Work That Reconnects: Courage for the Healing of Our World

The Work That Reconnects: Courage for the Healing of Our World
With Della Duncan
October 23 - 25, 2020
Santa Cruz, CA
Join us for a 3-day transformational in-person group process that builds motivation, connection, solidarity and vision, renewing the courage to act for the healing of our world. In these times of climate chaos, rampant inequality, systemic racism, and other daily catastrophes, there is a tension between our desire to take urgent action and our need to process reality on a deeper level.
We often experience despair, anger, fear, and burnout as we navigate this tension, and at times it feels easier to turn away and close ourselves off. Yet it is through reconnection with ourselves and others, and acknowledging the reality of these times, that we can find hope and the courage to continue.
The Work that Reconnects (WTR) is both a process for transforming our despair into purposeful action, as well as a deep well of nourishment to continue. Through a series of creative and experiential exercises, The Work that Reconnects opens space for radical truth-speaking and personal and collective empowerment. Drawing on deep ecology, systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this open-source body of work is rooted in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy.
Since 1978, the Work that Reconnects has inspired thousands of people to take heart and work together for the sake of life on Earth, despite rapidly worsening social and ecological conditions. It has also inspired people to co-create experiential practices that serve the Work in specific groups and settings.
To learn the basics of the Work that Reconnects and its distinctive approach, people come to workshops that range in duration from a day or weekend to a ten or thirty-day intensive. But the Work That Reconnects extends far beyond such dedicated events, for its methods are widely used in classrooms, faith communities, grassroots organizing, and environmental and civil rights campaigns.
Friday, October 23, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, October 24, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with optional evening fire and sharing from 7- 9pm *
Sunday, October 25, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm *
* We have a spacious morning for integration activities such as dance, nature connection and more.
Note: Participants are expected to attend all three days of this workshop. The workshop tuition is for all three days, and there is not an option for partial participation.
We will be adhering to the latest COVID-19 recommendations and precautions.
Super Early Bird Savings end August 15
Early Bird Savings end September 15
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