In this section, you will find events posted by facilitator members of the Network.
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The Empowered Elder Webinar Series Elder Action Network's Foundation Workshop Tuesdays January 28th, 2020 9am -11:15pm through March 10th Seven online sessions via Zoom video conferencing to explore, using the Work That Reconnects, what it means to be an Elder in these times of uncertainty. What are the gifts we as Elders bring to the world and what is the passion that fires us up to act on behalf of life. Gather with other awesome Elders from around the world…Find out more »
"The biggest gift you can give is to be absolutely present, and when you’re worrying about whether you’re hopeful, or hopeless, or pessimistic, or optimistic, who cares? The main thing is that you’re showing up, that you’re here, and that you’re finding ever more capacity to love this world because it will not be healed without that." Joanna Macy There is now a waiting list for this gathering, the next one will be March 27th-29th and still has places. This…Find out more »
How do we cope with the daily onslaught of ecosystem destruction, climate devastation, social injustice? This time in our history is being called 'The Great Unravelling'. We need to find ways to build our resilience through this and to be able to act together for a new way of being, towards what's being called 'The Great Turning' - the shift from the Industrial Growth Society to a Life Sustaining Society. We will build community and share practices that help us…Find out more »
The Work That Reconnects was made for these times. After 50 years of developing and growing the body of practices, stories, poetry and rituals, its time has truly arrived. As we enter a critical decade in which life hangs in the balance, as we tip toe forward in the darkness of uncertainty, not knowing whether we're too late or just in time to save this precious life on Earth, the Work strengthens our courage, resilience and sense of connection. Bring…Find out more »
Becoming familiar with the spiral of the Work That Reconnects - how to face the mess we're in without going crazyFind out more »
“The Work that Reconnects helps people discover and experience their innate connections with each other and the self-healing powers of the web of life, transforming despair and overwhelm into inspired, collaborative action.” Joanna Macy Join us in a one-day immersion in The Work that Reconnects with WA practitioners where you will • Be empowered to take actions aligned with social-ecological change • Learn about the Work that Reconnects Framework • Network with active citizens in your community • Gain clarity…Find out more »
Living in these divisive and tumultuous times fills us with passion and energy to work toward the life-nourishing and just world that we want for ourselves, all beings, and future generations. Life also tests our mettle and can be draining and enraging. How do we work with the fear, anger, overwhelm, hopes and other strong emotions that roil us? How do we move toward positive visioning and co-creating? To make beneficial, transformational change in society, we must acknowledge and look…Find out more »
Coming together in these difficult and urgent times, we will cultivate courage and resilience, and renew our connections to ourselves, our human communities and all life on earth. A range of experiential practices support opening to the pain we carry for the imperiled state of our world, deepen our gratitude and respect for the gifts of life, and expand our ways of knowing. With strengthened clarity and purpose, we bring our unique gifts more fully into the service of life. …Find out more »
About the Workshop Join us for a transformational group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is a tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level. We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it…Find out more »
Photo "Nurse Tree" © Carolyn Treadway It’s heart-breaking to be conscious in our times of global crises. It seems every way we turn we’re contributing to the unraveling of ecological and social systems. The pain we feel can be unbearable because it’s not just our personal pain: it’s the pain of the Earth. When we come together and liberate our natural feelings about our world, we realize our radical interconnectedness and become part of the Earth healing herself. The…Find out more »
As we travel deeper into the 21st century we experience more and more acutely - if we are awake and aware - the unravelling of the interconnected cycles and systems which make up this miracle of life on this Earth which is our only home. We must know that we cannot survive independently from the Earth and her natural cycles and systems. And more, we are made of the same stuff as the stars - we and they have come…Find out more »
Dear ones in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, gatherings are suspended until June 1st. May you stay connected to the routines and practices that bring you inner peace and may you fare gently on these waves of impermanence and change while remembering that you are whole and you are not alone. May we all find ways to support each other. For all beings, Manon The next gathering will be as soon as conditions allow us to come together for our…Find out more »
Spiral Journey 2020 - Facilitator Development Programs Foundations Program March 28 - Aug 22, 2020 Advanced Facilitation Intensive Sept 25- Oct 4 The Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program is designed to build and support the international community of the Work That Reconnects and meet the needs of people who aspire to facilitate the Work. 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…Find out more »
The Work That Reconnects Network is offering webinars to help you learn to use online tools to meet, offer support and run WTR workshops for your online communities in this time of great need. The first webinar will be focused on the technical side of setting up and facilitating an online WTR offering. This webinar will be offered at two different times to accommodate all of the time zones we are in around the world. During this webinar we will cover: -…Find out more »
Offering this again by popular demand: Are you feeling disconnected from co-workers, community and friends? Are you at a loss about how to have a meaningful digital gathering? Team meetings, book groups, action committees, coffee klatches... they can all happen with great satisfaction online with a platform like Zoom. You don't need to feel disconnected during these challenging days of 'social distancing.' Come experience how it works, and learn some key skills and practices to make your online gatherings more…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
A free webinar introducing online facilitation of the Work That Reconnects. About this Event 'If I start talking about how I feel, with this current virus crisis, I fear I'll get stuck in gloom' - that's a fear around at the moment that makes it difficult to talk about our concerns. Yet keeping it all to ourselves can leave people more isolated or tense from bottling up distress. The form of the Work That Reconnects spiral was developed as a…Find out more »
We find ourselves alive in an extraordinary time; a time of uncertainty and disconnection, but also a time of great possibility where cooperation, courageous action, and collective movement can cultivate the world we’re longing to live in. In these times of ecological, political, and social catastrophe looming on the horizon, it is essential that we dig deep to find our creative will and power to help life jump up and live. Join us for a weekend of reconnecting with self,…Find out more »
We are living through difficult times, witnessing immense injustices and the sixth mass extinction. Many of us feel called to act, and while political engagement is crucial, many are also asking, how do we sustain ourselves on this journey? How do we live with the fear, the heartbreak, the anger? How do we create a regenerative culture from within as we move toward a life-sustaining culture and society? We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Two-Day WTR Facilitator Training Workshop! In this two-day immersion, seasoned facilitator Lydia Violet Harutoonian will lead an in-depth introduction to facilitating the “Work that Reconnects,” Joanna Macy’s experiential group work. Lydia will offer skills and resources for conducting community process metabolizing climate anxiety and empowering action. This facilitator training supports emerging and experienced facilitators in deepening their theoretical understanding of Joanna Macy’s work and it’s context in contemporary social and ecological issues. Participants will leave with tools for facilitating the…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
This webinar will explore ways to use WTR online to build community resilience. The Work That Reconnects is so needed in this time of the pandemic and the Great Unraveling. As facilitators, we can reach out to our local communities and neighborhoods to provide connection, inspiration, and a framework for moving into the Great Turning together. Using Work That Reconnects practices and concepts in an online setting, we can invite people to come together across the current physical distancing as…Find out more »
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,…Find out more »