What is the relationship between nature and our emotional wellbeing?
In our work-dominated, technology-immersed lives we often forget to consider the systems of nature and our place in them. Our relationship to nature can be a rich source of understanding and attentiveness, humility and wonder, self-knowledge and wellbeing for ourselves, as well as the world we live in.
This October, we’ve brought together four of Australia’s most extraordinary thinkers to explore the relationship between nature and our emotional wellbeing: our outer and inner wild. At this exclusive live event, we will be guided through four key ideas and encouraged to undertake a series of self-reflective exercises designed to challenge our thinking around nature and our emotional wellbeing.
Throughout the evening we will hear ideas from:
Author and adventurer Miriam Lancewood will share her personal experiences of living in the New Zealand wilderness and the effect that the wild has on our minds.
Wilderness expert and author Martin Hawes will explore the values of wilderness and its role in our search for meaning.
Acclaimed contemporary artist Patricia Piccinini will use art to explore the unknown and unfamiliar within ourselves.
Intergenerational healing expert Judy Atkinson will explore the connection between Country and emotional wellbeing for Indigenous, and indeed all, peoples
Co-curated and presented in partnership with our friends at The School of Life, this event is part of a new series exploring major emotional concerns in our modern world. We will leave with new perspectives on the theme and practical ideas about how we might think and act differently.
18.15 Doors Open
19.00 Welcome & Introduction
19.10 Miriam Lancewood
19.35 Martin Hawes
20.15 Patricia Piccinini
20.40 Judy Atkinson
21.05 Closing Remarks
21.15 Event Conclude
This event is suitable for all ages.
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Read more about Dumbo Feather Issue 56—Embracing the Wild.