Mapping Ourselves 1+4 Workshop Series
Participants will learn one (or several) pencil-and-paper Mapping Ourselves tools for seeing the invisible in their own lives, especially the caring relationships amongst their family, friends, co-workers, and others, and the impact of day-to-day life on emotional and physical wellbeing. (For an overview, click here.)
By learning how to see the invisible—visualizing care ecosystems and other aspects of living—we can build and expand our own insight, power, and leadership to improve our community’s capacity for resilience and collaboration.
“By learning these resources, we can transform businesses into tools for positive change where everyone comes out ahead.” — Ari Weinzweig, Co-founder, Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, and author of Building a Great Business and Managing Ourselves.
This workshop, led by Atlas of Care, includes a self-contained Session 1, plus Sessions 2–5 for those who wish to learn more.
Session 1 — Tuesday, June 16, 4:00-6:30 pm PT (7:00-9:30 pm ET)
In this 2½-hour, highly-interactive workshop, participants will learn to see their own “care ecosystem”, the web of caring relationships in their lives. Participants will learn one of the Mapping Ourselves tools, the Atlas CareMap (1-minute video; for more details click here) that makes it easier to see and analyze how care is given and received in one’s life. The workshop also provides opportunities to share your observations with other participants, to discover the emotional and practical value of learning from each other, and to experience how this leads to deeper relationships and stronger communities. We conclude Session 1 with an overview of the other Mapping Ourselves tools and key underlying concepts.
Sessions 2–5 — Tuesdays, June 23 & 30 and July 7 & 14, 4:00-5:15 pm PT (7:00-8:15 pm ET)
For those who choose to continue with the series, in these 75-minute interactive sessions participants will learn the five other Mapping Ourselves tools and explore the deeper concept of “personal science”. There will be assignments, to use the tools in our day-to-day lives, and discuss your findings with others in your lives. As a group, we will also discuss how these tools and ideas can be leveraged for the benefit of the many groups we belong to, ranging from our immediate families to the organizations and other communities we are a part of.
This series is a co-learning activity between The Teal Team and Atlas of Care.
A California-based nonprofit, Atlas of Care transforms how we care for ourselves and each other by connecting scientific inquiry with community-based development theories and practices. We design experiences and practical tools that help people see, connect, and collectively explore care (giving and receiving) in everyday life. Hundreds of people have participated in CareMap Workshops (Session 1), and the more extensive Mapping Ourselves: Personal Science for Strengthening Community programs (Sessions 1–5), supported by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AARP, Santa Barbara Foundation, and Michigan Health Endowment Fund.