Practical Dialogue and Creative Deliberation

One of my first teachers with regard to dialogue was the Brazilian educator Paulo Freire. My mother is professor emeritus at University of San Francisco, where she immersed her doctoral students in transformative education and participatory research. She invited Paulo to the U.S. several times to work with her students, and he soon became a […]

Differentiation and Integration

I come to my group facilitation work from a Focusing background. Focusing is a deep listening practice that invites us to connect with the fresh edge of our experiencing, that which is still-being-formed. We often do this work in pairs, offering “loving-caring Presence”  to our own internal process. We practice being receptive to the larger […]

What is Dynamic Inquiry?

Dynamic Facilitation is a significant part of what I do as a facilitator, and I have published a detailed manual about that approach as a book. This new book I am writing here, is about the other aspects of what I do as a facilitator to help a group enter into that “sweet spot”, sometimes […]