The Art of Peacemaking
Join us for a daylong exploration of circles and circlekeeping
in a supportive small group setting.
A fundamental practice of peacemaking is knowing
how to create a container in which all participants are
seen and heard. Circle Keeping is an ancient art, a social
technology that is a core foundation of peacemaking
and restorative justice.
In this training we learn by doing; we will sit in circle for
much of the time, with brief presentations about the
theory behind the practice. You will learn practical
strategies and tips garnered from decades of experience
to help you convene and lead circles.
Participants are encouraged to purchase lunch on-site from Lydia's Kitchen, serving delicious organic meals.
Facilitator: M. Amos Clifford MA
In his thirty-year career M. Amos Clifford, MA
has been leading circles, holding council, and
training others in circle keeping throughout
the US and internationally. He is former
Executive Director of Restorative Resources,
and teaches classes on Restorative Justice and
The Way of Council at SSU.
Through the Center for Restorative Process
Amos works with schools and organizations to
integrate council and other restorative
practices into their culture. He is founder of
Sky Creek Dharma Center in Chico, CA, and
currently lives on Sonoma Mountain. Amos
also works as a wilderness and rites of passage
guide and mentor, through Infinite Wild
Saturday April 6 • 9:15 AM - 3:30 PM
Sunflower Center • 1435 N. McDowell Blvd • Petaluma
Space limited to 14 participants
Self-selected sliding fee scale $45-$90; pay at end of session
The cafe at the Sunflower Center.
- Restorative Practices
- Teaching Restorative Practices with Classroom Circles
- Restorative Justice and Restorative Practices
- Restorative Practice and the Skills of Circle Keeping
- Restorative Classroom Climate
- Circle Leadership>
- Varieties of Circle Formats
- Community Building with Circles
- The Guest House Circle
- Restorative Circles Curriculum>
- Practice of Council
- Our Team