Active Hope

Find your inner strength and capacity to face the challenges we face in the world today

When: 2-day residential, evening 20th – late afternoon 22nd November 2018

Where: High Heathercombe Centre, near Manaton on Dartmoor.

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Based on Joanna Macy’s ‘The Work That Reconnects’ this is an opportunity to connect with yourself, others and all of nature, seen and unseen. We will create a space where you can share your thoughts and feelings, discover new ways of looking at the challenges in our world today and find a response renewed with inspiration and strength. We will spend some time outside with nature.

Who is it for: Anyone who cares about our world and wants the resources to make a difference.


Klaudia van Gool has been facilitating this work since 2009, and trained with Chris Johnstone, Jenny Mackewn, Alex Wildwood and Joanna Macy.

Mel Lamb trained with Chris Johnstone and Joanna Macy and has extensive experience holding groups.


Abundantly Waged: £250 (This level of contribution allows us to offer a place to someone who would not otherwise be able to attend.)

Waged/Low waged: £200

Concessions: £150  There are limited concessionary places.

The course fee includes all accommodation, bedding and food.

Arrival: You are welcome to arrive any time after 3pm on 24th October. Supper will be at 6pm. There will be an opening circle at 7.30 until 9pm.

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Such rich and beautiful connections were made at our active hope gathering. The time we had was so full, so gentle, so powerful.  Suffice to say the whole time together was truly transformational.
Laura Yarham Active hope participant 2017