James Buffin is a multi-disciplinary media specialist with 30+ years in film, print, music and audio production.
His work has been broadcast internationally and featured at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Trauma Research Foundation, universities, churches, school boards and community groups all around the planet.
James is also a peer facilitator and educator working for and with
people impacted by trauma.
Purpose – media projects generated through experientially lived expansion of conscious, compassionate awareness that address the real and largely misunderstood struggles and ongoing harm that people impacted by trauma endure.
Peer-minded – welcoming environments maintained, with active recognition that “otherness” is an internal and external barrier to access.
Group – community engagement and formation with clear and necessary leadership roles, respectful boundaries plus opportunity for nurtured growth.
Service – verifiable quality, as reported by people we work with both in results and process.
Progress – proactively seeking solutions today as a way of creating a future where humankind can adopt a "living by design mindset", rather than a reactive one.
Grounded in practice – keeping it real; a living discipline.
Inclusivity – Everyone has a place. Welcome first, figure it out later. No human is expendable. If you don’t see it yet, keep looking.
Take Space/Leave Space - contribute where you see an opportunity & stay aware of the same need in others.
Self-full – inspired by generosity and altruism, with acknowledgement that the desire for and achievement of individual material reward is beneficial, valid and worthwhile.
Process first – results will come.
Professionalism – hybrid and flexible protocols derived from the disciplines of the motion picture film business, public education system, mental health industry, journalism, peer support groups and the self-help movement.
Equity/Intervention/Correction – acknowledgement and expansion of awareness and responsiveness to the fact that oppression has historically depleted resources, environments and opportunities for some people and simultaneously benefitted others, at times deliberately and at others unintentionally.
Education – open sharing of technical, procedural and ethical information and practices.
Creativity as a seat of humanity – project creation with application of processes and techniques in ways that are only possible by humans, with deep humility for the sense of awe we can cause, due to the beauty that we as a species can intentionally generate for ourselves and each other.