Hope in the Dark - a workshop to build resilience and active hope
Posted by Deirdre Duff on August 18, 2021 at 05:31 PM
The IPCC’s startling report on the climate crisis has left many of us reeling. Its publication this summer was a real wake up call, motivating people to get involved in climate action, some for the first time.
But it has also left people feeling anxious.
There’s no doubt about it, the growing social and ecological crises can make us feel overwhelmed. We may feel apathetic - or unable to engage in taking action.
At Friends of the Earth, we want to address these issues and feelings. So we’ve invited Undercurrent Education to facilitate an Active Hope workshop for our next Learning Hub event at 6pm on Monday 20th September. We’ll explore themes of resilience & active hope emerging from Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘Hope in the Dark’.
This Active Hope workshop aims to give people the inner resources we need to take action on the ecological crisis. It will create a space for people to explore their collective grief in these turbulent times and develop resilient, mindful and collaborative responses to the issues we face. It will be an experiential workshop - drawing on methods developed by Joanna Macy and her “Work that Reconnects” model.
Participants will be encouraged to develop inner resilience by connecting their experiences to that of the group - and in turn - to that of wider society.
Don’t forget, we can send you a copy of Hope in the Dark (or any Learning Hub book of your choice) if you sign up to donate to support our educational and movement building work. We’re asking people who would like a book to make a 30 euro once off donation or a 4 euro monthly donation.