Register now to hold your spot for Active Hope: Reconnecting in a Time of Global Crisis Workshops: 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.) Visit our new website : braidingtruth.org 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 Cost: 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 refund. Braiding Truth is also on Facebook! To register, or for more information, please contact: Betti Lambro (C) 850-559-0988 braidingtr...@gmail.com braidingtruth.org Note: You are receiving this email because you signed up to be on our Active Hope Workshops email list. You will receive no more than one email per month (three to four weeks prior to a workshop date). Please let us know via email if you prefer to be removed from this list. For more information about sustainability in the Tompkins County area, please visit: http://www.sustainabletompkins.org/ If you have questions about this list please contact the list manager, Tom Shelley, at t...@cornell.edu.