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Building Our Inner Resources in the Face of Ecological and Global Distress

Event Overview

How do we build our inner resources to cope with the daily onslaught of social injustice, wars, nature destruction and climate crises? How do we find our best responses and get unstuck from overwhelm, panic or despair?

We are thrilled that we will be joined by guest facilitator and Work That Reconnects elder Mutima Imani.  This is a very rare and unmissable opportunity to work in person with Mutima while she is briefly in the UK.

We will move through a day of ritual and practices through The Spiral of Joanna Macy and Molly Brown’s ‘Work That Reconnects/Active Hope’ together in rewilded land. We will create a container together to touch our fear, grief and anger for what is happening to our world, acknowledge our overwhelm, expand our perspectives, and emerge with a new sense of how we want to show up in this unique time in history.

“The day felt rich and nourishing but also clear and focused. It helped me to understand more about the challenges of the world we live in and how to be with this so that I can hold that I can move forwards in a more balanced and aligned way. Many aspects of the workshop were deeply moving as we developed connections and awareness as a group. Thank you Cindy and Priyal for sharing this important and crucial work.” – Previous workshop participant, BW

Are you ready to reclaim deep connection with yourself, with others and with the land around you? Join us for a transformative day in rewilded land. We will hold space to listen to the land, listen to ourselves, and listen and be heard in community.

Who is this for?

• You’re fatigued, tired, maybe burnt out

• You long to be back in alignment with your ecological self, and communing with the web of relationality that surrounds us

• You feel as if sometimes you are a processing unit for all the pain in the world.

• World events leave you feeling overwhelmed, sometimes despairing, other times panicked, maybe numb

• You welcome the key learnings of this time:

  • Rest – learning practices to rest and sleep well;
  • Embodiment – learning to trust your body as much as your brain;
  • Emotions – learning what your emotions are, why you have them, and how to process them to free you up and keep you unstuck;
  • Community – learning how to do this in right relationship, not alone. To hold space and containment for each other.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and cultures, and, we particularly welcome people of colour.

This will be a nurturing day and we warmly invite you to participate. There will be no pressure or judgement on you to participate in all practices, only do what you feel willing to do.

Whether you’re seeking clarity, inspiration, or simply a space to reflect, this event promises to provide a deeply enriching experience.

This work is needed now more than ever. If you’re interested in learning how to facilitate the Work That Reconnects/Active Hope, attending this day is a great start.


Keeping the connection – To keep alive the connections, sense of community, relationship and learned practices that we create on the day, we are also offering two follow on Zoom calls on –Sunday 12th May 2024 11.00am – 1.00pm GMT and Sunday 16th June 2024 11.00am – 1.00pm GMT

Food & Drink – Please bring your own lunch and a little extra to share. Bring a plate or bowl, cutlery and cup for drinks. We will provide light refreshments, vegetarian, a mixture of simple Levantine Food, bread and dips as a supplement to lunch and tea breaks. This will not be gluten free. Some vegan alternatives will be provided.

Price – All the proceeds of this day go to Heal Rewilding which is a registered charity. The suggested standard fee is £120. However, we want these workshops to be available to all so please pay whatever you can afford. The minimum suggested fee is £99. Due to space, numbers are limited to 12 people.

You will also be gifted the sponsorship of a Heal 3×3 square. The sponsorship will last for one year following the allocation of the what3words address for the square, and after that, you can donate an optional upkeep fee of £3 per year to keep your name associated with the square.

We warmly invite you to share this special time together.

With Love

Priyal, Mutima & Cindy

About Heal – Ours is one of the most nature-depleted countries, ranking 189th in the world for biodiversity. Heal’s mission is Raise Money, Buy Land, Rewild it. Heal is the UK’s first registered charity dedicated to rewilding landownership, to give everyone a way to take urgent, practical action on the biodiversity and climate crises. In 2022 Heal purchased their first 460 acre site in Somerset. Read more at Heal Rewilding.

Location – Heal Somerset, Lower West Barn Farm, Bindon Lane, Witham Friary, BA11 5HH. We will be in the old farmhouse. Please bring blankets and cushions, a yoga mat if you want to sit on the floor. There are chairs but you may prefer the floor.


Watch the short video from Todd, a former airline pilot who joined one of our days

‘I highly recommend this workshop to everyone seeking to find their path of heart in our troubled world. Priyal offers a rich and nuanced perspective to the Work That Reconnects, rooted in life experience as a Person of the Global Majority and his encompassing explorations in a wide variety of philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and activist traditions and disciplines. He brings both passion and clarity to his skilful facilitation.‘ – Molly Brown, co-author with Joanna Macy of Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work That Reconnects.

‘It has been my pleasure to be working with Priyal as one of the faculty members of the Social Justice Work That Reconnects. He has such a brilliant mind. Priyal instantly showed his deep understanding of what needs to happen in the minds and hearts of people to decolonize ourselves. He’s dynamic and you’ll learn much from him. He is a disrupter of business as usual. The partnership between Cindy and Priyal brings a rich combination of professional and personal tools needed in these times of the Great Turning’ – Mutima Imani, Elder & Weaver of the Work That Reconnects and Co-Founder of the Spiral Journey



About Priyal

Born into a Jain family in the UK, Priyal immersed himself in the study of diverse Vedic and Eastern philosophies from an early age. His explorations have encompassed Buddhism, Hinduism, Tantra, and Taoism. As his journey unfolded, Priyal underwent training as a Holistic Bodyworker and embraced the roles of a teacher in Hatha (Sivananda), Tantric, and Kundalini Yoga. He trained as a Yoga Nidra teacher with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. He delved into the realm of Taoist Qi Gong as a Health Practitioner, under the mentorship of Mantak Chia and his Universal Healing Tao System. He is a facilitator of the Work That Reconnects.

Given the urgency of the Climate Crisis, Priyal’s present focus revolves around discovering constructive approaches to decolonise the Climate Justice movement. He is dedicated to amplifying the voices of the Global South and Global Majority, while nurturing allyship and co-liberation.




About Mutima

Mutima is passionate about how all things work together and what humans can learn from the natural world. She is a key weaver for the global Work That Reconnects network and a trainer for the Work that Reconnects International Facilitation Development Program called the Spiral Journey together with Molly Brown and Constance Washburn. Queen Rev. Mutima Imani is inspired to call forth the highest intention and innate wisdom in people for a more loving world.

Mutima is a social justice visionary, reverend, master trainer and facilitator working to heal the heart of humanity by providing 21st century tools for personal/professional development and transformation.

As a global JEDI (justice, equality, diversity & inclusion) specialist, she is highly skilled at bringing diverse groups together to practice heart centeredness, resolve conflicts, transmute old wounds and establish new relationships where all are seen and honoured.

Mutima works with people conducting Civic Leadership Training and Restorative Justice Circles. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Phenomenology.



About Cindy

Cindy is a depth psychotherapist where she supports Highly Sensitive People to live their best lives. She is passionate about the natural world, our ecological selves and fostering capacities to connect with ourselves, each other and nature.  Cindy has immersed herself in decolonisation work bringing a focus to the role of white people in co-liberation work.

Cindy was mentored by Malidoma Patrice Some for many years in ancient animist and ancestor practice until his death in 2021. She had been a facilitator of the Work That Reconnects/Active Hope for 15 years since training with Joanna Macy. She trained as an End-of-Life Doula. Cindy also supports people dealing with the climate and nature crisis via the Climate Psychology Alliance and is a trustee of Heal Rewilding.


April 20, 2024
99GBP – 120GBP
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Facilitated by
Mutima Imani Priyal Shah Cindy Gale
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Heal Somerset
Lower West Barn Farm, Bindon Lane
Frome, BA11 5HH United Kingdom
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