Peer Practice group on Self-Care

Peer Practice group on Self-Care

Co-Facilitators: Jenn Little & Judith Lardner

Purpose: To explore our present activities in the areas of our physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being, and to recognize how they may or may not meet our needs today.

What: We bring our focus to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual elements of well-being as a way to explore how we understand and practice self-care. And we do this using the six-week Peer Practice model.

What: In addition to taking a week at the beginning to become familiar with the Peer Practice model and at the end to harvest our learning, we will take one week to explore each of the four elements of well-being. And we will do this using the language of NVC. The activities will include:

  • 6 Online Talking Circles – Starting on Wednesday, 19th October we will meet every week on Zoom from 7:30 – 9.00, with a break the week of the 2nd November.
  • Weekly Practice partner call – Participants will work with a practice partner each week, scheduling a weekly 1-hour call at their convenience. Participants will receive weekly emails from the facilitators with suggestions for how to structure their conversation using empathic listening tools drawn from Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
  • Daily reflective activity – Participants will receive a weekly email with a suggestion for a daily reflective activity that may take about 15 minutes to complete. The reflective activity may be completed through journalling, meditation, artistic expression, or any other method you choose.

How: We learn and practice through Daily Reflections, Weekly Conversations with a practice partner, and weekly online Circles with the group.


  • 19th October
  • 26th October

Break the week of 2nd November

  • 9th November
  • 6th November
  • 23rd November
  • 30th November

Who: Anyone who has taken part in a Restorative Practices training or NVC training.

Where: Online via Zoom, and by phone or in person with your practice partner.

E.G .Zoom calls from 7:30-9pm. (On average participation takes 4 hours a week which includes a 90 minute Zoom call, 30-60 minute conversation between practice partners, and a 10 minute daily reflection.)

How much:    Sliding scale/pay what you can:  €60-120. The amount we request for this 6 week practice is the amount we estimate will make the work sustainable. We recognize we all have different levels of income and we are very willing to take time to come to an agreement with anyone who wishes to contribute something other than the requested amount.

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