Barbara has been an activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist with over thirty years of experience working with individuals and groups, including faith groups, activists, intentional communities, non-profits, and schools. Skilled in working with groups with creativity, empathy, and humor, she often incorporates ritual, music, movement, and other creative activities to deepen the workshop experience. She has worked closely with eco-philosopher Joanna Macy, and offers workshops, classes, and webinars on Active Hope, The Work That Reconnects, Radical Gratitude, and other offerings which explore the convergence of spirit, creativity, and the engaged life.
Barbara is an unabashed late bloomer as a singer songwriter as well. Please see her music page for more information about recording and other musical offerings.
Sitka Art Cards is Barbara's line of inspiring cards, marrying altered photographic images to meaningful quotes into rich, soulful images.
All of Barbara’s work, whether in music, visual art, or experiential workshops, has the intention of exploring and embodying the convergence of activism, spirit, soul, and creativity.
“As an inspiring guide in the Work That Reconnects, Barbara Ford
combines a contagious vitality and a firm faith in the power of the
human spirit. It is a joy for me to watch how she enlivens groups with
her humor, intellect, and creativity. I rejoice that she is bringing
this life-changing work to our world.” - Joanna Macy