• Interhelp Newsletter September 2017

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, As the season turns once again, the weather brings blessings to some and terrors to others. We call the work we undertake together in this perilous time the “Work That Reconnects.” It’s an apt name, as is the name it was known by in early days, “Despair and Empowerment” work. It […]

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  • The Elm Dance, Revisited

    I usually think of Michael Rice when I hear “Elm Dance.” I can see him in the circle, stepping back with his right foot purposefully; my mind conjures his focused expression as Latvian words join the guitar melody and we dancers begin to move. The song is Ka Man Klajas. The dance brings activists together […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter May 2017

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, Mary Gleason of Rochester NY sends welcome news about the formation of the Genesee Valley Work That Reconnects Community. Mary served on Interhelp Council many years ago. See below for upcoming events in Rochester, and also for news and events from the Boston-area Community of Practice. Rising with Roots: Courage, Conviction […]

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  • Interhelp Newsletter March 2017

    Some folks hoping to attend recent introductory Work That Reconnects workshops had to be turned away; the workshops filled and then some. This work is so needed right now. Marc Lapin led one of these workshops in Middlebury, VT; see below for a behind-the-scenes account of the Cambridge workshop, “A Learning Experience for New Facilitators.” […]

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  • April 2017 Announcements

    Active Hope: An Introduction to the Work That Reconnects will take place in Cambridge, MA, on Saturday May 20, 9:30-4:30. This event is offered by the Boston-area Work That Reconnects Community of Practice. Complete information here.   Facilitation Deepening Weekend, August 17-20, Starseed Healing Sanctuary, Savoy, MA. Join seasoned Work That Reconnects facilitators – Sarah Pirtle, Aravinda Ananda, Joseph Rotella […]

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  • A fourth Earth Leadership Cohort is now forming!

    For many of us in the Interhelp network, it’s been a joy supporting, in various ways, these groups of young activists who come together for an immersion experience in the Work That Reconnects. “We’ve created a space where we can breathe, dance, cry, give thanks, rage, sing, and gaze in wonder. The community we formed […]

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  • January 2017 Newsletter

    This newsletter is devoted to efforts and opportunities within the Interhelp Network to support decolonizing the Work That Reconnects; in other words applying anti-oppression thinking to the Work, and refreshing and evolving the Work so that it better serves the needs of all and supports cultural change in an ever more powerful way. We begin […]

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  • December 2016 Newsletter

    Dear Interhelpers and friends, Here we are in the dark time of year. Hearing and sharing good news (as we received yesterday about DAPL) brightens us. And, in an intimate sort of way, so does sharing of our sorrows. “When we open together to the suffering around us, we become more real to each other. […]

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  • Summer 2016 Newsletter

    Dear Interhelpers and Friends, First of all, I want to thank each of you for your work toward a sane and peaceful world. In recognition of the unceasing efforts made by so many, the theme for this year’s Interhelp Gathering will be “Holding Each Other in the Great Turning.” We will offer a space to […]

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  • Dunk, Dunk, Brew

    Carol Harley As I paddle through summer heat and humidity, the freshness of April’s workshop continues to reverberate. I cherish the people who showed up! (see Facebook pictures here) and the work we did together as part of the At The Crossroads of Environmental and Social Justice five-day immersion in the Work That Reconnects. I loved the leadership […]

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