Restorative Practices: Loving the “Other”

Saturday, 1:00pm | River

The intended outcome of my workshop is to educate people about the field of restorative practices (RP), touching on shame, rejection, othering, empathy, and the power of supportive human connection. The first 15 minutes is a lecture format with Q & A. Then we will break into pairs or small groups and do a fun connection building exercise.
I want participants to leave with a sense of being both empowered and challenged to love those whom they have been “othering”. And I want them to leave with a hunger to have RP in their local schools and prisons.

Mike Phillips 

Mike Phillips recently left a 25-year career in aerospace Information Technology to pursue a career in Restorative Practices. The new social science of Restorative Practices focuses on the common humanity in us all and provides a means to break through the sense of “other”-ness. As a restorative facilitator, Mike uses restorative processes to create emotionally safe spaces and cultivate relationship development.
Mike attends the United Methodist Church of Fort Worth Texas. He has facilitated groups at the church and at rehab centers.
Mike is also working with Southern Methodist University and Texas Christian University to bring the traveling Forgiveness Project exhibit to Dallas and Fort Worth.
My stand is that every human being on the face of the planet gets a chance to be heard, and experiences being known and loved.

Session ID [105]