My goodness! It’s already July, and I’ve still not written here about my recent flurry of listening-related activities and thoughts… so here it is, at last! Elders and Fellows Gathering in Sausalito, CA. The beginning of my journeys, back in early May… This was a small invitational gathering with a small circle of “Elders” in the field […]
Note: this is something I wrote a while back, on another blog I had started and then abandoned. For a variety of reasons (including how long it’s been since my last entry here!) it seems worthwhile to repost a slightly edited version of it, here and now… *** One of elements that is most central to […]
I’ve recently returned from a two-week trip to Switzerland, Austria, and Germany, meeting with fellow practitioners in a variety of fields, including group facilitation, organizational consulting, management, and public administration. All of the folks with whom I met, are involved in some way with Dynamic Facilitation, a listening practice designed to help people engage in […]
Next to conversations about Occupy Everywhere, some of the most alive conversations I’ve been having recently have been about Open Dialogue, an evidence-based, hugely effective approach for helping people heal from schizophrenia, developed by Jaako Seikkula and a community of practitioners in Finland. For those of us still learning about this, Ron Unger’s web post […]
I’ve been wanting to write for a while, on how I see the relationship between listening and social change. As much as I love dialogue… and as passionate as I am about mediation / facilitation (especially the transformative, non-linear, emergent varieties thereof…) I also think it’s key to acknowledge that, on its own, facilitation is […]
Today I am writing about Joe Shirley, a friend and colleague who is a fellow fan and practitioner of Dynamic Facilitation. Over the last several decades, Joe has created a compelling body of work called “The Feeling Path”, a powerful new approach for facilitating emotional healing. I recently interviewed Joe, asking him to speak about […]
Hello everyone! I am happy/nervous/excited to be here, exploring the process of “writing a blog”… way overdue, but better late than never! This will be a “sandbox”… place to explore, play, mess around, while also posting some content to share with others.