I am an activist, artist, singer, and facilitator. I offer workshops which explore connections between spirituality, creativity and activism. I serve the WTR community through offering trainings and support for the continuation and evolution of these important practices. I am an arts organizer with www.350PDX.org, and have created a program for activist support which combines WTR, community-building, artivism, and anti-oppression/anti-racism training. I have also studied and worked with eco-psychologist Bill Plotkin and the Animas Institute, and studied improvisational singing with Rhiannon.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
I've offered workshops and studied with Joanna and others since 2005. I experience the Spiral of the Work as a core spiritual practice, and, as a climate justice activist, use the practices regularly to support my work , as well as others'.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
I believe that WTR helps us to see our part in the healing of the world, to claim our gifts, and dedicate them to justice and care of the world. I participate in all three parts of the Great Turning, and find the spiral supports folks in all the parts, affirms the diversity of gifts and necessary and good, and allows us to grow the courage to offer our best to the world.
Audiences I work with
Climate Justice activists
Artists and Musicians
Background & Training
Background & training in the Work That Reconnects
- The Work That Reconnects (2005, 5 days)
Location: Breitenbush Hot Springs
Facilitated by: Joanna
- WTR 10 day intensive (2006, 10 days)
Location: Land of Medicine Buddha
Facilitated by: Joanna/Fran
- Seeds for the Future (2007, 30 days)
Facilitated by: Joanna, Fran, others
Several others since this time
Other relevant training
- Animas Institute Yearlong Soulcraft Training (2010, 30 days)
Facilitated by: Bill Plotkin2
4 week long sessions. I was on the board of Animas afterward for 5 years
Other relevant skills & experiences
Artist, Poet, Singer, Songwriter.
Climate activist for almost 20 years.
20 year history as a social worker/therapist
Holder of Paradox
Experience facilitating WTR events & workshops
Work That Reconnects workshops I have facilitated
- Work That Reconnects (2007, 2 days)
Location: Portland OR
one of many over the years, can't list them all
- Active Hope (2010, 1 days)
Location: Portland OR
one of many over the years
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
What year did you begin facilitating the Work That Reconnects?
Veteran facilitator since 2005.