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Jun 2020

ONLINE Intro to Compassionate Listening (4 session series)

Jun 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
series of four classes
$95 – $185

Come learn to open your heart, deepen your listening skills, and experience a sense of connection during these challenging days of 'social distancing' in polarized times. You will enjoy time for self-nurturing, spirit raising and communication skills building as well as connecting deeply with the other participants. Masters throughout the ages recognize that listening is one of the most precious gifts we can give to another human being. The practice of Compassionate Listening builds trust, connection, understanding, respectful dialogue, and…

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Europe Time Zone. Active Hope: Rekindling Resilience for Covid and Climate Anxiety

Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm - Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm
Online, Timezone UTC -5
Chicago, IL United States
+ Google Map
$55 – $150

I offered my first online full Spiral Active Hope/Work That Reconnects workshop in April and was delighted to find that we can go deep emotionally and truly connect with each other even though we are online. This 2-day workshop is designed with ample breaks, varied interactive experiences, time offline for individual exercises and reflections and will be limited to 24 participants to ensure a quality community experience. Here’s what participants had to say about the online workshop: “At first I…

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Garder Confiance : écopsychologie pratique et rituels pour la Terre

Jun 13 @ 2:00 pm - Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm
Parc Palmer, Cenon, France, Parc Palmer
Cenon, 33100 France
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Nous vivons individuellement et collectivement de SACRÉES SECOUSSES en ce moment ! Que nous ayons vécu le confinement comme une chance ou une crise et que nous voyions le dé-confinement comme un retour au normal ou à l'anormale, nous avons un grand besoin de : ⚛️ nous relier à nouveau 💟 savoir compter sur les autres 🌚 exprimer notre anxiété 🔥 trouver des repères ⭐️ imaginer l'avenir positivement 🌎 célébrer la nature et le vivant Nous vous proposons des rituels…

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Webinar: Parenting within the Pandemic

Jun 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In this time of quarantine, with kids home from school, unstable economy and uncertain futures, parents are facing unprecedented challenges, grappling with anxiety and overwhelm and, perhaps, experiencing some unexpected blessings. During this online session with Jo delAmor, we will gather together with other parents from around the world for deep reflection, connection and renewal. This full-spiral Work That Reconnects gathering will be facilitated to create a safe and powerful container for authentic sharing and processing about our experiences and…

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Active Hope in the Time of the CoronaVirus

Jun 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
$10 – $25

Are you concerned about how to go forth into the future? In this time of uncertainty, we need more than ever to explore what gives us hope, what it is that we love and how to actualize these understandings. This two-hour webinar, based on the work of deep ecologist and elder Joanna Macy, is designed to use our virtual community to create a safe container for us to share our thoughts and feelings. Many of us fear that if we…

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The Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times on the Radio

Jun 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times on the Radio! The Work That Reconnects happens this Sunday evening on KPFA!   YOU are invited to explore and experience life-giving ceremony and practices that fierce lovers of our Earth have used for decades to restore themselves, and go forth with power to act. Host Timothy Regan welcomes Molly Brown, co-author of "Coming Back To Life" and guide in The Work That Reconnects.  We lead listeners through the 4 gateways along a process…

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Conversation Café: Challenges & Opportunities of Facilitating the WTR Online

Jun 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

During this Circle Way style discussion, with Silvia Di Blasio, self-identified WTR facilitators will share about their experiences in offering WTR in online settings. We’ll explore what has worked and what hasn’t, what we’ve learned and what we can share with others, as well as what we need and want more of by way of support and information. Saturday June 20, 2020 4-6pm PDT (US/Canada) (UTC-7) Register here

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Jun 21 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
By donation

Women Leaders Speak to the Climate Catastrophe and Pandemic and Explore Strategies for a Sane, Just, and Compassionate Future (Online Donation Requested) Instructor(s): Dekila Chungyalpa; Christiana Figueres; Jane Fonda; Roshi Joan Halifax, PhD; Sensei Wendy Johnson; Sensei Kritee Kanko, PhD; Stephanie Kaza, PhD; Diana Liverman, PhD; Joanna Macy, PhD; Rebecca Solnit; Heather McTeer Toney, JD We invite you to attend this extraordinary daylong intensive plunging deep into the facts, faith, and politics around our climate catastrophe and the effects of…

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In the Netherlands online Resilience Gatherings (in Dutch) Veerkracht samenkomsten

Jun 21 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Online Netherlands Amsterdam, Netherlands + Google Map
free or donation

These meetings will be in Dutch. Dit is een uitnodiging om samen te delen, te voelen, omarmen, te overstijgen en visie te creeren. Te spreken, te luisteren, verbonden te zijn met ons thuis, zowel in ons mens-zijn als met deze prachtige planeet Aarde. Wat leeft in ons, wat voedt ons, wat roert zich in ons? Hoe willen wij verder? Welke inzichten geeft deze tijd ons? Wat horen wij in ons hart? Hoe geven wij steun aan elkaar? Tijdens de bijeenkomsten gebruiken…

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Active Hope Ongoing Support Group

Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely


RESOURCE : CONNECT : RESTORE In these precarious times, when the future of 95% of life on Planet Earth hangs from the frailest of threads, how will we bear it? How do we resource, nourish, and center up, so that we can stay active in contributing our work to a beautiful world in crisis? Here you will find a supportive group engaging in just that. Facilitated by seasoned teacher and artist-activist Lydia Violet Harutoonian, we will draw from wellsprings such…

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Découverte du Travail Qui Relie (en ligne) 26 juin

Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Que faire des sentiments, angoisses, peurs, et apathie que génèrent en nous les injustices et les destructions du monde dans lequel nous vivons ? Comment continuer de créer un monde vivable, l’avenir appelé de nos vœux, sans détourner les yeux de ce qui ne va pas ? Où trouver la force, le soutien et l’espérance qui peuvent nourrir nos projets et envies de transition ? Un atelier de “Travail qui Relie”, méthode éprouvée tant au contact de militants que de…

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Work That Reconnects -One Day Spiral Online

Jun 27
Online United Kingdom + Google Map
$59 – $79

The Work That Reconnects: Creating Foundations for Personal and Community Resilience. This workshop is offered to strengthen resilience and renew motivation, in the face of the global predicaments assailing us. We will explore the personal impacts of living with increasing knowledge of the pandemic, racial, climate and biodiversity emergencies, and the internal resources we need to stay well, energised and effective. The workshop offers a safe holding space for participants to explore the realities of how it feels to face…

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Active Hope for Changing Times ONLINE

Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$10 – $30

How to face the challenges of our time and create the world we want to live in. Facilitators: Margo van Greta and Britta Schmitz Saturday 27 June 2020 3-5pm in the UK (BST) We currently are surrounded by challenges, both globally and personally. Is it possible to consider bringing hope into our lives, into the world? Active Hope holds the attitude of hope. It is not just an outcome, it is a process. During this online session we go through…

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Webinar: Re-Conectando in the Wounded Land of Colombia

Jun 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

In this Webinar, Helena ter Ellen and Hector Aristizabal will share how the truth speaking Work That Reconnects provides is essential in war torn countries, and how reconnecting with the Earth helps in opening ways to reconciliation between Colombians of all sides of the conflict and of all ethnicities. Sunday, June 28 10am-12pm PDT ** Calculate your time zone here ** Register here   In 2018, as part of the Peace Agreement with the FARC-guerrilla, a Truth Commission is installed in…

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Deep Resilience: Transforming Crisis into Empowerment (Online)

Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Jul 21, 2020


𝐃𝐞𝐞𝐩 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞: 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐄𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 with Val Silidker, MS, BCC This is a POWERFUL time to be alive! How do we lean into this moment to explore a new way of being in the world? What is life asking of us? How do we build the resilience to hold the intensity of these times and participate more fully in the larger life of the world? There is great power in being present to the truth of our experience. Right…

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Jul 2020

Rites of Passage

Jul 1 - Jul 10
|Recurring Event (See all)
summer 2021

This Rites of Passage is especially a training for activists or people who are engaged in Deep Ecology Work and The Work That Reconnects. Base camp is a cozy hut inmidst the Alps in Switzerland. You also can bring your own tent.

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Roots of Resilience in Uncertain Times: Five-Part Webinar in The Work That Reconnects

Jul 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
by donation

Nurse log © by Carolyn Treadway It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious in our crazy times.  Everywhere we turn we see the Great Unraveling of our society. Between the pandemic and global climate change, racism, poverty, etc, it’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual.   The fear, grief, anger, and helplessness we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the collective pain of all life on Earth. When we come together and liberate our…

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Conversation Café: Challenges & Opportunities of Facilitating the WTR Online

Jul 4 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

During this Circle Way style discussion, with Silvia Di Blasio, self-identified WTR facilitators will share about their experiences in offering WTR in online settings. We'll explore what has worked and what hasn't, what we've learned and what we can share with others, as well as what we need and want more of by way of support and information. Saturday July 4, 2020 9:30-11:30am PDT (US/Canada) (UTC-7) Register here

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Jul 5 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Donation Based

DATE: SUNDAY, July 5th, 2020 TIME: 11am PT - 1pm PT/2pm ET - 4pm ET PLACE: At Home/Remote Retreat COST: Sliding scale donation REGISTER HERE. Please register by EOD Saturday, July 4th, 2020. Join Nina Simons, Victoria Santos, and Deborah Eden Tull for a 2-hour ceremony that creates a brave space to experience, witness and (if desired) express emotions you may be feeling about systemic racism, state violence, climate, the pandemic and all the roiling changes, challenges and movements uprising at…

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Active Hope in the Time of Systemic Violence

Jul 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hi friends, What a time we are living in! I know I am not alone in feeling waves of horror, disbelief, rage and sorrow at the newest reminders of systemic racist violence at the hands of our police, the backlash against democratic protests, and the deep societal disparities being revealed by the ongoing pandemic. I am craving a safe place to process all of this in an authentic and constructive way. I will be offering an ONLINE Active Hope workshop…

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El Trabajo Que Reconecta – curso en línea

Jul 7 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until Oct 20, 2020

8335, Latin America + Google Map

En este curso en línea examinaremos las bases de El Trabajo Que Reconecta como un aliado en la búsqueda de una vida más plena e inspirada, más en conexión con la naturaleza, nuestras comunidades y nosotros mismos. Exploraremos las alegrías y penas del momento actual, a la par de cultivar un sentido de pertenencia con la Tierra y la vasta trama de vida que nos nutre y sustenta. Esto con el objetivo de refinar nuestra visión, nutrir la mente y pacificar el corazón para…

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Ongoing WTR Facilitator Development Group

Jul 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating indefinitely


Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment. And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades,…

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Radical Self-care for times of crisis

Jul 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until Jul 9, 2020

$30 – $100

These are challenging times, and caring for ourselves as we move through the Great Unraveling becomes ever more difficult. Yet, we need self-care if we want to shine our brightest and most authentic light into the uncertainty and chaos. Sometimes, an act of self-care can be the most heroic thing an activist can do. Love and care for ourselves can be a key to unlock the love we have for our world. The Work That Reconnects offers us something wonderful…

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Tools For The Mess We’re In: 8 Week Mindfulness and Active Hope Course

Jul 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until Aug 31, 2020

$80 – $240

What does it take to live through these challenging times of pandemic and climate change with resilience, clarity and open-hearted engagement? It is only too easy to lose heart, burn out and get stuck in denial, despair and depression. A committed, daily practice of meditation is essential in providing the necessary stability, inner calm, compassion, creativity and courage that allow us to acknowledge our difficult feelings and liberate our blocked and confused energies into action. ‘Active Hope’, based on the…

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