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

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 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.