Robin’s New ‘Dynamic Groups, Dynamic Learning’ Methodology and Process books

More than a year has passed since Robin began in earnest writing the first in a series of books documenting over 20 years of training teachers, group leaders and facilitators.

Book I, outlining the methodology and giving examples, activities and some processes to use, is almost half written. It has attracted a dedicated team of proofreaders, assistants and an editor over the months, namely Ange Jackson, Erin Young, Tracy Adams and Eve Witney. Robin’s partner Rob Clark is working on the artwork for the cover and for two card games that will be ready for launching before the book is completed. Prof Stuart Hill is reading the book with a view to writing the forward. It’s still early days, though Robin aims to have it in print in the first half of 2016.

Here’s a sample activity from the ‘Empowerment’ chapter in Book 1 under the section of ‘Working from the Heart’. Heart FB

ACTIVITY: Have a conversation with your heart. Begin a journalling exercise starting with the question “Heart, one who really knows what’s best for me, what work brings me the most satisfaction? What brings me joy? What am I most passionate about?” 

State writing down spontaneously any answers that come to you. Do your best not to ‘think’. Don’t stop. Just keep writing even if it’s not all making sense or fluent. Stop only to read the question over again and begin writing once more.

Take time to reflect at the end.As a result of what you’ve written, now consider if there are any things you may feel to add more of into your life or allow to drop away.

Contact Robin if you’d like to register interest in the books or to support with funding the initial print run of Book I. Email –

About Robin Clayfield

Robin Clayfield is an international teacher, facilitator and author who is passionate about healthy groups, organisations and communities, their structures and governance and most importantly, their facilitation and group dynamics. She presents and consults all around the world to support global health, well-being and whole systems change through using Permaculture, Social Permaculture and ‘Dynamic Groups’ methodology. Robin is a Permaculture Pioneer and Elder who has lived at Crystal Waters Permaculture Eco-Village in SE Queensland, Australia since 1988. Her books and resources include ‘You Can Have Your Permaculture and Eat It Too’, ‘The New Permaculture Principles Card Game’, ‘The Creative Community Governance and Decision Making Resource Kit’ and the ‘Creative Process Wild Cards’. She is also the co-auther (with Skye in 1995) of ‘The Manual for Teaching Permaculture Creatively’ plus several resources and card games for teachers and facilitators.

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