FACING CONFLICT:  Increasing our abilities to engage with conflict. Starting on November 1st, 2019

FACING CONFLICT: Increasing our abilities to engage with conflict. This 14-week Peer Practice program invites participants to explore their habitual responses to conflict, participants will also learn about and practice how to create and maintain boundaries while showing up for misunderstandings and conflict.      You will enjoy this program if you want to understand your habitual responses Read more →

5/28 Monthly Talking Circle: Connection: how does fear bring us together? How does fear divide us?

While technology continues to increase our capacity to communicate faster, it also can undermine our ability to communicate in respectful and meaningful ways. 5/28/2019  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Irondequoit Public Library Laurelton Conference Room (#213) Registration is open   Talking circles are an ancient, and very low-tech, way for communities to share information and Read more →

6/14 Cultivating Needs Consciousness: Exploring the Natural Connections Between NVC and RP

June 14, 2019 Location: Partners in Restorative Initiatives (PiRI) 111 Hillside Ave., Rochester NY 14610 Facilitated by Judith Lardner and Shira May, Executive Director at PiRI Open to the Public Cost: $45/person includes breakfast and all materials In this half-day workshop, participants will explore the commonality between the conception of “needs” in NVC and “values” in Read more →