Jill Severson has been aware of Joanna Macy's work for over 25 years, bringing Joanna's Despair and Personal Power in the Nuclear Age book with her when she moved to Oregon in August of 1988. I started to offer Work That Reconnects (WTR) exercises in small groups in 2001. Then again in 2012. I will be offering several Work That Reconnects workshops in 2015 in Portland, Oregon and near Clatskanie, OR, one with a focus on Climate Change for Zen Buddhist practitioners and/or those committed to work to reduce the effects of Climate Change. Please contact me for more details!