessness. The issue is especially poignant for the youth of today, who often feel the world is ending around them.

Real resilience and capacity has to include our ability to bring our full selves. To do that, we must acknowledge our deepest anxieties, fears, and concerns in safe spaces without judgment or fear of recrimination.

This can be accomplished by translating complex psychological and social science research insights into clear, applied, and profound tools for effective communication and engagement.

Through lecture, meditation, writing exercises, and small group practice, this program—led by a nationally-recognized leader in the study of climate anxiety and communication—builds our capacity for compassion-based leadership and activism.

This intensive is especially suitable for educators, psychologists, counselors, social workers, HR administrators, parents, environmental practitioners, and activists of all ages faced with climate change-related anxiety, overwhelm, and depression.

FRIDAY
4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SATURDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
 
SUNDAY
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Program Tuition

member

$380

regular

$425

Regrettably, this workshop has been cancelled. 

Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight

Stay With Us


Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.

A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).

Commute

2 nights commuter fee
$110.00

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.


See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25

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