Hi, I’m Camille.

I am a Social Imagineer who operates as a catalyst for social change, dedicated to creating networks of care and liveable futures. I work as an artist, facilitator, consultant and curator across the realms of embodied social justice, grief, pleasure and drug policy.

Rooted in Black feminism, ecology and harm reduction, I use creativity, alongside embodied practices, to create culture change in fields ranging from psychedelic assisted therapy to arts education. I am certified in the Resilience Toolkit – an embodiment framework to navigate stress, increase resilience and grow our collective capacity to change the conditions that create systemic harm.  

In 2022, I launched the GEN Grief Toolkit – a collection of embodied grief rituals to support personal and community grief work. I am currently based in Amsterdam, working as the Director of Ecologies of Transformation, a temporary masters programme at Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam), that researches how art making and embodiment can create social change.

Tending Grief explores the many forms of collective grief that we experience and the benefit of being with grief in community so we can reduce isolation, build trust, clarify what we care about and move towards this together. The book speaks to the ways that BIPOC and queer readers disproportionately experience unique constellations of loss.

My areas of work

Liminal States :

Drug Policy & Grief 

Embodied Social Justice

Transformative Arts &

Cultural Production

Are We a Good Fit?

I am keen to work with purpose driven, visionary thinkers and organisations, using their power to create social change within their local contexts or area of influence. 

We are a good fit if:

  • You are open minded and motivated by love for people and the planet. 
  • You are interested in inspiring others and building networks to work towards common goals that support liveable futures.
  • You are building new infrastructure to create social transformation or seeking to implement strategies to change your organisation from within.
  • You are passionate about improving primary life support through a socio-economic lens, including but not limited to mental health, embodied wellbeing, socially engaged art, education and policy.

Contact

 Thank you for your interest in collaborating with me. 

In order to support my wellbeing, I limit my screen time. As a result, if you would like to work with me, or ask a question, I invite you to fill out the following form so I can have as much information in advance as possible. Please fill out the parts that are relevant for you.

I will aim to respond to you within ten working days. 

Thank you. I hope we can grow work cultures that support rest.

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“Camille has been one of my greatest teachers, collaborators and thought partners in my almost a decade of drug policy and psychedelic movement building. To this day, I am constantly learning from their beautiful ideas and ways of being. I have watched them develop and seed a number of deeply visionary and impactful concepts, projects and communities. They are also an exceptionally attuned, embodied and powerful facilitator and educator. As a facilitator, they are able to immediately drop large rooms of people deep into our bodies and heart spaces, and even into connection with our ancestors.  They are also able to gracefully and effectively invite healing and growth into difficult conversations and spaces of discomfort.  They are able to break down complex and sensitive concepts in simple ways, and create space for people to learn and heal not just through their minds but also through their bodies. I cannot recommend working with Camille highly enough!”

Natalie Lyla Ginsberg, Global Impact Officer, Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

“Camille is an extraordinary teacher who embodies the very important curriculum that they offer. As an educator and trainer in the space of psychedelic assisted therapy, I always make an effort to include Camille’s voice in my educational programs. Camille skilfully, seamlessly weaves wisdom from different disciplines in an impactful way that leaves everyone with a wider, kinder perspective on what is needed to heal, both personally and collectively. Give Camille the loud speaker please!” 

 

Lauren Taus, Co-Founder of The Psychedelic Coalition for Health

“I worked with Camille on a book chapter to do with leadership in the younger generation, and they also led workshops at St Ethelburga’s and participated as a guest speaker many times. Camille is beautifully articulate and inspiring. Their practice and thinking is original and cutting edge. They have been consistently professional, generous, open and a joy to work with.  Camille will always be a go to person for us on certain key issues and someone whose path through the world we watch with interest and learn from. Their unique spark is very much needed in this world.” 
 

Dr Justine Huxley, Senior Consultant & Former CEO of St Ethelburga’s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace

“Camille Barton is an extraordinary and skilled practitioner, facilitator, artist and visionary. At Healing Justice London over the years, we have deeply enjoyed collaborating and working with Camille. They bring an intentional, rigorous and thoughtful practice coupled with a broad and expansive analysis, as well as awareness of social, political and economic conditions. 

We are deeply inspired by the depth and connectedness of Camille’s ideas as well as their practice. Personally, working with Camille over the years, particularly on their grief retreat was not only a joy but an opportunity to collaborate and learn with somebody who is deeply committed to fair, just, kind and joyful practice. They bring so much creativity and compassion to what they do, not only towards the people that they are working with, but also towards themselves as a broader way of building and practising. 

I would recommend working with Camille without hesitation; they bring a remarkable humility to their work that allows them to stay curious, honest and deeply collaborative.”

Farzana Khan, Executive Director of Healing Justice London

“Camille’s practice as an artist, teacher and facilitator has been a guiding light for my work as a curator collaborating with people in different civic and community organising contexts in London. I have been deeply impacted by the way in which Camille holds space for people; tenderly moving between grief-work, somatic practices, movement and dance, alongside trauma- informed work, creating spaces where we can feel and process things together – joy and pleasure and also our hurt – in pathways towards personal transformation and social justice.”

Elizabeth Graham, Civic Associate Curator at Serpentine Galleries