“What if”?: Modeling a different reality

Many ideas have been coming up since I started my TAE project yesterday. They have to do with interacting with groups. How to interrupt a group process to make space for more listening, reflection, without imposing. In Dynamic Facilitation, which I have participated in with Rosa Zubizarreta, things are set up from the beginning so […]

Focusing session on the topic of “sharing what I know”

I am going to give you a play-by-play example of Focusing from my own life. Triggering experience: I was at an online meeting with a group of friends. We started meeting over 25 years ago. We all used to live in the same small town, and had formed a support/listening group with each other while […]

Thinking at the Edge and your creative process

Thinking at the Edge is different for everyone. But I want to share the insights of one of my students on how TAE helps us understand our own creative process: “Working on the very process of “working creatively” creates a vast structure. At first I thought Thinking at the Edge was “only” about taking material which […]

Listening Partnerships

To hear yourself think…it helps to have somebody listen! A Listening Partnership is not an ordinary conversation. It sets the stage for a special kind of listening. There are two roles: the Explorer, person who speaks. And there’s the Listener. After the Explorer’s turn, the Listener becomes the Explorer. But, at any one time, one person is either […]

Generating a Culture of Peace: an NVC and Focusing class for activists

Everyone is so inspired and encouraged by the Women’s March. How can we create new ways of acting in the world that directly address today’s political realities and at the same time reflect our deepest needs, goals and values? Marshall Rosenberg’s theory of Nonviolent Communication has a lot to offer as we learn how to […]

Thinking at the Edge for social and political activists

Everyone is so inspired and encouraged by the Women’s March. How can we create new ways of acting in the world that directly address today’s political realities and at the same time reflect our deepest goals and values? The old theories about how the world works don’t seem to hold water anymore.  Focusing and Thinking […]