The Project of Nourishing Active Hope With Chris Johnstone

09nov7:00 pm9:00 pmVirtual EventThe Project of Nourishing Active Hope With Chris JohnstoneHow to face the mess we're in with unexpected resilience and creative power? OrganiserSCCAN Scottish Communities Climate Action Network7:00 pm - 9:00 pm(GMT+00:00) Event TypeWebinar & TalksThemeCommunity

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Being engaged in climate action can carry an emotional toll. We’re exposed to disturbing and disheartening information, face frustrating obstacles, and will be acutely aware of what’s at stake. How can we protect ourselves from becoming overly sunk, overwhelmed, disillusioned or burnt out? What helps us face the mess we’re in, find our inspiration and keep showing up to play our part?

This webinar introduces an approach designed to nourish and support our engagement when in difficult conditions. We will look at what helps resource and energise our response when facing distressing news, while also exploring practices and understandings that can strengthen mutual support and heartfelt solidarity. Active hope is different from being hopeful; it is an energy of engagement that can happen through us, through our actions and choices and continued determination to make a difference. The project of nourishing active hope is about supporting ourselves and each other in this.

Trainer Chris Johnstone is co-author, with Joanna Macy, of Active Hope: how to face the mess we’re in with unexpected resilience and creative power. Known internationally for his writings and online training, his work explores what helps us face disturbing situations and respond in ways that contribute to positive change. He has websites at and He also presents a free online course in Active Hope at

For anyone who’d like more background information about Active Hope Training, and the approach behind this webinar, and also the free online video-based course at I attach a chapter I wrote for a book due to published in the next year. This isn’t for public release yet, but would be suitable for anyone, like yourself, interested in the Circles of Active Hope Facilitator Training I mentioned.



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