Saturday April 18, 9.30 – 4.30 (4 sessions) with Alan Heeks and John Harley

Deep Adaptation is a different way to engage with the climate crisis, created by Jem Bendell. It means adapting to climate impacts, as well as trying to reduce them; facing the emotional stresses to enable us to take clear practical steps; seeing this as a spiritual crisis too, and finding its meaning for our life purpose; and exploring all this in local communities.

This is a one-day online introduction to Deep Adaptation, with some space for all the elements named above, offering new tools and approaches to sustain our wellbeing in the face of the climate emergency, as well as for the current coronavirus crisis. We will also explore Jem’s four R’s: how we raise Resilience, recognise what needs Relinquishing and Restoring, and where do we seek Reconciliation to move forward.

This four-part online workshop is part of an initiative started by Alan in December 2019 to help the Bridport community use Deep Adaptation approaches to respond to the climate crisis. The day will include some time for us to discuss this as a group. We will use a range of approaches including group sharing, guided visualisations and pairs work.


Alan Heeks has been involved in sustainability for 30 years, this includes founding the Magdalen Farm charity, near Thorncombe, and Bridport Cohousing. He was named by Jem as a Deep Adaptation Advocate, and is working with community groups, individuals and businesses on these issues.

John Harley is a facilitator, drama therapist and Unitarian minister who is passionate about creative and holistic ways to engage with the climate crisis.

Venue: The sessions will be hosted on Zoom (similar to Skype); you will need access to a computer or smartphone

Timings: Session 1: 9.30-11   Session 2: 11.30-1    Session 3: 2-3.15    Session 4: 3.30-4.30

Cost: £10 waged, £5 unwaged, Under-25s Free

Booking: Contact Rosalind, Tel 07808808278