I am the organizer, founder and mother hen of Women’s Global Forum. I envision a group of compassionate women leaders who can support each other not only logistically but through a compassionate and spiritual sharing with each other. I’m delighted to see this starting to manifest.
I am a licensed psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado with over 30 years experience in helping families in crisis, particularly divorce. My website is: divorce-success.com. I have been a mediator for the past 5 years and am on the faculty of the Institute for Advanced Dispute Resolution. I have performed evaluations for the court systems in Colorado and Illinois for 18 years regarding parenting time and decision-making. I have extensive experience in handling hundreds of cases of child abuse and neglect and sexual abuse. I am a former board member of the Boulder Interdisciplinary Committee on Child Custody Issues. I received training in Collaborative Family Law in 2002 and have helped train attorneys in several presentations in collaborative divorce for the Boulder County Bar Association. My website is divorce-success.com
I am certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and trained in Eriksonian Hypnoptherapy. I am a graduate of Smith College where I was a First Group Scholar. I have authored the book “Divorce Survival and Recovery” (1995) that details 30 techniques to use during the loss of a relationship. I recently produced three CDs on managing emotions including: “Handling Anger,” “Freedom from Fear,” and “10 Keys to Motivation.” I have maintained an interest in reflective practice for the past 40 years. I am interested in interdisciplinary approaches to conflict resolution and have, for example, given presentations in the use of metaphor in mediation and in collaborative divorce, Aikido as a body-based reference for handling high conflict clients, and the use of reflective practice in mediation. I have been a Sikh since 1972 and a minister since 1981. I also created the FGM Project, a petition drive to protest female genital mutilation. This eventually helped prompt action by the United Nations.