I help individuals, communities and organizations to:
- Develop resilient and generative networks within and across communities
- Work through blocks to growth and development
- Clarify values, vision, strategic direction and business development
- Incorporate play, collaboration and creativity into the process
“When a person becomes aware of their genius and they live it and they give generously from it, they change the world, they affect the world.”
― Michael Meade
I am a passionate and community-oriented individual with strong interests in ecopsychology, the transpersonal and social justice. I identify as Jewish, white-bodied, gender queer and sexually queer.
After completing a Master’s in Existential Philosophy, I began my journey in social justice and community organizing in 2010 with Meal Exchange. With the support of mentorship and the opportunity to do ground-level work with youth, I learned about how to see, navigate, and shift systems. Systems, I quickly learned, are rooted in relationships (networks). Systems change when networks are made visible and become intention. During my time at Meal Exchange, I supported the development of local and international networks, led multi-stakeholder strategic planning processes and co-designed and co-facilitated large events.
Through my work I learned about the fractal (patterned) nature of systems and networks. Patterns repeat and are reflected at macro and micro levels. Intra-personal and interpersonal patterns ripple out into the relationships and systems around us. The patterns we observe on the surface of large systems and organizations reflect what is being held and experienced at an individual level and vice versa. I came to wonder whether change could occur at the systems level if change had not taken root at the individual level.
This question, combined with my draw to spend less time with computers and more time with people/nature guided me toward a depth psychotherapy training program. My goals were both to learn more about myself, and to study the art of therapy. While studying psychotherapy, I began working with multiple meditation communities as an organizer and a teacher, including the Consciousness Explorers Club. Through this work I deepened in my personal practices of meditation, and supported the growth of groups that were committed to inclusion, practice and exploration.
Through my own journey, and with the help of the works of Carl Jung and Michael Meade, I have come to see that we each have unique gifts to contribute to the people and world around us. Supportive relationships with others (individuals, families, communities and nature) enable us to find, cultivate and offer our gifts to others in a way that nourishes both ourselves and our surrounding environments. At least that’s how it’s been working for me. Without the support of multiple individuals and communities, I would not have had the opportunity to grow, live, work and play as I have.
I look forward to carrying the gifts I have been given forward and to being an ally to those who are ready to engage in transformational work.
Currently located in the Pacific Northwest on Vancouver Island, I am available to connect both in person and online.