164 - 3359 27 Street N.E.
Calgary, Alberta

Thinking Like a Mountain:
an introduction to Deep Ecology and ‘The Work that Reconnects’

Ghost River Rediscovery invites you to:
“Thinking Like a Mountain:
an introduction to Deep Ecology & “The Work that Reconnects”
with Teresa L. Chilkowich

March 28th – 30th, 2008

* This workshop is offered for people interested in a balanced life, respect for nature, and social change.

* This workshop is designed to allow participants to become more effective, more joyous, and imaginative agents of social change.

* By sharing our responses to the present condition of the world, reframing our despair, and learning concepts of interconnectedness, a clarification of our intent to heal the world will emerge.

There are alternative ways of relating to and integrating into the web of life. We will draw from the wisdom of ancient cultures and modern science to visualize sustainable ways of living. Awakening to the possibility of a different world requires sharing, responsibility, & inspiration.

Workshop Timeline:

Friday, March 28th 7:00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. (introduction to the Work that Reconnects)
Saturday, March 29th 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (deep ecology & living systems)
Sunday, March 30th 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (deep time, Council of All Beings)

Ghost River Rediscovery – Training Room
#164, 3359 – 27th Street N.E. Calgary , AB


Registration Fees:

$150 (or $120 by March 20th)
$75 student/low income (or $60 by March 20th)
$30 deposit due by March 20th (balance of registration fee due March 28th)

Registration is limited to 20 participants.

Please indicate if you are registering as a non-student or a student/low income participant. When your registration & deposit have been received we will send you a confirmation note.

To Register:
Contact Teresa at: (403) 270-9351
[email protected]

“Thinking Like a Mountain”

… can help us move beyond the sense of alienation from the living Earth that most of us feel.

* Many people intellectually realize that we are inseparable from Nature,

but few of us really experience our intimate connection with Nature.

* When we develop empathy for the Earth, when we realize that its pain is our pain, that its fate is our fate, … we find new clarity, inspiration, and commitment.

* Thinking Like a Mountain helps us remember our deep connection with the Earth, reassess our patterns of consumption, rediscover our needs for intimacy and support, and redefine our priorities for action.

(from: Thinking Like a Mountain: Towards a Council of All Beings, 1988,

John Seed, Joanna Macy, Pat Fleming, & Arne Naess, New Society Publishers)

This workshop is based on work by Dr. Joanna Macy www.joannamacy.net and other activists from around the world. It is designed to awaken our cognitive, psychological, and spiritual resources. They assume that no matter where you are on your path that these concepts and experiences will deepen the journey and hence influence your actions.

For more information about this workshop please call Teresa at (403) 270 - 9351

“As we work to heal the Earth, the Earth heals us.”

Joanna Macy, 1991

Biography – Teresa L. Chilkowich

Teresa has a Bachelor of Science degree with Specialization in Zoology from the University of Alberta and currently works with Ghost River Rediscovery as their Community Development & Specialized Training Facilitator/Trainer.

In 2005, Teresa participated in Dr. Macy’s 30 day intensive “Seeds for the Future” training in SW Australia and prior to this, a 10 day “Work that Reconnects” intensive in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Most recently, Teresa has returned from an 8 month internship with Outward Bound Australia & looks forward to weaving “The Work that Reconnects” & other innovative processes with the cultural & outdoor education activities offered through Ghost River Rediscovery.

Official Website: http://www.ghostriverediscovery.com

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