Tom Henfrey

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Tom Henfrey
Action researcher, community activist, permaculture teacher and shamanic practitioner based in the mystical heartlands of central Portugal.
Localities: Chaos, Rio Zezere, Portugal
User ID: Tom Henfrey
Email: ----

About Person page

A person profile is the first step for you, as a potentially transformative change-maker, to participate in the Regenerative Knowledge Commons.

The main section contains:

  • a few required fields, such as brief description, user name, email, and associated localities;
  • a summary of key relations and description of practice are provided here as well;
  • optionally, there is the ability to display multiple images, any relevant links (websites, social media, other affiliations), a longer description of oneself, motivation for participating in RKC;

Other tabs contain:

  • and, Playlists & More section that provides a space to organize:
    • frequently used patterns and interventions
    • narratives about oneself,
    • and essence entries of this Person from any RKC participant.
Person Profile for Tom Henfrey


Comm. of Practice:
Comm. of Place: -none-


Status: I am a(n) existing practitioner. I consider myself in seasoned regenerative practice (most of my work).
Geographic reach: Locality, Bioregion, Translocally, via Online Platform
Area(s) of work: Bio-physical, Psycho-spiritual, Socio-cultural
Expression of purpose: Activism/advocacy;Creative/artistic activity;Communications and information sharing;Dialogue and interpersonal communication;Events: ceremony and ritual;Events: congresses, meetings, summits;Events: exhibitions;Events: gatherings, festivals and celebrations;Events: online;Events: public (open days, tours, work parties);Events: talks and seminars;Learning: courses, workshops, trainings;Learning: facilitation, coaching, mentoring, developmental resourcing;Learning: demonstration;Learning: hands-on activities;Learning: immersive experiences;Learning: long-term study;Learning: practice-based;Organizational and group processes;Networking;Productive activity (harvest, grow, make, sell, serve, move);Project development and delivery;Provision of commoning/community services;Provision of skilled services;Provision of virtual infrastructure;Research
Stakeholder type(s): Team, Partners, Participants, Other Initiatives, Local community, Extended/Virtual community, Wider public, More-than-human
More about my practice: Sacred Political Ecology
My Idea of regenerative: Restoring, enabling and expressing our participatory relationship with an evolving biosphere and cosmos.

Playlists & More


About Patterns Tab...

The Patterns tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Patterns--practices, processes, frameworks, tools, capacities, livelihoods and any other elements of transformative action.

There are four types of Pattern:

  • Design patterns: basic, singular patterns that can stand on their own;
  • Guiding patterns: paradigm-related patterns, that can create an identifying context for--that is, serve to group--design patterns;
  • Process patterns: an assemblage of multiple patters, that can be applied randomly or sequentially to form an intervention (often referred to as a pattern language);
  • Meta patterns: systemic level patterns, that enable cross-over between different Communities of Practice and their Patterns.

Note: Currently, there is only one Pattern entity in RKC, these distinctions will be built into this entity, until such time it becomes necessary to individuate.

Pattern is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Pattern page, using a red link.

Pattern can be nested, which means it can be connected to other patterns via multiple levels of organization. By using the Parent field, any Pattern can be connected to the next higher-order Pattern it belongs to.

Pattern Type Description
Sacred Political Ecology meta Reconnecting self, nature, spirit and cosmos through embodied realisation of cosmic creativity in action.
Core shamanism process A set of practical techniques for considered and purposeful inter-relationship with the more-than-human world
Permaculture design process Designing regenerative habitats following the interdependent ethics of Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share
Shamanic permaculture guiding Bringing together core shamanism and permaculture design
Participatory action research process Collaborative multi-stakeholder learning through material interventions for positive eco-social change


About Interventions Tab...

The Interventions tab allows for the compilation of a personal playlist of frequently-used Interventions--unique instances of potentially transformative actions.

Interventions derived from Patterns, stand a better chance to be transformative. The aim is for our Interventions to be well-conceived, context-specific and consciously applied.

Intervention is a generative field, in that a new entry can prompt the creation of a new Intervention page, using a red link.


About Narratives Tab...

The Narratives tab enables Persons to create relevant narrative elements about themselves, such as stories, descriptions, past experiences, and happenings.

Narrative elements created from Tom Henfrey:


About Essence Tab...

The Essence tab allows for anyone in RKC (including oneself) to comment on what makes you unique along three different dimensions:
  • Aliveness: What energizes this being that really makes it come alive, beyond the functional of everyday existence.
  • Offering: The unique value a being offers in order to bring a higher-order of viability and vitality to, or evolve a particular system they are working to transform (this is context specific).
  • Potential: A tendency in a being that it is continually striving to manifest into existence.

Over time, this feature can offer deeper insights to what each individual brings to this co-creative space...

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