I have studied with Joanna for over 35 years and have used WTR in: teaching how to tell healing stories; designing workshops for climate activism, professional development and in my own artwork. I currently facilitate with an experienced team and have offered WTR at Harvard and Boston University's Divinity Schools as well as in faith community groups. I am finishing a Master's in Divinity and focusing on restorative justice issues. I am a certified Laughter Yoga coach. I bring the joy of our awareness of our interconnectedness together with practices to create resilience and deepen compassion. I have worked with people from all over the world, and enjoy bringing this work with me wherever I go. I feel truly blessed to be able to share what I have learned from Joanna and one another over the years, and feel this work is essential for us all to experience. I am creating practices to use while implementing actual climate solutions to strengthen and ground us in the Great Turning.
Audiences I work with
I have a project to talk to faith communities about biochar, which is a climate solution for the soil. In my talks, I use WTR practices. I am "targeting" faith groups now, and would like to start to create a network to work with young people.
I will be strategically focusing on specific groups after I finish grad school
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
In the last 2 years, I have co-led a team with Anne Goodwin, on the Interhelp Council and John Macdougall, Coordinator of the Greater Boston Community of Practice. Both are long time students of Joanna. We have facilitated 7 workshops for public and private groups. I have facilitated in local churches and, thanks to my initiative, at Harvard and Boston University. Our evaluations are always positive and the workshops have been successful. At BU, I currently facilitate "The Circle Process" which is a foundational practice for Restorative Justice. I am hoping to take the Facilitator's training next year, after I graduate.