How to create a personal road map to a more self-resilient way of life
Sunday 7 July 2024
This one-day course runs from 9:45 am to 4:30 pm at Old Boat Community Centre, Brighton
This course is for anyone wanting to change their life circumstances. No experience is necessary.
The course will be delivered primarily as presentations and discussions with Q&As, and some exercises and fun activities for the participants throughout the day.
During the day, we will explore, through images and conversation, two very different experiences of becoming more self-reliant. There will be chances for participants to do a personal skills audit, work on their own life designs, as well as doing some socialising (real networking).
What will be covered?
- Core elements needed to transition from a consumer based lifestyle to a more interdependent, community rich, up-skilled one
- Money (finance and debt)
- Slavery of others and self
- Skilling up, learning styles and life long learning
- Philosophy of repair and circularity
- Food, nutrition and preparation
- Nurturing resources and beneficial connections
- Developing an enquiring mind
- Slow steady solutions
- Influence filtering: looking at and being aware of outside pressures and choosing a path that speaks to your heart
- How to use the internet positively to grow your skills for free
- Pacing, vision, navigation of your plan
- Build in calm and ameliorate stress
- Building trust and reliable, thriving support networks
Outcomes for participants
By the end of the day you will have a much deeper understanding of what is required to make a more meaningful, resilient life. You will have a sense of where on the map you are, with your own possible next steps.
You will have access to online how-to videos in basic electronics, repairs, household tips and growing food at home and ideas for other routes to learning the skills you need.
Andy Reynolds and Fran Pickering will lead this course. Andy is an author, instructor, forester and promoter of self-reliance. He has spent the last 20 years rebuilding a home and changing the surrounding fields from dead agricultural land into an oasis of natural life. Read his blog here.
Old Boat Corner Community Centre
Carden Park, Carden Hill
- £175 – Sponsored/organisation rate
- £175 – Individual income more than 25k/yr
- £140 – Individual income 18-25k/yr
- £105 – Individual income less than 18k/yr
- £70- Individual, concessionary rate (check eligibility)*
If you have completed the booking process but you haven’t received a confirmation email from us please contact us to check your booking has gone through.
If you are booking within two weeks of the event, or the event is nearly full, you will not have the option to pay BACS. Instead, you will need to pay immediately using a credit/debit card or PayPal.