Green Dreams Do Come True (For Golden Bay Parents)
Title of Course: Green Dreams Do Come True – Ten Ways to Bring Them to Life (For Parents)
Tutor: Charlotte Squire
Dates and times: Once a week – Monday mornings 10 – 12. Starts Monday January 17th 2011, then 24th January [then Luminate Break], then continues through Feb 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, then March 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th.
Venue: First course: Golden Bay: Charlotte’s House.
Your children are welcome to join us too, if you feel comfortable taking care of them whilst also engaging in the course.
Number of participants (minimum & maximum): 5 – 10 people
Description: This is a ten session, weekly course for parents who are serious about turning their green dreams into a happy reality (and perhaps even making some money from them). It is designed to support loving parenting, whilst acknowledging the importance of keeping our dreams alive and (patiently) moving forward as we raise healthy, thriving people. To give to ourselves is to give to our children. Course participants will work together within an inspired, highly supportive and positive culture to gain clarity about their unique strengths and the direction they can take their lives that will (in some way) be of service to the planet.
Students will: set achievable green goals and time frames; learn tools for steadily and happily working towards those goals; learn how to keep the vision and passion for these dreams alive; attract the support of dream mentor figures; identify the perfect people to collaborate with and entice them to do so; learn positive, effective communication strategies; and publically promote their projects so that they’re taken seriously by the world. It is hoped that by the end of this course participants will have turned their green dreams into reality (or have made significant and satisfying progress towards them).
Each two hour session will involve: check-ins, a presentation from Charlotte (including case studies), questions and answers, goal setting and reviewing, networking, and one small home-work task will be set. Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of their progress. Participants will buddy up with fellow course members.
Please bring: A pen and paper
Cost: $200 (Visa is accepted and Charlotte is happy to work out a payment plan. Charlotte will accept up to half HANDS).
Tutor’s background: Charlotte Squire is the Editor, founder and a writer for Happyzine (www.happyzine.co.nz), an online media platform for positive social and environmental change which is contributed by a team of over thirty people. Happyzine is currently hosting Wild Energy – an international green energy design competition. For the past year the Happyzine team have been been supporting lawyer turned organic gardener Emily Harris to reach her green dream of establishing roof-top gardens in the Auckland CBD. Charlotte is in the process of launching her first ebook: Ten Ways to Chillax and Have Fun as You Live Your Green Dreams world-wide. She has a BA in Social Policy and Politics and believes in the power of positive-media to create exciting political, social and environmental change. Charlotte has been a published free-lance writer (focusing upon positive green news) for around ten years.
Break down of the course:
Course One: Identifying your unique strengths, and understanding why they’re vitally important;
Course Two: Enjoying the process – how to enjoy yourself as you create an exciting environmental future whilst also being the best parent you can be;
Course Three: The immense power of focus – why your focus matters, how to focus on what you want, rather than what you’re worried about, how to apply this power whilst parenting with love;
Course four: Two useful tools to help you manifest environmental success stories;
Course five: Life Balance – why it’s important, how to get some perspective about it, and creating personally sustainable habits around your parenting;
Course six: Techniques to help you keep the faith in your dreams, and trust in the timing;
Course seven: How to find and attract your soul-mentor;
Course eight: Collaborate – how to find people with complementary strengths to do joyfully do stuff you that you tend to avoid and perhaps don’t have time for right now;
Course nine: Communication – and how to calmly initiate profound environmental change because you’re doing a great job of it;
Course ten: Connect – how to share your dreams with communities who will help make them a happy reality (Presentations to your communities).
Course participants will receive a free copy of Charlotte’s new ebook: ‘Ten Ways to Chillax and Have Fun as You Live Your Green Dreams’.
Contact: Charlotte Squire: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tags: green dreams