The Work that Reconnects
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About the Event
What is this about?
The Work that Reconnects is 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. The practices safely invite engagement with what is present right now: the immensity of the despair as well as the beauty and potential for personal and group empowerment.
It’s heartbreaking to remain conscious in our crazy times. Everywhere we turn we see the Great Unraveling of our society. Between the pandemic and global climate change, systemic racism and police brutality, gross income inequity, and more, it’s clear we can’t continue with Business As Usual.
This might leave us thinking we are powerless, or lead to feelings of guilt or denial. It can result in getting burnt out from over-acting or turning inward and numbing ourselves because we feel we cannot cope with it all anymore. But when we deny or suppress our pain for the world, we undermine our innate ability to contribute to its healing.
What happens in the workshops?
In this workshop series we explore our inner responses to the condition of our world. Through sharing exercises, ritual and short meditation practices we gain a different perspective and connect to our innate resilience.
How do we tap into the wisdom that will carry us through these next generations?
What can we rest into?
What tools can we organise?
What can we learn from these tragedies?
We will create a space to touch our grief for what is happening to our world, expand our perspectives, and emerge with a new sense of how we want to show up with our gifts in this unique time in history.
How to take part?
The workshop series consists of 4 consecutive sessions, each focused on one of the elements of Joanna Macy's framework called The Spiral.
- Jan 16th: Gratitude
- Jan 23rd: Honoring Our Pain for the World
- Jan 30th: Seeing with New Eyes
- Feb 6th: Going Forth
The series runs from 9:30am – 13pm London time on Zoom and is limited to a maximum of 20 participants. You can register here or send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Sliding scale depending on income: 50 GBP – 100 GBP – 200 GBP for the full series. Your space is secured upon payment. There will be no refunds to avoid last minute cancellations.
**If you are currently in crisis emotionally or psychologically, this series might not be appropriate. In case you are feeling overwhelmed, or think that you might be at risk because of these emotions, it is recommended to book a private session.**
For more information have a look at www.evelinetijs.co.uk. For questions please contact me via firstname.lastname@example.org.
"'The work that reconnects-online' was a beautiful opportunity to spend time sharing with others in an open and honest safe space. Having time to see and be seen, hear and be heard gave me a sense of grounding and calm. It was a time to express some emotions and allow myself to let go a little. I believe that we all innately need and want connection and that open-hearted connection leads to transformation. It is a testament to Eveline that even in a short 3-hour online session I had a really meaningful experience with the other participants."
"Eveline held a really beautiful space to facilitate this work, we were able to safe while exploring these tender topics. The group setting, even amongst 'strangers', is so beneficial - sharing, being witnessed and heard as we work through this. Saying that, there was no pressure to open up beyond our comfort levels. This feels like important work that we must all keep doing."
"The workshop with Eveline was a valuable opportunity to open up to our deep connection with the world and one another, through expressing our gratitude and grief at this time of change. Eveline's assured facilitation created a supportive space for us to share and connect."
"This course was an invaluable way to begin sharing thoughts and experiences relating to climate breakdown and the ecological emergency we face. I completed this course at time when the world is battling coronavirus and normal life is paused. As we self-isolate in our homes and have the time to stop and reflect on life, the online format of this course facilitated a powerful and emotional human connection. By sharing my thoughts and hearing the experiences of others, I found some renewed hope for the future and sensed there is a better way to live and appreciate the present."