‘Of all the dangers we face, from climate chaos to nuclear warfare, none is so great as the deadening of our response.’
Joanna Macy, author of Coming Back to Life.

Our goal is offer workshops, and train facilitators to offer workshops, that empower and enliven our response to global crisis.

Training for the Great Turning

We live at a time of planetary emergency, when the biological support systems on which our lives depend are being dismantled. A mass extinction event is underway as forests disappear, deserts grow, our planet heats up and climates change. At the same time, hundreds of millions of people still starve, while material wealth is concentrated in the hands of a small number of people. To protect and restore conditions that support our survival, a deep-level and far-ranging transformation is required.

Great Turning involves each of us playing our part in the epic transition to a sustainable society and way of living. At this crucial point in human history, we need to train ourselves to rise to this challenge and give our best response.

Facilitation involves helping something happen. This website focuses on ‘ecological facilitation’, where what we’re helping happen is a strengthening of our capacity to play our part, to make a difference, to find our unique contribution to the recovery of our world.

Facilitation For Life On Earth is a UK-based partnership of experienced trainers (Jenny Mackewn, Chris Johnstone and Kirsti Norris) who recognise the benefits skilled facilitation can bring to the Great Turning. We have been involved with the Work That Reconnects, Ecopsychology and the Transition movement for many years. We run a range of shorter workshops and a one-year facilitator training and development group known as the Facilitator Development Adventure.

The Facilitator Development Adventure 2019-20

Over three residential weekends from 29th Nov 2019 to 21st June 2020 together with an on-line component plus small group and peer support.

Our purpose is to support both experienced and less experienced facilitators to deepen skills, learn from us and each other, strengthen support and grow in competence in facilitating the Work That Reconnects, Inner transition and other transformative processes that strengthen our motivation and capacity to respond to our planetary crisis. For more details, see here.

Residential Workshops in the Work That Reconnects

We also offer workshops in the Work That Reconnects, Ecological Constellations, Resilience Training and Inner Transition. For more details, see here.