The books, Coming Back to Life, World as Lover, World as Self, and Thinking Like a Mountain, describe many forms of experiential group work relating to deep ecology, deep time, and despair and empowerment. As new practices evolve, they will be listed below.
by Beth Remmes A few weeks after the election, my yoga teacher and owner of a studio in Georgia, approached me and said, “Beth, I have to do something. People are crying in class. I am having a hard time getting through classes myself. What can we offer these people who are in so much… Read more
The books, Coming Back to Life, World as Lover, World as Self, and Thinking Like a Mountain, describe many forms of experiential group work relating to deep ecology, deep time, and despair and empowerment. The practices listed below are updated versions of the practices described in Coming Back to Life, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown.
(Revised version by Molly Brown and Joanna Macy) (or Accepting the Challenges and Gifts of This Lifetime) (60 minutes) Using and growing our moral imagination, this process focuses on our own lives and helps us see how their basic features and conditions prepare us to take part in the healing of the world. Like climbing… Read more
For the Evolution of the Work That Reconnects By Aravinda Ananda “It’s an important entryway into the potential for healing when we start to recognize we are all participating unless we’re interrupting.” –Rev. Angel Kyodo Williams What a time to be alive! So many skeletons are coming out of the systems of oppression closets and… Read more
Dear People of the Work That Reconnects, I know many of you hoped to hear from me sooner, and I have been trying to write. I labored over three letters and tossed each of them, because they did not begin to do justice to the situation we’re in. They sounded either hysterical or flat. I’ve… Read more
by Lynne Iser Our collective imagination has been captured by the Water Protectors of Standing Rock. The Native people, joined by their non-Native allies, have come from across this country to camp on the banks of the Cannonball River with the intention of stopping the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). It’s not an easy place to… Read more