“Active Hope involves identifying the outcomes we hope for and then playing an active role in bringing them about. We can rise to the occasion with wisdom, courage, and care or we can shrink from the challenge…. Can we train ourselves to become more courageous, inspired, and connected?“ 

The next course runs from September 23 to November 11 (every second Monday for 1.5 hours, time to be determined). Course Fee: $135, for 6 interactive sessions.

  Active Hope – How to Face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

This course will use the book Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone as a guide to exploring what it means to be an Evolving Human in the world today.  What does it mean for each of us to step up and out as our fullest selves and respond to crises facing our world.

The concepts and philosophy introduced will lay the foundation for further explorations in out Multi-Generational Learning for Life Programs.

Join this interactive series of webinars which use the practices of the Spiral of the The Work That Reconnects as outlined in Active Hope,; centering, deep listening, dialogue, and other interactive activities to explore our roles in the Great Turning and find inspiration and courage for the times ahead.

Core Resource Texts –

Active Hope – How to face the Mess We’re in without Going Crazy

 Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

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Constance Washburn MA

Constance Washburn MA a facilitator, educator, community organizer and program designer she brings together diverse groups to experience their depths and their interconnection to the web of life, to generate vision and facilitate collaborative efforts to meet the needs of participants and Earth. Her first career was in theatre so she brings improvisation and creativity into all her programs.

She is currently co-leader and facilitator of the Spiral Journey- a Facilitator Development Program in the Work That Reconnects and on the core Weavers Team of the Work That Reconnects Network. She is a founding member of the Elders Action Network and designed and leads their foundation Course, the Empowered Elder Workshop.

She served as Education Director at the Marin Agricultural Land Trust (MALT) and Marin Organic for almost 20 years and co-founded and directed, the Marin Agriculture and Education Alliance which brought together county wide agricultural and educational organizations.

She has a MA in Education and Theater, certificates in the Ecology of Leadership, Permaculture Design and Transforming Business, Society, and Self from U.Lab MITx. She is long time student of the Work That Reconnects as well as a mindfulness/ meditation instructor in the Vajrayana Tradition and a yoga practitioner and teacher.

Constance Washburn