HAVEN - The Gaia Project

Haven

28 Days of Respite and Relief for Activists and Leaders

As a citizen committed to democracy, you’ve taken your engagement in politics and change to new levels since the 2016 US election. You’ve marched, you’ve written your congressperson, maybe you’ve organized your first protest (or your 50th). 

You’ve advocated for others in your workplace and in the world. You’ve learned to use your voice for change in new and different ways. You’ve resisted, challenged oppressive structures, and worked daily to make the world a better place.

You’ve fought back as hard as you know how, and you know there’s so much more to do.

But there’s a major challenge to where you find yourself right now: burn out, overwhelm and exhaustion.

The constant onslaught of the appalling news cycle, the relentless impact of this administration’s cruel and heartless policies, has left you completely depleted, angry, afraid, and some days, wanting to quit– or at least, to find a more effective way to keep going.

We know how you feel, because we’re there too. We’re in desperate need of breathing room, space and peace so that we can continue to survive, fight back and thrive, while fighting for change.

This is why we’re here.

Welcome to Haven, a twenty-eight day program of relief and respite for activists and leaders.

What is Haven?

Haven is a 28 day program for anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed and burnt out in the current news cycle, and who wants to find ways to create space, peace and relief for herself and others while continuing to fight back.

Starting on September 3rd, and until October 1st, Haven will support, guide and create ease for you and all who participate, each and every day, in order to create the space we all need to continue fighting back.

Haven is now OPEN!

Sign up here!

 

Here’s what Haven entails:

  • Every day, for 28 days, Haven will provide a daily theme for contemplation and relief, delivered via email in a beautiful graphic format, and also within an optional community Facebook group
  • Every day, you’ll be given four options on how to apply the theme in your day for each daily theme, you’ll have the choice: 
    • to make a new commitment to yourself in alignment with the theme 
    • to complete a short journaling exercise around the theme
    • to create a community share on the topic of the theme 
    • to release something that’s not working for you within the arena of the daily theme (we’ll explain how)
    • or to just simply sit quietly with how the daily theme could be applied in your life to create greater space, comfort and ease
  • Within the optional Facebook group, our community will share, support, and provide respite to one another as we progress through the program together
  • We’ll also offer several overarching rituals and practices that you can apply for the entire 28 days to process grief, trauma, stress and fear as you continue your activist/leader journey
  • We’ll provide instructions and support for periodic group social media and news breaks throughout the program to create space and relief
  • Every aspect of Haven is optional– take what works or what you feel called to, and leave the rest 
  • At an optional second tier, you’ll receive weekly audio gifts from our founder, Elizabeth McLaughlin, as well as bonus audio gifts from special guests (think meditation, prompts to carry forward peace in the every day, and support on managing stress)

We’ve designed this entire program to feel like a break, a breathing room, a pause, and a virtual retreat in your every day– and you don’t have to stop any of your activist endeavors while you participate.

Best of all, Haven is entirely virtual, meaning you can participate from anywhere in the world, on any timetable that works for you, at any level of personal participation.

 

Haven is now open!

Sign me up!

Registration Options for Haven

Because we want to make this program as accessible as possible to those who need it, we’ve crafted two options for Haven, each with payment plans.

Level One:

  • daily emails announcing the Haven theme for the day
  • thought points and optional daily exercises on each theme, presented in a beautiful graphic format
  • overarching rituals and practices that you can apply for the entire 28 days to process grief, trauma, stress and fear as you continue your activist/leader journey
  • instructions and support for periodic group social media and news breaks to create space and relief
  • optional participation in a private community Facebook group, cultivated and curated by our community manager Megan Baker, to support, ease and provide respite throughout the program and among our participants

Investment: $99, or two monthly payments of $59

Level Two:

  • daily emails announcing the Haven theme for the day
  • thought points and optional daily exercises on each theme, presented in a beautiful graphic format
  • overarching rituals and practices that you can apply for the entire 28 days to process grief, trauma, stress and fear as you continue your activist/leader journey
  • instructions and support for periodic group social media and news breaks to create space and relief
  • optional participation in a private community Facebook group, cultivated and curated by our community manager Megan Baker, to support ease and provide respite throughout the program and among our participants
  • four weekly audio programs from Elizabeth McLaughlin, on creating ease and space to continue on your journey as an activist and resistance warrior
  • bonus audio materials to support your emotional and spiritual health as you proceed through the program and along your activist path

Investment: $299, or two monthly payments of $159

Every person engaged in the battle for democracy needs a safe space to find peace right now, even in the virtual realm. At the end of this program, you’ll be renewed, restored, and held within a community of fellow warriors, with the strength to keep going and restored faith in all our efforts to create a better world. 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Absolutely not, and we do not want you to! This program is designed to create space within your day for peace and breathing room, while you continue to lead your daily life and to activate around issues that matter and impact all of us. 

Each prompt for the daily theme will take you between five and thirty minutes daily to complete, and every aspect of the program is optional.

Each prompt for the daily theme will take you between five and thirty minutes daily to complete, and every aspect of the program is optional. Your participation in the community Facebook group is at your discretion.

At level 2, all bonus audio materials will be thirty minutes or less, and accessible virtually at your leisure.

As we like to say here, take what works and leave the rest.

Haven runs for twenty-eight days, from September 3rd to October 1st.

Haven is a virtual program. You can participate from anywhere in the world, from behind your laptop or your phone.

Haven is a part of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, which for nine years has been one of the nation’s most recognized providers of training and coaching on issues of women’s leadership, diversity and inclusion in the corporate and non-profit worlds. Learn more about us here

Haven was created by Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, the founder of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, to support activist leaders like herself who are at peak burnout. Elizabeth is a lifelong activist and the host of the viral daily resistance broadcast known as #ResistanceLive, as well as the host of the Women’s Leadership Podcast. Learn more about Elizabeth here.

We’ve explored options to host the Haven community on other social media platforms. At this time and in the short time frame for Haven’s start, Facebook is the most accessible option for community support during the program.

Yes and yes.  You can apply for a scholarship here.

Applications close Wednesday, 8/28/19, at 7 pm PT.

To donate to support another Activist, please click here.

Feel free to contact us by email, and we’ll be happy to address any questions or concerns. Our team email is info@gaialeadershipproject.com.

About Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin

Elizabeth is a world-renowned executive and leadership coach, host of the viral daily broadcast #ResistanceLive, and the Founder of Gaia Project Consulting and The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership.

Elizabeth has coached thousands of executives in government, the private sector and non-profits to create change. She has been featured on CNN, NPR and HuffPost Live, as well as in Forbes, The Huffington Post, DailyWorth, Elle Magazine, The Glass Hammer and numerous other outlets. Her work has earned the support of women leaders like Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, Amanda Steinberg, Chantal Pierrat, and many other high-profile women leaders worldwide.

Elizabeth’s company, Gaia Project Consulting, has trained leaders on six continents to know their worth, own their power, and lead others in practice and by example—whether at home, at work or in the world.

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