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Dear Ones: I am so excited to announce that I am working on a book to share the principles I have learned through my work teaching empathic intelligence and systems sensing over the past few years. I am actively writing it now, but you can get a preview HERE, featuring a story that you will… Continue reading The Knowing (R)Evolution: The Book!
<<THIS EVENT HAS PASSED>> RE:SOURCE Healing Constellations FREE INTRO: 6-8pm, Friday June 15 One-Day Retreat: 8am - 5pm, Saturday June 16 at Foundation of Light, Ithaca, NY Join Us for a Day of Personal Discovery and Healing! Click Here to Register Come to the FREE Introduction on Friday June 15 to learn more about how… Continue reading Our Hearts Hold the Stories of Our Ancestors
Accessing Your Empathic Intelligence to Transform Personal, Organizational and Social Systems. All living things possess the capacity to sense into their environment and respond in ways that place the individual in alignment with the health and well-being of the whole. This is true for all variety of life and at every scale: cell, organism, species,… Continue reading A Deep Commitment to Change
I have been actively working for social change since 1991, when I started facilitating intergroup dialogue as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan. My work has evolved today with the powerful practice of systemic constellations. After all this time, I certainly understand how easy it is to feel disturbed at the state of our… Continue reading Purpose Driven? Pleasure Driven!
July 16-19, 2017 at Knoll Farm Refuge in Fayston Vermont Bring your open heart – and your cautious one. Bring your curiosity – and your challenges. Bring your joy – and your grief. Come with the questions that are alive for you. There is only one requirement: the willingness to enter the doorway of presence and meet what arises. ~What… Continue reading New Ways of Knowing
The Constellation I was one of a small group of facilitators invited to do a systemic constellation around racism. The facilitator, Judy Wallace, asked us to generate a list of what should be represented. With the group size we had, we decided on White Power, Black Bodies, Child, Earth, Poor White Person. I was the one… Continue reading Rage, Grief and Activism
“Help! I need an emergency consultation!” The person calling is a wise and thoughtful leader in her organization. She explained that she was amidst end of year fundraising, and scheduling meetings to review her organization’s performance and direction. But the reason for her call was that she was angry, and she couldn’t get over it.… Continue reading A Truth and a Lie
My work in empathic intelligence and sharing it with educators and changemakers is rooted firmly in a healing / therapeutic modality called Family Constellations. Below you will find the story of my first FC workshop. And if you would like to learn a version of this process designed specifically for teachers and facilitators, check out… Continue reading The First Time: Awe
In the last post I described an Empathic Seminar about the "N-Word". In this post, I'll debrief the experience and address some common questions. What happened in the "N-Word" exercise? We created a constellation of the system by identifying three points in the system: "Black Person," "White Person," and "N-word". Three people stood in the center of the… Continue reading Debriefing the Field Test