Dear Friends,

Register now to hold your spot for

Active Hope: Reconnecting in a Time of Global Crisis


Saturday, March 10, 9 am- 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday, April 21 & 22, Sat: 9 am- 5 pm, Sun: 1:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Saturday, May 19, 9 am- 5 pm
Saturday, June 16, 9 am- 5 pm

(All workshops are separate, one day workshops except for Apr. 21 & 22 which is 
a two day workshop for deeper exploration.)

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Come experience Active Hope with Betti Lambro and Virginia Metcalf: 

Active Hope is about helping us process and move through our feelings of 
despair, anger, grief, shock and disbelief about the state of our planet. It 
helps us end the cycle of feeling paralyzed or ineffective due to our natural 
and normal feelings of hopelessness in the face of interconnected, daunting 
global crises such as climate change, political chaos, social injustice, abuse 
of our environment, the drug epidemic, etc. Through deep reconnection with 
others, we can each find our own resilience, creativity, and empowerment.

The workshop follows the transformational Spiral of the Work That Reconnects:

        Rooting in Gratitude
        Honoring Our Pain
        Seeing With New Eyes
        Going Forth

By rooting ourselves in Gratitude we create a solid foundation from which to 
dive into Honoring Our Pain for the world. Feeling our emotions, allowing 
ourselves to cry, express anger, laugh, or simply get in touch with our 
numbness, can be supremely healing. Once we have felt and honored the fullness 
of our pain, we can begin to See With New Eyes by allowing ourselves to 
envision our hoped-for futures for life on Planet Earth. We then prepare 
ourselves to Go Forth and be in the world in new ways. 

Active Hope is also known as the Work That Reconnects (WTR), which has been 
developed and honed by Joanna Macy and her colleagues since 1978. "Active Hope: 
How to Face the Mess We're In Without Going Crazy" (2012, by Joanna Macy and 
Chris Johnstone) is recommended reading.
Workshop Location:

First Baptist Church*
309 North Cayuga Street
(DeWitt Park) Ithaca, NY
* this is not a religious event

1 day workshops: $40-60 sliding scale 
2 day workshop: $60-120 sliding scale
(Cost of all workshops is flexible if this is a genuine financial hardship)

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at least three days prior to workshop date. Due to the 
highly interactive nature of the activities, and the rental cost of the space, 
we require a five participant minimum to hold the workshop. 

Cancellation Policy: If you register and we have to cancel, you will be 
notified at least one day in advance of the workshop date and will receive a 
full refund. If you need to cancel your registration please let us know at 
least three days in advance of the workshop date; you will receive a full 

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To register, or for more information, please contact: 

Betti Lambro
(C) 850-559-0988

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