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Coming Back To Life : Wise Hope in Challenging Times

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CERES Community Environment Park

Cnr Roberts and Stewarts Streets

Brunswick East, Victoria 3057

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Work That Reconnects Immersion Weekend

Date: Saturday April 4th & Sunday April 5th

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. TO BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST AND TO HEAR ABOUT FUTURE EVENTS PLEASE EMAIL BETH.EMILY.HILL@GMAIL.COM

We are living through difficult times, witnessing immense injustices and the sixth mass extinction. Many of us feel called to act, and while political engagement is crucial, many are also asking, how do we sustain ourselves on this journey? How do we live with the fear, the heartbreak, the anger? How do we create a regenerative culture from within as we move toward a life-sustaining culture and society?

We build resilience when we come together and share our grief and our love for the world. To advocate for the flourishing of life we ourselves must return again and again to the ground of our own aliveness. This weekend will offer embodied and experiential practices to support you in doing this. We will make space to mourn what is being lost, and to rediscover the energy to take action. We prioritise restorative practices that nourish self and community.

This workshop will offer you tools to ground in the present moment. Together, we will learn how to bear witness to the suffering – your own and that in the world all around us. We will open to fresh ways of seeing and understanding who we are and our interconnectedness with each other and the earth. We will support you with ways to think about how to go forth, with exercises that invite you to discover what is yours to do in these times.

This is an invitation to those who are curious and new to these practices to dive in and experience them for the first time, as well as an opportunity for those more familiar with Joanna Macy’s wisdom and deep ecology, to return and re-kindle connection with this work.

The Work That Reconnects (WTR) www.workthatrecconects.org is an open-source body of work that has its roots in the teachings and experiential methods of Joanna Macy. It is a process of group work that uses experience based activities to help participants connect with one another and with the intelligence, and self-healing powers, of life on Earth. The goal of the WTR is to “enliven” and motivate participants to play an active role in the creation of a life sustaining society.

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Beth bio:

Beth is a writer, researcher and facilitator of the Work that Reconnects. She has had a dedicated Insight meditation practice over the last ten years and is passionate about the wisdom of the body as a gateway to insight, healing and action in these troubled times. Beth has been facilitating the Work that Reconnects since 2013, learning directly from Joanna Macy over a number of years, and currently works with Psychology for a Safe Climate offering workshops to climate activists and others, supporting them with grief, burnout and conflict. Bethemilyhill.wordpress.com

Nique Murch bio:

Nique has a background in physical theatre, adult education and meditation. Shelived in Alice Springs for 20 years, working cross culturally with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from remote communities. She is fierce about country and social/climate justice issues and has trained with Joanna Macy and others in the Work that Reconnects. Nique is a member of XR, currently facilitating mindfulness courses and practising radical presence as a medical clown with children in hospitals, as well as elderly people who have dementia.

*Please reach out and let us know if the cost is prohibitive of your participation. We endeavour to make this work as accessible as possible, and we will make every effort to find a way you can join us for this weekend.

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CERES Community Environment Park

Cnr Roberts and Stewarts Streets

Brunswick East, Victoria 3057

Australia

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