“Life yearned through us for the ability to know and act and speak on behalf of the larger whole. Now that time has come, when by our own decision we can consciously enter the dance.” (Joanna Macy, ‘Coming back to Life’)
Monthly meetings based on the 'Work that Reconnects' - facilitated by Jenny Cox
'The Work that Reconnects is a system developed by Joanna Macy to help us reconnect to our emotions, to each other, to nature and to our deepest selves, because it is this very disconnection that lies at the root of our situation today. The work consists of a series of varied exercises and processes done in dyads, triads and the whole circle, some silent, some talking, some moving, some still, that enable us to go deeper into connection and also express our feelings about what is happening to ourselves and our world. It can be cathartic, enlivening and moving, but above all, it is vital work in this critical time'.
During our sessions together there will also be space for meditation and deep listening.
The 'Work that Reconnects' was developed by Joanna Macy over the last 4 decades, and consists of a range of transformational group processes designed to deepen our connection to ourselves and others, to the non-human beings with whom we share our planet, and to Earth herself - in other words to come more fully into Life. Basic themes within the work are gratitude, honouring our pain for the world and our planet, learning to see with new eyes, and finding our own unique way into deeper service and meaningful action. Those who have participated in this work have found the simple processes powerful, enlivening and fun. As the world moves into ever-deepening crisis, simply to feel our pain for what is happening and to be able to hear ourselves speak it, and to share it with others becomes ever more essential in keeping us sane.
To find out more about the Work that Reconnects, here is a link to Joanna Macy describing some of the processes: Click here
Participant's Comment: 'I have now attended my third Earth Circle and must say that every session has been completely different from the previous one. The incredible thing is, that there is no way of preparing for these, as the exercises ask us to be emotionally spontaneous. I have noticed that while the sessions have at times asked me to dig deep, I have felt an enormous benefit that has shown itself quietly as the days and weeks unraveled. I can truly say that these sessions have expanded my inner awareness, my feeling of connectedness and in particular with regards to the climate emergency have brought about a rather surprising sense of hope...!' JB
If you would be interested in joining this Work that Reconnects group, please get in touch via Reception on 020 8694 2714 or email. Attending a meeting carries no obligation to come to subsequent meetings.
Sessions will be free of charge, though a small donation would be appreciated to cover costs. Numbers are limited.