Active Hope by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone
Active Hope cover
Co-authored by Joanna Macy and Chris Johnstone, Active Hope is about finding, and offering, our best response to the crisis of sustainability unfolding in our world. It offers tools that help us face the mess we’re in and find/play our role in the collective transition, or Great Turning, to a life-sustaining society.

At the heart of this book is the idea that
Active Hope is something we do rather than have. It involves being clear what we hope for and then playing our role in the process of bringing that about. The journey of finding, and offering, our unique contribution to the Great Turning helps us to discover new strengths, open to a wider network of allies and experience a deepening of our aliveness. When our responses are guided by the intention to act for healing of our world, the mess we’re in not only becomes easier to face, our lives also become more meaningful and satisfying.

Active Hope came out in 2012, published by New World Library in much of the world, and by Finch Publishing in Australia and New Zealand. Editions in Spanish, German, Italian, Korean and Turkish are in development.
We include here workshops and events that Jenny and/or Chris are offering, as well as some from our Work That Reconnects colleagues.
The Facilitator Development Adventure
1st December 2017 to 17th June 2018
For details see the
Facilitator Training Page.

Finding Strength, an inspirational workshop with Will Tooby and Kirsti Norris

11th November 2017 9am - 5pm at the Fold, Bransford, nr Worcester,
A workshop to support you in building your capacity to face the enormous challenges in the world today, inspired by the word of eco-philosopher Joanna Macy.
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Active Hope workshops with Klaudia Van Gool

Based on the Work That Reconnects, designed to support you in finding inner strength and capacity to face the enormous challenges we face in the world today.
24th - 26th Oct 2017 - two day workshop at High Heathercombe Centre, Devon, UK
For details see

Other courses with Chris

For details of a range of personal development and professional training courses with Chris Johnstone, with topics including motivational interviewing, resilience skills, positive psychology and online coach training, please see