6 parts: 22 July, 29 July, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 9 Sept 2021 online
With Marina Cantacuzino and Sandra Barefoot
Learning, insights and processes from the frontline of forgiveness.
Course is 28 CPD hours – certificate available on request
Book your place directly with the Forgiveness Project (click here)
Drawing on 16 years learning and practice from The Forgiveness Project, this is a skills-based course offering a unique combination of tools, techniques and knowledge for anyone working in such fields as Criminal Justice, Conflict Resolution, Restorative Justice, Restorative Peace Building, Social Care, Mental Health and Well Being, Community Arts and Social Justice.
This course explores approaches and perspectives relating to forgiveness, restorative narratives, shame and resilience. It also offers tools and techniques to build participants’ knowledge and practice of the use of storytelling in their work. In addition, course facilitators Sandra Barefoot and Marina Cantacuzino MBE, will present new and innovative approaches to working with individuals and groups, in order to support participants to develop resilience and empathetic relationships with clients and colleagues.
Key learning points:
- Using storytelling as a transformative tool for changeMethods of collecting, collating and sharing restorative narratives
- Creative approaches used to support people so they can speak and share their stories safely
- Using the Restorative Circle process Examining concepts of forgiveness, restorative justice and reparation from an individual and global perspective
- Navigating the Trauma Healing Map
- Understanding Shame Resilience Theory and its application in many contexts
The course is 28 CPD hours – certificate available on request. CPD accredited through NAOS Institute by the National Council for Psychotherapists.
Structure & approach
Due to the nature of the course – both being online and dealing with difficult subject matters – we will be conducting an interview with all potential participants prior to final acceptance on to the course.
We are crucially aware that attending a course online, often from our home environments can bring its own set of challenges and difficulties. In our preparatory discussion with you, we will ascertain your needs and factor any of these into the course structure if and when needed.
The course has been tailored specifically for online learning and allows time for participants to digest, reflect and input. To support this there is a tech webinar and an introductory session prior to the main course starting. The course then consists of five sessions, the first four running over four consecutive weeks, with the final session held three weeks later.
- Tech webinar: Tuesday, 20 July at 8 – 8.45am BST – click here to see the time where you live – this will be recorded so there is no requirement to watch live.
- Introductory session: Thursday, 22 July at 8 – 10am BST – click here to see the time where you live.
- Session 1: Thursday, 29 July at 7 – 10am BST
- Session 2: Thursday, 5 August at 7 – 10am BST
- Session 3: Thursday, 12 August at 7 – 10am BST
- Session 4: Thursday, 19 August at 7 – 10am BST
- Session 5: Thursday, 9 September BST at 7 – 10am BST
- Live conversation: In addition a live conversation between two of The Forgiveness Project’s storytellers will be held on Friday 30 July at 9am BST – click here to see the time where you live – this will be recorded so there is no requirement to watch live.
NB: This course is running early in the morning specifically to cater for participants from Asia and Australasia but you are welcome to join us from anywhere in the world!
For details on the Learning Outcomes for each session, please click here.
Each session will consist of three hours of contact time, plus an estimated 3-4 hours of your own time to be spent in between each session working on “creative enquiries” (as a rough guide we estimate a total of 12 hours of your own time to be spent on the course). Creative enquiries enable participants to reflect, explore and practically try out different approaches outlined in each session.
We have created very clear boundaries around structure, timings and the appropriate framing of any resources we suggest you watch, listen and respond to alone. There will be a choice of “creative enquiries” and they will be adaptable to your needs.
Between sessions four and five you will be offered a one-to-one mentoring session with Sandra Barefoot, The Forgiveness Project’s Programme Development Lead, to further explore anything that has come out of the sessions within the context of your work. There will also be an opportunity to meet with Marina Cantacuzino, Founder of The Forgiveness Project, one to one if you have specific questions around forgiveness, writing and the collection of stories.
In addition there is a host of materials, presentations, recordings, comment and reflection from the course leaders and support from your peer learning group.