Active Hope
with Dr Chris Johnstone
Thursday, 23 February 2023
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Can we learn how to activate hope and be more resilient in difficult times?

Many people feel worried about the future and believe things are getting worse in the world right now. The good news is that acknowledging these concerns is actually the first step to finding positive ways forward.

At this special event, resilience specialist and author Dr Chris Johnstone will introduce Active Hope as a practice we can use each day to nourish our sense of purpose and possibility.

Active Hope is different from being hopeful. It is a way of engaging with the world that shapes our choices and actions - to support the future we hope for. And it helps us to overcome feelings of powerlessness or overwhelm which can block us from action.

Chris will draw on health psychology, systems thinking and an empowerment approach known as the ‘work that reconnects’. He will share how Active Hope can help you discover a more ‘sustainable happiness’ to feel happier today and support your hopes for the future.

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About the speaker

Dr Chris Johnstone is a codirector of ActiveHope.Training, a non-profit organization offering free online training to help people grow their capacity to make a difference in the world. He is also one of the United Kingdom’s leading resilience trainers, having taught resilience skills for more than thirty years. His books include Active Hope (co-authored with Joanna Macy, 2nd edition 2022) and Seven Ways to Build Resilience (Robinson, 2019). He teaches online at and ActiveHope.Training.

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