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Guidance for Emerging Facilitators: A Panel Discussion with Experienced Facilitators Panelists

Feb 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST

Each week, the core team at the WTR Network receives inquiries from people all over the world who want to bring the WTR to their communities and are inspired to become WTR facilitators. They inquire about how to become a facilitator and what steps they should take. The truth is, there are many paths to becoming a WTR facilitator and a variety of ways to continually deepen our practice and skills as facilitators. 
So, we’ve gathered two panels of experienced WTR Facilitators from a number of countries to share about their own journeys of becoming facilitators and to answer questions for aspiring or emerging facilitators and those who are pursuing and deepening their facilitation path. 
We’d like to collect and curate some of the questions ahead of time. If you have questions for the panel, please use this form to submit them prior to the event.
This event is being offered at two different times in order to accommodate the widest variety of time zones. However, each event will have a different group of panelists and different questions, depending on what the participants ask. You can register for the one that works for your time zone. Or, if both times work for you, you can register for both events and learn even more.

This event will be recorded. A link to the recording will be available about 48 hours after the live webinar and will be sent by email to all those who are registered.


Helen Sui has been a life coach for 10 years. Along with coaching, I had 19 years’ experience in leadership and management with responsibilities ranging from education, service operations, new learning center opening, service systems designing and implementation. I’ve just had over 2 years’ experience participating in the Great Turning but I’m passionate about the work. It has awaken my life and I’m now being an active participant through learning from and teaming up with the international team and through leading both online and offline Active Hope – the Work That Reconnects workshops. We are now working on the editing and translation of the two books “Active Hope” and “Coming Back to Life” in Chinese. We hope this work can widely spread in China. 

Yuka Saito first encountered Joanna’s work shortly after the great earthquake and tsunami of 2011, and since then she has been studying with Joanna and promoting the WTR in Japan. She also translated Coming Back To Life: The Updated Guide to The Work That Reconnects, by Joanna Macy and Molly Young Brown (2016), as well as provided the Japanese film subtitles for Joanna Macy and the Great Turning (2014), Planetary (2015) and others. Some of her writings have appeared in Deep Times Journal (May 2017) and A Wild Love for the World: Joanna Macy and the work of Our World (Edited by Stephanie Kaza 2020).

Molly Young Brown, M.A., M.Div. lives in Mt Shasta, CA with her husband Jim.  In her work as a writer, workshop facilitator, and life coach, she draws on the Work That Reconnects, psychosynthesis, and systems thinking, and specializes in working with activists. She co-authored with Joanna Macy both editions of Coming Back to Life (1998, 2014),  edits the online journal, Deep Times  and codirects Spiral Journey Facilitator Development Program.  Her other publications include: Growing Whole: Self-realization for the Great TurningHeld in Love: Life Stories To Inspire Us Through Times of Change (co-editor Carolyn Treadway); and Lighting A Candle: Collected Reflections on a Spiritual Life.  Website: MollyYoungBrown.com.


Silvia Di Blasio considers herself a facilitator for regenerative design and social change. As such, she is committed to the co-creation of spaces and practices that are truly inclusive, compassionate and non-oppressive. Among other things, Silvia is a lifelong student and practitioner of permaculture, ecopsychology and the WTR.

“I provide support to the WTR Network and also work as Moodle course creator and eLearning assistant to the Spiral Journey of the WTR Facilitators Development Program run by Constance Washburn, Molly Young Brown and Mutima Imani. I am also the eLearning & Academic Coordinator for Gaia Education online courses, where I interact with hundreds of students and facilitators working towards a regenerative world (Great Turning).

My vision as a coordinator of the WTR Network is to bring the evolving edge of the Work to all who need it and support the growth of an ever-evolving network of practitioners and facilitators acting as both hospice workers of a collapsing and tremendously broken system and doulas for what’s to come….”


Feb 25
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST
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