Yoga teacher wisdom: the longer it takes to learn, the longer you’ll have it.

I am back to Bikram yoga, and its a tough type of yoga.  Somewhere in the intensity of getting thru the class physically, these emotional “ah-ha’s” occur.   When the yoga teacher was encouraging us to be patient in our learning of the poses, she told us this: The longer it takes to learn it, the…

Use a restorative belief system, to implement Restorative Justice.

From the book Tribes, by Seth Godin, author, blogger, speaker and agent of change: Belief People don’t believe what you tell them. They rarely believe what you show them. The often believe what their friends tell them. They ALWAYS belive what they tell themselves. What leaders do: they give people stories they can tell themselves. …

SCVRJP Summer and Fall Training Opportunities, workshops open!

SCVRJP has been providing trainings on Restorative Justice since 2006, with a special emphasis on training school staff. Trainings are interactive, experiential and without  ‘role plays’, participants get to experience the power of Circle in Circlekeeper training.  Trainings are enhanced by those that attend and learn together. The summer and fall session:  SCVRJP Summer and Fall…

Teaching Circle as a method of communicating and processing and Circles as Restorative Justice process.

SCVRJP and UWRF have a great relationship.  I am have been fortunate enough to have key staff in Circle Training.  They have taken the process and applied to different groups, enhancing the communication and structure of teams.  UWRF also provided Talking Circles as part of Social Justice programming.  These experiences have proven to be valuable…

Restorative Justice Training for Circle Facilitators requires 4 elements.

I love Circle-Keeper training.  Teaching others how to facilitate the process.  I feel like I was trained by some of the best, Kay Pranis, Jamie and Oscar, Linda Wolf . . . and equal teachers:  the girls in Ramsey County Juvenile Detention, the girls in the Amicus Girls Group, youth at the alternative school, the…

Restorative Justice and the age of webinars, easy access to training information.

My friends at IIRP are starting to use webinars, they are starting out with two great topics.  When that asked me to post this on my blog, I was happy to help and recommend these opportunities! If you aren’t getting the e-forum information, I suggest you sign up, details below. The IIRP Graduate School is…