Inspired by Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects, which draws from deep ecology, systems theory, and spiritual traditions, this course asks participants to engage the strong emotions resulting from the ecological crisis and work with transformative practices.

Building on mindfulness training, the course introduces specific practices of loving-kindness, non-violent communication, active listening, and group experiential engagement. Participants will work with the arc of The Work That Reconnects: opening to gratitude, owning our pain for the world, seeing with new eyes, and going forth. This course includes a nonresidential weekend intensive.

Prerequisite: ENV 600 Inner Work for Resilient Leadership, or permission of the Instructor.

Required for MA Resilient Leadership students.

Participants enrolled in the course are required to attend a weekend intensive retreat that will focus on Embodied Leadership with Arawana Hayashi.

Intensive Dates:
Friday, March 1st, 7-9 PM
Saturday, March 2nd, 9 AM - 5 PM
Sunday, March 3rd, 9 AM - 5 PM

If you have not completed the MA Environmental/Resilient Leadership Course – please click here for prerequisites and permission of the instructor.

If you are not a student in the MA Program in Resilient Leadership, please contact Sherry Ellms ( for further information.