Our work in Surefoot over the years has followed a progression through climate action, to resilience, and more latterly, to more recently working with groups on the theme of our sorrow for the world.
From The Work That Reconnects website: [This work is] ‘based in the teachings of Joanna Macy, unfolds as a spiral journey through four stages: Coming from Gratitude, Honoring our Pain for the World, Seeing with New/Ancient Eyes, and Going Forth. Each of these stages leads naturally to the next. The journey helps us experience first hand that we are larger, stronger, more creative – and more deeply interconnected – than we knew.'
“During the session I was inspired, connected, motivated, sad, angry, hopeful, determined, loving, grateful, and now looking forward with optimism and positivity. Thank you both!” an online participant
We’ll work through the spiral together using individual, small group and whole group exercises with two formal breaks over the time, and we aim to make it an embodied and nourishing experience for all of us.
"With the recent rise of COVID-19 emergency, dealing daily with news and work on climate emergency can be very demanding emotionally. Pam and Sati's workshop allowed our PLANT group here at Tayport to spend anafternoon facing our worries and exploring some exercises to help us turn them into practical action. We had some great feedback from the workshop - all 9 of our participants thought that the workshop was helpful in tackling their worry and anxiety relating to climate emergency in a positive way. Even though the workshop was delivered online, Pam and Sati managed to create an intimate atmosphere, with a chance to share thoughts and listen to others in small groups, take time to reflect and put our thoughts on paper, and even meditate! This very much helped create a safe space to explore the feelings, our best imagined futures and action plans. The three hours went by very quickly indeed - with none of the usual Zoom-fatigue. It was a very well spent afternoon indeed which will nourish and support us for a while yet. Thanks again:)" Kaska Hemple, PLANT community group, Tayport