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A Foundation of Wholeness: 5-Week Work That Reconnects Full Spiral Workshop

July 16, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Frieda Nixdorf

Event Overview

This series meets on Tuesdays, July 16 – August 20
10am PDT / 1pm EDT / 6pm BST

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The challenges of these times are very real. How do we navigate the emotional upheaval that so often accompanies the grief, anger, and despair we feel in response to what’s happening in the world? Unfortunately, most of us were not offered the skills to navigate our emotions. We were taught to repress our ‘negative’ emotions and be happy. But ‘happy’ doesn’t always reflect what we feel inside. Suppressing our emotions can have negative impacts on our well-being, our health, our relationships, and even our livelihood. What might happen if we were to step back and take a wider view of what’s happening around us and how our lives are unfolding?

The Work That Reconnects, developed by Joanna Macy, is a set of transformative practices that invite us to take a fresh look at what we see happening in the world around us. It beckons us to recognize the wider web of life, to rise from a foundation of gratitude, embracing the entirety of our truth, so we can fully thrive. As we move through the phases of the Spiral of the Work–Gratitude, Honoring Our Pain for the World, Seeing with New Eyes, and Going Forth–we remember the value of our emotional landscape. By identifying our unique contribution to the world and connecting with our inner resources, we build our resilience which supports us in navigating these chaotic times of great possibility.

If you’ve experienced Frieda’s facilitation before, you may know that her offerings are emergent, experiential and entirely dependent upon who shows up. Together facilitator and participants create a field of intimacy and depth that carries all on the journey of the spiral, together and beyond.

This series supports emerging facilitators considering entering a facilitator development program.

In an effort to create a space of depth and intimacy, this offering will be limited to 12 participants. Reserve your space today.



Frieda is committed to drawing community into transformational experiences to remember our belonging, our interdependence, and our kinship with the more-than-human world. Amongst many other things, Frieda has studied art, religion, psychology, yoga and the intricacies of beautiful and broken world around her. She has taught Eastern and Western Psychology at several community colleges, and Soul Purpose at the graduate level, and has been incorporating WTR practices into everything she does since she first met Joanna in graduate school in 2002. Frieda facilitates WTR and Soul Purpose workshops and serves as a Weaver on the WTR Network team.

Frieda currently resides on the unceded ancestral homelands of the Nisenan People, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Northern California. Frieda lives with her small family of three humans, two dogs, three chickens and more plant and animal beings than she can count. Learn more about Frieda here.


July 16, 2024
10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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