Active Hope workshop @IMEC Festival of Hope & Despair
Time & Location
About the Event
ign up viaSYou are welcome to join us at the Festival of Hope and Despair on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 June.
The festival is packed with lectures, workshops, music, art, support groups, fun and connection.
It centres around the question whether we can move directly from despair to hope, or whether we should also pay attention to feelings of distress and outrage?
Eveline Tijs will be facilitating an interactive one- hour workshop on June 12th, 1:15pm BST, based on the Active Hope work of Joanna Macy.
Active Hope is a practice from The Work that Reconnects, an interactive body of work developed by Joanna Macy, a scholar and respected elder in systems theory, deep ecology and ancient wisdom traditions. Its purpose is to help people connect to their love and pain for this world so we can prepare to take part in its healing in a grounded and sustainable way.
In this interactive one-hour workshop we move as a group through four stages. First we begin with gratitude as a basis for wellbeing and personal resilience. We then honour the feelings of pain and despair that can arise when we face the reality of social and ecological injustice. In the third stage we tap into the internal and external resources available to us to see things from a new perspective and develop individual and collective power and potential. In the final stage, we use this momentum to set concrete intentions and practical actions that we can take back into the world.
As participants you are invited to share your experiences and perspectives with each other, and in doing so feel supported to connect emotionally to the immensity of the despair as well as to the beauty and potential for personal and group empowerment.
Sign up via: https://www.meaning.org.uk/conference2021