February 23nd, 4-7 pm
Jam Factory, 303 Vernon St, Nelson BC
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Joanna Macy is a 90 year-old activist, known for her insightful facilitation of workshops called “The Work That Reconnects” and the terms “The Industrial Growth Society” and “The Great Turning”. She wrote many books such as “Coming Back to Life” and “Active Hope”.
Our workshop is borrowing heavily from her work, and those books. The takes us in a journey of deep connection to others, ourselves and the world and allow us to see them with new eyes. In the workshop, we will give thanks, connect to why are we here, connect to our emotions such as fear-worry-numbness-anger of the world’s suffering. We’ll then open up to see deeper – feel the motivation to be part of the change!
Many of us care a lot for Mother Earth and the climate, but often we find ourselves just consuming horrifying information without sharing our feelings nor taking action. What happens to this energy?
Our future is uncertain. Every day 100-200 species are going extinct. Some ecosystems are dying or under large stress. The effects of climate and ecological disruption that we are experiencing now are nothing compared to what could come: Loss of most birds and insects, Sea level rise, Desertification, Wildfires, Water shortage, Crop failure, Extreme weather. The combined result of these destabilizing events will be: Millions displaced, Disease, Increased risk of wars and conflicts and Impacts on human rights
(read more here https://rebellion.earth/the-truth/the-emergency/).
How shall I use this precious time that I have of my life?
How shall I explain to my kids about the new reality?
How shall I keep the hope for them, while I’m in despair?
How shall I communicate my love to earth with my relatives that hold a different view?
We are offering a workshop to empower you.
To help you deal with a range of emotions like grief, anger, and numbness.
To help you to re-find your center and wisdom.
To feel connected to life again.
Cost: $20 – 40 sliding scale
Includes workshop, snack and a follow-up phone call.
If you already attended a workshop you are welcome back for free when you bring a friend.
We will not turn anyone away because lack of funds, talk to us if you need.
We are so honoured to go this path with you, learn, grow and cry together
Reserve Your Spot
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