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How can we use our story to transform anger and pain?
Sat 11 March 2017, 11:00 – 13:00 GMT
Join us for a Restorative Circle to explore how we can shift perceptions and perspectives, for example from revenge to empathy, or hopelessness to making meaning.
The Circle is appropriate for anyone who has unresolved issues and wants to learn from others. There is space for 15 people in this circle which aims to reach across boundaries, because forgiveness and reconciliation have to do the same. Circles bring people together in a way that creates trust, respect, intimacy, belonging, generosity and reciprocity. The process is never about 'changing others' but is rather an invitation to change oneself and one’s relationship with those around us.
The circle will be led by Marina Cantacuzino (founder of The Forgiveness Project) and Sandra Barefoot (RESTORE programme manager).
Restorative circles (also known as peacemaking circles) are used throughout the world to strengthen communities and enhance communication. Participants sit in a circle and take turns speaking and listening by passing round a “talking piece”—an object conferring the right to undivided attention. Prompts may be used and participants are encouraged to speak openly, spontaneously and concisely, and to listen without interrupting, judging or criticising. Participants are asked to maintain confidentiality beyond the circle.