Who We Are
Head of Visual Design
Founder of Applied Mindfulness, Inc.
First Surgeon General of California. Author of The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity
Master Mindfulness and Diversity Trainer & Film-maker
Founder of the Tracking Project
Founding CEO of Heartmath
Head of Violence Prevention
Head of Early Childhood Programs
The Child Whisperer- Neurodevelopmental therapies
Professor of Psychology and author of The Neurobiology of Human Morality
Deep ecology, coaching, leadership development.
Founder, Center for Adolescent Studies
Compassion Fatigue Specialist training
authentic relationships, trauma-informed care, and mindfulness for youth
União do Vegetal
Inter-cultural artist residency in Bahia, Brasil
California Global Youth Peace Summit
Christopher Kuntz and Katia Sol’s nature-based leadership training institute.
Lee Mun Wah’s mindfulness and diversity consultancy
John Stokes’ cultural and deep nature mentoring organization
Haiku Aina Permaculture Institute
Restorative Practices Alliance is a chaordic cooperative membership network that moves slowly and fixes stuff.
The alliance is a non-hierarchical network of aligned individuals and organizations, sharing common principles, working to bring the Restorative Practices framework to scale in broadly varying sectors and contexts. It licenses intellectual property and media from Applied Mindfulness, Inc.
What kind of organizational structural models can we create that mimic the way nature designs, redress past wrongs and imbalances of a genocidal White Supremacist historical structure, and maximally empower our allies to utilize their full passion, creativity, and brilliance, while earning a sustainable living in some of the most expensive places on the planet? (Have you looked at rents in San Francisco lately?)
Can you take a sliding scale model of service delivery to scale? Would it be possible to provide something of tremendous value (a restorative practices model) to people of lower socio-economic status, and pay them to be there, with the recognition that if we don’t, not only will they suffer, but the burden of care/ impacts will likely fall to the collective, because trauma is criminogenic, puts people in the Emergency Room, and correlates with every adverse health outcome there is? Since social determinants of health are a very large part of what creates health outcomes, should reparations perhaps be considered a public health issue? These are some of the things we are thinking about through the lens of organizational structure.
chaord [kay’-ord] n. fr. E. chaos [Gr. and L. chaos, n. formless, primordial matter; utter confusion; utterly without order or arrangement] and fr. E. order [ME. ordre. fr. OF. ordre, fr. L. ordo, ordinis, n. line, row, regular arrangement in accordance with rules.]
1. any self-organizing, self-governing, adaptive, nonlinear, complex organism, organization, community or system, whether physical, biological, or social, the behavior of which harmoniously blends characteristics of both chaos and order. 2. an entity whose behavior exhibits observable patterns and probabilities not governed or explained by the rules that govern or explain its constituent parts.
chaordic [kay’-ordic], adj., fr. E. chaos and order
1. the behavior of any self-governing organism, organization, or system which harmoniously blends characteristics of order and chaos. 2. patterned in a way dominated by neither chaos or order. 3. characteristic of the fundamental organizing principles of evolution and nature.
chaordic organization, n. an organization modeled on chaordic principles.