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The Work That Reconnects: Courage for the Healing of Our World

Apr 9 @ 9:00 am - Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm PDT


Join Santa Cruz Permaculture April 9-10 for a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. 

  • Saturday, April 9, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm with optional evening fire to be determined 
  • Sunday, April 10, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The course is held in Aptos, CA, near Santa Cruz. You are welcome to camp on-site, and there are many hotels nearby. 

Sign up here: https://santacruzpermaculture.com/wtr/

Join us for a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is a tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level.

We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. Yet it is through reconnection with ourselves and others, and acknowledging the reality of these times, that we can find hope and the courage to continue.

The Work that Reconnects (WTR) is both a process for transforming our despair into purposeful action, as well as a deep well of nourishment to continue. Through a series of creative and experiential exercises, The Work that Reconnects opens space for radical truth-speaking and personal and collective empowerment. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this open-source body of work is rooted in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy.

 About Della Duncan

Della Duncan is a facilitator, broadcast journalist, and renegade economist who guides opportunities for personal and systemic transition to a more equitable, sustainable, and enlivened world. She has led the Work that Reconnects for communities around the world for over five years. She is an Atlantic Fellow of Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute at the London School of Economics, a Right Livelihood coach, the host of the Upstream Podcast, a Gross National Happiness trainer for the Eurasia Learning Institute, a 5 Elements Dance Instructor, and an Alternative Economics Consultant. She is currently in a Buddhist Dharma leader program with James Baraz, she holds an MA in Economics for Transition with Distinction from Schumacher College, a graduate certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University, and has completed Joanna Macy’s Work that Reconnects Intensive Program.

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Apr 9 @ 9:00 am PDT
Apr 10 @ 3:00 pm PDT
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