compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

compassionate guidance through writing, nature, & life's difficult landscapes

Event Calendar

Contact Jennifer here for details.
To read about past events, click here.

Trainings

Spiritual Ecology Training 
Spiritual Ecology Training (SET) is a mentorship program for people seeking immersion in the practices, values, rituals, and thinking that comprise a Spiritual Ecology lifestyle, as well as for those who want to guide others in such efforts. Click here to learn more. 

Online Courses
The following courses are "on-demand" (register and take the class at your own pace).

Compassionate Spiritual Ecology $150. More info here.
This foundational course provides an overview of spiritual ecology, with practices for compassionate engagement with the more-than-human world. This course is also one of the prerequisites for Spiritual Ecology Training. 

Growing Words of Compassion: Nature and Writing Practices to Love By $65. More info here.
Deepen your innate capacity and expression of tender compassion. 

Writing on the Landscape: The Book Experienced $50. More info here
Let the author guide you through her book, Writing on the Landscape: Essays and Practices to Write, Roam, Renew. 

Instructors' Guide to Writing on the Landscape $25. More info here
This instructional aid is for professors/facilitators using Writing on the Landscape in their curriculum/group work.

2024 Calendar 

Register for events requiring payment: tealarborstories@gmail.com
Registration for most paid events closes one week prior to start date.
All times listed are in the Pacific Time Zone/United States.
 
 
 

Mar. 12th (Tues.) Cultivating Belonging to Transform Conflict via Zoom 
1:30 – 3:30 PM
This ten-month training series that we’ve created and are implementing is being offered through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service. It is focused on building community for service providers within supportive housing who want to learn, grow together, and build their capacity to transform conflict. We will cover topics such as de-escalation and conflict resolution skills, building community and spaces of belonging, proactively addressing conflict, trauma-informed ways of being, as well as self-care and community care practices. There will be strong threads of nature-based and creative modalities for moving through transformation, conflict, and growing a sense of belonging that will be woven throughout the training. 

Mar. 16th (Sat.) Spring Equinox Half-Day Retreat $60. via Zoom Register: tealarborstories@gmail.com
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Join me to contemplate the season of spring through poetry, meditation, writing, and visual art. 

Apr. 9th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Conversations via Zoom Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the conversation about such topics as spiritual ecology, creativity, beauty, gratitude, service, and kindness. Prompts, questions, and guided inquiries will follow a brief introduction to the month's topic. 

Apr. 9th (Tues.) Cultivating Belonging to Transform Conflict via Zoom 
1:30 – 3:30 PM
This ten-month training series that we’ve created and are implementing is being offered through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service. It is focused on building community for service providers within supportive housing who want to learn, grow together, and build their capacity to transform conflict. We will cover topics such as de-escalation and conflict resolution skills, building community and spaces of belonging, proactively addressing conflict, trauma-informed ways of being, as well as self-care and community care practices. There will be strong threads of nature-based and creative modalities for moving through transformation, conflict, and growing a sense of belonging that will be woven throughout the training. 

Apr. 20th (Sat.) Phenology, Feelings, and Phases Workshop $75. via Zoom Register: tealarborstories@gmail.com
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Phenology is the study of the seasons and cycles of beings in the natural world. Learn simple techniques for capturing patterns of behavior, growth, migration, and more by focusing on those plants, birds, and animals around your home who are most important to you. Get started with your own phenology "journal" and learn how to creatively identify, record, and beautifully express these phenomena in this interactive workshop.

Apr. 29th (Mon.) - May 26th (Sun.) Compassionate Spiritual Ecology Course Register here.
This four-week online course, developed and taught by Jennifer J. Wilhoit, Ph.D., is hosted by the Compassion Education Institute (of the Charter for Compassion). This course offers students an overview of the body of work comprising the discipline of spiritual ecology. At the core of spiritual ecology are values that point to compassion for others—in the nonhuman world as well as in human communities. Beyond an introduction to the basic tenets and values of spiritual ecology, this course will guide, support, and encourage students to explore some of the myriad practical applications of a compassionate spiritual ecology. Additional info here.
 

May 11th & 18th (Sat.) Nature-Based Journaling for Wellbeing $TBD. via Zoom Register: info coming soon
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This TEALarbor stories offering is in collaboration with and hosted by Village Books and Chuckanut Writers. In this two-part workshop, join us to learn what enhanced wellbeing means in the context of journaling. You'll incorporate nature's healing balm into your journaling practice via guided prompts, outdoor time, nature-based images/objects, and more. Be prepared with a distraction-free environment, access to the outdoor world outside your door, and a willingness to spend short, repeated amounts of time outside during the course of each session.

May 14th (Tues.) Cultivating Belonging to Transform Conflict via Zoom 
1:30 – 3:30 PM
This ten-month training series that we’ve created and are implementing is being offered through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service. It is focused on building community for service providers within supportive housing who want to learn, grow together, and build their capacity to transform conflict. We will cover topics such as de-escalation and conflict resolution skills, building community and spaces of belonging, proactively addressing conflict, trauma-informed ways of being, as well as self-care and community care practices. There will be strong threads of nature-based and creative modalities for moving through transformation, conflict, and growing a sense of belonging that will be woven throughout the training. 

May 17th (Fri.) Nature Journaling Workshop $80. via Zoom Register: tealarborstories@gmail.com
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Learn how to capture your nature experiences on the page via evocative images, words, creativity. This is especially for people who lack confidence in their artistic skills (though everyone is welcome). Leave with beautifully completed pages in your nature journal.

Jun. 11th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Conversations via Zoom Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the conversation about such topics as spiritual ecology, creativity, beauty, gratitude, service, and kindness. Prompts, questions, and guided inquiries will follow a brief introduction to the month's topic. 

Jun. 11th (Tues.) Cultivating Belonging to Transform Conflict via Zoom 
1:30 – 3:30 PM
This ten-month training series that we’ve created and are implementing is being offered through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Conflict Intervention Service. It is focused on building community for service providers within supportive housing who want to learn, grow together, and build their capacity to transform conflict. We will cover topics such as de-escalation and conflict resolution skills, building community and spaces of belonging, proactively addressing conflict, trauma-informed ways of being, as well as self-care and community care practices. There will be strong threads of nature-based and creative modalities for moving through transformation, conflict, and growing a sense of belonging that will be woven throughout the training. 

Jun. 22nd (Sat.) Summer Solstice Half-Day Retreat $60. via Zoom Register: tealarborstories@gmail.com
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Join me to contemplate the season of summer through poetry, meditation, writing, and visual art. 

Aug. 5th – 9th (Mon. - Fri.) TEALarbor stories Annual Creative Retreat Bainbridge Island, WA

Aug. 13th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Conversations via Zoom Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the conversation about such topics as spiritual ecology, creativity, beauty, gratitude, service, and kindness. Prompts, questions, and guided inquiries will follow a brief introduction to the month's topic. 

Sep. 28th (Sat.) Fall Equinox Half-Day Retreat $60. via Zoom Register: tealarborstories@gmail.com
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Join me to contemplate the season of autumn through poetry, meditation, writing, and visual art. 

Oct. 8th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Conversations via Zoom Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the conversation about such topics as spiritual ecology, creativity, beauty, gratitude, service, and kindness. Prompts, questions, and guided inquiries will follow a brief introduction to the month's topic. 

Nov. 13th  (Wed.) Gratitude Workshop via Zoom $40.
9:00 – 11:00 AM
Learn, practice, and celebrate how gratefulness can become an extraordinary part of your everyday life. 

Dec. 10th (Tues.) Second Tuesdays Conversations via Zoom Free (register to get access)
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Join the conversation about such topics as spiritual ecology, creativity, beauty, gratitude, service, and kindness. Prompts, questions, and guided inquiries will follow a brief introduction to the month's topic. 



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