The Work That Reconnects

I envision to conduct more workshops on the Work That Reconnects in 2020 for the public, as well as healthcare professionals specifically. The dates for these group processes will be announced soon. Please send an email to to be put on our waiting list and I will email you more information about future group processes.

Past Group Processes:

Wellspring: The Work That Reconnects Intro Series

4 sessions, Mondays from 28th October 2019 – 18th November 2019


“Active Hope is waking up to the beauty of life on whose behalf we can act. We belong to this world,” Joanna Macy, Founder of The Work that Reconnects

In “Wellspring” we explore The Work That Reconnects, a practice that creates space to bring ourselves back into relationship with ourselves, others and the web of life around us. To do this, we draw mainly from Joanna Macy and Molly Brown’s seminal book, Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects.

The group work arose in North America in the late 1970s in response to nuclear proliferation around the world. Today, it has evolved to address the spirit of the times — the distress created by our disconnection with the living Earth. Theoretically, it has its roots in deep ecology and systems thinking. However, “Wellspring” is not a didactic process. We will offer you a reading list and some activities to take home with you, but in each session, we will focus on the practical exercises that have emerged from this work.

“Wellspring” is designed to offer you nourishment and inspiration for the remainder of the year and to support you in your vision towards a sustainable future through mindfulness exercises, embodied processes and discussions that reconnect you with your inner nature and life. Within this mutually created space, each person will have the opportunity to move towards their own inner process.

Garret Barnwell and Sian Palmer are engaging with the Work That Reconnects (WTR) alongside their work as psychotherapists. They are firm believers in the importance of reconnecting with inner and outer nature to foster wellbeing and support generative action.

The sessions will start on the 28th of October with our final session taking place on the 18th of November. Due to the intimacy of the process, no new members will be able to join after the first group takes place.

The Work That Reconnects Practice Group

Biweekly CPD-accredited practice group, May 2019 to October 2019


“To love means to be actively concerned about the life and growth of another,” Irvin D. Yalom.

In 2019, I co-facilitated a practice group with other therapists and facilitators. The intention of this practice group was to work through Joanna Macy and Molly Brown’s seminal book, Coming Back to Life: The Updated Guide to the Work that Reconnects. This CPD-accredited process was for healthcare professionals and meant to support one another as facilitators in exploring the Work That Reconnects.