Category Archives: facilitating

The Art of Being Human

The Art of Being Human is a 2-3 day workshop that explores what it means to be a human being living to our full potential. We delve deeply into both individual and collective potential, as well as branching into what … Continue reading

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The Gift Economy

Over the years of working exclusively on a gift economy, a lot of questions have come our way. Folks aren’t quite sure of what it means or just what’s expected of them in terms of “completing the circle” after taking … Continue reading

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Playing the Game of Power at the Campbell Club

A few days ago I had the opportunity to facilitate at the Campbell Club again, this time using Augusto Boal’s Game of Power. In the Game of Power, we use image theater to explore how we and others exert power-over … Continue reading

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Is Our Need For ‘Empathy’ Stifling Our Personal Growth?

It’s true that all humans need empathy from time to time, and that it’s an important value to cultivate giving and receiving, but are we as a culture going a little overboard in it? Are there times when our demand … Continue reading

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The First Portland Naka Ima in Years

As many of my Cascadian friends know, there used to be this amazing personal growth workshop offered at Lost Valley Education Center called Naka Ima. Naka Ima—whose words mean “within the present moment”—was first created by Deborah Riverbend and Jaime … Continue reading

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My 7 Favorite Theater of the Oppressed Games

If you read the post, you’ll already have an idea of how and why I use theater games in my trainings and in my Forums. In case you’re wondering about which games I use most and why, I made a … Continue reading

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Using Applied Theater in ZEGG Forums

What many ZEGG-Forum practitioners may not know is that the toolbox a facilitator can use is as broad as the facilitator’s skills and interests. I often use techniques I’ve learned from Naka Ima, NVC (Non-Violent Communication), Getting Real, and believe … Continue reading

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The Game of Power

The Game of Power (GoP) is a theater game found in Augusto Boal’s book Games For Actors and Non-Actors and can be used to great effect when engaging in conversations about the nature of power in our society and how … Continue reading

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The Importance of Place

Recently I led my third Forum at an intentional community, one in which a few of the members had experienced event-style Forum, but most had not had any exposure to the process. It also happened to be the first group … Continue reading

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The Direction of “ZEGG” Forum in the U.S.

There seems to be a lot of buzz about “ZEGG” Forum in the U.S. these days.  Different teachers of it are popping up everywhere (some even offering certificates!) and even more people are clamoring to get “trained,” etc.   Of course, … Continue reading

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