Resilience Tools in response to the COVID-19
Tools to facilitate the WTR online
In an effort to support our worldwide WTR community during this global pandemic we have put together some resources to help you use online tools to meet, offer support and run WTR workshops. This is an evolving page where we’ll gather resources to help you bring WTR to your online communities. Please join us for one of the webinars below and read through the written support we have collected here for you.
Webinar: Technical Support, Set up and Promotion
facilitated by Silvia Di Blasio and Jo delAmor on March 29 and March 30
Webinar: Offering WTR Online to Build Community Resilience
facilitated by Constance Washburn and Mutima Imani on April 7 and April 9 (offered at two different times to accommodate worldwide time zones) Click here for more information and to register.
Stronger Together – Building Resilience
Over the past few years many Work That Reconnects workshops have been offered as webinars online. Though in-person connection is wonderful, online groups can be very powerful and enable people who are socially or geographically isolated to connect. In this time of physical distancing and self-isolation due to the pandemic of the COVID-19 virus, having access to the Work That Reconnects practices online can be very helpful for individuals and can build community resilience.
We are encouraging facilitators, new and seasoned, to offer webinars to their geographic communities or neighborhoods. This will bring people together to form bonds of support that will hopefully continue after the pandemic, and allow them to work together to build ongoing community resilience in these times of the Great Unraveling and the Great Turning.
All of the Work That Reconnects practices from Coming Back to Life by Joanna Macy and Molly Brown are on workthatreconnects.org website under Resources. Some have been adapted to be more inclusive and less Eurocentric. Please adapt practices, as needed, for your audience and for online use. You can look at the Evolving Edge section of the website for more ideas on integrating anti-oppression into the Work. Also, Active Hope: How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy by Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy introduces the Work and provides guided practices to share. Chris and long time facilitator Barbara Ford have been offering online courses on Active Hope and the course outline is available on ruzuku. Active Hope online has been used in China during the pandemic and has been of benefit to many. Here is a short video on Active Hope in China.
We’re working on putting together more resources and tools to support you! We will be updating this page often. Feel free to reach out to ask for or offer resources and tools for offering the Work That Reconnects online by emailing [email protected] There are facilitators and Zoom experts who can help.
You Can Do This!
Don’t worry about being perfect – you will be awesome and gloriously imperfect.
We recommend this resource by Jeanne Rewa and Daniel Hunter: Leading Groups Online: a down-and-dirty guide to leading online courses, meetings, trainings, and events during the coronavirus pandemic
Here is a list of links and resources for facilitating online, including tutorials and comparisons of platforms