About Barbara Ford

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 this time cultural crisis and transition, 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. In all her endeavors- as an artist, singer, teacher, and organizer- I rejoice that she is bringing her life-changing work to our world.”

 - Joanna Macy

“Staying on task with our work of healing the Earth is hard these days, especially with the denial and resistance to change we see all around us.  Barbara’s workshop was like an oasis in the desert offering respite, confronting the despair, and finding strength in a community of companions.”

- Workshop Participant

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