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Webinar: Inner Absencing: Ghosting Ourselves in A Post-Pandemic Era

Date & time
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Dr. Eva Pomeroy


This event is free



The results of any effort to support change — in ourselves, in others, in systems — will be largely determined by our own way of being. How we show up, how we pay attention, how we hold relationships and space all have an enormous impact on how change unfolds in ourselves and the systems in which we are embedded. Our ‘selves’ are the primary instrument of change work, and the pandemic years have been hard on us. At the same time, these years have made visible the urgent need for personal and systemic change.

How do we ‘hold’ ourselves to hold this work?

Where do we source our inspiration and resilience to persevere with personal and systemic change efforts?

In this session, we begin with the self, looking inward at the roots of personal disempowerment that pull us away from our inherent power and resources. Together we explore the individual and collective pathways that reconnect us with our agency and creative capacity and sustain us in our efforts to foster transformative change.


Dr. Eva Pomeroy
Research Lead and Senior Faculty, Presencing Institute
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Applied Human Sciences

Dr. Eva Pomeroy is Research Lead and u.lab Faculty at the Presencing Institute, an awareness-based action research organization at the intersection of science, consciousness, and profound social and organizational change. U.lab is an online-to-offline transformative change process offered by MITx which has served over 200,000 participants across 184 countries in the past 7 years. Eva is a Co-Founder and Managing Editor of the Journal of Awareness-Based Systems Change, a trans- and multidisciplinary open access journal providing a platform for creative scholarship that brings a first- and second-person lens to the field of systems thinking and systems change. From 2017-2020, she held the Social Innovator in Residence post at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada and is currently 

Affiliate Faculty of the Department of Applied Human Sciences. Her work with participative processes integrates systems thinking, participative action research, contemplative practices, community engagement and transformative learning. Her action research focuses on the cultivation of the social field as a key leverage point for individual and collective transformation, as well as the examination of the theoretical foundations and practices shaping social field work from a decolonization lens. She lives in Montreal with her husband and two sons.

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