It becomes especially important, however, in moments of discernible collective unrest in response to major campus, community, national, or global events.
We would like to share a few resources that may help you think about how to address these moments. We welcome feedback and the sharing of additional practices. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your thoughts. As these resources evolve in collaboration with our communities, the most up-to-date version will always be available on this blog post.
- Options for Action: Responding to Political Crisis-part I Katerina Traut & Sara Ropp
- Options for Action: Responding to Political Crisis – Part II Katerina Traut & Sara Ropp
- When Emotions Run High (key principles and practices for addressing what’s happening beyond the classroom or workplace)
- Structures for Processing Current Events (2 broadly adaptable activities that help participants connect to self and other to process current events, without requiring excessive vulnerability or inviting debate)
- Getting Ready to Dialogue (a primer for engaging in dialogue, including helpful scripts for difficult moments)
- Practicing Presence (a collection of simple mindfulness practices to help participants release tension)