Storytelling (May 17, 2011)
Storytelling is a powerful tradition that people have used to meaningfully inform, instruct, raise questions, and evoke the world of imaginative play. In this call, Jon Young will explore the power and importance of storytelling as an integral part of building and maintaining regenerative communities. As a master storyteller, Jon will capture your attention as well as your heart as he embodies the time honored tradition of storytelling. In addition to describing the role stories hold in passing along information, Jon models the presence that captivating storytellers bring to listeners. This presence fosters connection, feelings of well-being and peace within the community.
Peacemaking (June 14, 2011)
Peacemaking has a history of success that has largely been overlooked by Western historians, even though many native cultures and nations successfully maintained sophisticated systems of peacemaking over centuries. In this call, Jon Young will share with us the peacemaking principles and teachings that he uncovered throughout his 30-year journey of studying the cultural and educational practices that develop the most skilled trackers and scouts known. Jon has received personal teachings from many trusted elders from peacemaking traditions, and passionately shares this peacemaking wisdom with audiences throughout the US and Europe. Join us to learn how you can implement the peacemaking principles in your own life to foster deeper understanding and connection to yourself and others. Learn how peacemaking will help Transitions Santa Cruz supporters implement and maintain a successful Community Resilience Plan for our local area.
Culture Repair (July 5, 2011)
Jon Young has been studying native cultures for the past 30 years. As an expert tracker and nature mentor who has worked with children and adults throughout the US and Europe, he intimately understands and has seen the effects of our disconnection with nature, ourselves and each other. From this disconnection a degenerative cultural system has emerged that has led to competition, strife, alienation, isolation and rapid environmental degradation. When people are connected deeply to nature, they begin to embody the qualities that lead to deeper connection with self and others. In this call, Jon will tell us how we can begin to build strong local communities designed on the bedrock of deep nature connection. He will explain specific practices that will help us repair our culture and create the structures that increase bonds and strengthen relationships between individuals and individuals, individuals and the group and individuals and nature. Through culture repair, we will be able to work together to transition from a dependence on the global economy to being able to support a thriving, regenerative culture committed to meeting our human needs in our own local community.
Registration: Please register for these calls and we will send you a reminder 24 hours prior.