james boutin

Facilitator | Educator | Organizer

“There are two related crises in today’s world. The first and most visible is the population/environment crisis. The second, more subtle but equally lethal, is humankind’s relationship to its extensions, institutions, ideas, as well as the relationships among the many individuals and groups that inhabit the globe. If both crises are not resolved, neither will be. Despite our faith in technology and our reliance on technological solutions, there are no technical solutions to most of the problems confronting human beings.” ~ Edward T. Hall

The Basics

My name is james. I’m a facilitator, educator, and organizer living in Seattle, WA. I work with individuals, relationships, communities, schools, organizations, business, and government to support positive change by developing human solutions to human problems.

Specifically, I’m interested in how we can transform toward a more peaceful and vibrant world. I believe transformation work requires efforts at the levels of the individual, of relationships, and of the various groups and societies inhabiting our planet. Solutions complex enough to address the problems we face as a species will have to be attuned to all of those levels.

My work is most influenced by the practice and principles of Processwork, Nonviolent Communication, Circle Work, Structural Integration, and Anti-Oppression.


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“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin

“Agreement has rarely been the mandate for people who love each other.” ~ Pádraig Ó Tuama

"As a result of having a false sense of identity, we act in a way that is inappropriate to our natural environment. And when that inappropriate way of action is magnified by a very powerful technology, we swiftly begin to see the results of a profound discord between [humans] and nature. As is well known, we are now in the process of destroying our environment as a result of attempting to conquer it and master it. Our environment is not something other than ourselves. In assuming that it is, we have made a great mistake and are now paying the price for it." ~ Alan Watts

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