Tree Bressen is a group process consultant based in Eugene, Oregon, who works with intentional communities and other organizations on how to have meetings that are lively, productive, and connecting. Her website, www.treegroup.info, offers extensive free resources on consensus, facilitation, and more. (Tree uses a lower-case “i” in her articles as an expression of egalitarian values.)
Articles by Tree Bressen
A Few Basic Process Points for Happy Community Life (Issue # 156)
Response to “Busting the Myth, Part II”
Want a “problem” person to behave differently? Give a different response.
The Tyranny of Structurelessness? (Issue # 151)
Eggshells and Stone Walls (Issue # 149)
The Bully Question (Issue # 145)
Avoiding Abundance’s Traps (Issue # 144)
Balancing Outer and Inner Ecology (Issue # 143)
Cigarettes, Alcohol, Visitors, and Events (Issue # 142)
Best Meetings (Issue # 141)
Three group-process experts answer the question: "Please tell us a story of one of the best meetings you ever attended (as participant or facilitator). What was great about it? What do you think made it turn out so well?”
When Community Land is Privately Owned (Issue # 141)
A Personal Journey into the Grey Zone
Tree Bressen traces her own path of exploration from commune to collective household, discovering that community isn't always drawn in black and white.
Can't Live With It, Can't Live Without It
What can you do if some people in your group seem to have more power than others? Our consensus trainers and group process experts respond.
Our consensus trainers and communication and process experts advise what to do about inadvertent "minority rule" in community.
Our consensus trainers and communication and process experts advise what to do about "repeat blockers" in community.
Expert advice from five community process and communication consultants.