Practicing Partnership with the Earth: join Ann Amberg September 27

The Center for Partnership Studies is delighted to be teaming with applied transformational ecology consultant Ann Amberg, M.C.S. for this special in-depth webinar series.

Practicing Partnership with the Earth

Everyday practices to align with what life does in the context of earth as family, economy, culture and home.

Each of us in our uniqueness has a vital role to play in the evolution of a new human-earth partnership based on care, reciprocity and respect. In this time of radical change, loss and uncertainty, an informed and committed relationship with the earth grounds our action. Nature is the foundation of our economic systems, and nature is available to engage with us in unexpected ways!

Guided by self-designed practices that align with nature’s ancient ways of knowing, we’ll assess where we are on the domination-partnership continuum in the context of earth as family, economy, culture and home. Over the course of five interactive sessions, we will utilize systems-based concepts and experiential practices to explore our “true nature” —the human potential of a thriving partnership system that takes nature seriously— and dive into the heart and soul of an emerging human-earth alliance.

In each 2-hour webinar, Ann will introduce a new dimension in the power of partnership, focusing on re-igniting our intimate connection with the natural world and forming the foundations of a living earth partnership.

Drawing from the work of Riane Eisler, climate change scientists and evolutionary philosophers, we’ll deepen our felt sense of “a resurgent partnership consciousness” within our local ecological community. We’ll take a deep dive into 10 original, embodied earth partnership practices that will jump-start your connection with your own true nature and with the natural world as a living subject. We are embedded in an evolving sacred ecology; we can learn to work in synergy with life systems to release outmoded domination systems and nurture our birthright as planetary humans.

Webinar Series
Practicing Partnership with the Earth
Wednesdays: Sept. 27, October 11 and 18, 2017
10am-noon Pacific
$25 per session


Register for individual sessions (in the registration form, use the drop-down menu to choose your dates).

See program schedule below. All sessions are recorded and all registrants receive a link to full session recordings.

“Each presentation is so rich and really affirms how I have been since birth and why I am returning to the core of my essence to be in the world from this strength in partnership with all of life.” – Beth Wilson, coach, author, and Partnership Practitioner

All attendees will receive the 40-page e-book Practicing Partnership with the Earth: Nurturing the Evolution of a Caring Alliance Based on Reciprocity and Respect by Ann Amberg

October 15: watch for the article Practicing Partnership with the Earth in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Partnership Studies

September 20, 2017
In this session, we’ll access where feminine and masculine values meet and work together towards love in action.
Earth Partnership Practices:
• Concentrating life force: inner territorial integrity
• Allurement: gravity, connection, intimacy

September 27, 2017
We’ll explore our accountability to earth’s major life systems —including climate change and ecosystem integrity. Can we trust what is happening? How can we serve our our capacity to evolve in partnership with the earth, amid destruction and loss?
Earth Partnership Practices:
• Emergence: the timing is now for our collective creativity to come into being
• Balance: biosphere, mindsphere and zest
• Cataclysm: What is dying? How can we work consciously with radical change?

October 11, 2017
Partnership systems help set new standards for how we will live; integrating the work of partnering with the unknown for healing and change.
Earth Partnership Practices:
• Synergy: Food, place, and mutually-enhancing relationships
• Transmutation: the beauty way and oppositional forces
• Transformation: pollinating positive seeds for change

October 18, 2017
Partnership acknowledges and values the earth itself as the source and foundation of all our “relational currency”.
Earth Partnership Practices:
• Interrelationship: a caring economy respects nature’s economy
• Radiance: How nature’s radiance is disguised as money

In this webinar series, you will learn:

• Ten primary life dynamics that shape who we are every day
• Simple embodied practices to align and co-evolve with these patterns
• The links between climate change and earth as primary economy
• How nature’s (our) radiance is disguised as money
• The role of grief in healing the earth-human relationship
• How our capacity for care is mirrored in our relationship to the earth as mother

“Thank you again for a lovely presentation last night. It was really special, and lovely to feel how the energy of the group deepened when we came together in a circle, connecting and opening. I felt really inspired and supported by the event.”
—Bryony Rogers, Sacred Art & the Inner Landscape, Lancaster, UK, Sept. 2014

“Your talk was incredible.” —Dan Mahle, Whidbey Institute, February 2014

“Thank you Ann, such a gracious and stunningly generous steward you are to us. …for your guidance, your knowledge, your wisdom I am grateful… such rich, fertile ground.”
—M.P., What Does the Universe Do? participant

Contact Ann Amberg for more information.

Ann Amberg, M.C.S., is the Assistant Director of the Leadership & Learning Programs for the Center for Partnership Studies. Since 2002, she has guided adult leaders and K-12 teachers in a program of applied transformational and contemplative ecology. She founded the program “What Does the Universe Do?” in 2012 to integrate partnership, feminine and indigenous ways of knowing with deep imagery to illuminate simple daily practices that serve to align us with the biodynamic patterns of life. Ann has completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies: Integral Ecology and her Masters in Contemporary Spirituality. She is an artist and lives on beautiful Whidbey Island, WA where gardens, hummingbirds and creative people thrive.

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