Active Hope:
Nourishing our Capacity to Act for Life on Earth

This programme is not currently scheduled.

For details of registration and programme start time see here.

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Chris Johnstone & Margo van Greta

Our times confront us with realities that are painful to face and confusing to live with. This week-long workshop aims to strengthen our capacity to respond with Active Hope.

Active Hope is a practice. Like Tai Chi or gardening, it is something we do rather than have. It involves actively participating in the story of moving towards the future we hope for. But what helps us do that?

Informed by mythic journeys, modern psychology, spirituality and holistic science, the workshop draws upon 'The Work that Reconnects', a system of transformational practices and insights developed by Joanna Macy and colleagues.

It involves a strengthening journey round a spiral of four stages: gratitude, honouring our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes, and going forth.

The week aims to support each participant to find and offer their 'gift of Active Hope' - our best response to the crisis unfolding in our world.

You can watch a recent talk on Active Hope by Chris Johnstone here.

Tiered price (click here for more information): £1050 / £800 / £650

Tiered Pricing

Before you book your place, please take a moment to consider that the Findhorn Foundation is a Charitable Trust. We believe that the benefits of holistic learning should be available to everyone regardless of their financial or life situation, and that the transformational journey is enriched by a diversity of participants.

We recognise that what is affordable for some can be a financial stretch for others and offer a tiered pricing structure. When you book, please select the price that feels appropriate for you.

Pay it Forward Price covers the cost of your workshop and includes a contribution to our bursary fund. This will make participation possible for one or more people who otherwise would not be able to join our transformational work in the world.

Sustainable Price covers the cost of your workshop and helps us to sustain our learning and guest facilities.

Supported Price reflects a partial bursary toward the cost of your workshop and is intended for those with minor financial need.

Includes all programme content, 7 nights accommodation, full board and refreshments.

Chris Johnstone

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 was a co-author of the book Active Hope - How to face the mess we're in without going crazy.
Websites to visit for more information:
Active Hope
Facilitation For Life On Earth
The Centre for Resilience

Margo van Greta

Margo van Greta works with spiritual and personal development and internal training at the Findhorn Foundation. She is a passionate Buddhist, a drummer, and facilitates transformation.
Margo's website.