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Interhelp is an international network of people sharing a deep concern for world conditions.

Through community gatherings with:

  • shared experiences
  • group exercises
  • opportunities for reflection

We integrate:

  • deep social concerns
  • personal psychological growth
  • awareness of our spiritual core
  • intimate connectedness to our living planetary system

We help each other:

  • move from feeling hopeless/isolated to empowered/ready to act
  • strengthen our personal support systems
  • renew our commitment to the earth, peace, and social justice


Interhelp offers:

"Interhelp is passionately, energetically - and joyfully - committed to the task of creating a life affirming and sustainable planetary society to replace the greed, environmental devastation, and incessant warfare of unbridled corporate capitalism."
- workshop participant


Gathering

What happens at an Interhelp gathering or workshop?
We join our energies to experience heart-opening exercises that fuel our activism and inspire us toward courage. With the connection of sharing deeply, we seek our path for creating a nonviolent and life-sustaining civilization.

"If you ever feel isolated or alone, wondering if anyone else out there could feel as deeply about the core issues of the earth's survival as you do, wonder no longer. At the gathering you will be surrounded by kindred souls who share your deepest concerns."
- Sharon G.

"Rather than grasping at a spirituality that seeks to avoid the darker realities of widespread human (as well as non-human) suffering, these folks were willing to get real, to be real, and feel it all."
- Lance S.


Work that Reconnects

The Work That Reconnects is designed to help activists and other caring people-from any and all traditions, secular and spiritual-to draw strength and courage from their inner resources and each other. Through this work we seek to transform feelings of hopelessness and burnout, allowing new possibilities to emerge.

This work was inspired by Joanna Macy, who worked with others to develop exercises designed to help people move through their feelings of despair, anger, and fear to a strong sense of empowerment. Many of the exercises are found in her book - Coming Back to Life, written with Molly Young Brown. There is considerable power in doing this work as part of a group.

For more information on The Work That Reconnects, also visit Joanna Macy's web site