About Barbara


Barbara Ford 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. 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.

Barbara also serves on the board of the Animas Institute, which fosters cultural artisanship through nature-based experiential Soulcraft, as envisioned by Animas Institute founder Bill Plotkin. For more information, go to the Animas website.


Listen to an interview with Barbara talking about the Great Turning here.