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Theme: Making Waves: Conversations with Influencers and Disruptors

This event occurred on
September 15, 2021
Santa Barbara, California
United States

Introducing the TEDxSantaBarbaraSalon

This year, we continue producing a series of weekly virtual talks, focusing on ideas that are influencing us, locally and globally. These short conversations are not news-focused. Instead, we are highlighting discussions of hope and optimism while showcasing actionable solutions.

As this is a Salon-style TEDx experience, it means you're invited to participate by asking questions during the live event. Be sure to register so you're able to be a part of this collaboration.

The topics we explore are focused on the Pandemic, Sustainability, Creativity, and Social Justice. We look at them individually and, at times, see how one has influenced the other. We look through various lenses and hear from different voices as we explore these inquiries. One of our guests introduced us to the word Syndemics, which is the collision of different epidemics. This syndemic and the chaos, complexity, and intricate complications it has brought to all of our lives is what Making Waves is all about. All while finding the silver thread of hope from our guests.

We navigate through opinions to help us all understand these challenging times by focusing on positive disruption. We’ve heard that normal will never be normal again. This year we’re Making Waves.

TEDxSantaBarbaraSalon - Virtual Event
1482 E Valley Road, Suite 466
Santa Barbara, California, 93108
United States
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Kimberly Rose

M.Ed. Ecotherapist, Naturalist, Educator
After 20 years of work in animal welfare, environmental rights, and nature education, Kimberly chose to step into the field of psychotherapy to more deeply address the disconnection at the root of her activism. Kimberly now guides clients and students to connect with their intuitive, animal selves and their local landscapes by trusting in the power of the human/nature relationship and the wisdom of the body to heal fractured attachments. She received her bachelor’s degree in plant biology and outdoor education and her master’s degree in Counseling. Kimberly is the owner and operator of Relational Rewilding Nature Guiding and Colorado Ecotherapy Institute. She blends her training in gestalt, ecology, herbalism, animal tracking, and somatic awareness into therapy and ecotherapy workshops for therapists. Kimberly is also faculty and coordinator for the Gestalt Equine Institute of the Rockies.

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Santa Barbara, CA, United States