Work That Reconnects

The Work That Reconnects/Active Hope

Renewing our connection to all life on Earth.

Reclaiming passion and courage to make a difference in our world.



A Guided Self-Practice of

The Work That Reconnects

by Kathleen Rude

45 minutes

available now!




The Work that Reconnects helps us transform fear and despair into inspiration and a sense of empowerment. An innovative process developed by Joanna Macy, internationally acclaimed author, eco-philosopher and activist, The Work helps us uncover and experience our innate connections with each other and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, so that we may be enlivened and motivated to play our part in creating a sustainable civilization.

Experience the healing power of gratitude, find compassion in honoring your pain for the world, embrace your connections with each other and with the self-healing powers in the web of life, and realize your potential to make a difference.

This workshop gave me clarity as to what we can do in our own lives for the planet
and that every little bit in the form of new consciousness and/or action counts!”

The Work That Reconnects workshop includes role play, movement, inspirational readings and teachings, and simple ceremonies. This process is engaging, invigorating and gives you tools for dealing with the challenges of living in a world where we are bombarded constantly with local and global crises and causes.


Joanna and Kath

Joanna and Kathleen in 2010.

“Kathleen Rude is a guide of remarkable depth, with powerful gifts to bring to people of all backgrounds
who seek a life-enhancing relationship with the natural world. Her Earth-centered gifts in shamanic work
and story-telling blend with her savvy in group work and her scientific grounding in ecology. They bring her an ease, creativity, and authority that open people up to their power to act for the healing of our world. Kathleen has a natural authority that builds confidence and ease in collaboration. I treasure her guidance and her companionship as we work together for the sake of life on Earth.”  ~Joanna Macy


Kathleen is a founding member of the Work That Reconnects Facilitator Network.

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