CPD Events – The Transforming Power of Storytelling

22 and 23 June 2019, in London
With Marina Cantacuzino and Sandra Barefoot

Learning, insights and processes from the frontline of forgiveness.


Through the Trauma Healing Map, which illustrates processes and concepts of forgiveness through real stories, we will learn what it takes to recognise and reconcile with trauma.

We will examine the power of Restorative Narratives to explore how stories can help to transform human destructiveness, and how narratives can be re-framed and re-drawn to facilitate a deeper and more engaged understanding of self and “other”.

A Reflective Circle and creative processes will be facilitated to demonstrate effective ways to open our minds and shift perceptions and prejudice.

This workshop will address:

  • How can we find common ground when it’s so difficult to understand ‘the other’?
  • What does forgiveness mean? When does it transform harm and hurt, and when does it not?
  • How do we work with trauma?
  • How can we have difficult conversations safely?

This workshop is intended to support people in their work, as well as in their personal lives. It is suitable for anyone working to resolve conflict in their own lives or the lives of others; and for those working in criminal justice, peace-building, therapy, and the creative arts.

The workshop will be facilitated by Marina Cantacuzino, Founder of The Forgiveness Project, and Sandra Barefoot, Programme Manager of The Forgiveness Project’s RESTORE programme.

This is a two day course taking place on 22nd and 23rd June, 10am – 5pm.

Tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided but participants will need to bring a packed lunch.

The cost is £250 but for bookings prior to 30 April 2019, there is an EARLY BIRD discount and the cost is just £210.

For any queries, please email office@theforgivenessproject.com.

CPD certificates are available on request.

Book your place directly with the Forgiveness Project (click here)


 sandra barefoot
Sandra Barefoot has over 25 years’ experience of facilitation, and programme management within many diverse contexts, and in particular within theatre and the arts. She is trained in process work and trauma and for ten years has been working with The Forgiveness Project’s RESTORE prison programme as lead facilitator.   

Marina Cantacuzino is the founder of The Forgiveness Project, a charity that uses the real stories of victims and perpetrators to explore how ideas around forgiveness, reconciliation and restorative justice can be used to impact positively on people’s lives. She is an award-winning journalist, and author of several books including The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age (2015) and Forgiveness is Really Strange (2018).


The workshop will take place in the NAOS Institute premises:

3 Montpelier Avenue
Ealing, London
W5 2XP


The cost is £250 but for bookings prior to 30 April 2019, there is an EARLY BIRD discount and the cost is just £210.