There is a great deal of misunderstanding about forgiveness and what forgiveness is, largely because of historical and cultural reasons. It often assumed to have its roots in religion and an attitude of moral superiority. Also, there is the misconception that if someone is forgiven, then their behavior is condoned and they are not held accountable.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a way of fully acknowledging the hurt that has been suffered, and to find peace with what has occurred. When a party to a conflict is not driven by blame and revenge, they are in a totally different space on the mediation table. Without forgiveness, the parties hang onto the past, with all the dysfunctionality this brings to relationships and communication. Forgiveness allows parties the chance to fully resolve the hurt, and come into the present moment.

This is an opportunity to learn and experience first-hand what forgiveness is and how to make it available to clients.

The training is intended for:
Mediators, lawyers, counsellors, coaches and facilitators and anyone who wants to find out how to let go of long held onto hurt either for themselves or for clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess potential value of forgiveness to your clients, and whether or not forgiveness is a good fit in a particular case
  • Distinguish what forgiveness is, and what it is not, and dispel common misconceptions
  • Recognize two types of forgiveness and how each applies in mediation

Competencies acquired

  • Different ways to raise the topic of forgiveness depending on the setting
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary layers of conflict
  • Elicit the underlying narrative that keeps parties stuck
  • Create the safety and trust necessary for apology and forgiveness in mediation
  • Defuse anger and other intense emotions that get in the client’s way
  • Address resistance effectively

About the trainers

Eileen Barker who is based in San Francisco, is coming to the Netherlands specially to be lead trainer for the forgiveness training. She is a forgiveness teacher, forgiveness coach, and a leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution.

A practicing litigation lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, Eileen has focused her practice on mediation and conflict resolution for over twenty years, helping thousands of people resolve disputes outside of court. This work led her into a deep exploration of forgiveness as it relates to resolving conflict and making peace, both with others and oneself.

She has led numerous trainings on forgiveness, provided forgiveness coaching for both individuals and organizations, and is the author of the Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditation CD. You can see more about Eileen on her website www.thepathofforgiveness.com.

Steve Whittaker is director of The Lime Tree, mediator and trainer. Steve has frequently applied forgiveness processes in mediation.

He will make his experience available to course participants and will assist Eileen on this specialist 3-day forgiveness training. You can read more about Steve and his training institute on this page (in Dutch).

Syllabus
You will receive at the commencement of the training a specially made up syllabus. The syllabus is included in the training price.

There is a great deal of misunderstanding about forgiveness and what forgiveness is, largely because of historical and cultural reasons. It often assumed to have its roots in religion and an attitude of moral superiority. Also, there is the misconception that if someone is forgiven, then their behavior is condoned and they are not held accountable.

Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a way of fully acknowledging the hurt that has been suffered, and to find peace with what has occurred. When a party to a conflict is not driven by blame and revenge, they are in a totally different space on the mediation table. Without forgiveness, the parties hang onto the past, with all the dysfunctionality this brings to relationships and communication. Forgiveness allows parties the chance to fully resolve the hurt, and come into the present moment.

This is an opportunity to learn and experience first-hand what forgiveness is and how to make it available to clients.

The training is intended for:
Mediators, lawyers, counsellors, coaches and facilitators and anyone who wants to find out how to let go of long held onto hurt either for themselves or for clients.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess potential value of forgiveness to your clients, and whether or not forgiveness is a good fit in a particular case
  • Distinguish what forgiveness is, and what it is not, and dispel common misconceptions
  • Recognize two types of forgiveness and how each applies in mediation

Competencies acquired

  • Different ways to raise the topic of forgiveness depending on the setting
  • Differentiate between primary and secondary layers of conflict
  • Elicit the underlying narrative that keeps parties stuck
  • Create the safety and trust necessary for apology and forgiveness in mediation
  • Defuse anger and other intense emotions that get in the client’s way
  • Address resistance effectively

About the trainers

Eileen Barker who is based in San Francisco, is coming to the Netherlands specially to be lead trainer for the forgiveness training. She is a forgiveness teacher, forgiveness coach, and a leader in the movement to integrate emotional healing and forgiveness in conflict resolution.

A practicing litigation lawyer who rejected the traditional adversarial role, Eileen has focused her practice on mediation and conflict resolution for over twenty years, helping thousands of people resolve disputes outside of court. This work led her into a deep exploration of forgiveness as it relates to resolving conflict and making peace, both with others and oneself.

She has led numerous trainings on forgiveness, provided forgiveness coaching for both individuals and organizations, and is the author of the Forgiveness Workbook and Forgiveness Meditation CD. You can see more about Eileen on her website www.thepathofforgiveness.com.

Steve Whittaker is director of The Lime Tree, mediator and trainer. Steve has frequently applied forgiveness processes in mediation.

He will make his experience available to course participants and will assist Eileen on this specialist 3-day forgiveness training. You can read more about Steve and his training institute on this page (in Dutch).

Syllabus
You will receive at the commencement of the training a specially made up syllabus. The syllabus is included in the training price.

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      Steve Whittaker MSc