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The Work That Reconnects Online: Introduction and Immersion
Dec 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm CET
“Books about social and ecological change too often leave out a vital component: how do we change ourselves so that we are strong enough to fully contribute to this great shift? Active Hope fills this gap beautifully, guiding readers on a journey of gratitude, grief, interconnection, and, ultimately, transformation.”
– Naomi Klein, Author, “This changes everything” on the book “Active Hope”
“The Work That Reconnects is a rich resource for those of us who want to engage more deeply with the emergency our beautiful planet is facing. – building resilience for the difficult road ahead.”
– Extinction Rebellion activist
“I appreciated every aspect of your facilitation, you’re feeling, your heart your Cadence, your way of reaching out to everyone as if they were right there in the room with you. Such beautiful and artful work.”
– Participant in one of Martin’s Online WTR workshops in 2020
A two part workshop:
1. From 10.00am CET as a standalone introduction.
2. The second part from 02.00pm CET if you have participated in the introduction.
3. The whole workshop with 1,5h + break from 10.00am-04.30pm CET
Participants from Scandinavia are especially invited to join, all are welcome.
+ One or more group or personal follow-up session’s of 1h in the 2 weeks after the workshop.
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 root teacher 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.
Come with whatever is real for you in this in between space. This work was developed over 50 years of working with activists, change makers and people who have lost their homes, seen destruction to their lands, and suffered through wars and conflicts and different forms of oppression. Through reconnecting with ourselves, each other, and with the magic at the source of all Life and its mystery, we discover a form of “Active Hope” which is beyond solutions, certainty or guarantee of a promised future. We rediscover our authority to act on behalf of all Life.
Find out more about its rich history here: www.workthatreconnects.no / www.workthatreconnects.org
DEDICATION TO CAUSE
This workshop is dedicated to the Women and indigenous communities of the Amazon who are struggling with oil spills on top of the Covid-19 crisis, they are in need of materials and funding.
(sign-up using the link in the event)
The second half of the workshop is a continuation, and participants are expected to have participated in part one before joining part two.
Please bring a small special object that represents your connection to the natural world.
If you want to get a taste of the work of Joanna Macy before we start, here are some relevant readings and videos:
Joanna Macy on Uncertainty – Watch
“Active Hope” book by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone- Read