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Active Hope: Climate Workshop – Donation based

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About this course

This inspiring workshop offers an introduction to Joanna Macy’s Active Hope work on responding to climate change mindfully. It has been designed to help us find hope, take action, cultivate courage and build resilience amid the challenges that face us.

This workshop has been curated by highly experienced mindfulness practitioner, Rosalie Dores. It will explore the four stages of Joanna Macy’s ‘Work That Reconnects Spiral’, which participants will become familiar with during the session.

As part of this workshop, participants will experience the power of community connection as a way of empowering responsiveness and resilience in the midst of uncertainty.

The workshop will include:

  • An introduction to Joanna Macy’s Active Hope work;
  • How to use the Work That Reconnects Spiral as a tool for responding to the climate crisis;
  • Cultivating gratitude to support our resources and resilience;
  • Using mindfulness to help us cope and stay present with the difficult emotions and feelings that arise when doing this work; and
  • Guided meditation and relational exploration, creating a wider sense of self.

Please note that although meditation is part of the workshop, it does not centre around mindfulness. The main focus will be to offer a supportive, non-judgmental space for us to come together, gather courage, develop resilience and take action in the face of climate change.

What is Active Hope?

Active Hope is a movement and book, developed by long-time activists Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone. They describe Active Hope as ‘something we do rather than have’ – a unique set of tools that can enable us to cope with the climate crisis and find an active role, no matter how small or large.

The course is open to everyone, and no prior knowledge of Active Hope, The Work That Reconnects Spiral or mindfulness is required.

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