Events

"The Work That Reconnects"- One Day Immersion

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The Center, 548 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94117

A day-long program specially designed to support participants in discovering resilience and passion in a time of great challenge on Planet Earth. This program will be an immersion in Joanna Macy's "Work That Reconnects" to help us resource deeply as we explore the promises held in this potent time.

The Work That Reconnects (WTR), a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. It offers teachings, group exercises, and meditations that we can rest into and organize with, in our desires to be effective allies to both planet and people.

Early Bird $125 // At the Door $149 Scholarships available by emailing beccadakini@gmail.com

Lydia Violet Harutoonian will lead us through an intimate experience with the Work That Reconnects (WTR), a dynamic, interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology, and Buddhism as well as 50+ years of international activism. 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. Lydia Violet is a direct student of Joanna Macy.

"I have seen repeatedly how...the Work The Reconnects (WTR), has released cultural creativity in vital response to the cultures of fear and ignorance spreading in our land. Here participants find honesty and strength, as well as spirited community, for facing our current crises head on. These qualities are the essence of what the WTR generates, and as root teacher of that work I rejoice that Lydia is an outstanding and trustworthy facilitator."- Joanna Macy

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 https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/music-as-medicine-work-that-reconnects-workshop/ 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 racheldempsey@lycs.ie and see https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/music-as-medicine-work-that-reconnects-workshop/

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.

Work That Reconnects Facilitator Training

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

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 https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/music-as-medicine-work-that-reconnects-workshop/ 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 racheldempsey@lycs.ie and see https://devedlycs.wordpress.com/music-as-medicine-work-that-reconnects-workshop/

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.

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

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Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.

WTR Facilitator Development Support Group

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Whether you are an aspiring facilitator or arrive here with decades of experience under your belt, we all need community support to develop our craft and continue to deepen our understandings of the content and facilitation of Joanna Macy's work in our unfolding planetary moment.

And we need to know each other, both locally and international. The "Work That Reconnects" has cultivated a rich, international community. One of our goals here is to connect you further with your WTR comrades, both local and afar.

Here you will also find multiple, supportive resources for the development of your knowledge your craft as a WTR facilitator including:

  • Two Wednesday 2-hour Zoom meetings per month, connecting our growing community of facilitators and students of the WTR. One will be at 10am PST and one at 5pm PST to accommodate a diversity of time zones. We will meet and discuss our questions, discoveries, and facilitation tools.

  • Each Zoom meeting will begin with a short lecture by seasoned facilitator and student of the Joanna's, Lydia Violet Harutoonian. These subjects relate to the WTR and it's facilitation and can also be shaped by participants through periodic survey. Conversations will also focus on current, emergent world events and how to incorporate these events to stay relevant in our workshop, educational, and community gathering spaces.

  • Written and video resources on the respective subjects covered each month will also be available.

  • Bi-monthly session guests who are highly experienced mentors in the art of group facilitation, including adrienne maree brown and Joanna Macy herself.

  • The ability to connect with facilitators both in your area and around the world. Each Zoom call will also be a space for participants to bring their discoveries and challenges around facilitating/undestanding the WTR to the table for conversation.