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Reconnecting With the World

Reconnecting to the world: Transformative practices for difficult times

Date: Saturday, March 21, 9am-5pm

Location:  The Salmonberry Room in the Stanley Park Dining Pavilion (2nd floor), X̱wáýx̱way, what is now Stanley Park in Vancouver, The traditional and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Tseil-Waututh and Squamish Nations.

Coming together in these difficult and urgent times, we will cultivate courage and resilience, and renew our connections to ourselves, our human communities and all life on earth. A range of experiential practices support opening to the pain we carry for the imperiled state of our world, deepen our gratitude and respect for the gifts of life, and expand our ways of knowing. With strengthened clarity and purpose, we bring our unique gifts more fully into the service of life.

Facilitators: Maggie Ziegler and Olive Dempsey

Maggie Ziegler, MA, brings decades of experience as a facilitator, an educator and a psychotherapist specializing in trauma as well as a life-long commitment to participating in just and sustainable change locally and internationally. Most recently she has been working on community based peace projects in Rwanda and the Central African Republic. Maggie has been  facilitating Reconnecting to Life workshops for over twenty years and has trained extensively with Joanna Macy, the root teacher for this work.

Olive Dempsey is a facilitator, engagement strategist and coach, whose work supports the interconnected transformations within individuals, groups and communities. She has worked on social and environmental justice within non-profit organizations, labour unions and in the public sector. Her diverse background has deepened her belief that our inner and outer worlds are inextricably linked, in need of care and attention. She is a Certified Co-Active Coach, holds a certificate in Authentic Leadership from Naropa University and an MA in Environmental Education and Communication.

Maggie and Olive are a dynamic facilitation team and as settlers are committed to doing this work while walking a path of decolonization and reconciliation.

Fee: $120.00
Registration:  for details and e-transfer email Gillian Jerome at gillianjerome@hotmail.com
Financial assistance: Maggie Ziegler at ziegler.maggie@gmail.com
Full refund minus $20 admin fee until March 2nd.
50% refund until March 9th.

Please note that the workshop will be capped at 20 participants so best to register soon!