The Work that reconnects
The work that Reconnects (of Joanna Macy)
In a time of big ecological and social challenges, we create space for hope instead of despair. The Work that Reconnects (TWR) helps us to transform fear and despair into inspiration and empowerment. It’s a true medicine for the soul. In times when time is money, where facts and separation are dominant, TWR reminds us that we are not alone in our care and love for the world. The earth exists for a very long time and we are connected with it. We will reconnect with ourselves, our inner power, our ancestors, each other and nature. To face and participate in these times, we need to gather all the resources, wisdom and support we can to sustain ourselves and our visions for new ways of doing and being in the world. Experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring your pain for the world, embrace your connections with each other and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, and realize your potential to make a difference.
This workshop will give a taste of TWR of Joanna Macy. Being inspired by buddhism, deep ecology and systems theory, she created this work 40 years ago and has dedicated her life ever since in the healing of this world. In this workshop we will be sitting but also move around, we will make connection with ourselves and with the other, there will be space for silence and for sharing with each other. The workshop will be facilitated by Eleke and Lut from Labo vzw, an organisation that focuses on raising critical citizenship. In our workshops we also use the work of Augusto Boal, The Theatre of the Oppressed. It’s a very interactive way of using the body to work with certain emotions/situations and to explore posibilities from then onwards.
www.workthatreconnects.org - www.labovzw.be