design your mind
Use ecological principles to design your inner landscape.
This is a short yet challenging workshop that uses the same principles and processes we use in ecological landscape design to help you design a happy and healthy "inner landscape."
Do you need to know permaculture to take this course?
No. In fact, you'll get a basic introduction to what permaculture is and does, on Day One. Here's an overview of what to expect:
Procrastination, burnout, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, and overwhelm are all symptoms that you need to put some energy into designing your inner landscape.
An intentional design of your inner landscape will reflect in every layer of your work on the land. This 3-day online Emotional Permaculture course is about using practical "designer's mind" tools to:
How do you, as the designer of your life, limit yourself, and why?
How can you change what needs to be change, so you can thrive?
We'll explore the GOBRADIME design process, used to create regenerative landscapes all over the world, as a tool for self-improvement and for charting a path to abundance.
We'll use the classic zone and sector mapping techniques from permaculture landscape design, and apply it to our personal, professional, and creative work.
"Most of my emotional introspection tends to be of the frazzled 'I'm-failing-at-everything' 'I-shouldn't-be-feeling-this-way' variety, so it was really helpful to approach my 'emotional landscape' from a different perspective via this course :) Thank you for helping me put my ideas into practice :)"
"The format is comprehensive for all learning styles: kinesthetic, visual, and auditory. I engaged my right and left brain, and never a dull moment. I also loved the videos--what a personal touch!"
"I was really struggling to care for myself, while carrying the weight of the world, in terms of environmental responsibility. Heather Jo helped me marry those things in clear, obvious, almost hilarious ways, especially in strengthening my personal boundaries, the way I would secure my garden fences!"
As a newcomer to permaculture, I LOVED this course!! It opened my eyes to the richness of life in ways I had never imagined. I walked away with a sense of greater balance within myself, and with the world outside of myself. I feel able to look at the world differently now, and create more sustainable systems in all aspects of my life.
"I've been going through a very stressful 6 months, culminating in illness and anxiety, and this course has helped me start to excavate myself from the rubble of stress and competing expectations. Thank you, I'm feeling better than I have in several years.”
I ask folks to make a voluntary contribution of $10-$50, sliding scale, for this 3-day, all-original online course.
Payment is absolutely optional, and your generosity helps fund free permaculture courses for people all over the world. You'll have your choice of prices when you enroll.
Payments are processed in USD, through a secure, encrypted portal.