About Roy

Facilitator, mediator and writer

Roy is a specialist in helping individuals and groups to slow down.  He works with people in conflict as well as facilitating groups in deep reflection and transformation.

Portrait of Roy

Roy Jacob – My Story

Roy grew up in the U.S.A, a child of immigrants from India.  He moved to India in 2003 and has been living there since, mostly in the southern state of Kerala where his family is from.  Apart from organic farming, he has been facilitating since 2011 and is passionate about creating ‘safe and brave spaces’ for people to open up and connect more deeply within themselves, each other, and the Earth.  

Why Work With Me?

I love creating spaces of transformation – whether that means facilitating groups of young changemakers, or helping individuals engage in difficult conversations.  I’m a huge believer that conflict can be an opportunity – an opportunity to get real, an opportunity to understand each other more deeply, an opportunity to heal, and an opportunity to reach a deeper level of connection than ever thought possible.  I’m also more interested in teaching tools of working through conflict, so I won’t be permanently needed as a mediator.

Some of the Things I’m Involved In:

 

YES! Jams

I’ve been facilitating Jams since 2012, including the India Youth Jam, South India Jam, and the newest EcoJam.  These are weeklong retreats that can be life-changing! 

Authentic Relating

Authentic Relating Games and Authentic Relating Camps are spaces to go deep in a light way, to connect to yourself and others, to discover something new while having fun!

Integral Nonviolent Communication

Integral NVC is a toolkit to help co-create a world that works for all.  It’s an upgrade to Marshall Rosenberg’s Nonviolent Communication and is currently in beta development.

What some people say of me:

“Roy is one of the most beautiful facilitators that I have come across. His ability to make me feel that he’s there, listening, makes me feel completely heard. He also listens to questions very sensitively… he also provides very wise insights… he’s a star.”

Jasmine Sachdev

Teacher / Artist

“I’m inspired by how he listens with his heart, stays with the person he is listening to through all of their emotions, in it’s highs and lows, till they settle.”

Sonaa Raghuraman

Mental Health Practitioner

“Roy to me is a true example of a Facilipant – a facilitator who is also a participant. His grasp of the tools during and off the sessions not just helped me understand the tools better but also made me more mindful of them beyond sessions. His equal participation in the sessions, not shying from allowing himself to be vulnerable gave us all strength to do the same. The depth that Roy shares made me feel grounded, heard, and helped me slow down. His music also added more soul to the whole experience.”

Khushboo Jain

Social Researcher

“Countless choices define our fate: each choice, each moment, a moment in the ripple of time. Enough ripple, and you change the tide… for the future is never truly set.”