Graphic Facilitator & Group Process Consultant

More toys!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 20, 2012 | Categories: Art, Play, and Creativity

I am a big believer in the power of play. Children aren’t the only ones who benefit – we all are able to learn and create more effectively when we approach our tasks in a spirit of playful inquiry. I frequently use graphic and manipulative tools with my clients – one group in particular has […]

Presence, Practice, Awareness

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 13, 2012 | Categories: Meetings & Facilitation

I’m preparing to teach a two-day workshop on group facilitation in a few weeks.  When I plan a class, I am sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information that I would love to impart to my students; I can never cover it all. So I make a practice of distilling it down to about  […]

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The Art of Apology

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 9, 2012 | Categories: Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Life provides us with multiple opportunities for misunderstandings, conflicts, and hurt feelings. A well-done apology can go a long way toward healing a strained relationship, while a poor one can create even more disconnection and distress. After witnessing and experiencing both very good and very bad apologies in my life, I began studying good apology […]


Hello WordPress, Good-bye Google!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 6, 2012 | Categories: Uncategorized

I’ve been blogging via Google’s Blogspot for awhile. Google makes me nervous. There are a lot of things about their new policies that are bugging me. I trust my local internet service provider ( and the open source WordPress community more than I trust Google. So, I’m moving! I’ll do all my new posting over […]

We’re Number Last!

By: Eris Weaver | Date: February 3, 2012 | Categories: Conflict Prevention & Resolution

I arrived at the client’s location and was being given the grand tour, as well as my hosts’ perception of the conflicts I was there to mediate. As we chatted about the upcoming session, one of them smilingly asked, “Are we the worst group you’ve ever worked with?” Almost EVERY group asks me something along […]

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