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Coming Back to Life
Coming Back to Life

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Coming Back to Life

An Introduction to the Work that Reconnects

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Time & Location

May 21, 2023, 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Wakefield, Wakefield, QC J0X 3G0, Canada

About the Event

This workshop centers on human creativity and empathy as powerful tools to mitigate the climate crisis.  In this workshop, you’ll experience community exercises, tools and processes to:

  • connect with fellow humans who share similar cares and concerns for earth
  • feel, honour, and compost our pain for the world
  • cultivate courage, creativity
  • build resiliency and capacity to act for collective thriving
  • support for clarifying your next steps in contributing to a life-sustaining world where all beings can thrive

Developed by Joanna Macy and updated over the past five decades with collaborators around the world, this group work is known as the Work that Reconnects.  The process combines teachings and practices that helps people transform grief or paralysis in the face of ecological and social challenges into energy for constructive, collaborative action.


Robin Macdonald is a spiritually-rooted facilitator, moving at the intersections of social justice, earth care, spirituality and mental health.  Part of the Scottish-Irish diaspora living on Turtle Island, Robin is a restorative justice practitioner, communal grief and Work that Reconnects facilitator, Yasodhara Yoga teacher and writer. Core to her work is the role of community in healing and thriving.

Sliding Scale Pricing:  $70 -$30

The specific address in Wakefield will be provided upon registration

Registration deadline:  May 18th, 2023 at noon

What is sliding scale pricing and how does it work?

Sliding scale pricing provides a service or product with multiple price points. These price points are set to make the service or product accessible to people with different levels of income, so that financial resources need not be a barrier to a person’s ability to access a product or service. Community members can chose the price point that best reflects their ability pay for a product or service, based on their individual circumstances.

My wish is to make this workshop accessible to all who wish to participate and to support a modest livelihood out of love for planet earth and the body of work upon which this workshop is based.

Sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities.

If the lowest income price point is beyond your reach and you would like to participate in this retreat, an in-kind trade or scholarship is also available.

For more information, email:

If the workshop fills, you have the option to join a wait list by contacting the email address above.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If a participant cancels their registration 5 or more days before the workshop, a full refund will be given, minus a $25 processing fee.

If a participant cancels 2-4 days before the workshop (until March 2nd at noon), a credit note will be provided, to apply to a future workshop, good for one year, minus a $25 processing fee.

If a participant cancels within 48 hours before the workshop or does not show up (without cancelling), or leaves the workshop early, there is no refund.

Should the course be cancelled, a full refund will be provided and a new date will be scheduled.


  • Generosity Price

    Paying this ticket price financially supports those without the means to participate.

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  • Sustainable Price

    The 'regular' price to sustain this workshop offering.

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  • Subsidized Price

    For those on low income and in need of financial assistance

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