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17 Nov

RAL 042: Active Hope with Kathleen Rude from Gaia Wisdom

Active Hope with Kathleen Rude

Active Hope.  When we come across challenges and set backs while working towards protecting what we love, where do we turn when we feel run down or defeated?  Active Hope is an amazing workshop experience based off of The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy.  Please join me along with Environmental Writer and Activist Kathleen Rude as she takes us through the 4 Stages in Active Hope.  Kathleen is a Shamanic Practitioner and Ceremonial Leader and a Senior Facilitator and Mentor in the Work That Reconnects.  Don’t despair, get Active with Active Hope.

In this episode:

  • The Work That Reconnects by Joanna Macy 
  • Honoring Our Feelings and Allow Them to Fuel Us
  • The Power of Community
  • Standing Rock and the Water Protectors
  • Righteous Anger, Emotion and Action
  • Honoring Our Pain
  • Anger and Justice
  • Silence
  • Giving Away Our Power
  • Daily Making an Impact, Making a Statement
  • Money as an Influencer
  • Seeing with New Eyes
  • Importance of Ceremony and Ritual
  • Connecting to the Future Ones
  • The Four Stages
  • Holding Space for Not Knowing the Outcome
  • Building Something Beautiful Together

Active Hope Workshop with Kathleen:

Friday, April 7, 2017 – Sunday, April 9, 2017
6:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Prairiewoods Spirituality Center
120 E Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA

Active Hope Weekend Workshop

Contact Kathleen:

Phone:  847.331.1050
Email: kathleen@gaiawisdom.org.

Offices in Glenview, IL and Boulder, CO

More about Kathleen:

Kathleen Rude fell in love with the natural world as a young child and found her voice for environmental activism at age 10. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology and an Master of Science degree in Natural Resources. Kathleen began her career as an environmental writer.

Her studies of indigenous spiritual practice eventually led her to become a shamanic practitioner and ceremonial leader. She has been mentored by elders of Blackfoot, Lakota and Northern Ute descent and trained by Betsy Bergstrom. She is a member of the Society for Shamanic Practice.

Kathleen has been mentored by Joanna Macy and is a senior facilitator and mentor of The Work That Reconnects (WTR). She is a founding member of the Work That Reconnects Facilitators Network. In addition to her WTR workshops, she also runs workshops on environmental awareness and Earth-based spirituality.

Kathleen has published her first novel, The Redemption of Red Fire Woman. She is currently working on a non-fiction book, How To Become an Every Day Difference Maker.

She is a board member of Nuclear Energy Information Service (NEIS), a nuclear power watchdog organization, opposing nuclear power and promoting sustainable renewable energy.

Kathleen loves to sing, dance, hike, explore, discover, marvel, celebrate and nap.


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