My practice of the WTR is embedded in decades of practice and teaching of mindfulness and Buddhism. I am also a Dalcroze Rhythymics music and movement teacher which informs an organic and creative leadership style. Another influence is NVC, Nonviolent or Compassionate Communication. I have been leading WTR workshops and retreats since 2005 and am active in XR, offering workshop for activists. I integrate WTR elements in many of my other teaching and retreats, as well as writing. I am about to publish a book called 'Bringing Mindfulness to Life' and 'engaged mindfulness' is a big part of it.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
The Work that Reconnects is a perfect way of linking personal and other-regarding elements of mindful living. I love the way it builds on what is positive and moves through to a sense of interconnectedness. It helps to counteract the negativity bias of the brain, whilst also encouraging us to stay with what is difficult.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
We need a sense of community to avoid getting stuck in helplessness and isolation.
Audiences I work with
activists, mindfulness practitioners
Background & Training
Other relevant skills & experiences
certified transformation coach
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
Coming to our senses through yoga and meditation , 3 day events on Holy Isle (have run those for 12 years)
Buddhist retreats at Dhanakosa
In these workshops, what WTR practices have you used and how?
open sentences, tonglen type meditations that include our feelings for the world
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
Please summarize the number and types of workshops, retreats and presentations of the Work that Reconnects that you have facilitated.
Two 5 day WTR retreats on Holy Isle
3 weekend workshops in Glasgow and Edinburgh
Integrating it into many mindfulness retreats