Circles of Active Hope

Based on the work of Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

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Circles of Active Hope are an invitation to come on an adventure! They are an opportunity to traverse a spiral of the Work That Reconnects over a period of 4 months. This gives the time to integrate the practices that are helpful to you into your daily life and to deepen links with people that you share affinities with, supporting each other in your projects, to empower your participation in the Great Turning, the transformation of our society from one that destroys Life to one that helps Life thrive.

When faced with the problems created by the industrial growth society, how can we reconnect with ourselves, those around us and the natural world? How can we cultivate a flow state to navigate as serenely as possible the troubled waters of the current crises and give the best of ourselves to contribute to the Great Turning that is so necessary?

I propose a journey propelled by Active Hope and based on the training created by Chris Johnstone to resonate with the book of this name, which he wrote with Joanna Macy.
Here is an 8-minute video of the authors introducing the book.
Active Hope presented by Joanna Macy & Chris Johnstone

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Sources of my intention

What resonates particularly for me in the Active Hope Training is the invitation to connect with our deepest desires, to identify the steps we can take towards them and to feel supported in starting the dance! I am convinced that if everyone could be true to themselves and do what their hearts really long for, our world could -- even yet -- be a harmonious, peaceful and joyful place to live.

My deepest desire is to share with others this adventure of connecting with the dynamic colours and forms of our unique contributions to the healing of our Earth. I intend for these Circles of Active Hope to be an opportunity to celebrate weaving new cloth together while singing new songs.

I feel deep gratitude to Chris Johnstone and Madeleine Young, the guides we had in our facilitator training. Their extraordinary inspiration and support left indelible traces in me.



Where: online, on Zoom
Rhythm: 2 sessions (duration 2hrs) per month over 4 months (total 8 sessions)
Facilitator: Zsanna Sebesteny (trained by Roseaux Dansants and the Circles of Active Hope Facilitator Training)
Commitment: 1 practice in pairs and individual work between the sessions (approx 2 hours total outside of the sessions online)
Language : hybrid! (the sessions will be in French; the pair practices in the language that best suits the pair, the individual work includes texts & videos in English)
Participation : Suggested registration €50 for the full cycle (but if money is a constraint for you, feel free to let me know), optional supplementary contribution in Pay-it-Forward style at the end of the training
Dates & times : 10:00-12:00 (French time) 09:00-11:00 (English time)
on the following dates (all Tuesdays) --
04/10/22, 18/10/22, break
15/11/22, 29/11/22, 13/12/22, break
10/01/23, 24/01/23, 07/02/23

Future sessions could be organized at different times on different days, so feel free to express your preferences for a future session if these dates and times do not suit you.

Questions : or +33 6 24 30 74 87

If this adventure interests you, please contact me.

If the timing or the dates don't suit you, you can let me know your preferences for future circles, or contact Florence Gosson Lusetti, who is also setting up Circles of Active Hope for French speakers.
Thank you and see you soon! Zsanna