Our mission is courageous, caring and simple: to build a loving, just and liberated world.

What We Do

We nurture a field of relational facilitators working at the forefront of our racial, economic, climate, and land justice movements. 

By relational facilitator, we mean anyone called to develop the heartfelt and skillful capacity to strengthen the connections, culture, and collective visions for freedom within our movements for healing, justice and liberation. 

We provide training in our relational culture framework (CourageRISE), mentoring in the art of facilitation, and group and 1:1 support for facilitators’ own personal healing and integration, which is critical to maintaining the depth and sustainability of the work itself. We also offer direct consulting and services to organizations and movements working to build alternatives to the status quo. 

We also understand the core skills and capacities of relational culture—care, compassion, somatic healing, politicization, creative visioning, intuitive responsiveness and collective responsibility—to also be important life skills, and thus we welcome all folks who are committed to justice, healing, and liberation for all to explore our programming.

How We Work

We bring a relational frame to all of our training, facilitation, coaching, and consulting projects. We also like to work at depth and take this sacred work very seriously; though not too seriously. We love to laugh. And play. And celebrate. We believe the work requires of us that we develop the capacity to face the realities of suffering and violence while also embracing the truth of beauty and joy and abounds.  

Over the last nearly 10 years, our team has developed a comprehensive framework for building compassionate, counter-oppressive, healing-centered and visionary relational cultures of practice, called CourageRISE. The model helps folks reclaim our relationality by grounding in compassion and love (Courage), in order for all of us to RISE.

Following that grounding, we help folks learn to:

      • Reveal the causes and logic of systems of domination and oppression;
      • Invest in transformative healing;
      • Sense that new ways of being are possible and also here, and
      • Embody commitments to building beloved community.

Our Team

Courage of Care was founded in 2016 by a family of facilitators and spiritual activists committed to dedicating their lives and work to collective liberation.  

Based across the United States—and with a growing network of international colleagues—our diverse team has decades of experience in organizational and systems change, educational and health equity, contemplative and somatic practice and trauma-informed care.  

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