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“Once You Know” through the lens of Deep Adaptation & The Work that Reconnects

January 13 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC

This interactive 90 minute gathering on Zoom will allow participants to engage wholeheartedly together and in small breakout rooms, using practices that allow for deeper discussions of our feelings about concerns that the  film raises, and about how our lives may have been affected by themes and ideas raised in Once You Know.

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How to participate: To join this event, use the Zoom app or go to: and type in the following Meeting ID: 839 4233 2868. Unfortunately we do not currently have access to the film.

More: Deep Adaptation Forum recently invited community members to discover Once You Know (Une fois que tu sais), the acclaimed documentary by French filmmaker Emmanuel Cappellin. The film presented Emmanuel’s difficult and intimate journey into the awareness of climate-induced collapse as a young father. He also joined us for a Q&A on January 4, to share more about the making of Once You Know and what the film brought into his life.

Following a successful international collaboration with the film creators and the Work That Reconnects  (WTR), for a series of post-screening events for Once You Know, Ellen Serfaty, who facilitated two of those events,  has offered DAF the opportunity to experience the film through the practices of the Work That Reconnects within the Deep Adaptation framework.  Ellen and Tom Schloegel will guide the session so that each participant has an opportunity to  process the film, by experiencing the four stages of the Spiral of WTR: Coming from a place of gratitude, Expressing and honoring our pain for the world, Seeing with new eyes, and Moving forward.

Note: Many within DA will be aware that WTR is based upon the teachings of Joanna Macy, who has been deeply influenced by her own direct engagement with Deep Adaptation. (You may wish to view Joanna Macy and Jem Bendell in conversation here.)

Ellen Hoffenberg- Serfaty is a retired American-Israeli, currently living in the northern Mediterranean area of Israel. She spent 45 years as a public service lawyer, leading human service organizations, and teaching teachers and people of all ages with special needs students.

Since retirement, she has been focusing on volunteering with the Charter Education Institute for several years. Her main role now is a Nana:-) She has become a (physically) active environmentalist in her new community, as well as volunteering with the Israel Nature Authority protecting sea turtles, doing citizen research and leading her new community beach and sea clean-up and protection efforts. She is a proud member of Israel’s network of Sea and Beach Protection organizations, volunteers, local authorities and non-profits working together to protect our environment.

She is a facilitator for the Work that Reconnects, a multi-decade meditation practitioner and teacher, and in training with Upaya Center for Socially Engaged Buddhists.


January 13
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC
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