Welcome to Grounded Living and Transformational Development
Tuckerman Creative Ministries for Justice & Healing (TCMJH) is a Unitarian Universalist community ministry in the Greater Boston area. TCMJH is devoted to the work of transforming, educating, and healing individuals, organizations, and communities from the impact of trauma, violence, and structural oppression, inclusive of climate justice. TCMJH is broader than and currently subsumes two different Unitarian Universalist private practice spiritual coaching ministries, Sacred Play Explorations (with the Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, LICSW) and Blue Hills Spiritual Direction (with the Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs).
As the umbrella organization, TMCJH specializes in:
* Spiritual Coaching/Consultation for Individuals, Small Groups, and Organizations
* Personal Mentoring and Supervision
* Consultation for Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, Multicultural Decolonizing Development and Practices
* Spirituality and Social Justice Consultations, Workshops, Retreats
* Trauma 101 Eucational Workshops
* Intersectionality through the Lens of Colonialism Educational Workshops
* Congregational Governance and ARAOMC Development Consultations
* Worship Services, Sermons, Life Rituals
On-Line capacity for all consultations and workshops
TCMJH's Clients include:
* Spiritual Seekers of All Backgrounds
* Social Service Providers
* Clergy and Lay Activists
* Students and Seminarians
* Educational Communities, Organizations, and Congregations
Who Are Clyde and Michelle?
TCMJH utilizes spiritualities grounded in relational wisdom and expressive arts to facilitate healing and transformation. Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs honors his Cherokee heritage and commitment to a just multiculturalism in his ministry, including his mentorship of seminarians and activist people of color. Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, LICSW is trained in Internal Family Systems practice as well as sand tray and is a committed Zen Buddhist practitioner in Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition. She particularly enjoys working with social service providers, clergy and lay healers, and activists who are seeking to sustain and ground themselves and develop vision and capacity for these troubling times.
Our community ministry witnesses and advocates for transformative justice, especially as it relates to overcoming systemic oppression. A portion of our ministry is dedicated to pro bono work and/or donations to community-based and led justice organizations.
Who Was Joseph Tuckerman?
Through our name, we honor Joseph Tuckerman (c. 1826), who was the first Unitarian community minister to work with impoverished immigrant communities and to help his fellow religious liberals understand their role in the perpetuation of privilege and oppression. As a 19th century minister, he was recognized as a pioneer in social work by a Catholic biographer and also was an early writer to draw upon the language of "caste" when describing institutional structures of poverty and ensuing cultural stigma.
Use the contact form listed on an above tab to specifically request an in-person consultation meeting or phone coaching appointment with either Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh, LICSW for Sacred Play Explorations or Rev. Dr. Clyde Grubbs for Blue Hills Spiritual Direction.
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