Call recording: Q&A with Sarah Bittle
In this rich conversation, former Deep Adaptation Facebook group moderator Sarah Bittle discusses her journey and learnings with volunteers from the Deep Adaptation Forum.
Clarification: Sarah confirmed that while she had the idea of starting a DA Facebook page, Jem Bendell had the idea of launching the PDA Facebook group, and was its primary admin from the beginning, until stepping down from his role in the DAF core team in September 2020. Sarah was one of the first moderators on that group.
Among other things, we touched on the following topics:
- the importance of creating containers, and having conveners bring people together, and how boundaries can foster culture;
- how getting comfortable (or at least OK) with the idea of collapse is very much akin to that of accepting one’s own mortality;
- how participating in a community like Deep Adaptation can be essentially a stage in a learning journey, a step on a ladder towards integrating the idea of collapse into one’s life.
ABOUT THE CONSCIOUS LEARNING WEBINARS
This webinar is part of the Conscious Learning Festival (July to September, 2021), itself an offshoot of Wendy and Dorian’s participatory Action Research project in the Deep Adaptation Forum (see here). These webinars touch on the topics of learning, change, and Deep Adaptation. Where relevant, they will highlight the presenters’ “learning journey” into the Deep Adaptation Forum and beyond.
Read more about the Festival here, and feel free to convene a discussion of your own!
I try to bring good people and exciting projects together within the Deep Adaptation Forum, where I am currently part of the core team. I am also studying social learning and radical collective change as part of my PhD at IFLAS, University of Cumbria.
- Deep Adaptation as Psychological First Aid
- Conscious Learning Festival – Getting access to another level of thinking and intuition consistently
- How I am helping to catalyse support efforts in the Ukraine
- Widening Circles with Emma Mary Gathergood
- D&D Circle: Fostering deep mutual learning within a small group