Work That Reconnects 1-Day Immersion

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Jigsaw, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1, Dublin, Ireland

Learn how to deal with eco-anxiety and gain motivation to help yourself and others deal with a crazy times on a crazy planet!

The Active Hope Network and LYCS Development Education are delighted to host two day long workshops exploring the powerful 'Work that Reconnects" (WTR), enhanced with some community singing to help deepen our connection to ourselves and each other. They may be taken separately or together. Saturday is open to all and Sunday is aimed at people who would like to facilitate this work with their groups.

The Work that Reconnects is a dynamic, interactive group process which helps us to gain a sense of connection to each other and to the web of life, and motivates us to play our part in creating a sustainable civilization. It is invaluable for anyone who is involved or would like to be involved in promoting positive change for people and planet, and addresses the emotional reality of 'how to face the mess we're in without going crazy'. It was developed by Joanna Macy, an American activist, scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism.

We are privileged to have visiting US facilitator and musician Lydia Violet Harutoonian lead us through this intimate experience on these two days training. Lydia, M.A. has apprenticed closely with Joanna Macy for the past decade, learning how we can metabolize our pain for the world into energy for resilience, action, and community. As Lydia is also a community singing and music facilitator, we will experience both the teachings of Joanna Macy and the power of music to resource us as we face both the peril and promise of our time. You do not need to be a singer to participate, the community singing will be safe, non-threatening and accessible to all. Together we'll learn tools, meditations, and concepts that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people.

Schedule: 10am-5pm Sat 27 July: A day to experience the WTR, open to all.
10am-4pm Sun 28 July: Training for Trainers. This day is designed to give those who already work with groups (e.g. activist groups, adult education, community workers) some tools to begin to explore WTR with their own groups.

Investment: Standard: €50 one day/€90 both days Pay It Forward: €65 one day/€115 both days (This payment helps us to offer spaces to those who cannot pay the full amount) Concessions: €35 one day/€60 both days (For those in receipt of a welfare payment or on low income) Nobody will be turned away for lack of funds, so bursaries are available for anyone who would not be able to pay towards this training. We also want to ensure that childcare is not a barrier to completing this workshop, please contact us if this would be the case. We are committed to making this training available and accessible to all.

Venue: Jigsaw, 10 Belvedere Court, Dublin 1

Booking: Please visit where you'll find a link to an online form to apply for a place on the workshop. If you are offered a place, a link will be sent to you to invite you to pay for the workshop.

Information: Email Rachel at and see

Active Hope Network Ireland is a newly formed network which aims to promote the work of Joanna Macy in Ireland. LYCS Development Education provide training in global citizenship education.