Circles of Active Hope

Cercles de L'Espérance en Mouvement

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Based on the work of Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone

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Circle of Active Hope Oct 2023

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?

With my co-facilitators Marjorie Lumet and Aneth Wijbrans, we 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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I would like to express my deep gratitude to Chris Johnstone, Madeleine Young and Rita Tojal, the guides I had in my facilitator training. Their extraordinary inspiration and support left indelible traces in me.

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Where : online, on Zoom
Rhythm : 2 sessions of 2 hrs per month over 4 months (total 8 sessions)
Faciitators : Zsanna Sebesteny, Marjorie Lumet, Aneth Wijbrans
(trained by Roseaux Dansants and the Circles of Active Hope Facilitator Training)
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Marjorie saule-sister

Autumn session Dates in 2023-2024: 3/10, 17/10, 31/10, 14/11, 28/11, 12/12, 9/1, 23/1
Times: from 10:00-12:00 (French time) on Tuesday mornings
Co-facilitated by Marjorie Lumet and Zsanna Sebesteny

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: Registration €100 for the full cycle (but if money is a constraint for you, feel free to let us know), complementary contribution of the amount of your choice at the end of the training, which will be forwarded to a collective caring directly for the healing of the Earth.


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Other Circles of Active Hope
For other forms of Circles, you can also contact:

Florence Gosson Lusetti, who is also setting up Circles of Active Hope for French speakers.
For German speakers, contact Luna ( or Jan (
Marjorie in Amsterdam proposes Circles in English.
And Rob, a connector and coach who infuses his own life with a blend of Extinction Rebellion and Active Hope, proposes this circle-stimulating space in Dutch.

Thank you and see you soon!