ABOUT THE WORK:
The Work That Reconnects was made for these times. Times when what used to make sense is liquifying before our eyes – and we need new spaces to make sense of it. For too long, we have been looking for answers and solutions. Now is the time to inhabit the spaces of not knowing where we find ourselves on the “knife edge of uncertainty” as initiator Joanna Macy puts it.
Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed, Arne Naess, and many others as an evolving work of our time. The work is composed of teachings on deep ecology, living-systems theory, and spiritual traditions and is a community building process that grows our courage, resilience, and solidarity.
It helps clarify survival skills, like community building and tending to our grief, needed for navigating the chaotic times we are in, as well as the unique roles we each can play in creating a more just, and caring world. While exploring our inner responses to the current crises.
In the online workshop we will let us be guided by the spiral of the Work that Reconnects to spark courage and creativity in these times of ecological grief and corona lockdown. The workshop consists of group exercises, as well as teachings to foster a larger feeling of self and a stronger connection to our world, transforming the experience of the state of our world into individual action.
The Workshop will be as much as online possible participant centered and interactive. Participants are encouraged to help guide the work together and contribute to the process if they feel to do so and time allows for it.
(For accessibility the Workshop will be held in mainly English, but with Norwegian/Scandinavian as supplementary language)
ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:
Martin Reinholtz is a facilitator for the Work That Reconnects network, living in Oslo (Norway), and has facilitated purpose driven workshops and trainings for the past years, centered on community and organizational development. He has studied systems theory, innovation, regenerative leadership, meditation, organizational psychology and ethics. Recently finishing a thesis on “Open Space” facilitation, the importance of eco-facilitation, and a living-systems approach in Norwegian environmental volunteer organizations.
After working in leadership positions in Norwegian business life for over 10 years, Martin has spent the last decade as a full time Direct Action Environmental Activist throughout Europe with Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion among many others. Occupying and stopping several Oil-Rigs in the Barents Sea, blocking outdated nuclear power plants in Europe, to blocking bridges in Bulgaria and stopping coal with “Ende Gelaende” in Germany. Experiencing first hand, the mental, emotional and physical exhaustion that comes with bearing witness and taking prolonged non-violent direct action to mitigate ecosystem destruction.