Numbers are very limited so please RSVP on ZOOM: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAof–qqzwqGtJHzhMEAAhFXYbxylh6KkY7
Many of us have been finding the looming climate emergency overwhelming and terrifying. Now the COVID-19 emergency is also adding to our worries. This online workshop creates a safe space to share our worries with others and use tools from Work That Reconnects framework (https://workthatreconnects.org/) to start turning them into active hope.
The design of this session is informed by the book Chris Johnstone co-authored with Joanna Macy: Active Hope: How to face the mess we are in without going crazy.(https://www.activehope.info/):
‘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.’
The session, lead by an experienced facilitators Pam and Sati, will be interactive and will involve working individually and together in small groups through a series of empowering exercises. Attendance for the full 3 hours is recommended to get the full benefit from the work. Short breaks will be given to get away from the screen.
Pam, of The Surefoot Effect, CIC, trains group work facilitators, runs personal resilience workshops, assists community groups with defining and implementing their values into their work, and works with corporates to lower their carbon impacts. She is a Natural Change facilitator, a programme offering transformative experiences of nature. She has been using the elements of Joanna Macy’s ‘Spiral of the Work That Reconnects‘ in workshops for several years.
‘Sati’ was ordained as Smritiratna into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1991 after training in meditation and Buddhist practice since the early 80s. He has been teaching, mainly through residential retreats, at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in Balquhidder, Scotland, since 1996. Since 2017 he has co-led events using the elements of ‘Spiral of the Work That Reconnects‘.
Both are still learning. … so far so good!