The Circle Works

This is an exciting time to work together to create the world we want for ourselves and those we care about. Circle Work utilizes restorative processes that draw from both ancient and modern practices to bring about and restore balance. Contact us to learn how we can help you build and maintain peace and harmony within yourself, your relationships, workplace, classrooms and schools, businesses, etc.  Check out our upcoming events to learn more about the possibilities of Circle Work.


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Upcoming Peacemaking Circle Workshops

AUGUST 12-13, 2019
Monday-Tuesday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Peacemaking circles are a structured form of a dialogue based on indigenous values and principles. Circles foster a sense of community based on mutual respect with broad applications in many different contexts. They provide a way to bring people together to have difficult conversations, to work through conflict or differences, and to build relationships in schools, neighborhoods, workplace, family and the criminal justice system.

This two-day workshop provides firsthand experiences in a peacemaking circle. Participants will learn about the underlying values of the peacemaking circle process, theoretical frameworks, essential components, core principles, and practical applications utilizing the circle process.

AUGUST 14-15, 2019
Wednesday-Thursday – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Two-day workshop will prepare participants to plan and facilitate basic talking circles within various contexts. Participants will learn to couple experience and practice within the circle process.

*Discount for Level I and II Workshops taken together
A limited number of partial scholarships are available upon request.
*Advance registration required:

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Peace Circles for Racial Healing

Inaugural PMCWhat is Racial Healing?

“Racial healing is a process we can undertake as individuals, in communities and across society as a whole. In healing, we recognize our common humanity, acknowledge the truth of past wrongs and build the authentic relationships capable of transforming communities and shifting our national discourse. Many organizations are taking up this essential work. . . .  All of us can learn how to promote racial healing and contribute to building the equitable society our children deserve.”

~La June Montgomery Tabron, President, and CEO – W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The next series of Racial Healing Circles is coming in early 2020. Check back for more information.

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Shake the World

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Restorative Justice and Us

New podcast explores restorative community

The Metta Center for NonViolence invited Restorative Resources director Susan Kinder to talk about our program on their latest podcast. Listen below, as Susan points out how restorative justice is really about us “being human together.”


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Repairing our schools through restorative justice: Jean Klasovsky

Relying on suspensions and zero-tolerance discipline doesn’t deter misbehavior in schools–in fact, it makes matters worse. Teacher Jean Klasovsky shares Farragut High School’s story, a model for how schools can improve climate and discipline by using restorative justice practices such as peace circles and peer juries. Such practices lead to reduced dropout rates and greater student achievement.

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Introduction to Restorative Justice

Introduction to Restorative Justice by Mark Umbreit from Restorative Justice Center on Vimeo.

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Circles for Reconciliation

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