Hi I’m Kate Seselja Founder of The Hope Project, I began this movement towards human sustainability after my own journey through addiction almost cost me my life. No one ever plans for addiction or mental health struggles to be part of their life, but science and research tells us if we understand, we can control, predict and prevent. There are no quick fixes or magic pills, the purpose of my work is to give you fresh insight and help make you curious enough to find your OWN unique answers, but in order to find answers, you have to have a tool to help you, to see where to look. When I looked at society I identified that behaviour is non verbal communication and where addiction and struggle is present, the mind and body are trying to communicate that an unsustainable environment is present. When we try to stop or correct behaviour in people without understanding the unsustainable environment that exists, it doesn’t work. Ignoring or failing to address our vital needs, results in coping or existing, this isn’t enough because we were actually built to thrive.

If we understand human sustainability, it becomes clear how certain people, products and environments intentionally harm individual and societal wellbeing. When people are taught how to communicate effectively with themselves, to learn how to live and not just be expected to exist, incredible shifts happen. Our capacities increase along with kindness, empathy and understanding, this leads to less judgement, shame and fear.

Teaching people how to build proactive resilience via presentations and workshops in workplaces, schools, universities and communities across Australia and Internationally is the mission. The Hope Project also has the licence to screen the powerful award-winning documentary RESILIENCE - The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, This vital work bridges the gaps of hopelessness and helps to illuminate pathways forward.

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I have never been more inspired - the mission of The Hope Project is truly the real deal.
Great person, great speaker. Recommend her and the AWAKE course. Support The Hope Project on it awesome incredible journey.
Kate is inspiring others to not only seek help with their own addiction, but to use the successful strategies developed by Kate from her own experience to help themselves.
Kate's story was very powerful and honest, it opened my eyes. I will be looking for people like Kate - so I can help or make that first contact.
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Kate was amazing - she showed courage to be able to stand up and tell her story.
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Kate's story was really helpful as it showed that the problems of gambling can affect anyone.
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Having an actual recovering problem gambler stand up and speak with us was really good.
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Listening to a true story of someone's gambling problems helps hit home how important it is to be provided with information to anyone we think needs help.
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I am daily living a mentally healthier life – my best life; thanks to Kate and the Hope Project.
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