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A wedding with Trees
A Wedding with Trees is a facilitated experiential and interactive workshop that explores the plight of trees and uses the metaphor of wedding to illustrate our connectedness to trees and the actions and pledges we are willing to make out of love for them. We will work with Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects, employ multiple ways of knowing, including senses, feelings, intellect and intuition, and participate in a deep time walk, that helps us understand the history of trees and our species through deep time.
11:00 meet up at Søndre Truber
Coffee, mingle and introduce ourselves
11.30- Introduction to the day and to the Work that Reconnects
The spiral of the Work that Reconnects: We will start with gratitude, then acknowledge the plight of trees, then get to know the wonders of trees and our interconnectedness to them, finally make pledges and become empowered to act.
12:00- Work that Reconnects: Gratitude
Gratitude circle: exercises for emotional and sensual connection to the more than human world and to trees. Telling stories of trees
13.00 short break
Tea and celebration of tree food: nuts and fruit
13.10 Work that Reconnects: The Plight of Trees
Several facilitated exercises sharing and contemplating devastation to trees
Break. Write vows/pledges for trees Meet outside
15:00 Work that Reconnects: Seeing Trees and our connectedness to them
Mini Deep Time Walk and tree history- with a narration through the last 1 billion years including the history of trees and us.
Discussion on the beauty and uniqueness of trees, tree encounter exercise: empathic and intuitional knowing and pledges to trees
17:00 Work that Reconnects: Empowerment
Time until 5:30 or 6:00 while we prepare dinner.
18:00 Dinner and toasts to our experiences, and our tree encounters. If people want they can voice their pledges going forward.
7:30 – 10:00 Celebration, cake, music, dance, story-telling, etc.
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