Brandon WilliamsCraig

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Brandon WilliamsCraig, Ph.D. is co-founder and CEO of the Bay Area nonprofit, Association Building Community ( He has extensive experience with private and public educational institutions, works in corporate leadership positions, offers leadership and facilitation training, and has provided conflict management and community mediation services since 1998. His academic teaching and research focuses on the embodied psychology of belief and the narrative construction of culture.

Brandon Sensei is a 5th degree blackbelt in aikido and Founder/Chief Instructor of Free Aiki Dojo and Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley. His students learn somatic conflict resolution, traditional aikido techniques paired with language and improvisation that results in Conflict Done Well. His body-based conflict facilitation method, called Martial Nonviolence, is the heart of the Peace Practices curriculum being offered by ABC and practiced by students from four to 84 years of age. He resides in California with his wife and two children, and teaches nationally and internationally as his executive duties permit.


Contact Information:

brandon at culturesmith dot com

Skype bdwilliamscraig (510) 962-3921 or use the toll free voicemail and fax provided by nonprofit partner Association Building Community (866) 236-0346

Please call to schedule face-to-face client/consultation times.


Background and pages of note...


About me


Brandon coined and reserves the right for everyone to share the term "Process Arts", which refers to the field of group process design and facilitation. When he teaches or facilitates, he often describe what happens using various names and phrases he originated. He owns the exclusive right to use following phrases, variations, and associated acronyms and URLs: Free Aiki, People Green, Bluevolution, Associative Inquiry (AsIn) and Archetypal Resonance Imaging (ARI), Analogical System Knowledgebase (ASK), Associative Inclusion Dynamics (AID), Healing Friction, Martial Nonviolence (MNv), Culturesmith, Arts of Peace, Flexibility In Adversity Training (FIAT), and variations of: "conflict done well", "peace is conflict done well", "doing conflict well", "Aiki anywhere",, and Also originated and reserved to the Commons are: culturopoiesis and culturopoesis, metashaman, and metashamanism, whereas he reserve the right to own the URLs that reflect these terms.


Peace practices, community building and conflict facilitation; mediation and negotiation; social profit organizing and administration, ensemble creation, and team building; spoken and media-based communications and performance; academic learning and administration; supervision and management.





I can not give you my full attention
2011-01-17 +image "I can not give you my full attention." It is somthing that has been taken from me in bits and ...
Why Aiki Peace Week?
Paul Hawken, according to Fortune “the original hippie entrepreneur," insists that the world is in the midst of the “largest social movement ...
Photographer puts new spin?
  I caught a glance of the cover of the 2012 L.L. Bean Summer catalogue today, and marvelled. I've been working on ...
Brandon Williamscraig - Mama makes me (want to write)
2014-01-16 +image Mama Makes Me (want to write) whenever she causes some part of me to jump off the page (in the form ...


Of interest

Professional Materials
Please have a look at the information below and contact me with any questions. I am most accustomed to providing strategic consulting, leadership ...
BW Press

Brandon WilliamsCraig in the news:

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The body knows that at this speed but for a frame of steel the universal asphalt would grind and burn the flesh ...
Project Management Consulting
I help people complete their work. Graduate and post-graduate work, in particular dissertations, are a specialty, but I also help with coordinating related projects of ...


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Associative Inquiry
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Free Aiki Dojo
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Please come to the next class at Free Aiki Dojo!

"Freedom Requires Practice" 

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Golden Bears Aikido at UC Berkeley
Healing Friction
Martial Nonviolence
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Process Arts
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The Myth of Peace
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Guardians of Peace
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Association Building Community

  Founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2001, ABC operates as a fiscal sponsor for community building


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