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In this section, you will find events posted by facilitator members of the Network.

You can sort the events according to type: workshops and retreats that follow the Full Spiral; WTR Partial (these include one or more elements of the Spiral, either free-standing or among other activities); and events that are designed for Facilitators Only.

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Nov 2019

Work That Reconnects + Music As Medicine Immersion (POC Centered)

Nov 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Nov 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
TBD
$150,

A two-day, POC-centering immersion to resource us in mind, body, and community, weaving together Joanna Macy's "Work That Reconnects" + song About this Event You are invited to attend a very special Work That Reconnects (WTR) and Music As Medicine Retreat in St Louis, MO on Nov 16th & 17th 2019 led by Lydia Violet Harutoonian, an Iranian-American artist and scholar. Lydia has spent the past decade studying with activist and practitioner Joanna Macy and is passionate about helping to…

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Weekend workshop Work That Reconnects in the Netherlands (Dutch and non-residential)

Nov 22, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Nov 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
$155

Weekendworkshop in Leiden  Uitnodiging om deel te nemen aan Het werk dat weer verbindt Begeleiding door Manon Danker i.s.m. Lida Hospers. De aarde is een grote bron van kracht. Hoe houd je verbinding met het wonder van het leven terwijl het zo bedreigd wordt? De kans is reëel dat we overweldigd worden door de uitputting van de aarde. Deze uitputting wordt voornamelijk veroorzaakt door ons mensen. De balans is zoek geraakt, velen van ons ervaren verdriet. Hoe omarmen we ons menszijn en…

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Living in challenging times

Nov 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

How to deal with climate crisis, suffering and injustice in the world? Where to find the energy to keep striving towards a better future? In this day-long workshop we use the work that reconnects by Joanna Macy to share our feelings around current global issues and explore how they can empower our connection to life and our care for the world. Using interactive excercises, we rediscover our embeddedness in the wider web of life and nature, and our ability to…

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Weekend workshop Work That Reconnects in London (Climate Grief and Sacred Activism)

Nov 29, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Dec 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Psychedelic Society, London, 8 Mackintosh Lane, Hackney
London, E9 6 United Kingdom
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$110 – $170

“The heart that breaks open can contain the whole universe.” - Joanna Macy ABOUT THIS EVENT: Come for teachings and interactive processes that wake us up to the hope and potential for global healing that is possible as we face the planetary crisis, and to our authority to act for life on Earth. Together with local rebels and global activists, we will flow through a weekend of ritual, storytelling, and practices drawn from Joanna Macy’s Work That Reconnects. The Work…

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Dec 2019

Bioregional Work That Reconnects Facilitators Gathering

Dec 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - Dec 6, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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$80

We invite you to gather with us at the Eco-Institute in North Carolina, to reconnect, deepen our personal and collective resilience and create a shared vision for the future of this blessed work. This event is in response to a larger call from our beloved teacher, Joanna Macy, and the WTR Network Weavers, for facilitators in various bioregions to join together to strengthen our spirits in solidarity and to share resources that can continue to expand the reach of this…

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Deep Resilience Retreat: Work That Reconnects Retreat Weekend

Dec 6, 2019 - Dec 8, 2019
The Eco-Institute at Pickards Mountain, 8519 Pickards Meadow Rd
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Gather and Connect Deeply for the Healing of our World Gather with us and summon our collective regenerative power, and access your ability to more wisely navigate the turmoil of these times. This workshop is for earth-lovers, changemakers, justice-seekers, activists, trailblazers, community leaders, parents, grandparents, and those longing to engage more deeply in the healing of our world. WE WILL Awaken inner qualities that ground and enliven us Validate our emotional responses in uplifting ways Shift perspectives and see with…

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Compassionate Listening: Healing our World from the Inside Out

Dec 8, 2019 - Dec 9, 2019
The Bridge at Greenlake, 6846 Woodlawn Avenue NE, Suite B
Seattle, WA 98115 United States
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Become a More Powerful Peacemaker in Your Family, Community and Workplace 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. Deepen Your Exploration of the Five Core Practices of Compassionate Listening and learn the skills necessary to bring this powerful technique into your daily life. **Cultivating and Holding Compassion for Oneself and Others **Developing the Fair Witness, without Judgment or Blame **Maintaining Balance in the Heat of Conflict, with Respect for Self and Others **Listening with the Heart **Speaking from the Heart Compassionate Listening…

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Active Hope Practice Group

Dec 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Columbia EcoVillage, 46th and
46th and NE Killingsworth, OR 97218 United States
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$39

Join us for monthly practice group (usually the 1st Sunday of every month) exploring the principles of Active Hope through discussion, experiential activities, and group support. The challenges we face in today’s world can be difficult even to think about—climate change, gun violence, mass extinction, social and political division and upheaval. Yet, turning away from the realities we face only maintains the status quo. Active Hope, based on the book by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, shows us how to…

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Gone? Facing an Uncertain Future, Together

Dec 14, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Dec 14, 2019

$120 – $420

Things are changing. And they’re changing rapidly. The harsh realities of climate change are reaching more of us, more frequently. Disruptions are happening much faster and more violently than previously anticipated. Indeed, temperatures are rising so quickly, and ice is melting so fast, that we seem to be “breaking” all our climate models. The underlying current running beneath these observations is intense and sobering. These findings suggest that it is highly likely that within the span of your lifetime you…

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Cultiver la résilience au coeur de l’hiver

Dec 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - Dec 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Maison du chemin des Roches, Chemin des Roches 9
DONGELBERG, 1370 Belgium
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$130

Comment aller à la rencontre de nos sentiments face à l’ampleur des crises actuelles pour les transformer en actions créatives et s’engager pour une société juste qui soutient la vie? Alors que la fin de l’année approche, nous nous préparons à ralentir pendant les mois d’hiver. La nature est complètement au repos, c’est un moment propice pour se retrouver autour du feu, célébrer cette nuit la plus longue, cette terre et nous-mêmes. Prendre le temps de clôturer nos anciennes actions…

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2020 Spiral Journey – Facilitator Development Programs – Begins March 28, 2020 – Registration Open Oct 20 through Feb 15

Dec 31, 2019

Spiral Journey 2020 - Facilitator Development Programs - Registration Open - Oct 20, 2019 to February 15, 2020  Foundations Program March 28 - Aug 22 and Advanced Facilitation starts Fall 2020   The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program is designed to meet the needs of people who aspire to facilitate the Work That Reconnects. This program supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of the Work and developing their skills in facilitation so they feel confident in bringing…

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Jan 2020

2020 Spiral Journey – Facilitator Development Program – Begins March 28, 2020 – Registration Open through February 15

Spiral Journey 2020 - Facilitator Development Programs  Registration Open through February 15, 2020  Foundations Program March 28 - Aug 22 and Advanced Facilitation starts Fall 2020 (dates TBA) The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program is designed to meet the needs of people who aspire to facilitate the Work That Reconnects. This program supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of the Work and developing their skills in facilitation so they feel confident in bringing the Work to…

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Introduction to the Work That Reconnects

$190

Becoming familiar with the spiral of the Work That Reconnects / Deep Ecology

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Feb 2020

2020 Spiral Journey – Facilitator Development Program – Begins March 28, 2020 – Registration Open through February 15

Feb 1

Spiral Journey 2020 - Facilitator Development Programs  Registration Open through February 15, 2020  Foundations Program March 28 - Aug 22 and Advanced Facilitation Intensive September 25 - Oct 4th  The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program is designed to meet the needs of people who aspire to facilitate the Work That Reconnects. This program supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of the Work and developing their skills in facilitation so they feel confident in bringing the Work…

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Active Hope for Uncertain Times

Feb 1 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

An experience of The Work That Reconnects, a revolutionary body of work that attends to the pervasive illusion of separation seen to be at the core of the converging crises we are experiencing on the planet today. Through gratitude, honouring our pain for the world and learning to recognise our interconnectedness we invite the spontaneous healing of the psyche and by extension, of the systems that were born from the deep split within us. This event is a part of…

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WTR Introduction workshop in Switzerland (Italian)

Feb 2 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
$65

We invite you to this one day workshop which will lead participants experientially through the WTR spiral in order to harvest resources to guide us through these challenging times we are living in. In the magical Swiss valley of Val Maggia, facilitated by Ellen Bermann in Italian and organized by Michela Porru you can contact for more infos and registration at [email protected]

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Active Hope monthly practice group

Feb 2 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until May 3, 2020

Columbia EcoVillage, 46th and
46th and NE Killingsworth, OR 97218 United States
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$39

Active Hope:  How to Become Good & Worthy Ancestors  (or How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy) The challenges we face in today’s world can be difficult even to think about — climate change, mass extinction, gun violence, social and political division and upheaval.  Yet, turning away from the realities we face diminishes a sense of purpose, and thus hope. Active Hope, based on the book by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, shows us how to STRENGTHEN…

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Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Intensive: September 25 – October 4, 2020

Feb 4
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 of the month, repeating until Aug 1, 2020

Rivers Bend Retreat Center, 18450 Ray's Road
Philo, CA 95466 US
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$1535 – $2255

Advanced Facilitation of the Work That Reconnects September 25-October 4, 2020  River's Bend Retreat Center, Mendocino County, California. The heart of this course is a residential 10-day Intensive, with introductory and follow-up webinars. The Intensive will provide for practice facilitation with feedback and in-depth exploration of WTR concepts and the environmental and social crises in the world today, This course is open to those with previous experience facilitating the Work That Reconnects who want to deepen their skills and understanding…

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Building Resilience Together – A Bay Area Work That Reconnects Retreat

Feb 6 - Feb 9
Banyan Grove, Arroyo Rd.
Forest Knolls, CA 94933 United States
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$120

Building Resilience Together - A Bay Area Work That Reconnects Retreat - Registration Opens November 5 for the Feb 6-9, 2020 retreat.  February 6-9th Banyan Grove, San Geronimo Valley, Marin County, Ca We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and our love for the world.  To Register visit Eventbrite Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani invite you to come to the enchanted San Geronimo Valley for a Work that Reconnects 4-day (3 night) gathering.  In this retreat,…

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Coming Back to Life in Dark Times – a London Work That Reconnects

Feb 8 @ 9:30 am - Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm
The Psychedelic Society, 8 Mackintosh Lane, Hackney, London, E9 6AB, The Psychedelic Society, 8 Mackintosh Lane
London, London E2 6AB United Kingdom
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$110 – $170

“Thank you both for stepping forward into this work, for your presence, your skills and your love. A home-coming weekend designed with care and hosted with presence, balancing that edge of what is happening now and what wants to be born.” - past participant The Work That Reconnects 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…

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Grief, Gratitude and Grace in the Spiral of the Work that Reconnects

Feb 9
The Story of Nature and the Nature of Story, Fjøroftsvei 117A
Oslo, vestfold 0982 Norway
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This one day participatory seminar based on the work of Joanna Macy explores grief, gratitude and grace in response to the planetary emergency.  Deep time, evolutionary systems, and nature tales are woven into a story of who we are and who we can become both individually and as community. With Katharine Burke, Work that Reconnects Facilitator and Georgiana Keable, nature storyteller.  

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Ongoing WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

Feb 12 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

$25

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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Introduction to the Work That Reconnects

Feb 14 - Feb 16
Koeln, Germany, Tajet Garden
Kooeln, Germany
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$170

Becoming familiar with the spiral of the Work That Reconnects

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Active Hope Ongoing Support Group

Feb 18 @ 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

$40

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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