We have been deeply influenced and inspired by the teachings and mentoring of Joanna Macy, eco-philosopher, activist, author and workshop guide. Her pioneering group work process, The Work That Reconnects, has helped people around the planet to move through despair to empowerment and to find the integrity and courage to stay committed to action in difficult times. The Work That Reconnects is the core of Reconnecting to Life.

Our work has also evolved from the writings and actions of all those who understand that transforming our relationship to each other and to the living earth is essential to finding a path through our ecological crisis to a socially just world that is ecologically sustainable.

We take inspiration from community organizers, social justice and environmental activists around the globe, deep ecologists, systems thinkers, psychotherapists, ecopsychologists, scientists, spiritual teachers and traditional land-based people.