It can feel so depressing and hopeless when you hear the daily news about climate change, the loss of biodiversity, species oppression and extinction.
What can YOU, as an individual, do when the survival of our natural world is at stake??
A good way to start is to bring hope and beauty into the lives of the many by nurturing your emotional, social, multispecies, ecological, and spiritual nature. NVC is an extremely valuable tool to strengthen your ability to feel connected to the web of life - via your interactions in all relationships - be they human or multi-species, family, community, organizations or advocacy efforts.
Loving Animal Nature will support you to:
- Deepen your ability to connect to and love animal nature, especially human nature
- Promote greater self acceptance
- Enhance your ability to be nurtured to nurture, even when under stress
- Grow a better understanding of how you can serve life in all its forms
The principles of NVC promote compassion through thought, word, and action. This course will bring awareness to the needs and feelings that connect everything from one-cell life forms to more complex beings such as trees, humans, and other animals.
The awareness of our tangible interconnection brings with it much peace, belonging, meaning, and acceptance both within and without.
About LoraKim Joyner
Rev. LoraKim Joyner is a Unitarian Universalist minister, having served in parish ministry for 10 years in North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, and Florida. Currently she serves as a community minister in Multispecies Ministry and Compassionate Communication, affiliated with the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation at White Plains. She is also an adjunct professor at Meadville Lombard Theological School where she teaches Compassionate Communication and Multispecies Ministry. She draws on her training as a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication and over 30 years as a conservationist and wildlife veterinarian to lead One Earth Conservation. With her team, they support others through their international Nurture Nature Program, based largely on the foundations of Nonviolent Communication, that seeks to empower the people saving the planet. She travels to areas in Latin America to stand in solidarity and witness to the plight of the parrots there, and do what she can. One Earth's projects extend to Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, and Guyana. More...