Social & Emotional Survival Skills

Ages 16+

minors must be accompanied by an adult

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

9am-5pm; No food provided

Future Dates TBD

“Getting to connect with nature and others in this way was so meaningful and healthy. I deeply appreciated the space Laurie held for everyone in the group at all times, her lightheartedness and acceptance for grief made the experience so wonderful. I’m so appreciative and grateful for this land and this experience.”

– Ella

“This was a great class that more people need to take. It was full of valuable and life-changing takeaways”

– Jeremy

“Laurie did a terrific job with this class. I have taken many workshops and feel that her skills in leadership were at the top of all I have experienced. She listened well, made sure everyone was heard and acknowledged, monitored time well, and kept our discussions balanced, relaxed, and never rushed. Fun, sensitive, knowledgeable, interesting, and delightful. THANK YOU.”

– Anonymous

“This was life-changing”

– Barnell H.

Join us for this weekend of learning and practicing social and emotional survival skills for the 21st-century human.

Our ability to connect deeply to ourselves and effectively communicate with others is an important survival skill that is not readily taught in our culture. More and more, our relationships are impacted by the increasing polarization in our society.

In this experiential workshop, we will learn to listen deeply to ourselves and others as we cultivate our intuition, build our resilience, and strengthen our ability to stay true to ourselves in the heat of conflict.

In this workshop you will:

  • Connect to and honor the earth (as you learn to stay grounded in any circumstance in life)
  • Explore cutting-edge science on the crucial role the heart plays in your health and well-being
  • Learn self-regulation tools to reduce stress and increase your resilience
  • Cultivate emotional intelligence
  • Learn to suspend judgment and listen in a way that creates bridges of connection
  • View conflict as an opportunity to further our understanding of each other, find common ground, and inspire creative solutions

Program Logistics:

Class takes place on our 40-acre property outside of Duvall, WA. It will go from 9-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Participants will need to bring their own food, including a packed lunch, snacks, and water for each day.

Camping is available Saturday night on our campus. To register, select “Optional Camping” under the Additional Options section during the registration process. Camping is at your own risk and available only for Saturday. Potable water and porta-potty access are provided. More details will be provided in the Program Details upon registration.

Meet Your Instructor: Laurie Archbold

Laurie Archbold

Laurie grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After leaving her corporate career, she participated in The Immersion at Wilderness Awareness School and Nature Instructor Training. She has served in a variety of positions at WAS, including Immersion Outreach Coordinator, a member of Wilderness Awareness School’s Equity Council, and a core instructor for The Immersion program. 

Laurie loves the outdoors and enjoys combining her passions for self-discovery and personal growth with the awe and wonder she finds in the natural world. She’s a facilitator with the HeartMath Institute and The Compassionate Listening Project, where she gets the privilege of helping people live heart-centered lives. In her private work as a coach and facilitator, Laurie is passionate about connecting people to themselves, the earth, and their communities in ways that allow for the deep healing she believes is so needed at this time. 

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