The Work that Reconnects

A series of 6 experiential workshops, based on the work of Joanna Macy,
to explore our responses to what is happening to ourselves and to our planet.

Saturdays in 2014 – 9.30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

March 22nd Coming from gratitude, celebrating our true nature.
May 3rd Honouring our pain for the world, the pain that is not ours alone.
June 21st Seeing with new eyes, feeling part of the Web of Life.
August 2nd A Council of All Beings, for families & people of all ages.
September 20th & November 1st Going forth’: coming back to life, finding courage and active hope, for the healing of our world, each according to our situation, gifts, and limitations.

Venue: Escot Village Hall, Gosford Lane, Taleford, Exeter, EX11 1NE, Devon.

Cost –                                     per workshop.     to book all 6  (15% discount)
Low/Unwaged:                   £15                        £75
Waged:                                 £35                       £178
High Earner:                          £40                       £204
Organisational:                     £55                       £280

Facilitators: Sara Drew and Martin Paine

The Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh was asked
what we need to do to save our world.
“What we most need to do,” he replied,
“is to hear within us the sound of the earth crying.”

This work has proved useful to ‘Heart and Soul’ groups and to ‘Inner Transition’ initiatives within the Transition Towns movement.  It will interest those wishing to explore Ecopsychology and anybody caring to vision our future.

Bookings and enquiries –  saraedrew@uwclub.net   or martin@danublue.org.uk
For more information see  - http://www.ottercounselling.co.uk/theworkthatreconnects 

Happy 2nd Birthday Transition Town Honiton

Transition Town Honiton is celebrating turning two years old on Tuesday 29th October 2013. Please join us from 7pm at the Methodist Church on Chapel Street, Honiton. Everyone is welcome. Tea and cakes from 7pm.

We have a short meeting at 7.30pm followed by a speaker at 8pm. We are looking for committee members – a chairperson, a secretary, a treasurer and other roles to help us run things smoothly over the next 12 months.

Our guest speaker is Joe Burlington and the talk is “To leave a healthy planet for our children - we must live good lives on less” followed by a discussion.

Joe is a retired physics and maths teacher and feels that small steps and bigger ones are needed to meet challenging issues such as: climate, food, land use, water, energy, metals, raw materials, pollution, waste disposal, increase in human populations, decrease in animals, fish, bees, bugs and biodiversity – resilience and economics. Joe is a founder member of South Somerset Climate Action (set up in 2005) and does various talks in the area.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”Margaret Mead

The opening of our herb wall last month

Transition Town Honiton came to life in September 2011 when 28 people met for a meeting to discuss setting up a Transition group in Montgomery’s in Honiton. We’ve been quite busy since then – here’s a few examples of what we’ve been doing:
  • We started our Sustainable Saturday events in January 2012
  • We opened our herb wall garden in Sept 2013
  • We’re getting creative with the little ones with our EcoArt idea
  • We’ve done several fruit giveaways now & have given fruit to Honiton Foodbank
  • We’re setting up a group to start Community Recycling
  • We had a lovely Bring & Share supper in the Masonic Hall in 2012
  • We’re planning the creation of a Community Orchard in Honiton
  • We planted trees in The Glen in 2012
  • We support the fantastic Waste Not Want Not project in Honiton
  • We’ve started creating a bird garden at the back of Honiton library
  • Several creative members of the community created a beautiful TTH banner in 2013
  • We’ve done events for Climate Week 2013 and our Seedy Saturday event for Climate Week 2012
  • We do a monthly clothes swap in Honiton
  • We screened the In Transition 2 film at the Community College with a grant from the Co-operative
What do we do next………it’s up to you!!!