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The Work That Reconnects Online: Introduction and Immersion

May 3, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm CEST

$10 – $30
Drawing on the work of Joanna Macy, John Seed and Arne Naess, and many others as 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 the Great Turning. While exploring our inner responses to the current crises.
Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-work-that-reconnects-online-introduction-and-immersion-tickets-103310255756

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
“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
 Find out more about its rich history here: www.workthatreconnects.no  www.workthatreconnects.org.


In this 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 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)

Zoom Online Video: The Workshop will be held with the help of Zoom Video, please check out Zoom before attending, and also check if you can connect properly (I invite you to have video, it helps the process if we can see each other)


The Work That Reconnects was made for these times. Times where 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.

Come with your questions, your grief, your confusion, come with whatever is real for you in this inbetween space. This work was developed over 50 years of working with activists 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.


You can listen to Joanna speak about the Work That Reconnects in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arssbFNVkIM.


Martin Reinholtz is a facilitator for the work that reconnects network, lives in Oslo (Norway), and has facilitated different workshops and trainings for the past years, with the main purpose of community and organisational development as well as movement support and building with environmental activists. Coming from leading positions in Norwegian business life for over 10 years, Martin has stepwise part and fulmtime chosen the path of environmental activism and climate justice for the last decade. Taking action against business as usual structures such as oil-rigs in the arctic and nuclear reactors in the Nordic. Continuing his path in organisational and community development he has studied systems theory, Innovation, regenerative leadership, organisational psychology and ethics the last years. Currently writing a thesis on “Open Space” the importance of eco-facilitation and a living systems approach in Norwegian environmntal volunteer organisations.

Click on the Eventbrite link here in the Event to register. Spaces are limited to 20 participants.
Participants from Scandinavia are especially invited to join. All are welcome.
In the first Workshop from 10.00am-12.30pm CET we will start our journey with Gratitude and an introduction to the Work That Reconnects.
In the second part from 02.00pm-04.30pm CET we will deepen our experience with honoring our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes and going forth.
The second half of the workshop is a continuation, and participants are expected to have participated in part one before joining part two.

Sliding scale, gift economy, by donation.
Recommended: 100-300 NoK (10-30Euro) (to pay for preparation time, materials, zoom account, and continued development of the Work That Reconnects in the Nordic)
Vipps (Norway): 480 93 786 – Martin Reinholtz
Paypal (International): paypal.me/GreenLeadership

This workshop is dedicated to the Women and indeginous peoples of the Amazon who are struggeling with oilspills ontop of the Covid-19 crisis, they are in need for materials and funding.
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(remember to sign-up using the eventbrite 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 for 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


May 3, 2020
10:00 am - 4:30 pm CEST
$10 – $30
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Oslo, Whole of Norway 0182 Norway
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