The Work That Reconnects is a dynamic body of work that includes hundreds of individual and group practices designed to support a shift away from destructive and abusive patterns within our culture(s) and towards life-sustaining ways of living together on Earth.
It was developed over five decades by activist-scholar Joanna Macy and others, and draws from General Systems Theory, Deep Ecology, Indigenous wisdom traditions, and Engaged Buddhism. Practised around the world, this work offers a blueprint for our time, and has helped thousands of people to engage in The Great Turning, reinvigorating our capacity for action and resilience.
By doing The Work That Reconnects, we transmute our pain for the world back into fierce love, and we (re)discover the full measure of our courage and creative potential. As we move through pain and overwhelm, we begin to see the world in new ways, taking steps to decolonize our minds, bodies, and ways of being to free ourselves from the assumptions that threaten the continuity of life on Earth.
We (re)turn to our place as part of a larger living body, and we access our deeper wisdom. We spark our creative potential to generate both personal and social change, and take up the call to experience our hope in action. The Work That Reconnects prepares us to take bolder, braver, more loving steps on behalf of ourselves and of the Web of Life.