Tools for strength involve governance and the management of power. Tools for personal transformation are required for the skillful use of all the other tools.
Just as the type and size of the best screwdriver to use depends on the particular task at hand, the selection of a particular tool for negotiation or any of the other sets may depend on whether the conflict is between friends, enemies, groups, or nations. Hence, the reader may want to skim through the many types of tools that are available. As an example we consider using the tools to facilitate political conversation. Intelligent political conversation may be blocked by disrespect or lack of understanding.
It is often helpful if we tell them how we actually feel. YOU are where we begin. We will open your eyes, minds, bodies and hearts to a new approach — Presence in Action - that will help you begin the process of healing and resourcing yourself from within.
This is our crucial first step to tackling the growing ripples of hatred, anger and violence spilling out across the world. Join us, if you believe this is the crucial first step for you. Different versions of this training have been delivered over the last 5 years in Switzerland and UK.
Each time it is different — orientated to focus on the particular issues and context of the situation and the people in the room. This leads to internal shifts and change that have more impact, clarity and stickability than anything I have tried before. Louie Gardiner is the creator of the P6 Constellation — the framework that enables people to access the praxis of Presence in Action. This powerful approach equips people to engage in deep personal change, transforming their relationships with themselves, others and the wider world.
Su Riddell is the local coordinator for Initiatives of Change in Oxford, helping to coordinate a range of activities, such as mentoring, discussions, spiritual reflection, conference planning, project management, painting and craft. She is a daughter, mother, soon-to-be-grandmother, and friend to a web of diverse people who inspire her and who she aspires to support.
She has been working with IofC for the best part of 40 years, practicing inner reflection daily, which enables her to engage with hervalues and support others in their own practice. For 10 years she was a member of a training team inspiring and equipping people across all diversities to embed change in their lives, and enable individual outreach. Su runs workshops in art and craft combined with mindfulness.
Increasingly at war with ourselves and with the world, we end up losing trust in ourselves. We fear losing our ability to care.
These struggles are a silent and costly epidemic. This response comes more naturally to us with e. As neuroscience now shows - on the back of insights developed over millennia - it can be strengthened and expanded like a muscle. This approach unpacks what trust in ourselves and connection with those perceived as other means on a physiological basis.
Trust, physiologically, is a nervous system modus where the body can rest and digest, as opposed to a state of threat — fight, flight, freeze. In the former, we are able to engage, connect, empathise, learn, reflect — all the things we want to be able to do in the role of a change maker. The training, without going into arduous details on these neuroscientific aspects, teaches techniques that expand our ability to work from this safe, connected place of trust even under trying circumstances which would normally tip us into threat mode.
This has given me a new clarity about the goal of my personal practice plus inspiration that there is potential for positive change.
And I have practical strategies I can use. From a young age, she knew she wanted to be involved in tackling injustice and inequality in the world. This includes various techniques for group process, working with the mind and body, and interpersonal communication, working with individuals, groups and teams. Hosted by : Creators of Peace. In an increasingly fragile and divided world stories can heal, stories can harm. We will explore an invitation to take responsibility for the stories we tell and to transform them for the future benefit of our communities and in the cause of peace.
Over the course of the sessions, each participant will have the chance to investigate their own sense of identity, and to prepare and tell an aspect of their own story as a tool for peace advocacy. Skills in listening deeply to ourselves and others as a means for healing 3.
The role of storysharing as a tool for deepening connections and advocating for peace. In the Netherlands, she worked for the City of Amsterdam as an interim project manager and also facilitated many large group conversations around the city on many different topics. She currently works in international education on the east coast of the USA. This project connects her degree in History to her passion for peace building.
History to her is not about finding the truth, but understanding different perspectives and understanding that narratives about events can change. Jean is the designer of the Creators of Peace Circles which have spread to 50 countries over the last fifteen years. She authored the CoP facilitation and training manuals and most recently was the convenor for CoP's 25th anniversary conference.
She lives in Australia where, together with her family, she is actively involved with community initiatives and regularly mentors women around the world. Do I believe that change starts with me? How can I be that change when I am just a person standing in front of a big world? Can I make a difference? Does the change really start with me? Against a backdrop of migrant crises, honour violence and other conflicts, we can foster civil courage and build bridges of inner and outer peace by using art as a tool for changemaking and social impact.
Course trainers use various artistic methods such as triangle drama, emotional transmitting, multi-voice dialogue and creative art to help participants get practical experience of using art as a tool for changemaking. The training is intended to help people of all ages express their creative needs in a democratic way. Participants will be encouraged to explore solutions not only to the challenges they face in their society but also internally as individuals.
The different artistic methods will enable participants to share their needs and the needs of their community. This course made me realize that if I want changes for a better version of me and my community I need to be the change maker. Very artistic training with really professional trainers who helped us to break down borders between representatives of other cultures.
Educated in Ukraine and Ireland, Olena works as both artistic director theatre at a theatre and an academic scholar in Ukraine. From to she worked in Ireland with the Graffiti Educational Theatre Company on projects which examine art and in particular drama as a tool of social change. She has produced more than 30 performances in different genres aimed at addressing the problems of violence, internal migration and gender justice.
Olha Boiko Ukraine is an actress, drama facilitator, youth worker, and teacher of a multidisciplinary course combining art, photography and drama for children and young adults. The whole ethos of Caux is to help heal divides between different cultures, ethnicities and religious groups which inevitably means bringing people together to talk.
An easy thing to say perhaps, but often a challenging thing to do. This training will equip you with the skills and the understanding you need to work effectively with diverse groups. We will achieve this by working experientially. We will work together using our own individual identities and cultures to explore and discover what it takes to bring out the best in people. The training will be challenging, informative and fun!
If you ever have to facilitate groups like this, or would like to learn how, then this could be for you. Our intention is that everything we do and learn will be applicable to your work and to your life. Neil Oliver is a Certified Professional Facilitator with experience of working with diverse groups across a wide range of sectors in the UK and internationally. Most of his experience comes from working with complex public sector organizations including the UK National Health Service. Peace Club can be established anywhere in the world.
The idea is to find out and promote the local solutions for local and global problems. Peace In. Peace Out. Nairobi Peace Club collect clothes and distribute to the homeless. PIPO Club consists of students from different universities who come together to begin their self-development journey together and acquire the opportunities to work on different projects that help the society. Benefits of starting and joining Peace Club:. Support Get support from the like-minded people with the common goals.
Contribute Contribute to society through different activities.