Joanna Macy: The Work that Reconnects - A 6-Day Intensive

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This course does not require previous participation in an Experience Week.

Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

Special Event
29 June - 4 July 2013

We live at a time of planetary emergency, perhaps not knowing what to do or feeling despair. The Work That Reconnects strengthens our capacity to give our best response to the social and ecological challenges confronting us. It has helped hundreds of thousands of people around the globe find creativity, solidarity and courage to act. Drawing from living systems theory, spiritual teachings and deep ecology, it involves a transformative journey around a spiral of four successive stages (see image).

DandelionSpiralWhen we come from gratitude, we become more present to the life around us and to the many gifts we receive. This also brings a sharper awareness of the vast violation underway. We honour our pain for the world by making space to hear our sorrow, fear, outrage and other feelings in response to what is happening in our world. As we do so, profound caring and interconnectedness with all life are revealed.

Seeing with new eyes, we deepen our recognition of our mutual belonging in the living Earth. We learn to understand the new kind of power this gives and the many ways we can apply this to our participation in the Great Turning to a life-sustaining society. Fresh vision and practical steps are clarified in the final stage of going forth.

Come explore with us the hidden depths in each stage of the spiral, where rich meaning and treasures are to be found.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £985 / £775 / £625

Tiered Pricing

We want to ensure that our workshops and events are accessible to a diverse range of people and recognise that one person’s financial situation will differ from another. So that money is not a barrier to participating in our workshops and events, we offer a tiered pricing structure and ask that you select the price appropriate for your personal circumstances. Please take a moment to read about our tiered pricing here.

Includes 6 nights accommodation and all meals.


Joanna Macy is the root teacher of The Work That Reconnects; her groupwork and many books are informed by a long life of activism. Joanna is the co-author, with Chris Johnstone, of the book Active Hope - How to face the mess we're in without going crazy.
Chris Johnstone is a physician and coach who writes and teaches about resilience, happiness and positive change. He has worked closely with Joanna Macy for more than two decades and co-authored the book Active Hope - How to face the mess we’re in without going crazy.

To read a review of their book click here.