Jan 302021
Psychology Today blog Are We Done Fighting?
CFSC (Quakers) peace work

Canadian Friends Service Committee is offering a free interactive peace skills workshop series! You can join a group to learn together, doing activities from our award-winning book Are We Done Fighting? Building Understanding in a World of Hate and Division.

Leading figures in peacebuilding and human rights promotion are calling the book “a joy,” “exceptionally valuable and timely,” “a much needed antidote against the risk of depression and despair,” and “enabling, practical, and clear-minded.”

The series helps us to develop skills that we can use in all aspects of our lives.

The book and the course itself was FAR MORE than I had anticipated. The facilitators were knowledgeable, sensitive, and supportive. I am sad it is over…. It was so wonderful.”—workshop participant (from anonymous feedback survey)

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100% of participants said they would recommend these workshops.

When registering below you can choose between a Tuesday morning or Wednesday evening (Eastern Time) session. Once enough people are registered, the next offering of the series will begin.

The themes for the five sessions are:

  1. Introduction (setting ground rules, learning about the group and some of the strengths present and challenges we each face)
  2. Us, others, and power
  3. Communication
  4. Belief
  5. Inner peace

There is an optional sixth session left open for discussion of any topics that we didn’t have enough time to cover.

Expect to wrestle with some new ideas and to engage both your heart and head.”—workshop participant (from anonymous feedback survey)

While we need to maintain our physical distance, we can still come together virtually to build life-enriching connections.

Get ready to think in new ways with respect to conflict.”—workshop participant (from anonymous feedback survey)

Peace skills are best built together, so these sessions will require active participation from everyone. Each week will build on where we left off the previous week. For that reason, no new participants will be able to join if they haven’t participated in at least one of the first two weeks. Each session is 90 minutes long.


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