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How to Find Hope in a Climate Crisis

Three-Part Mini-course Delivered Direct to Your Inbox

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The Making Design Circular approach is unique because it combines head, heart and hand skills and most courses include an element of each.
  • Head means you predominantly use your brain to think things though
  • Hand means you’ll have the opportunity to learn new making techniques
  • Heart means it’s informed by coaching techniques and there’s likely to be some soul searching required

When

Immediate start

Where

Online

Level

Acorn (Beginner)

Time

2 hours

Money GBP

£100 one-off payment
or 2 payments of £50
£120 inc VAT if payable

Money USD/EUR

$127 approx
118 € approx

Got questions?

When

Immediate start

Where

Online

Level

Acorn (Beginner)

Time

2 hours

Money

£100 one-off payment
or 2 payments of £50
approx $127
approx 118 €
£120 inc VAT if payable

Giving Back

10% of your subscription will be donated towards environmental causes and bursary places.

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How to Find Hope in a Climate Crisis

Move through feelings of helplessness, reconnect with nature and take aligned environmental action. You care about the environment and you’ve got a hunch that craft might just be able to save world. The problem is that the endless stream of bad news has got you feeling pretty helpless and like nothing you do could possibly make a difference.

Does this sound like you?

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You care deeply about the environment, but it’s getting harder and harder to engage because it all just feels so hopeless
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It breaks your heart / makes you furious that world leaders are making such bad decisions while you’re trying so hard to do the right thing
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Maybe you’ve even stopped watching or reading the news because it just gets you down (but it still finds you via Instgram – or is that just me?!)
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Perhaps you’re a little bit scared of the emotions that you might unleash if you really dig into some of this stuff
I will share three simple steps to help you reconnect with your optimism so you can feel better and make a difference
Mary Michel
Mary Michel
Ostrero
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“I just want to say a huge thanks for running Cultivating Hope - it's been a really lovely way to think through reasons for being hopeful over the past couple of weeks!”

Katie Treggiden in the press...

Introducing: How to Find Hope in a Climate Crisis

A three-part mini-course delivered direct to your inbox that will help you to:

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Identify and name the difficult feelings – this is not about ‘toxic positivity’ but about acknowledging what’s really going on for you
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Work through those feelings and move them out of your body
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Move you out of ‘fight or flight’ mode and into a calm and connected state
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Reconnect with nature for its proven benefits for your mental health, because you need to feel better before you can do better
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Spend time really engaging with nature to fill your cup and inspire you to take action
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Find environmental actions that align with what you’re good and what you enjoy so that you’ll want to keep doing them
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Audit what comes into your world to protect your sense of hope moving forward
Imogen Taylor Noble
Imogen Taylor Noble
Ceramicist
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“I left the second session feeling lucky and grateful. Cultivating Hope was just what I needed – thank you”

Hey, I'm Katie Treggiden

I once told a business mentor that my mission was to “inspire, educate and empower designer-makers to join the circular economy.”

He told me he didn’t think I was doing that. “What?!” I said. “I’ve written books, I’ve got a podcast, I give talks on the world’s stages, I write for everybody from The Guardian to Crafts Magazine – what more can I do?!” I responded, slightly affronted.

“Oh, you’re inspiring them, for sure,” he said. “But what about the educate and empower part? What about the ‘how’?”

He was right of course and in that moment Making Design Circular was born.

I have since interviewed hundreds of designers, makers, artists and craftspeople about their sustainability journeys and beta-tested everything in the membership, short courses and 1:1 nature-informed coaching offer with brave souls who saw me embark on my own “progress over perfection” journey.

I have seen first-hand the transformation this work has had for those who have joined so far – and I want that for you too.

What’s included

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The first email you’ll receive when you sign up includes a PDF overview of the whole mini-course – if you do nothing more than download and work through the three stages outlined in that PDF, you’re golden!
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If you want to go deeper, you will receive three emails over the next three days, each with a video from me exploring the three stages in turn:
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First, you'll name, acknowledge and feel your feelings. Cultivating hope is not about ‘toxic positivity’ or bypassing what’s really going on – they say that ‘the only way out is through’ and that’s definitely the case here. It’s important to make space for whatever emotions brought you here, and the first video includes a number of exercises to help you do that
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Then you'll rebuild your connection with the natural world. The research is clear – spending time in nature will not only make you feel better, but also make you more likely to behave positively towards the environment, wildlife and habitats, so I’ll be sharing tools and exercises to help you do just that
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Finally, you'll start to take aligned action. The best way to overcome feelings of hopelessness is to do something – it’s just a question identifying which actions are within your control, aligned with your values as well as your skills and resources, and will help you to build momentum, which is exactly what this video is here to help you do
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And I will tell you a little bit about another course called How to Find Your Environmental Superpower. There is no obligation to join, but if you enjoy this one, you're going to LOVE it.
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NB This course was previously known as Cultivating Hope
Elisabeth Graff Espevoll
Elisabeth Graff Espevoll
Furniture designer
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"I just signed up for Cultivating Hope. It feels ever so relevant as I was having a big discussion with my husband last night, where he was all “There is really no point in trying, what I do doesn't matter anyway." I don't agree. But for sure it's hard to keep believing. Thank you."

How it works

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Cultivating Hope is a self-paced course and everything will be delivered directly to your inbox, so you don’t need to access any new platforms
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You will receive a PDF overview and then three videos to help you explore the themes in more depth – these will arrive daily for a little gentle accountability to encourage you to move through them
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The videos will remain accessible for as long as this course exists, so you can go at your own pace and come back to it as many times as you need to
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Having taken this course, you will become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course
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All videos are fully captioned and written transcripts and audio-only versions are provided to cater for different learning styles. If there is another way I can make this programme more accessible, just shoot me an email and I will always do my best to help

Your investment

£100 one-off payment
or 2 payments of £50
£120 inc VAT if payable
Approx $127
Approx 118 €
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We’re not here to waste your time or ours.

That’s why we offer a direct, no-nonsense money-back guarantee.

Our goal? Happy customers and zero regrets.

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Dive into any course. If at any point before completion you feel it's not teaching you anything new or it's not relevant to your world, hit the brakes.
Reach out to us before you finish the course. That's crucial. If you complete it, we'll take it as a nod that you found value in our content.
We'll refund every single penny. No hard feelings. No lengthy processes. Just straight talk and fair play.


Note: Under the UK Consumer Contracts Regulations, you (as a consumer) have the right to cancel a course within 14 days. This right applies regardless of whether the course will be taken online or in person. However, this assumes that you have not accessed the course material on the course website. Our policy offers more than this…a full refund at any point before completing the course.
Jilly Edwards
Tapestry Weaver
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“I’m loving your ability to drive me forward and out of a rather dark hole”

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Cancel anytime with 3 working days notice.

This is for you if...

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You are a designer, maker, craftsperson or artist who is feeling hopeless in the face of the climate crisis
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You are frustrated with global leaders making bad decisions when you’re trying your best to do the right thing

This is not for you if...

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You are committed to staying stuck in your feelings of helplessness – we all have bad days, but hope takes work and you must be willing to put in the work

Frequently Asked Questions

All the course materials hosted on a platform called Circle, so you can find everything in one place and track your progress as you move through the content. You will receive immediate access as well as a series of reminders by email to keep you on track. (You can cancel or reset these at anytime.)

The exact content varies by course, but most include a series of videos and workbooks, a ‘Read/Watch/Listen’ list for those who want to dive deeper and email reminders to keep you on track.

If you take any of my self-paced courses, you will also become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course.

Again, it varies by course so check the fact box at the top left of this page. Most videos are 30–90 minutes long and you can usually do the exercises as you watch. Some courses include additional homework or “challenges” which you might want to dedicate more time to – but you can do everything at your own pace.

You have access to all the course materials as long as the course exists, so you can work through at your own pace and revisit as many times as you need to.

This is an online self-paced course so you can work at your own pace, around other commitments and from any time zone. You will be invited to live quarterly Q&As via Zoom where you can bring any questions.

All videos are captioned and written transcripts and audio-only versions are provided. If there’s anything else I can do to make the course more accessible, please just ask and I will always do my best.

If you are in the UK, we have to charge you VAT. If you are not in the UK and outside the EU, we will not charge you VAT. If you are in the EU, we have to charge VAT unless you provide a VAT number, in which case we don’t. Simple, huh?! But don’t worry – our payment system will work all of this out for as you add your address details. (If you’re having any trouble entering your VAT number, make sure the two-letter prefix, e.g. DK for Denmark) matches the country you’ve entered in your address. Give us a shout if you’re having any trouble and we’ll get you sorted.

Nope! By popular demand, we have moved away from Facebook and now use Circle for hosting all the course materials as well as the community aspect.

A comments thread on each video enables you to share learnings and “aha” moments, ask questions and connect with likeminded souls on the same journey

You can ask questions on the comments thread on each video – I check in most days so will respond as quickly as I can.

Having taken this course, you will become eligible for my *free* quarterly “Ask Me Anything” sessions via Zoom so can get clarification or dig deeper on any part of the course.

And if you’re stick stuck and need a quick response, you can always shoot me an email. 

Again, it depends on the course, so check the details in the fact box at the top right of this page, but most of the higher-priced courses have some sort of payment plan. 

**Include Daniel’s refund copy**

Email me and I’ll be happy to answer it!

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