I have been a clinical psychologist in a variety of settings for over 20 years. I am co-owner of a certified organic farm, and enjoy learning about and practicing permaculture methods. Currently my primary work focuses on addressing cancer-related disparities with public health research. I am inspired and nurtured by the people I meet through my involvement with local food production, Transition Nashville, the Northwest Earth Institute, and the Work That Reconnects.
Why I am called to facilitate the Work
I am part of and love this planet. My education, professional and personal experience, and passion are aligned with bringing people together to support one another. The Work provides a wonderful framework that guides activities so that people can bring their own gifts more completely into healing themselves, their communities, and Earth.
How I see the Work serving the Great Turning
I appreciate the wisdom of the Spiral, and the wide variety of activities that bring people into deeper heart-felt awareness of their capacity, and their connection to all else.
Audiences I work with
Community organizations, college students, environmental activists, people interested in social justice, psychotherapists.
Background & Training
Background & training in the Work That Reconnects
- Taking Heart in Tough Times (2008, 3 days)
Location: Rowe Center
Facilitated by: Joanna Macy
- Entering the Fullness of Time (2011, 3 days)
Location: Esalen, CA
Facilitated by: Joanna Macy
I purchased and watch Joanna's CD training program.
- Council of All Beings (1993, 3 days)
Location: Kansas City, MO
Facilitated by: John Seed
Other relevant skills & experiences
I am a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in developing and facilitating relationships related to intra- and inter-personal relationships. I am currently in a training program with psychotherapists expanding our experience with group facilitation.
Experience facilitating WTR events & workshops
Work That Reconnects workshops I have facilitated
- Feminism and The Work That Reconnects (1987, 1 days)
Location: Portland, OR
Facilitated by: co- Diana Richards
I am guessing at the year. This was a 3-hour event during a national women in psychology conference.
- Intro to the Work That Reconnects (1989, 1 days)
I am guessing at the year. This was a 3-hour workshop during a Humanistic Psychology conference.
- Reconnecting (2011, 1 days)
Location: Nashville TN
Facilitated by: co-facilitator LJ RAtliff
I am guessing at the exact year. This was a full day conference.
- Remembering Our Connections (2017, 1 days)
Location: Joelton TN
This was a 5-hour workshop.
Experience facilitating other events & workshops
I co-facilitated a Council of All Beings (St. Charles MO around 1989), and numerous (more than 30) workshops related to increasing self-awareness, developing and following through on goals, creating a support group, couples relationships, understanding interpersonal power, and parenting.