Genevieve grew up with a strong connection to the wild places of Idaho, and developed a great deal of empathy for, and love of, the natural world at a young age. She has a strong background in wildlife ecology, mindfulness meditation, and community singing, which all inform her capacity as a facilitator of The Work That Reconnects.
Her initial experience of the Work, took place over the course of three months in 2006, at the home of a friend in Boise, ID. From that point on, the fire was lit! Experiencing the spiral over and again, alongside dedicated world lovers, and Root Teacher, Joanna Macy, provided her heart with a purposeful home, and the skillful means to take an active part in the healing of the world by sharing this powerful work with others.
Genevieve is no stranger to adversity. Experience in recent years with activist burnout, a beleaguered immune system, and a sudden injury requiring a slow long-term recovery, have only strengthened the inner light that shines from within, despite external circumstances. Navigating the underworld of brokenness has supremely deepened her meditation practice and expanded her capacity to slow down, transform suffering, inter-be with life and sing from the heart unencumbered.
The Work That Reconnects is transformation magic, and Genevieve loves to conduct it!
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
I've mainly supported WTR community study circles (2007-2009), which often operated like a book group (using Coming Back to Life) with an experiential component. I also like to incorporate shared leadership throughout the process. I apprenticed with Joanna at a WTR intensive in Rowe, MA in 2008, and later lead a weekend workshop "Sustaining Life for the Long Haul" in partnership with Idaho's Nuclear Watchdog (The Snake River Alliance) in Boise ID in 2010--to generate interest for Joanna's 2012 workshop "Containing the Poison Fire."